By Christian Schwägerl
Alarmed at steep declines in insects and wildlife, Bavarian voters backed a referendum aimed at changing destructive farming practices and repairing damaged ecosystems. Now, Bavaria’s initiatives are inspiring other German states to move to stem the loss of biodiversity.
A Millstone Quarry in Upper Bavaria By Katrin Kleemann The Mühlsteinbruch Hinterhör in Altenbeuren, Upper Bavaria—this millstone quarry was the first stop on a recent LMU geology field trip to the Northern Limestone Alps. The site is an official geotope of Bavaria (geotope… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Where Geology Meets Early Modern History”
Last year, students of the RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program had the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop with Jochen Koller, Diploma Permaculture-Designer and Director of the Forschungsinstitut für Permakultur und Transition (FIPT). Students gained an insight into the ethics and design principles of permaculture,… Continue Reading “Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 1”
“Environment and Society Doctoral Students Explore the Bavarian Forest National Park” by Annka Liepold On 4 July 2016 the members of the Doctoral Program Environment and Society took a field trip to the Bavarian Forest National Park. Marco Heurich, deputy head of the Park’s… Continue Reading “Snapshot: View from the Top”
By Sibylle Zavala, RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program candidate. Built into the rocks of the Zugspitze´s southern slope, 2,650 meters above sea level, is Germany’s highest research station. The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (in German “Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus, UFS”) acquired its name from the nearby… Continue Reading “Schneefernerhaus: The 15th Anniversary of the Environmental Research Station at Zugspitze”