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Installation am Domplatz in Frankfurt (Computersimulation) © IMD – Institut für Materialdesign der  HfG Offenbach

Artistic installation for the preservation of biodiversity

The Insect Embassy – a diplomatic representation for insects in the city 

Insects are of central importance for our society and for our survival, a fact that is still all too often overlooked. With the “Insect Embassy”, an artistic installation, ISOE – Institute for...

© tdAcademy

Platform for transdisciplinary research

tdAcademy enters second funding phase 

On June 1, 2023 the research project tdAcademy entered a new funding phase. Simultaneously with the launch of “tdAcademy 2”, the coordination office of the research and community platform for...

International Day of Forests on 21 March

Conflicts of interest over the forest of the future

With the International Day of Forests on 21 March, the United Nations draws attention to the value of forests and to the worldwide loss of this important habitat. The effects of climate change are...

Spiegelung von Gebäuden und Bäumen in einer Pfütze (© romeo ninov/EyeEm -

UN World Water Day 2023

How municipalities can accelerate the water transformation

The United Nations is proclaiming the motto “Accelerating Change” for World Water Day on 22 March. The message: because the pressure on drinking water reserves is increasing worldwide, the change...

In den untersuchten Gebieten ergaben schon geringe Anpassungen beim Verhältnis von Wald- und Wiesenflächen das für alle Beteiligten bestmögliche Landschaftsszenario – größere Veränderungen dagegen würden sich nachteilig auswirken. Foto: Peter Manning/Senckenberg

Biodiversity study shows conflict potential of land use concepts

Finding a 'happy medium' for the local stakeholders of rural landscapes

An international research team led by Dr. Margot Neyret of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt investigated how land in rural areas in Germany could be best used so...

Gelbe Paprika in Plastikfolie verpackt

Systemic Risks

Anthology: Living in the Plastic Age

Since their invention in the 19th century, plastics have revolutionized almost all areas of daily life due to their versatile properties. However, in the “plastic age”, mass consumption poses...

Nahaufnahme Quark-Proton, Elementarteilchen, Materie, intrinsische Eigenschaften, hyperdetailliert

ISOE Lecture with Karen O’Brien at the Goethe University Frankfurt

Quantum theory in sustainability research

The numerous global environmental crises of our time call for profound change. But how can we realize this change at the pace, scale and depth required? How can the necessary transformations be...

Mitglieder des NABU Regionalverbandes „Mittleres Mecklenburg“ e.V.  bei der Datenerhebung am DINA-Standort Riedensee


DINA study shows loss of insect diversity in nature reserves due to surrounding farmland

Insect decline is also progressing in German nature reserves. One reason for this is the intensification of agriculture. In a study recently published in the journal “Biodiversity and Conservation”, a...

ISOE Policy Brief

Knowledge transfer is the key to sustainable land use in Namibia 

The state of research on the complex and highly dynamic topics of sustainable development and nature conservation is subject to constant change and expansion from a diverse range of disciplines. A...

Salatanbau im Forschungsprojekt HypoWave

Water reuse in agriculture

HypoWave+ research project at IFAT 2022

The process of agricultural food production with recycled water, successfully developed in the HypoWave research project, is entering large-scale application for the first time. On a small scale, the...