CLIMATE:LAB #3 I No more Silence in the Forest
Umwelt Event

CLIMATE:Lab #3 No more Silence in the Forest – Protecting the Climate with more Biodiversity in the Torest

CAMPUS Berlin Science Week
Museum für Naturkunde
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


The CLIMATE:Lab series was launched in December 2020. Each event is dedicated to a specific topic: information is provided on various research topics, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects are presented and discussed with the audience.

The third event is dedicated to the forest and will take place as part of Berlin Science Week 2021.

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Friday, 5 November 2021, 6-7.30 pm

No more silence in the Forest - Protecting the Climate with more Biodiversity in the Forest

With its 1.1 million hectares of forest, Brandenburg is one of the five most densely forested German states, with around 18 per cent of Berlin’s area covered by forest. Due to clearing for land reclamation, monotonous forest stands, heat waves and fires, forests are under severe threat both here and worldwide. At the same time, they contribute to climate protection as important CO2 reservoirs, serve as sustainable raw materials and energy sources and promote biodiversity.

How fit is our forest for climate change?
Why do we need more biodiversity?
How can science support political and forestry decisions?

Short presentations research projects

Climate Forest I JPD Dr. Manfred Forstreuter, Freie Universität Berlin

Bark Project I Charlett Wenig, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam

Natural Building Lab I Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge, Technische Universität Berlin

PYROPHOB I PD Dr. Thilo Heinken, University of Potsdam

Panel discussion

PD Dr. Thilo Heinken, University of Potsdam

Gunnar Heyne, Head of Berlin Forests

Tamina Jeschonnek, Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald Brandenburg e.V., Project Manager “Forest and Climate Education Network – The Climate Experts”

Prof. Dr. C.A. Baldamus, Chairman of the August Bier Foundation for Ecology and Medicine


The event will be moderated by Carel Mohn, editor-in-chief at

Admission free. No registration required.


Berit Petzsch


Berit Petzsch
Referentin Projektmanagement & Kommunikation