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Institute of Geobotany

We seek to understand the functioning of ecosystems around the globe, and to enhance the sustainability and resilience of ecological and social-ecological systems undergoing natural and human-caused transitions.

As an international and interdisciplinary research group, we use a wide range of approaches to address these questions, including ecosystem modeling, experimental and observational ecology, environmental data synthesis as well as chemical, physical, and molecular biology techniques.

We seek to understand the functioning of ecosystems around the globe, and to enhance the sustainability and resilience of ecological and social-ecological systems undergoing natural and human-caused transitions.

As an international and interdisciplinary research group, we use a wide range of approaches to address these questions, including ecosystem modeling, experimental and observational ecology, environmental data synthesis as well as chemical, physical, and molecular biology techniques.

Our library

Since 1987 the Institute of Geobotany administers the scientific estate of Prof. Dr. Reinhold Tüxen. As an independent foundation library, one of the central archives for research on peatland is the Schneider Library. Further components of the library are the scientific bequests of Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Peveling (lichenological library) and Prof. Dr. Paul Seibert (mainly South America). The library is available as a non-lending library to all interested persons after prior registration in the office of the Institute of Geobotany.

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