Research for the Environment

Press releases & news 2008

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21.11.2008
11,000 alien species invade Europe
A comprehensive overview

13.11.2008
Acrylic glass made of sugar
New enzyme could revolutionise production of plastics.

05.11.2008
Extreme weather postpones the flowering time of plants
A severe drought period changes nature as much as a decade of global warming

17.10.2008
Impacts of climate change on lakes

09.10.2008
What causes cellular defences to crumble ...
Mussels possess a cellular barrier against toxicants that can be breached by environmental chemicals

24.09.2008
Vegetation hardly affected by extreme flood events
First publication on the impacts on flora and fauna of the Elbe flood of 2002

23.09.2008
Fires regenerate African grassland
Are fires more important than rain for the savannah ecosystem?

23.09.2008
Similarity of urban flora
New study shows that plants in towns and cities are more closely related than those in the countryside

17.09.2008
Significant increase in alien plants in Europe
Detailed overview available for the first time

15.09.2008
Economic value of insect pollination worldwide estimated at 153 billion euros

14.08.2008
Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate
Manure and wastewater are polluting the water and endangering infant health

13.08.2008
Climate change threatens one in five plant species
Climate change alters growing conditions in many regions of the world. How global warming could affect Germany’s flora researchers have now simulated using computer models.

29.07.2008
Let the cat keep chasing the mouse
Ecological modellers create a scientific basis for a nationwide network of corridors to conserve the European Wild Cat

09.07.2008
Tunguska catastrophe: Evidence of acid rain supports meteorite theory

19.06.2008
New findings on immune system in amphibians
Researchers unravel complexity of the major histocompatibility complex in tailed amphibians

18.06.2008
Stress during childhood increases the risk of allergies
Moving house, separating or unemployed parents cause sensitisation

05.06.2008
Otters reveal their identity
- tell-tale deposits help nature protection

04.06.2008
The Cormorant - the "black plague" or an example of successful species conservation?
Researchers suggest an action plan to smooth the conflict between fishermen and conservationists

27.05.2008
When the blue butterfly bush blossoms
Why invasive species have an advantage over established native ones.

26.05.2008
Exhibition: Millions of Ways of Life – Research for Biological Diversity

21.05.2008
Biodiversity as a natural resource

21.05.2008
Plague of kangaroos threatens one of Australia’s last remaining original native grasslands
German and Australian researchers investigate the consequences of urbanisation

13.05.2008
Deep Sea Methane Scavengers Captured

07.05.2008
New gas sensors for monitoring carbon dioxide sinks
A world novelty first presented at IFAT 2008

06.05.2008
Arable land can have a negative impact on air quality
Farmland dust cloud from the Ukraine detected in Germany for the first time

28.04.2008
New HIGRADE graduate school gets off to a good start

25.04.2008
Shrinkage and ageing are Europe-wide challenges
Scientists discuss the impacts of demographic change on European cities

09.04.2008
Flying off course
Why migratory birds from Asia land in Europe

02.04.2008
New formula for combating the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide
Germany’s Year of Mathematics: Mathematics provides key to researching climate-friendly wastewater treatment

12.03.2008 (update 26.03.2008)
Tagfalter-Monitoring is not involved in a monitoring programme for MON810 genetically modified maize

28.02.2008
New Environmental Performance Index – not a model for Germany
Lumping different countries together - why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

15.02.2008
New method for measuring biodiversity
How individual species help structure the biodiversity of tropical rainforests

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