As a result of climate change, extreme weather conditions such as droughts will occur more frequently in the future. The ecologist Michael Bahn has been conducting field experiments in the alpine region for many years to measure the response of soils and plants to these changing conditions.

By simulating scenarios that may soon become reality, Bahn helps us understand the way ecosystems respond to climate change. A special area of interest for Bahn and his colleagues are changes in CO2 concentrations and nature’s carbon storage ability.