exkurs video: Micro plastics in the environment – Small particles, big impact
Together with colleagues at the University of Bayreuth, the ecologist Christian Laforsch examines the chemical and physical properties of micro plastics and their effect on the environment. Their goal is to be able to make a better assessment of environmental risks and to create a basis for the development of environmentally friendly plastics. In his lecture, Christian Laforsch explains the current status of knowledge of research about micro plastics and the current assessment of risks for the environment and health.
The paper held within the scope of the DFG series "exkurs– Einblick indie Welt der Wissenschaft" ("excursion – insight into the world of science") was recorded at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich on 12 February 2020.
exkurs video: The Arctic is disappearing! – How we can get on to the ice melting
The meteorologist Susanne Crewell is working on decoding the complex processes in the Arctic climate system together with colleagues in a research association. In her paper, she reports about how measuring campaigns in the Arctic, for example with the research plane HALO and the research ship Polarstern, can contribute to this.
The German Research Foundation has made this possible and has also made this paper available in digital form. The paper – which had actually been planned to take place on site, forming part of the DFG series "exkurs– Einblick indie Welt der Wissenschaft" ("excursion – insight into the world of science") – was recorded as a studio paper.