Cyanobacteria produce relevant amounts of methane in oceans, inland waters and on land. Due to climate change, “Cyanobacteria blooms” increase in frequency and extent, amplifying the release of methane from inland waters and oceans to the atmosphere.
AI can contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Developement Goals, especially at the ecological level. However, AI can also impede the implementation of measures, especially at the social level.
Robert Arlinghaus has developed a method for combining the empirical knowledge of fishery stakeholders in such a way that the result corresponds to the best scientific understanding. This is of particular interest when human and financial resources are insufficient to achieve a profound scientific understanding or when, for example, fish stock data cannot be retroactively recorded.
The cold does not scare IGB researcher Georgiy Kirillin during his research trips. Born in Russia, Kirillin is fascinated by what happens under the ice cover of frozen lakes. A research story from Lapland.
Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin influences the metabolism and other body functions.
The plethora of raw data and unlinked information that we gather too rarely leads to real knowledge and understanding, says Jonathan Jeschke. In an interview, the ecologist talks about how one could shed light on “knowledge in the dark”.
Im Interview: Professor Dirk Schulze-Makuch: er hat für die NASA gearbeitet, einen Science-Fiction-Roman geschrieben – und seit Sommer 2019 einen Lehrstuhl für Planetare Habitibilität und Astrobiologie an der TU Berlin inne, zudem eine Anstellung am IGB.