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.

Researchers have developed a potential super wheat for salty soils

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed several new varieties of wheat that tolerate soils with higher salt concentrations. After having mutated a wheat variety from Bangladesh, they now…

Major step forward in monitoring ocean health

MBARI’s autonomous technology uses eDNA to survey biodiversity. In a major step forward for monitoring the biodiversity of marine systems, a new study published today in Environmental DNA details how…

New drought benchmark in Europe

The drought event from 2018 to 2020 was the most intense in over 250 years. Withered meadows and fields, dry stream beds, dead forests, and reduced power plant outputs –…

Exploring the ocean’s thin skin

A big success for Oldenburg’s environmental and marine research: the DFG approves funding for new research group on exchange processes in the microlayer between oceans and atmosphere. The uppermost layer…

Regionally well adapted: microbial communities in the Atlantic Ocean

An extensive metagenomic study provides detailed insights into the composition and ecological functioning of the microbial communities of the Atlantic Ocean. At first glance, the open ocean seems to be…

Environmental mission EnMAP

Fraunhofer IOF contributed mirrors for the first German hyperspectral satellite. Recently, the first hyperspectral satellite developed and built in Germany was launched into space. Its name: EnMAP. In the future,…

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