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Kleine Wellen mit Blick auf den steinigen Grund

Monitoring for sustainable groundwater management

How groundwater quality can be protected

Groundwater is the most important source of drinking water. Groundwater bodies are also of great importance because of their unique biodiversity and vital ecosystem services. But the quality of this...

Asiatische Tigermücke (Aedes albopictus). Foto: James Gathany, CDC (Wikimedia Commons)

With RNAi against dangerous mosquitoes

New technology from Hesse can protect against the spread of tropical diseases

The warm season in Europe marks the beginning of the high season for mosquitoes. While they and their larvae serve as prey for many animals and thus play an important role in the ecosystem, humans...

Initiative of the tdAcademy

Founding Ceremony in Berlin of the Society for Transdisciplinary and Participatory Research

On May 10, the official founding ceremony of the Society for Transdisciplinary and Participatory Research (GTPF) took place in Berlin. Around 200 guests from universities, research institutions,...

Massive Open Online Course

How to address the challenges of transdisciplinary research

The need for transdisciplinary research is growing. As a consequence, there is also an increasing demand for further training among scientists and practitioners. With the aim of continuingly...

Libellenpanorama (© Schüßler)

UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal

ISOE researchers support “Frankfurt Declaration for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)”

In the run-up to the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, a broad alliance of German scientific and non-governmental organizations has called for an end to economic activity against nature....

Weidetiere in der Savanne, Namibia

World Soil Day on December 5, 2022

African savannas: social-ecological research with the aim to protect soils

Savannas are underestimated and endangered ecosystems. These drylands cover almost half of the land surface and make an important contribution to biodiversity conservation. But due to climate change...

Mähweide Schaf ungedüngt


Study shows benefits of high grassland biodiversity for a variety of ecosystem services

In a long-term study, a team of biodiversity researchers from Frankfurt has demonstrated the importance of grassland biodiversity for a wide range of ecosystem services and various stakeholder groups....

Dirty used colored plastic bottle pile ready to be recycled (©sebasnoo/shutterstock)

Goethe University Award

Frankfurt Prize for Environment and Sustainability awarded to ISOE researchers

In 2022, Goethe University Frankfurt once again awarded young researchers for outstanding qualification work in the field of environmental and socio-ecological sustainability research. This year, the...

Research project AQUA-Hub

Knowledge transfer on sustainable water infrastructure in India

India’s fast-growing cities need an efficient infrastructure for water supply and wastewater disposal. However, the expansion of water infrastructures can hardly keep up with population growth. A...

Staatlich institutionalisierte Recyclinganlagen gibt es in Bangladesch nicht. Häufig sammeln die Menschen Abfälle aus den Müllbergen und trennen diese von Hand. Foto: Florian Wehking, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

ISOE research project for ocean protection

“SCIP plastics”: Reducing plastic waste in Bangladesh

Every day, around 480 tons of waste end up on the streets of Khulna, the largest city in the densely populated Ganges Delta. This includes vast quantities of plastic that is washed into the oceans via...