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Mikroplastik und größere Fragmente, aufgenommen am Strand von Famara in Lanzarote, Spanien (Foto: Carolin Völker)

Study on risk perception

Risks from microplastics – public perception not in line with scientific studies 

Microplastics and the possible risks for the environment are highly debated. However, whereas scientists still see many open questions and have yet to complete their risk assessment, the general...

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Biodiversity research

The example of the Main metropolis: How cities can contribute to the preservation of insect diversity

While insect extinction is progressing in forests, fields and nature reserves, cities are increasingly providing suitable habitats for insects. Therefore, urban society is  called upon to preserve...

Demonstration zum Umweltschutz (© S.Kobold - stock.adobe.com)

Environmental awareness

Support for socio-ecological transformation

People in Germany expect politicians to do more for environmental protection and climate action. This might be due to the fact that awareness of the damaging influence of environmental pollution, for...

Der antike nabatäische Entwässerungstunnel (Mudhlim-Tunnel und Reste des Staudamms) in Petra, Weltkulturerbe in Jordanien (September 2021)

Risk prevention

Launch of German-Jordanian research project on disaster management during heavy rainfall

Jordan is one of the world's most arid countries and is particularly affected by climate change and extreme weather events. Heavy rain and flash floods repeatedly lead to high property damage and...

Salatanbau auf der Pilotierungsanlage in Wolfsburg-Hattorf im Forschungsprojekt HypoWave

Adaptation to climate change

Large-scale implementation of vegetable production utilizing water reuse

From pilot project to large-scale implementation: The process of agricultural food production with water reuse successfully developed in the HypoWave research project is entering large-scale...

Prof. Dr. Flurina Schneider, wissenschaftliche Geschäftsführerin und Sprecherin der Institutsleitung (Foto: Anja Jahn)

Inaugural Lecture of Flurina Schneider at Goethe University Frankfurt

First professorship for social ecology and transdisciplinarity in Germany

In the winter semester of 2021/22, Flurina Schneider, scientific director of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, will take up her professorship for Social Ecology and Transdisciplinarity...

Bangladesh. Foto: Eduardo López - stock.adobe.com

Research cooperation with Bangladesh for better emergency medical care during floods

Strengthening disaster management worldwide and learning from one another

Within the research project “FlutNetz”, the aim of the scientists from Goethe University Frankfurt, RWTH Aachen University and ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt is to...

Palm oil plantation at rainforest edge

Society and nature

Social-ecological biodiversity conservation can reduce the risk of pandemics

The UN Biodiversity Council warns that pandemics will increase, should nature and biodiversity not be better protected. However, scientists from ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research are...

Irrigation systems in a vegetable garden

World Water Day 2021 “Valuing Water”

The value of groundwater

The United Nations has declared “Valuing Water” to be the motto for World Water Day on March 22. But in order to appreciate water, it is necessary to understand that drinking water is a precious...

Porträtfoto Flurina Schneider

Change within the executive board

Flurina Schneider becomes new scientific director of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research

From April 1, 2021, Flurina Schneider is going to be new scientific director and spokesperson of the executive board of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research. She is taking over from Thomas...