• Welcome to LIL-KliBioTo

    Research project „LandscapeInnovations in Lausitz (Lusatia) for Climate-adapted Bioeconomy and nature-based Bioeconomy-Tourism “

Climate change will also have serious impacts on agriculture and nature-based cycle tourism in Lausitz ([Lusatia] Germany, Central Europe). With regard to further landscape development and associated tourism activities, it should be emphasised that the frequency and duration of summer periods with high temperatures will increase in future. This affects agriculture and nature-based tourism in particular. An important focus here is cycle-related tourism, which is highly attractive in Lausitz (Lusatia) thanks to themed cycle paths.

In order to promote the Lausitz (Lusatia) region, LIL-KliBioTo supports the adaption of the bioeconomy and cycle tourism to a changing climate through concrete recommendations on:

  • Agricultural use
  • Design of climate change-adapted cycle paths
  • Dissemination of project results with the help of apps

Our interactive map of hot- and cold spots in Lusatia is now available.

The region Lausitz (Lusatia) is one of the most climatically sensitive regions in Central Europe. With an average annual precipitation of 550 mm, the consequences of climate change are felt particularly acutely – dried-out soils, a significant decline in groundwater recharge and lasting damage to biocoenoses. 

However, through the cooperation of interdisciplinary research, the Lausitz (Lusatia) region has a unique opportunity to become a model region for climate-adapted land use.

First pictures taken with a UAV hand-held thermal camera in summer 2023 visualise temperature hot- und cold-spots:

Project members

Project coordination

The project coordination and the implementation of WP1, WP2, WP4 and WP6 are the responsibility of Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF e.V).

Project partner

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.  BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg undertakes the economic analysis of land use options (WP3) integration of stakeholders from the tourism sector (WP5).

Software development

hyperworx Medienproduktionen develops an app for the dissemination of project recommendations in Lausitz.

The research project LIL-KliBioTo is realised within the framework of LIL Land-Innovation-Lausitz