Subproject 10


Strategies for adaptation to climate change in landscape management, landscape and spatial planning

Climate change has a significant impact on functions of landscape as a whole, especially on state and management of valuable species and habitats as well as ecosystem services. This subproject examines how planning instruments can contribute to the adaptation of biotope networks and green infrastructure to climate change regarding different levels of land use intensity.  

This subproject examines how different levels of biodiversity are affected by land use distribution, climate change, and hemeroby. Furthermore it will be proven which conclusions can be drawn on planning instruments with focus on the "normal landscape" like the outskirts of Munich.

Hemeroby has ambivalent effects on biodiversity. Valuable habitats can develop in the surroundings of metropolitan areas.

The results compiled in subprojects 2-10 will be checked for feasibility in the field of landscape planning. In this process, existing instruments of landscape and spatial planning, rural development, agro-environmental measures, ecological compensation, and conservation management will be investigated with respect to their possible contributions to climate change adaptation.


Considering different climate conditions, intensities of land use as well as urbanization levels, guiding recommendations will be developed for the improvement, and extension of the planning instruments. 

In the "normal landscape", the access to habitats for conservation is limited. The subproject investigates which strategies can be established to enhance higher resilience amidst climate change for widespread habitats and land uses.

Principal investigator: 

Prof. Dr. Christoph Moning

Chair of Zoology, Animal Ecology

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Weihenstephaner Berg 5

85354 Freising

Tel: +49 8161 712220