BiK-F Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

Climate change is strongly influencing the biodiversity on earth. Which impact does global warming have on individual organisms, entire ecosystems and ecosystem functions, and what does that mean for us? To find answers to those questions, researchers are analysing the long-term, medium-term and short-term interactions between the climate and biodiversity. From the results and the models generated, they develop future projections and decision-making bases – not only for the UN Convention on Biodiversity, for example, but also specifically for individual actors in the health sector, who would like to know, among other things, how climate change is affecting the spread of disease-bearing insects. In 2015 BiK-F was given permanent status as a Leibniz Institute and is continuing its research as part of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society.

LOEWE Research Centre


  • Senckenberg Nature Research Society, Frankfurt am Main
  • Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt am Main
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach
  • EUMETSAT, Darmstadt

Fields of study

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Climate research
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Paleontology
  • Social ecology
  • Geography

Funding period

2008 to 2014

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Volker Mosbrugger
    Senckenberg Nature Research Society


  • Frankfurt am Main

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