Research for the Environment

The common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Press release, 30 June 2015

Europeans have unknowingly contributed to the spread of invasive plant species in North America

The role of plant traits might be overestimated by biologists in studies on plant invasiveness. Anthropogenic factors such as whether the spcies was being cultivated proved to be more important. These conclusions were made from a study on Central European plants that were introduced by humans to North America and over time became naturalised in this continent.

Naturalisation of new plant species, a process that makes it a permanent member of the local flora, most strongly depends on residence time in the invaded range and the number of habitats occupied by species in their native range, researchers reported in the journal Ecology.

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22.06.2015

What Droppings Can Tell Us

If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings – known as spraint – researchers can not only identify individual animals but also estimate the size of the population.

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Graduate School HIGRADE: Profile of the day

Name: Kristin Hirte (Germany)

Department Analytical Chemistry

Research topic

Abiotic hydrolysis of organic pollutants in the environment

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>> Profile: Kristin Hirte

International Office

Welcome to Germany; Photo: Fotolia; © tashatuvango

Feel welcome and use the assistance/support of our International Office to get easily started your work at UFZ and to settle down at your new location...

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Departments online

Field research; Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

The new UFZ Departments 'Ecosystem Services (ESS)' and 'Physiological Diversity (PhyDiv)' are now online with their homepage.

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CANAS 2015
Colloquium Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
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IP 12 Land Use Conflicts Plenary Meeting
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