Research Department Life Science Systems

Department Life Science Systems

The Research Department Life Science Systems (LSS) investigates natural and used systems from an ecosystem perspective, including social and economic aspects - for example in the forestry and agricultural sectors.

Department Head

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wilhelm Weisser

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
85354 Freising

Phone: +49.8161.71.3495
E-Mail: wolfgang.weisser[at]


Dept. ÖkoMgmt (2010–2023)

  • DFG FOR 1451 (2010–2018) Exploring Mechanisms underlying the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning [link]
  • BMBF GeoArchives SPACES (2013–2018) Signals of Climate and Landscape Change preserved in Southern African Geoarchives [link]
  • StMUV München (2014–2018) Bayerische Landschaften im Klimawandel – Kohlenstoff- und Stickstoffmobilität in Landschaften im Umbruch auf Basis kolluvialer und alluvialer Prozesse [link]
  • DFG MAD Soil FOR 2179 (2015–2018) Microaggregates: Formation and turnover of the structural building blocks of soils [link]
  • BMBF (2015–2021) BonaRes-Zentrum für Bodenforschung [link]
  • BMBF (2015–2021) BonaRes: SUSALPS Sustainable use of alpine and pre-alpine grassland soils in a changing climate [link]
  • BMBF (2015–2021) BonaRes: sustainable subsoil management - Soil3 Subsoil functions: Abiotic properties of subsoils [link]
  • Waldklimafonds (2016–2019) Alpenhumus [link]
  • Belmont Forum & BMBF CLIMAX (2016–2020) Climate services through knowledge co-production: A Euro-South American initiative for strengthening societal adaptation response to extreme events [linkg]
  • DFG SPP 1991 (2017–2020) Taxon-OMICS - New approaches for discovering and naming biodiversity [link]
  • FP7-ERA-Net & BLE FOREXCLIM (2017–2020) Forests and extreme weather events: Solutions for risk resilient management in a changing climate [link]
  • StMBKWK (2018–2023) Blick in die Zukunft (BLIZ): Wechselwirkungen zwischen Gesellschaft, Landnutzung, Ökosystemleistungen und Biodiversität in Bayern bis 2100 [link]

News from the research projects – Scientists provide insight into their work

The valORTree project at the TUMmesa research infrastructure:

Find out about research on climate change and its effects on the forest ecosystem.


The Amazon FACE-Project:

Explore the impact of climate change on the rainforest.