Meetings and Events


5th to 6th of December 2023 in Munich

The Bavarian climate research network bayklif is part of the Bavarian state government’s extensive climate protection program, which aims to ambitiously implement the political goal enshrined in the Bavarian Climate Protection Act of being climate-neutral in Bavaria by 2040.

After five fruitful years of research, the final event of the research network took place in December 2023. During these two days, the project leaders presented the results of their collaborative and junior projects. This provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest research findings in the field of climate research.

The grand finale was the joint ceremony on the evening of December 5, in which the scientific spokespersons and Ministerial Councillor Ms. Preißinger acknowledged the results.

Munich Science Days 2023

5th to 7th of May, 2023

Yet again, the network has been represented at the Science Days 2023 in Munich. In the photo gallery below you can find good impressions of the lively atmosphere with interested children and adults, who kept our dedicated scientist on the scene quite busy. Besides extensive illustrative material, an exciting quiz about climate and climate change in Bavaria has been cause for enthusiasm among the visitors.

6th bayklif general meeting

03rd of April 2023, virtual meeting

On April 3, 2023, bayklif members met virtually to discuss key points for the final phase of bayklif.

bayklif at the Munich Science Days

24th to 26th of June 2022

From June 24th to 26th 2022, the annual Münchener Wissenschaftstage were held. As a combined fair with the MINT-Mitmachmesse FORSCHA, a wide variety of players from research, business and public life presented themselves. Visitors could playfully try out, participate, and inform themselves with a view to school, training, study and career.

Of course, bayklif was present again this year, in a combined showcase with its partner network Children and adults could puzzle over questions about climate change in bavaria, learning by having fun and winning prices.

The first picture shows the Bavarian Minister of Education Prof. Dr. Michael Piazolo, in conversation with Dr. Rösler of the bayklif office.

Online talk series by the junior research groups

On 23.11.2021 our brand new online talk series KLIMADISKURSE started, initiated by the junior research groups of bayklif. On different dates each month, high-profiled scientist and speakers from all areas of public life will give impulses and start a discussion with an open panel.

All events in the series will take place online via ZOOM.
Links, further information and recordings of the events can be found at

bayklif at the Munich Science Days

8th to 10th of Octobre 2021

Postponed several times due to the pandemic: Finally, the Munich Science Days took place again! It started on Friday, 8.10.  at the Museum of Transport with exciting research projects presentations for three days.

Prof. Menzel gave a lecture on Friday with the topic “Phenology and Citizen Science”.

The bayklif office presented the research network at its booth and was actively supported by project staff:
Alissa Lüpke, Simon Kloos and Andreas Divanis from the joint project BAYSICS demonstrated the phenology experiment TECCS and the BAYSICS app, which enables citizens to research climate change and contribute to  their observations of tree-borders, animals, plants and allergenic species. Fabio Sweet’s (BAYSICS) popularity contest on animal species in the city generated exciting discussions on the perception and popularity of squirrels, pigeons and wasps. Anne Lewerentz from the joint project BLIZ inspired children with her computer game on water ecology.

All in all, a successful and well-attended event! The bayklif office would like to thank all participants for their commitment.

Official Program

5th bayklif general meeting

28th to 30th of September 2021 in Tutzing

On September 28, after long corona-related delays, finally we could manage to hold our annually bayklif members for the second time. The three-day “retreat” at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, to share scientific progress and further develop the network. In a wonderful atmosphere at Lake Starnberg, there were interesting presentations, productive workshops and of course plenty of time to get to know each other even better. All presentation slides and photos of the event are available to bayklif members in the bayklif-Nextcloud. The program flyer is available for digital download via the link below.

Flyer as .pdf for digital download


15th of September, 5:00 to 6:30pm

Do you know the LandKlif project?

On the 15th of September, you can learn more about the research results and the LandKlif research project from the bayklif research network in keynote presentations, followed by a discussion.

Scientists will present plants and insect species from different habitats (forest, grassland, field, settlement) and regions of Bavaria. They will explain what functions they perform in the habitats and what services they provide for humans. In addition, three experts from the field will share their experiences on innovative management strategies to promote biodiversity in forestry, agriculture and urban green spaces. 

The event is aimed at all those interested in LandKlif. The link to the event can be found here.

Registration by e-mail to is requested.

AQUAKlif - Dialogue Forum Water Controversies

20th May, 2021

Climate change poses new challenges in many areas around water, and there are controversial positions on how to solve them. Experts from research and practice will discuss these pressing issues in the “Water Controversies” dialog forum. The spatial focus is on the situation in southern Germany. Anyone working in the field of water and anyone who wanted to learn more about the topic is invited to attend.

The wrap-up of the panel discussion “Low water in streams and rivers” from 20.05.2021 can be found on the AQUAKlif website.

4th bayklif general meeting

08th of May 2021, virtual

Due to the pandemic situation, this general members meeting was held as a virtual conference.

BLIZ - Virtual Conference

5.-7. October 2020

How to predict future land use and biodiversity change under climatic change at the regional level

Climate change will impact biodiversity directly, through changing climatic conditions at all spatial scales, but also indirectly, through changing patterns of future human land use, globally, but also locally. The indirect and direct effects of climate change on biodiversity change are important because land use change is already the main driver of current biodiversity loss. Direct climate change effects can be modelled based on species responses to changed climatic conditions and a change in habitat conditions, i.e. purely ecological considerations. In contrast, future changes in land use depend on the change in abiotic conditions and also on how humans decide to change their land use under climate change, making the estimation of indirect climate change effects an even larger challenge. Land-use decisions are affected by globalisation and global flow of goods, but for a particular piece of land are made at the local and regional level. Thus, modelling the indirect effect of climate change on biodiversity requires modelling regional land use under climatic change.

This workshop brought together various modelling approaches to understand how regional climate change and land use models can be combined to predict direct and indirect effects of climate change on local biodiversity. The product of this workshop will be a perspective paper outlining the challenges and potential solutions for regional predictions of biodiversity change under climate change.

3rd bayklif general meeting

10th to 11th of February 2020 in Tutzing

From February 10th to 11th the members of bayklif met for a retreat to inform themselves about the progress of the projects and to work out new concepts of cooperation together. The interesting lectures stimulated the participants of the meeting to exciting discussions and informed them about many new aspects. Al

2nd bayklif network meeting

28th of June 2019 in the Roman Forum of the LMU BioSysM building

EAT Festival at Biotopia Museum in Munich

26th of May 2019 in Nymphenburg Castle

This years EAT festival took place on 26th of May 2019 at the Biotopia Museum inside Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich. This event presents talks, events and booths regarding the future of food and nutrition to the general public. bayklif was represented with a booth and showcased a quiz on nutrition and climate change. 

BayTreeNet kick-off event

23rd of May 2019 in Erlangen

Workshop on collaboration with the Bavarian state offices

29th of March 2019 in Weihenstephan

In order to initiate collaborations between the bayklif projects and the Bavarian state offices, an initial workshop was held on 29th of March 2019 in Weihenstephan. The participants, including the Bavarian State Forests, the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, the State Office for Agriculture, the State Office for Viticulture and Horticulture, the State Office for Environment and the bayklif junior and senior research associations, presented themselves and talked about collaborations and data exchange. Many exciting possibilities for cooperation were discussed and will hopefully lead to successful collaborations in the future. 

bayklif kick-off event: the network present itself to the public

10th of December 2018 in Museum Mensch und Natur in Munich

On 10th of December 2018, bayklif presented the research projects funded within the Climate Policy Programme Bavaria 2050 by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts to 140 guests at the bayklif kick-off event at the Museum Mensch und Natur in Munich. 

It was a great pleasure for the scientist and the bayklif main office staff to welcome the Bavarian state minister Bern Sibler, who held a very dedicated speech, addressing all members of the research network and guests of the event. The minister talked about his own experiences and impressions from his home in Lower Bavaria during the many floodings in recent years and stressed the importance of the matter. We were equally happy to welcome representatives from many other important Bavarian institutions, with whom we hope to foster a close collaboration. Moreover, we received scientists and employees from nearly all Bavarian universities as well as numerous media representatives. Wir would like to thank all guests for coming and hope to find many partners among the proven climate experts for a good and productive collaboration towards a common goal. Of course, we are also open to collaborations with partners who weren’t able to attend this event. Thanks to Tobias Chmura of the Bayerischer Rundfunk for leading us through the program and to all other people who contributed to the event. 

Chinese Academy of Sciences visiting bayklif

3rd of July 2018 in Großhadern

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the national academy of the Chinese People’s Republic for mathematics, physics, chemics, bio- and medical sciences, geography, informatics and technical sciences. It is the biggest academy in the whole world with approx. 60,000 scientists.  

The last visit of the directors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) one year ago had the aim to improve the scientific exchanges between China and Bavaria. This intercultural cooperation could hereby be etablished. On July 03, 2018 directors and co-directors from different disciplines of formal sciences, humanities and especially natural sciences visited us at the BioSysM building to deepen those relationships.  

Focus of that visit was the international sponsorship of sciences, especially between China and Europe, but also on a federal level. Dr. Saskia Graf of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) referred on that topic and answered many questions on it. BayFOR especially advises scientists to competitions on european research fields. 

The managing director of bayklif, Dr. Ulrike Kaltenhauser, referred about the special advantages of the unique interdisciplinary research funding in Bavaria, through research networks that are funded on state level. Such research networks make it possible to answer complex and specific questions relevant to Bavaria that require consideration across disciplines, e.g. the direct local climate impacts on biodiversity. Furthermore, the successful history of promoting science in Bavaria, also on the basis of the offices advised by bayklif, BayGene, and BioSysNet was discussed. An important focus was to decide which factors make up a good science management and synergetic network.

1st bayklif network meeting

7th of May 2018 in Großhadern

On 7th of May 2018, the first network meeting of bayklif took place in the BioSysM building in Großhadern.  Each project was presented, then there was time to network and get to know each other. It was a harmonious and informative meeting resulting in promising ideas for new cooperations. We are very excited to find out, what the scientists in this network will achieve!