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Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Schmid


Press Releases concerning IMK-IFU

"Klimawandel: Landkreise studieren die Zukunft" Kooperationsprojekt der Landkreise Landsberg am Lech und Unterallgäu mit dem KIT-Campus Alpin unter der Leitung von Prof. Harald Kunstmann zu den Folgen des Klimawandels, Focus online, 14.06.2018.

"Die Welt schaut auf Bayern - Der Klimawandel wird auf der Zugspitze und im Alpenvorland erforscht", Reportage zu den Forschungsarbeiten am KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU), Münchner Merkur Nr. 114, 19/20/21.05.2018

"Erschreckende Vorhersagen: Im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden wird es wärmer und feuchter.", Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann vom KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) im Haus der Berge in Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgadener Anzeiger, 03.03.2018.


Helmholtz Research School

"Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions"


The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
comprises four departments: IMK-AAF, IMK-ASF, IMK-TRO and IMK-IFU more...




Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU),
Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The atmospheric environment is the air we breathe ...

The terrestrial biosphere, hydrosphere and the atmosphere are highly dynamic compartments of the Earth system. All three compartments are tightly coupled and strongly interact in a complex way by the exchange of vast quantities of matter and energy. Research in this topic aims at understanding the interaction and feedback processes between soil, vegetation and the atmosphere (water, energy, biogenic greenhouse gases and VOCs) at high temporal and spatial resolution at regional scales. We specialize in observational and experimental approaches that are closely linked to process- and integrated modelling activities.




IMK-IFU Seminar 2018

large lecture room at IMK-IFU

Thursday, 28.06.2018 16:00 (s.t.)

"Macrobiome: Coming soon to an ecosystem near you"
Prof. Mary Scholes, PhD, Research Chair System Analysis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa



Technical Short Course: Flux Measurements Fundamentals, July 30 - August 3, 2018

Venue: KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Schmid, Dr. Frederik De Roo, Dr. Matthias Mauder, Dr. Rainer Steinbrecher (all KIT-Campus Alpin)

Summer School: Ecosystems and Land Use Change, 07-14 August 2018  
We will be holding our first International Summer School on the topic of Ecosystems and Land Use Change from 07-14 August 2018 at the KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with numerous practical exercises and a field excursion in the area. We would like to invite students currently studying for a MSc or PhD degree.
For more information and application rules see flyer
MICMoR Summer School 2018, August 16-24

Carbon-Nitrogen Interactions across Ecosystems and Scales

The summer school will cover fundamentals of C-N interactions in plants and soils, and how these interactions affect key ecosystem processes such as growth, decompositions, and denitrification and other losses of C and N from ecosystem.

Main lecture: Prof. Christine Goodale, PhD (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)

Venue: KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen

For more details and application rules see flyer.


SUSALPS conference “Montane and alpine grasslands under climate change – ways in a sustainable future”, 18-20 September 2018


The international SUSALPS conference takes place at KIT-Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER).


The conference addresses diverse aspects of the challenges and changes in montane and alpine grasslands – looking into the soils and their microbiome, vegetation dynamics, the socio-economic dimension of their ecosystem services and the future of seasonal mountain pastures. Additionally, we want to present innovative approaches to monitor grasslands through remote sensing and the potential of modelling to assess future development pathways. Finally, the conference will present examples of knowledge transfer between science and practice to support a sustainable use of these



We cordially invite you to submit oral or poster presentations


Further information is available at https://conference2018.susalps.de/en/




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