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.

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NSW team uses DLR technology on research trip

The “North Sea Wrecks” team from the German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven was on another research trip in the North Sea. Thanks to…

Intensified water cycle slows down global warming, new study finds

Researchers found that salinity changes as a result of water cycle changes lead to less surface warming. A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel…

Potential parasites in the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants

Rhogostoma minus is the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants worldwide. It can serve as a host for bacteria of the order Legionellales, which includes pathogens such as Legionella…

One size does not fit all in Antarctica

… climate change will impact Antarctic seals differently. A New Zealand-led international study published today in Global Change Biology, reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the…

Deadwood in the global carbon cycle

The importance of insects in the decomposition of wood. Living trees absorb a considerable amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and therefore play an important role in the protection…

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….

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