Leptospires: Germs in the water
Leptospires are bacteria that mainly occur in moist environments such as mud or freshwater lakes. Rising temperatures and heavy rainfall as consequences of climate change may lead to increased human…
Adaptation to climate change
Here you will find our information on adaptation to climate change, from soil to plants and animals to humans.
Mosquito monitoring: Annual report 2022
From the beginning of May to the end of October, we monitor the occurrence of exotic gnat species in Austria. In 2022, we found the Asian tiger mosquito in all federal provinces.
Tigernut grass spreads
Tiger grass is one of the 20 "world's most dangerous weeds". Originally from the Mediterranean region, it is currently found in Austria in the warmer lowland areas of Styria and Carinthia.
May 20: International World Bee Day
Bees are feeling the effects of climate change. Higher temperatures affect the bees' breeding cycle and their food sources. Lack of water causes many plants to produce less nectar for bees to collect.
Asian tiger mosquito throughout Austria
In the previous year, we found the tiger mosquito in all federal states for the first time as part of our gnat monitoring. In parts of Vienna and Graz, there are already established populations that…
Heat years are cotton boll owl years
The cotton boll owl is a nocturnal butterfly. Especially in hot years, its caterpillars appear in late summer on lettuce, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn and various flowers.
The chikungunya virus is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. There is a high probability that the virus will also establish itself in Europe as a result of climate change.
The velvet poplar spreads
The heat-dependent plant originates from Asia, but is now also spreading in our region. It produces many seeds that are carried from field to field via harvesting machines or during soil cultivation.