Software & Modelle

Forest condition monitor by BLIZ and HyBBEX

How is our forest currently doing? The forest condition monitor, developed by BLIZ and HyBBEX, can be used to extensively visualize the condition of forests in Germany and Europe.

To this end, remote sensing data is used to determine the greenness of the vegetation and to compare it with long-term observations with the help of quantiles and proportional deviations.

If you prefer to learn in an audiovisual manner, you can access an (English) introductory video.

TECCS – Twig Experiment Climate Change Simulator (BAYSICS)

Citizen scientists can now investigate the impact of climate change on the time of bud burst with a twig experiment

TECCS (Twig Experiment Climate Change Simulator) is an easy-to-use simulation tool to analyze the potential impact of winter and/or spring warming on the time of bud burst.

Learn to use words like “forcing” and “chilling” while actively participating in science? It’s easy with TECCS! Go for it! 

Citizen science portal to investigate climate change on your own door step

Join in: use your own smartphone or desktop computer to report your observations on plants, allergenic species, tree lines or animals and contribute to climate change. 

The aim is to document and analyze climate-based changes in nature through as many observations as possible. 

The following areas are of interest: 

  • phenology, e.g. “has the common beech already budded?”
  • allergenic species, e.g. “is the birch in bloom?”
  • tree lines in the Bavarian alps, e.g. “where is the highest spruce on a certain mountain?” und
  • trees, e.g. “when did you spot a hedgehog in autumn?”

Link zum Portal

Tree 4.0 (BAYSICS)

Within the BAYSICS projects, four fully interconnected sensor trees (Tree 4.0 or “Talking Tree”) were installed in Augsburg, Berchtesgaden, Eichstätt and Munich, in order to cover different climate areas in Bavaria. Each tree gives interested citizens and scientists insight into the water balance and growth behavior in different weather conditions and situations of increased stress.

The website tracks each tree and how the local temperature of soil, air and leaves,  soil humidity and other parameters change throughout the year. In addition, web cams give live impressions on the everyday tree life.