Prof. Dr. Michael Rudner

Geobotany, landscape ecology and planning, plant ecology

Porträt von Michael Rudner, Professor an der HSWT.
Steingruberstraße 2
91746 Weidenbach
Member of the Research Commission
Environmental Engineering (Lecture, Practical Course, Seminar)



Basics of nature conservation planning

Bioindication with plants

Introduction to spatial planning, environmental planning

GIS in environmental planning

Alpine vegetation ecology practical course

Agriculture and Diversity (Biodiversity in the Cultural Landscape)

Agriculture (lecture, practical course)

Biology and agroecology (botany)

Technology of Renewable Energies (Lecture, Seminar)

Ecological consideration of renewable energies

Environmental Engineering, Technology of Renewable Energies (Lecture, tutorial, lecture series)

Statistical Analysis of Ecological Data Sets (WPM)

Renewable Energies: Impact on Vegetation and Flora

Agriculture and Species Conservation: Biodiversity in the Cultural Landscape

Environmental Engineering ( Lecture, Practical Course, Exercise)

GIS-based Spatial Analysis - Biodiversity and Soil

Quantitative ecological methods


Oct 1985 - Nov 1992

Studies in geoecology (diploma), University of Bayreuth, focus on biogeography / agroecology

Sept 1988 - Sept 1989

Maîtrise de Biologie des Organismes et des Populations at the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier, France

Nov 1992 - March 1998

Project manager in the office Froelich und Sporbeck, Plauen i.V. (environmental planning)

June 1994 - Dec 1995

Staff in a research project at the University of Bayreuth on Afroalpine vegetation in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

March 1998 - May 2001

Research assistant at the Department of Geobotany, University of Freiburg i. Br.

Sept 2001 - July 2004

Research assistant in the Landscape Ecology Group, University of Oldenburg

July 2004

PhD at the Department of Biology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg with the topic: "Dwarf rush grasslands in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula - an analysis of spatial and temporal vegetation patterns".

Oct 2004 - Feb 2013

Research assistant at the Department of Geobotany, University of Freiburg i. Br.

July 2010

Habilitation in geobotany at the University of Freiburg i. Br. with the topic: "Analysis and modelling of vegetation patterns in different spatial and temporal scales".

Since March 2013

Professor of Geobotany at the University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Oct 2015 - Sept 2019

Dean of the Department of Environmental Engineering

Since April 2018

Member of the committee "Determination of Effects on Higher Plants" in the VDI/DIN Commission on Air Pollution Control

Research projects