Welcome to the Research Group of Climatology
Our goal is to understand and quantify climatological and eco-climatological patterns and processes. The foci of our research is on analyzing climatic, eco-climatological, and environmental patterns, their interdependencies, and their change on a regional and local scale. Regions of interest are sub-Saharan Africa, High Asia and Central Europe.
We assess processes and causes using remote sensing, including intensive ground truthing, multivariate statistics and predictive mapping. Of special interest is the quantification of eco-climatological parameters, often used as the basis for resource assessment. Hence, resource use and the human impact on patterns and changes is also a core interest of our work.
The Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies" is conceived as a transformative space within which to systematically advance the study of Africa and its diasporas via the pursuit of cutting-edge transdisciplinary research, with a strong emphasis on critical area studies, in addition to the disciplines involved. …more
The Institute of African Studies (IAS) promotes and coordinates African studies in 12 subject groups distributed over the six faculties of the University of Bayreuth. This broad range of disciplines within African studies is unique in the German-speaking countries. … more
The Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Afrikastudien (BRIAS) is a cooperation of the University of Bayreuth, the Technical University Ingolstadt, the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm and the University Würzburg to strengthen the competence of African Studies in Bavaria. …more
The Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER) pools the scientific competence in ecological and environmental research at the University of Bayreuth. Fields of research range from global change, biodiversity, function and services of ecosystems to environment and nature protection. …more
The Bayreuth Department of Geography (GIB) has 11 professors who offer a broad and innovative range of theoretically based empirical research and teaching. ... more