The key field of research ECRA combines and integrates natural sciences and the arts in the field of ecological environmental research, at a scale unknown elsewhere in Germany. This stretches from the ecological areas of work, via geosciences, mathematics, environmental physics to economics, applied ethics and law.
The central research topics are the adaptation of species and ecosystems to changing environmental conditions, the sustainable use of natural resources, landscape development and the innovative implementation of georesources in environmental management. This cross-disciplinary approach is thus based on cutting edge fundamental research, which then provides insights for taking appropriate action for the sustainable use of natural resources, conservation and environmental management.
This key field of research encompasses researchers from the natural sciences and the arts and humanities, working in the field of ecological environmental research. They come from 10 different institutes at the University of Greifswald: from biosciences, geosciences, mathematics and environmental physics to economics, applied ethics and jurisprudence.
Central Research Topics
- Adaptation to Changing Environmental Conditions
- Biogeochemical Cycles
- Ecosystems Research
- Environmental Science
- Future of the Earth