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How Can Plants Defy the Effects of Climate Change?

Dr. Michaela Dippold wants to identify the adaptation mechanisms of older plant varieties looking at the small contact zones between the roots and soil.

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The Imperative of Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources Is a Key Topic for Our Society

Today’s global economy is based on the overuse of natural resources. The economist Dr. Oliver Schenker develops models that give developing countries the opportunity to establish sustainable energy systems. With the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship "Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources" the Foundation provides him with one million Euro over five years for his research.

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In brief

About the Project

Many of earth's natural resources are dwindling. Their exploitation creates an ever increasing pressure on the global ecosystems. As environmental degradation continues inter- and transdisciplinary approaches are necessary to tackle these global challenges. With the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship we seek to contribute to a better standing of the emerging field of sustainability science in Germany.

Contact person

Dr. Thilo Grau
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-597
e-mail to Dr. Thilo Grau