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Photovoltaics, Humans and the Biosphere: A transdisciplinary approach fostering Alpine resilience - - TP Biodiversity and Labs

Subproject of: Photovoltaics, Humans and the Biosphere: A transdisciplinary approach fostering Alpine resilience (BioPV)

Project Leader
Schauppenlehner Thomas, BOKU Project Leader
Earth System Sciences (ESS)
Type of Research
Applied Research

Further information:

Hainz-Renetzeder Christa, Project Staff
Bittner Karl, Project Staff
Baumgartinger-Seiringer Mathias, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Institute of Integrative Nature Conservation Research (INF)
Institute of Sustainable Economic Development
Funded by
Austrian Academy of Sciences , Dr. Ignaz- Seipel Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
The inter- and transdisciplinary oriented project BioPV explores the potentials of open space PV in the development zones of Austrian biosphere reserves by addressing conflicts and synergies of an integrated sustainable development. In order to make a significant research contribution in both theory and practice, the project combines technical-economic modeling, ecological analyses and habitat surveys, quantitative and qualitative methods of social acceptance, and participatory planning. The project aims to increase renewable energy capacity in Austria based on the concepts and goals of sustainability and resilience. With its strong emphasis on developing a sustainable relationship between people and the environment, BioPV will make an important contribution to achieving the goals of the United Nations SDG 15 "Life on Land", the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, and the Austrian goal of climate neutrality in 2040.
Virtual reality; Visualisation; Biodiversity research; Cultural landscape research; Landscape planning;
bio diversity; biosphere park; renewable energy; ground-mounted photovoltaics; Landscape impact;

Schauppenlehner, Thomas; Baumgartinger, Mathias; Bittner, Karl; Dworzak, Veronika; Hainz-Renetzeder, Christa; Hampl, Nina; Mikovits, Christian; Neumayer, Johann; Pachinger, Bärbel; Plöchl, Jana; Poitner, Daniel; Scherhaufer, Patrick (2023): PV-Freiflächenanlagen in österreichischen Biosphärenparks - eine inter- und transdisziplinäre Betrachtung.

BOKU-Das Magazin der Universität des Lebens, 35-36; ISSN 2224,7416 FullText


Schauppenlehner, T., Bittner, K. Baumgartinger-Seiringer, M., Sposato, G.R. (2023): Landscape.Lab! Ein offener Baukasten für die Entwicklung von spiele-basierten Tools für partizipative Planung.

Panoramafestival, 23.11.2023, Linz

Schauppenlehner, T., Hainz-Renetzeder, C., Mikovits, C., Plöchl, J., Hampl, N., Baumgartinger-Seiringer, M., Bittner, K., Pachinger, B., Neumayer, J., Pospisil, K., Pointner, D., Dworzak, V., Sposato, R., Scherhaufer, P. (2023): Photovoltaik, Mensch und Biosphäre: Ein transdisziplinärer Ansatz zur Förderung der alpinen Resilienz. [Poster]

1. Earth System Science (ESS) Symposium, Jun 1, 2023, Wien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaft FullText

Scherhaufer, Patrick (2023): Wie wir achtsamer mit Energie umgehen.

Illmitzer Gespräche, 30.08-01.09.2023, Illmitz, Bgld., Austria FullText

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