Regional models of climate change and human-environment interaction
The newly established research group “R“ reassembles all those working groups of the CRC that focused on the traditional “key areas“ of the CRC (former clusters A, B, C, D). The establishment of the “R“ groups mirrors the development of the CRC leading from interdisciplinary fieldwork in restricted areas to the reconstruction of possible gradients, traverses and transects. On the one hand, several fieldwork projects have now been successfully finished and we were able to reduce the number of regional projects, on the other hand we will now focus on the construction of interdisciplinary models of human-environment interaction in given regions. Most importantly, we will now approach phenomena of transregional permeability and mobility. Comparison of neighbouring and/or complementary regional cultural-environmental patterns will play a major role in evaluation the existence of “corridors of migration“ or contrasting frontiers that prevented human mobility.