Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind – a global problem with regional implications. Successful and sustainable climate policies are based on scientific knowledge derived from cutting edge and application-oriented research. With extensive measures for climate protection and climate adaptation the State of Bavaria aims to counteract climate change in the affected regions.
From 2016 to 2019 several projects addressed research topics relevant for adapting Bavarian crops to climate change as part of the BayKlimaFit 1 project network. Improving our knowledge how plants can tolerate changing environmental conditions was the main objective. Based on these achievements the new project network BayKlimaFit 2 will advance our knowledge and transfer it into practice improving crops for coming generations.
The project network “BayKlimaFit 2 – Strong plants mitigating the impact of climate change” is conducting research in 10 individual projects on the key topics:
- High quality and climate resilient plants
- Healthy plants under climate change
- Resource efficiency despite climate stress
The three year research project is financed by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.
Honorary doctorate for plant researcher Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Chris-Carolin Schön
On February 23, 2024 the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Chris-Carolin Schön, Chair of Plant Breeding at the Technical University of Munich.
press release HHU
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BayKlimaFit 2 - final event
DATE: Monday, 1 July 2024
LOCATION: Max-Joseph-Saal, Residenz München
Program - coming soon
Prof. Caroline Gutjahr awarded Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
further information (in German)
Bayerischer Rundfunk "Wie züchtet man klimaresistenten Mais?" (How to breed climate resistant maize), part of the broadcast "Unser Land" September 16, 2022 (https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/unser-land/wie-zuechtet-man-klimaresistenten-mais/br-fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL2JyLmRlL3ZpZGVvL2UzODBjNDAzLWZjMTQtNGFkNS1iOWMyLWNiOTBkMjQ3MjJhMg) (German language only)