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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Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

Oldenburg study finds new explanation for why organic compounds accumulate in oxygen-depleted marine environments. The Black Sea is an unusual body of water: below a depth of 150 metres the…

New EU project on effects of micro- and nanoplastics in agriculture

The University of Bayreuth is a partner in the new European “PAPILLONS” consortium for micro- and nanoplastics research in agriculture. 20 universities and research institutions from 12 countries will jointly…

Coral on the Red List of Endangered Species

The traits of coral species that have become extinct during the last few million years do not match those of coral species deemed at risk of extinction today. In a…

Combating Maritime Litter

Maritime litter is among the most urgent global pollution issues. Marine scientist Nikoleta Bellou and her team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have published an overview study of solutions for prevention, monitoring,…

How to avoid 3.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year

The team of the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung investigates a new route to produce green steel through hydrogen plasma. Germany, Europe and almost all countries in the world are heading towards…

Forest use changes life cycles of wildflowers

Plant ecologists at the University of Tübingen compare temporal rhythms of early-flowering plants in different environments. One of the most striking features of global warming is that the life rhythms…

The biodegradable battery

The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would…

Polarstern Sets Sail for the Arctic

Expedition to long-term observatory between Greenland and Svalbard. On Whit Monday, 24 May 2021, the Polarstern will set sail for the Arctic. In Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, more…

Saving the eastern monarch butterfly

Researchers analyzed current conservation strategies and recommended changes to how and where declining milkweed (an essential food source for butterfly larvae) can be restored. Simon Fraser University researchers are playing…

Palm Oil Plantations Change the Social Behaviour of Macaques

In many parts of Southeast Asia, rainforest is being replaced by palm oil plantations. This is causing far-reaching problems for the natural world, for example for southern pig-tailed macaques, a…

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