Eddy Tower in Saxony-Anhalt. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Experimental Platforms & Observatories

Experimental platforms aim at investigating the impact of land use and climate change on ecological processes in terrestrial and running waters under controlled conditions. By simulation of potential future environmental conditions, mainly based on differences in temperature and precipitation, the platforms facilitate the development and modeling of future scenarios.

The UFZ observatories are monitoring environmental conditions and ecological communities by means of modern instruments and human expertise. Contrary to the experimental platforms, objects are not exposed to manipulated conditions.

Our experimental platforms and observatories offer vital links to manifold future research projects. Please contact us.