OVERVIEW The La Palma Science School has been led by Anke Jentsch and Carl Beierkuhnlein for the last several years and thus there are a variety of experiences and perspectives that are made of it. For starters, the two week excursion is largely predicated on giving students a hands-on experience into the field of ecology. […]
Carbon dioxide removal methods, which comprise any technique that intentionally removes CO2 from the atmosphere, are a controversial topic. However, we might need them to tackle climate change, as they are a substantial part of most 1.5 °C consisent pathways by the IPCC.
Media is under fire, worldwide. Science as well – at least in some countries. The rise of nationalism and protectionism lead to less confidence in scientific findings as well as to more mistrust towards media. Fake news is another factor impacting people’s trust in news and science. Therefore, it is even more important that high […]
“From little date seeds, great things are born.” – Namibian proverb The airplane is making its landing approach around 10 am at the airport of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. Quite exhausted after the 10 hours flight through the night, I look up. Outside I can see dry grass, some bushes and a seemingly endless savannah. […]
Today, two members of the blog, Katharina and Leonie, are going to go on an excursion to Namibia. We use the term excursion because it is not a random holiday or something similar but a research trip from university. So, it’s not going to be lying around at the beach, roaming around in the desert […]
About three weeks ago, researchers and specialist from all over Europe came to Burg Rabenstein, a castle in the heart of Franconia. The reason for this encounter was Ecopotential, an EU-funded project that has the aim to monitor European ecosystem services through Earth observation, using satellite imagery and remote sensing. Ecopotential focusses on protected areas […]