Humanity shares its living space with up to 20 million other species — animals, fungi, plants, protists and bacteria. Of these, less than 2 million species have been scientifically recorded.
Biodiversity and ecosystem functions are of the utmost importance to humans: They provide us - free of charge, so to speak - with clean water, food and raw materials, and they have a stabilizing effect on the climate.
The loss of biodiversity and climate change count amongst the greatest challenges of the era. These factors exercise a mutual influence on each other.
The dynamics of the 'System Earth' have remained a focal point of research at Senckenberg to this day. What role did the planet's geodynamic processes play in bringing about life?
Senckenberg explores the "System Earth". Behind this high standard lies an integrative approach, which we call "geobiodiversity research".
Cross-institutional project to reveal the genomic basis of biodiversity.
Natural history collections constitute Senckenberg’s largest and most important research infrastructure.
Senckenberg collections are located in Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Görlitz, Müncheberg, Thübingen, Weimar, and Wilhelmshaven.
Ready for future with the collection databases.
The scientific libraries and book collections of the Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research are of fundamental importance for scientific activity.
With your donation, you help the Senckenberg Society to conduct natural scientific research and make our results accessible to the public through publications, exhibitions, educational projects, and many other initiatives.
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