Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

This complex theme deals primarily with interactions between organisms and the environmental factors that impact them, but to a greater extent between individual inanimate environmental factors.

innovations-report offers informative reports and articles on topics such as climate protection, landscape conservation, ecological systems, wildlife and nature parks and ecosystem efficiency and balance.

Coral breeding success in floating mesocosms

… pushes restoration towards large-scale implementation. Coral reefs’ dire status has become more and more apparent to the wider public via reports of re-occurring global bleaching and disease events and…

Meeting biodiversity, climate, and water objectives through integrated strategies

We are collectively failing to conserve the world’s biodiversity and to mobilize natural solutions to help curb global warming. A new study carried out by the Nature Map Consortium, shows…

Significant carbon storage in African mountain forests

New study in “Nature”… The tropical mountain forests of Africa store more carbon per hectare in their above-ground biomass than all other tropical forests on earth. With this great storage…

Successful climate research in the Amazon region is continued and expanded with ATTO+

Within the framework of the German-Brazilian joint project ATTO (Amazon Tall Tower Observatory) with its research station in the Brazilian rainforest, scientists for several years have gained valuable data and…

Climate change impacts in the South Atlantic

Research vessel SONNE starts expedition to the Benguela Upwelling System. On 20 August, the German research vessel SONNE sets off on the two-month expedition “SO285” towards South Africa and Namibia….

Corals survive the heat with bacterial help

Treating corals with a probiotic cocktail of beneficial bacteria increases survival after a bleaching event, according to new research. This approach could be administered in advance of a predicted heat…

NASA at your table: Where food meets methane

Today, human sources are responsible for 60% of global methane emissions, coming primarily  from the burning of fossil fuels, decomposition in landfills and the agriculture sector. Nearly a quarter of methane emissions can…

Researchers develop a better way to track methane in the skies

When Stanford University graduate student Jeff Rutherford began his doctorate in 2018, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from oil and gas extraction operations – mostly due to fracking…

CO2 as a raw material for plastics and other products

Carbon dioxide is one of the main drivers of climate change – which means that we need to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions in the future. Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting a…

Stand-up paddle board made from renewable lightweight materials

Plastic-free water sports… Stand-up paddling has become a popular sport. However, conventional surfboards are made of petroleum-based materials such as epoxy resin and polyurethane. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for…

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