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Biodiversität im Wandel

Patterns and interactions of plant diversity in disturbed and undisturbed ecosystems are analysed across scales from local field research to global information systems. On a continental to global scale, the main focus is on mapping diversity patterns and, above all, on analysing the relationship between geodiversity and plant biodiversity. Another central issue is the identification of hotspots…

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Biotische Struktur von Stauseen

The biotic structure of a water body, together with its physicochemical and hydrological properties, forms the most important basis for the assessment of its mass balance and the recording of environmental changes. The project focuses on the causal analysis of dominant processes and the long-term development of material flows and biological structures in reservoir ecosystems.

Reservoirs are…

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Erforschung von jungen Sternen und Quasaren

In the preliminary phase of the project, an earth-bound telescope was constructed, the technological superiority of which was proven in optical and mechanical terms in engineering tests. After the "optimization phase" in Bochum, the hexapod telescope will be installed in the Atacama Desert (Chile, 350 clear nights) in 2003 and used for astronomical research.

Within the academy program, the…

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Frühwarnsysteme für globale Umweltveränderungen

Within the framework of the marine and polar research programmes funded by the Federal Government, many gaps in basic knowledge about the sea as an ecosystem and the links between the oceans and climate development have been closed, especially in recent years. Cooperation with partners from the former Eastern Bloc has considerably expanded the research opportunities, which has had an…

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Gletscherforschung

The project focuses on alpine glaciers and their role in the continental hydrologic cycle, as climate indicators and their interaction with the solid earth. In addition to many years of intensive research work on the Vernagtferner, the "house glacier" in the Ötztal Alps, investigations are being carried out in various glacier regions, e.g. Iceland, Norway, the Pamir, and the Karakorum. Along with…

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Großräumige Klimaänderungen und ihre Bedeutung für die Umwelt

The aim of the research project, which is scheduled to run until 2018, is to record and understand the mechanisms of the Earth's climate system, its responses to external drives (increasing greenhouse gases, solar variability, volcanic eruptions, etc.) and their effects on the anthroposphere. The basis of the research tasks, which include diagnostics and a possible forecast of climate change, is…

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Mathematische Logik

The research project "Mathematische Logik" pursues the goal of documenting, structuring and representing the current state of knowledge in the field of mathematical logic and related areas in its full breadth and depth, as well as making the existing knowledge accessible according to specific requirements. For this field of science, the constantly growing publication activity and the increasing…

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Naturhaushalt und Gebietscharakter

The research unit is dedicated to the long-term investigation of landscape changes. This includes the development and testing of recording and evaluation methods to determine and predict the condition, functionality and resilience of the landscape at different aggregation levels. The aim is to analyse and evaluate the impact of anthropogenic influences on the structure and function of the…

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Rationalität im Lichte experimenteller Wirtschaftsforschung

In 2006, the research project "Rationality in the Light of Experimental Economic Research" was incorporated into the research programme of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences as a new long-term project. It is the first economic science project within the framework of the long-term humanities research programme of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

The research…

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Zeitstrukturen endokriner Systeme

The aim of the project, which was established at the beginning of 2000 and is planned to run for 15 years, is the characterization of endocrine processes under chronobiological aspects, whereby the influence of pineal melatonin on secretion rhythm and signal transduction processes of the Langerhans Isle is at the centre of the investigations. Prerequisite for the project approval were in vitro…

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