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Frank Bösch, Professor of German and European 20th Century History at the University of Potsdam and Director of the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF). Picture: Karla Fritze

A Direct Detour – What contemporary historian Frank Bösch brought to Potsdam

Frank Bösch’s office is spacious—and necessarily so. A shelf covering a whole wall is filled with countless folders. Books jockey for attention in piles on the desk and floor. Scholarship is being organized and conducted here....
25. Aug 2015
Frank Bösch’s office is spacious—and necessarily so. A shelf covering a whole wall is filled with countless folders. Books jockey for attention in piles on the desk and floor. Scholarship is being organized and more ...
Water flea Daphnia magna. Picture: Christina Schirmer

Eat or Be Eaten – The interplay of biodiversity and ecological dynamics

Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide. The reasons are commonly known: climate change, overuse, land-use changes, and pollution. Ecological systems are increasingly losing their capability of buffering adverse environmental...
18. Aug 2015
Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide. The reasons are commonly known: climate change, overuse, land-use changes, and pollution. Ecological systems are increasingly losing their capability of buffering adverse more ...
Alexander Kranz, Paul Fröhlich, and Sebastian Szelat (from left to right) are studying the duty diaries. Picture: Karla Fritze

The Forgotten Duty Journals – Historian Prof. Bernhard Kroener and his team are working on an annotated edition of National Socialist duty journals.

A few years ago Prof. Bernhard Kroener of the Institute of History at the University of Potsdam made a very interesting discovery. While doing research for a biography on Friedrich Fromm, Chief of Army Armament and...
11. Aug 2015
A few years ago Prof. Bernhard Kroener of the Institute of History at the University of Potsdam made a very interesting discovery. While doing research for a biography on Friedrich Fromm, Chief of Army Armament and more ...
Potsdam biologists are researching the connection between biodiversity and root herbivores on agricultural areas. Photo: Hans Pfestorf.

A Glance Underground – Florian Jeltsch and his team research the connection between biodiversity and root herbivores

What determines the biodiversity of grasslands? Florian Jeltsch and his team have been examining this question for quite some time now. They are interested in the determining factors for grasslands rich in species. Their research...
04. Aug 2015
What determines the biodiversity of grasslands? Florian Jeltsch and his team have been examining this question for quite some time now. They are interested in the determining factors for grasslands rich in species. more ...

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