Karlsruhe @Sebastian Mang, KIT

Extreme weather conditions make trees’ lives in the city particularly difficult. According to observations, they are more susceptible to the consequences of global warming because they don’t grow in a natural but in a built environment. This includes heat waves, droughts, storms and heavy rainfall. Thus, natural processes (ecophysiological processes) such as the evaporation of water through the leaves, such as transpiration and photosynthesis, could lose their intensity in the future, especially in native tree species.

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Author profile picture Almut Otto is a writer and has over 30 years of know-how in the communications industry. She learned the trade of journalism from scratch in a daily newspaper and in a special interest magazine. After studying communication sciences in Munich, she worked as an international PR manager in the textile, shoe, outdoor and IT industries for a long time. For some years now, she has been concentrating more on her journalistic background. As a passionate outdoor and water sports enthusiast - her hobbies include windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding, sailing and snowboarding - she is particularly interested in keeping the oceans clean and shaping a sustainable future. In addition, she is always fascinated by the latest developments from the world's hardware and software laboratories.