OLGA

Technische Universität Dresden

The TU Dresden is actively involved in the OLGA project with three institutes and its Media Centre.

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Technical Hydromechanics, Chair of Hydraulic Engineering

The Chair of Hydraulic Engineering at the TUD is working on the following main topics:

  • Monitoring of the microclimate of wooded watercourses
  • Near-natural watercourse development on second-order watercourses, taking flood protection into account
  • Hydrodynamic-numerical (HN) modelling of surface runoff processes with special consideration of the interaction between riparian vegetation and hydraulics
  • Determination of flood retention by agricultural wood plantations
  • Further development of the habitat suitability model TRiMM developed at the Chair of Hydraulic Engineering and coupling it to a heat model to assess the quality of life of macrozoobenthos as a function of the shading characteristics of riparian vegetation
  • Compatibility of the requirements of the EC Flood Risk Management Directive and the EC Water Framework Directive while at the same time taking into account the economic interests of the land owners along watercourses.

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Institute of Forest Botany and Forest Zoology, Chair of Forest Botany

The members of the Molecular Woody Plant Physiology group investigate phenotypic characteristics as well as the physiology and water balance of agricultural woody plants along watercourses and on agricultural land (focal points: population genetics, ecophysiology of woody plants, functional anatomy): Population genetics, ecophysiology of woody plants, functional anatomy).

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Institute of General Ecology and Environmental Protection, Chair of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation

The following activities are carried out by the Chair of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation:

  • Structural analysis of agricultural woods along watercourses and on agricultural land
  • 3D terrain modelling using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)
  • Investigation of the effects of agricultural woods on the local vegetation composition and phytodiversity/biodiversity
  • Development of biodiversity and nature conservation strategies under conditions of sustainable land use management and global change

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Media Centre

The Media Centre of the TU Dresden brings valuable expertise to the table, including

  • Digital media conception and design, usability, psychology
  • Evaluation of participation processes
  • Conception and implementation of Citizen Science projects on the topics of regional value creation
  • Survey of motivation to participate in Citizen Science projects
  • Development and use of 3D tools for participation

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