Press releases

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...

Drinking water from the tap (© Jeriko / Adobe Stock)

ISOE publication in the journal “Water”

Increased water use in times of lockdown. What do changing routines mean for supply security?

The second half of March 2020 saw unprecedented changes in almost all areas of life as a result of measures taken to combat the Covid 19 pandemic in Germany. With the spring lockdown, water utilities...

Plastic bag as a silhouette of a jellyfish (© Andrii Zastrozhnov/stock.adobe.com)

ISOE-Lecture with Dr. Kim De Wolff

How to Live Responsibly on a Plastic Planet 

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt am Main continues its event series “ISOE Lecture”. This year, an environmental humanities theme is the focus of the lecture, which for the...

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

Crisis, critique and shaping

ISOE blog on social ecology has been launched

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has launched a new blog. Under the URL isoe.blog, ISOE researchers will from now on regularly write about sustainability issues and about results from...

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...

Medicine and glass of water (© peshkova / Adobe Stock)

Pharmaceutical residues in the environment

Ask your doctor or pharmacist

No matter if it’s painkillers, antibiotics, antihypertensives or psychotropic drugs: drug residues usually enter the environment via domestic wastewater. However, many consumers do not even know that...

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...

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