Biodiversity loss and climate change are among today's great challenges. To understand them and their close and numerous interactions, science has to address and bridge both processes. This interdisciplinary scientific research is the aim of the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). Read more ...
Opening a can of earthworms: Model species for ecotoxicological tests are not identical
30.03.2015 Scientists have found proof that different species of earthworms are being used for ecotoxicological tests. Ecotoxicology employs standardized test procedures that work with model organisms to assess the potentially harmful impact of anthropogenic substances on ecosystems.