Linde-Wildflower-Experiment

Research project on supporting biodiversity by heterogenous wildflower habitats – a comparison of the effectiveness of wildflower strips and the innovative Rolling Wildflower Block on insect diversity and population in German agriculture

The massive decline of insect diversity and biomass can be attributed to various, intertwined factors: Habitat loss, …

Spider communities in fenced and unfenced forest areas

PhD project on the composition of spider communities and their prey

Spiders are one of the most abundant predator groups and occur in a wide range of terrestrial ecosystems. Spiders are of great value to human societies as they provide important ecosystem services such as supressing agricultural and forestry …

Ecology of mosses and lichens in forests

Research project on ecological interactions between moss lichens biocrust and biogeochemical processes in forest ecosystems.

Mosses and lichens are important components of the ground vegetation in Central European forests. Particularly in semi-shady woods of Scots pine and oak …

Living soil on the International Space Station

Study on the effects of weightlessness on soils and their organisms.

Within the “Soil Health in Space” project, coordinated by the Norfolk Institute in the USA and other participating US institutions, living soil was successfully brought to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time as part of the Cygnus NG-14 mission …