Scientists Meet Scientists – Virtual TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk by Prof. Annette Menzel – “Fingerprints of climate change in nature”

Due to a scheduling conflict, the talk by Prof. Annette Menzel will take place on April 28.

On April 28th, Annette Menzel, Professor of Ecoclimatology at the TUM School of Life Sciences and former TUM-IAS Carl von Linde Senior Fellow will give a talk on "Fingerprints of climate change in nature". 

Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 13:00 (until approx.14:00)
Location: online
Registration: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee talks are currently held online. To register please send an email to

Prof. Menzel has been associate professor of ecoclimatology at TUM since 2007. The focus of her research lies on the interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere. Her work covers several areas, including the collection and complex description of relevant parameters in various land use systems – for example, BVOCs, radiation and surface temperature. She also aims to detect and pinpoint the impact of climate change on terrestrial (alpine) ecosystems and human health and analyze the risks associated with extreme events.

After studying forestry sciences, she went on to do practical training at the Bavarian State Forestry Commission. In 1992, she became Forestry Officer at the Chair of Bioclimatology and Air Pollution Research at Munich Ludwig Maximilian University. She completed her doctorate there in 1997 and her lecturer qualification in 2002. Her research work has taken her to Chile and Canada. Prof. Menzel was one of the authors of the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.


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