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2023 | News from our group

May 2023: We are hiring!

Our working group is looking for a Scientific Postdoc for synthetic analyses in GreenGaDe.

two talking women (Prof. Anja Linstädter and Liana Kindermann)

April 2023: Interview UP Magazine

The magazine “Portal” interviewed us for its latest issue on research topics at University of Potsdam related to the future.


February 2023: Annual assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories

Members of the SeBAS project joined the annual assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories in Wernigerode.

group picture

January 2023: Project Workshop of GreenGaDe in Potsdam

Project members from Burkina Faso, Germany, Ghana and Niger met for their annual workshop at the University of Potsdam.


2022 | News from our group

on our christmas party

Dezember 2022: Our Christmas Party

Our group had a wonderful party to end the year.


November 2022: Researching Human-Wildlife Conflict in Namibia

Team of Future Rural Africa project establishes a research partnership with colleagues from Uni. of Namibia on human-wildlife conflict in Zambezi Region.


November 2022: Understanding tipping points in savannas

UP News reports on the NamTip project and its relevance.


September 2022: Biodiversity Research Group contributes to Tropentag 2022

Members of our working group presented their research at Tropentag 2022.


September 2022: Progressive step made, by completing vegetation data collection in Ghana

Data collection along different climate gradients and land-use types in Ghana.


August 2022: Question time at our Pflanze Klimakultur! Model climate bed

The project team of Pflanze KlimaKultur! and our workgroup welcomes citizen scientists in the Botanical Garden Potsdam.

Prof. Anja Linstädter interviewed by ARD Television

July 2022: Research in the news

Head of working group Prof. Linstädter is interviewed by ARD television

Student Excursion at Linde Research Station

June 2022: Student Excursion to Wildflower Experiment at Linde Research Station

Vegetation ecologists take part in agricultural wildflower experiment.

Our newest PhD Candidates

May 2022: Our newest PhD candidates

Our working group extends a sunny welcome to our 3 newest PhD candidates

Greenhouse Gas

May 2022: Our greenhouse gas measurement equipment finally arrived in Niger

A major step for our new GreenGaDe project focusing on greenhouse gas emissions in West Africa

Teaser Prof. Linstädter Interview with Deutschland Funk

May 2022: Interview - Why deserts are growing worldwide

Interview at Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Prof. Anja Linstädter warns of threat to livelihoods from advancing desertification.

The Botanical Garden on the University of Potsdam

May 2022: Research Activities in the Botanical Garden

UP’s news magazine Portal features research activities in the Botanical Garden.

Research in Future Rural Africa

April 2022: Research continued in Future Rural Africa

After a long pause data collection in Namibia can be finalized at last.


March 2022: Starting 2nd Phase of CRC Future Rural Africa

Exploratory trip to Zambia promises interesting cross-border comparisons.


January 2022: Job Openings at our Group

Our working group is hiring two new Doctoral researchers / PhD students

Eine Studentin und ein Student stehen in Haus 28 in Golm auf einer Treppe und unterhalten sich.

January 2022: Job Openings at our Group

Our working group is hiring student staff and lab assistants.