Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology


F&E climate change: Adaptation capacity of selected species in terms of changes caused by climate change

Elisabeth Obermaier

Funding: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
October 2011 – October 2013

Subproject: Influence of temperature and humidity on development and survival of beetles in dead wood

In the F & E Project adaptation capacities of selected species to climate change in terms of their plasticity, genetic adaptation and migration capacity are investigated by means of literature search, data base analysis and field and laboratory experiments. For this 50 especially endangered species by climate change will be selected from a list of priority species of the BfN with the help of a criteria check list. These will be closer investigated by the consortium. (Experimental focuses: bats, amphibians, beetles, butterflies, biotic interactions)

Species groups: saproxylic beetles

Study regions: Steigerwald, Germany

Habitats: deciduous forest

Methods: field experiments, literature analysis, analysis of data basis