Project duration: November 2022 – October 2025


Analysis of the current Landscape and Land use: Recording Temperature Hot- and Cold-Spots

We are conducting field monitoring campaigns during some of the hottest days to capture the actual impact of heat waves on land surface temperature. The plan is to record hot and cold spots of different landscape elements, including agroforestry areas, photovoltaic installations, water bodies, forest areas, bicycle paths, moorlands, heathlands.




© Konlavach Mengsuwan, 2023


Development of Land Use Options

We identify, analyse, and systematise some promising options with a focus on agricultural land use. Taking into account agricultural and socio-economic framework conditions, land use options are elaborated that can be sensibly implemented in Lausitz. In addition to a literature review and analysis, we work with the data from the other two work packages and stakeholder workshops.

Economic Analysis of Land Use Options

In order to assess the preferences of farmers and cycle tourists with regard to climate change adaptation measures, we are conducting surveys using choice experiments in Lusatia. Choice experiments enable an economic evaluation of individual characteristics of a good by determining the willingness to pay for these characteristics. In this way, we can, for example, put a monetary value on the planting of tree rows to shade cycle paths, the improvement of irrigation options or the cultivation of climate change resilient crop varieties. In addition, we will calculate their costs on the basis of the land use options developed. By estimating preferences and costs, targeted adaptation measures can be derived.

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