Project Overview

Information on current projects of the institute

Balancing and optimization of the multifunctional management of Central Asian juniper forests »JuniperCA«

JuniperCA deals with the optimization of forest management in one of the biodiversity hotspots worldwide, the Pamiro-Alay-System. Spatially, the project focusses on juniper stands in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We conduct a juniper yield analysis, inventor sample sites and map the local juniper distribution based on remote sensing data. Socio-ecological research leads to a comprehensive understanding of existing juniper uses in space and time. A spatially explicit simulation model of the current juniper use and of possible future uses integrates the different parts of the project and allows for optimization within the forest management system.

Project duration: 03/2019 - 05/2021
Funding: BLE Forschung für internationale, nachhaltige Waldbewirtschaftung
Partners: HNEE, MSRI
Project lead ILPÖ: Dr. H.-G. Schwarz-v. Raumer

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»Rural Urban Nutrient Partnership (RUN)« Nährstoffgemeinschaften für eine zukunftsfähige Landwirtschaft

The project examines possibilities of regional closed-circuit nutrient and resource cycles (especially biological waste and domestic waste water) between urban residents and farmers, increasing the resilience and resource efficiency of agricultural systems. The project is coordinated by the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Waste Management (ISWA) and carried out by an interdisciplinary consortium of agricultural and engineering scientists, sociologists, system analysts, urban and landscape planners, engineers and municipal institutions. The ILPÖ is involved with aspects of spatial relationships and planning.

Project duration: 04/2019 - 03/2022
Mittelherkunft: BMBF Landwirtschaft der Zukunft
Kooperationspartner: ISWA and others
Project lead ILPÖ: Dr. H.-G. Schwarz-v. Raumer


Integrated strategies to strengthen blue-green infrastructures.

How to maintain and expand sustainable climate-effective blue-green infrastructures in Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main?

Project duration: 11/2018 - 12/2021
Funding: BMBF Leitinitiative Zukunftsstadt
Partners: ISWA, TUM (main coordination)
Project lead ILPÖ: Dr. H.-G. Schwarz-v. Raumer


Urban Nature Labs. The UNaLab partner cities commit to addressing the challenges that
cities around the world are facing today, by focusing on climate and water related issues,
within an innovative and citizen-driven paradigm. With three demonstration cities, seven
replication cities and several observers, the UNaLab project aims to develop smarter, more
inclusive, more resilient and increasingly sustainable societies through innovative naturebased
solutions (NBS).

Duration: 6/2017 – 05/2022
Funding: EU, Horizon 2020
Partners: IAT 
Project lead ILPÖ: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Leonie Fischer

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