Press releases

Asiatische Buschmücke (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Control of the Asian Bush Mosquito

Using natural agents against potential carriers of disease

More and more exotic mosquitoes are being found in Germany − in addition, pathogens associated with these insects are becoming more common. In the future, therefore, more control agents against the...

Collage of plastic bags (iStock.com/LightFieldStudios)

Laboratory study analyzes the toxicity of bioplastics and plant-based materials

Chemicals in bioplastics not safer than those in conventional plastics 

So-called “bioplastics” are marketed as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional, petroleum-based plastics. They can be made from renewable feedstock, might be bio-degradable or even...

Crestasee, Schweiz (© Raphael Wild / iStockphoto.com)

New junior research group regulate

Research for sustainable groundwater management in Europe 

Groundwater is the most important drinking water resource worldwide and at the same time a unique habitat for animal organisms. However, the conservation of this valuable resource is neglected both...

Soap bubble (© Svetlana / stock.adobe.com)

Transdisciplinary sustainability research

New understanding of social-ecological transformations

The call for social-ecological transformation has gained in urgency during the corona crisis, but it is in fact not new. The consequences of unabated climate change and species extinction are proving...

Hydro power plant. River Dam. Energy station. Water power. City infrastructure industrial illustration panorama. White lines on blue background. Vector (© stock.adobe.com / panimoni)

Digitalisation in water management

Cyber security flaws

Digitalisation is now also making itself felt in the water sector. The term ‘WATER 4.0’ alludes to new digital options for a flexible, resource-efficient, and competitive form of water management –...

Abstraktes Netzwerk (©iStock.com/natrot)

Academy for Transdisiplinary Research

Launch of the tdAcademy platform: Research to solve social problems and crises is strengthened

The need for transdisciplinary research is growing. At the same time, structures and places for the further development and dissemination of transdisciplinary methods, concepts and competencies are...

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What effects does transdisciplinary sustainability research have?

Research project TransImpact publishes special issue of the journal ‘Environmental Science & Policy’

Transdisciplinary research – for instance within sustainability research – can provide targeted support for the solution of complex societal problems. This is possible as transdisciplinary research...

Blick ins Gewächshaus vor der zweiten vollständigen Salaternte I (Foto: HypoWave)

Water-saving food production

Soil-less sustainability: Novel agricultural crop production incorporating water reuse

Record temperatures and prolonged periods of drought are increasingly affecting agriculture worldwide. In Germany, too, droughts are now jeopardizing high-yielding harvests. A cultivation system with...

Stadtansicht mit Menschen, Gebäuden und Blumen (© guppys/stock.adobe.com)

UN World Water Day on 22 March

Water and climate change: How cities and their inhabitants can counter the consequences

On World Water Day (22 March), the United Nations will focus on the link between water and climate change. It is a complex and momentous issue, also for Germany‘s cities: heat waves and heavy rainfall...

Menschengruppe vor Sonnenuntergang (© Mitja/stock.adobe.com)

ISOE Lecture Winter Semester 2019/20

Shaping a Better Planet in the Age of Humans – ISOE Lecture on the anthropocene debate with Erle C. Ellis

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt am Main continued its series “ISOE Lecture” in the winter semester of 2019/20. This year’s lecture at the Goethe University Frankfurt was...

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