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Two levels of fluvial terraces overgrown with vegetation. Today’s riverbed lies a few meters lower than during the time the fluvial terraces were formed. Picture: Taylor Schildgen

On Precipices – Landscape Response to Climate Change

Landscapes change over hundreds of thousands, even millions of years. Tectonic events and erosion create mountain ranges and remove them again. The …
Hönicke has gathered more than 2,500 ticks over the past three years. Picture: Daniel Rolke

Field Research – The influence of environmental parameters on the infection risk of Lyme disease

They aren’t only bloodsuckers. Ticks can also be dangerous, transmitting serious diseases like Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). The …
Stefanie Krüger and Professor Taubert in the lab. Picture: Karla Fritze

SpiderMAEN – Prof. Andreas Taubert and his team of chemists “spin the silk” from gene to material

SpiderMAEN is the current project of Prof. Andreas Taubert – alluding to the well-known comic superhero. The professor and his research group are not …
Bees find ample forage in the Petzow orchards at Schwielowsee lake. Picture: Karla Fritze

Under Stress – Ecological models to help protect endangered bees

Their industriousness is legendary. Without them there would be no fruit. Of all plants dependent on insects over 85% are pollinated by bees. Their …
Picture: Tonis Pan

Off to New Systems

Biologists from Potsdam Think about Biotechnological Applications

Synthetic biology is among the latest technical developments in modern sciences. It has huge innovation potential and combines a broad spectrum of …
Picture: Andreas Klaer

Surviving through Recall

How Plants Learn

Drought, heat, caterpillars, hail - plants cannot run away from dangerous situations. They have to cope with stress in a different way. Biologists are …