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Since 1.1.2015

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Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) 

Biodiversity loss and climate change are among today's great challenges. To understand them and their close and numerous interactions, science has to address and bridge both processes. This interdisciplinary scientific research is the aim of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). The centre was established in 2008 as a joint venture between the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. An interdisciplinary team of 130 scientists conducts research on the various interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate. We use innovative research approaches ranging from satellite based remote sensing of climate, species and ecosystem dynamics to molecular genetic analyses of particular individuals, populations or communities.
BiK-F researchers document and analyze geological, evolutional and ecological events and processes from the past and the present at regional and global scales in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. At BiK-F we use our research findings to generate  future projections and provide a basis for informed decision-making, thus contributing to the implementation of international agreements.