With the help of the experimental platforms, the impact of land use and climate on ecological processes in terrestrial and aquatic systems is studied under controlled conditions at the UFZ. The platforms allow e.g. the simulation of future environmental conditions by manipulating temperature and/or precipitation regimes. From the results, e.g. future scenarios can be developed and modeled.
Research Station Bad Lauchstädt
20 scientific experiments on a 43-hectare experimental site.
In the observatories, in which UFZ scientists are involved, environmental parameters and ecological communities are recorded. Modern instruments and human expertise are used for this purpose. In contrast to the experimental platforms, the objects of study are not manipulated.
TERENO – Observatory
Is a network of four observatories for integrated environmental monitoring in particularly climate-sensitive areas in Germany.
Our experimental platforms and observatories offer a variety of starting points for future research projects.
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