Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
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26 Nov 2015
Standard article |  | 26 Nov 2015

Biodiversity impacts of climate change – the PRONAS software as educational tool

K. Ulbrich, O. Schweiger, S. Klotz, and J. Settele

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Only little of current biodiversity knowledge reaches the young generation. We developed the educational software PRONAS to show how scientists handle questions about the impact of climate change on species' habitats. About fifty European species have been used to demonstrate habitat losses and shifts and the mismatch of habitat dynamics of interacting species. We found that “educational software” is a useful format for scientific outreach. PRONAS is freely accessible in German and English.