The doctoral work of Lisa Magdalena Rossbach showed that nematodes continuously exposed to low concentrations of silver nanoparticles can adapt towards the exposure. The maintenance of the reproductive capacity was the dominating adaptive response, whereas antioxidant defenses seemed only to be partially involved.
The effects of oil palm on its surroundings largely depends on case-specific circumstances. Those who ask to boycott all palm oil due to its contribution to deforestation should also consider boycotting coffee, chocolate and coconut if they wish to be consistent.
Dorothee Kolberg’s doctorate shows that one of the most important adaptations to climate change farmers can do in seedbed preparation is avoiding compaction. Minimum compaction can be realised if spring fieldwork is performed under sufficiently dry conditions and by careful selection of implements, regarding their weight and mode of function.
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) is the university's competence centre on nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.