is a natural science with a strong interdisciplinary character focussing on environmental problems. Geoecology aims to understand the functions and effects of the environment, in particular to identify and resolve problems related to human exploitation of the environment (VGöD 2012).
At the Institute of Geoecology, we explore the causes and consequences of various current environmental problems related to anthropogenic global change and strive to develop solutions. Our research includes topics, such as particulate pollution, nitrate pollution of soils, mercury in waters, effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity, especially in agricultural landscapes, and generally changes in landscapes and their ecosystems. An important question currently is how the city of the future can function as lively and liveable habitat for us and our fellow organisms.