Research & Development

Public Funding & Contract Research

As a research institute, gaiac is involved in numerous inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. The topics range from ecological and ecotoxicological projects to the development of computer-based decision support systems on climate change and sustainable land management.

Good laboratory practice

Taxonomic expertise

Our expertise

Landscape modelling

Decision support through computer-based simulation models

Sustainable land management

Consider the regenerative capacity of tomorrow's ecological systems when acting today

Soil and agroecology

Protecting biodiversity in the landscape and supporting farmers

Insect and biodiversity monitoring

Concept development and implementation of monitoring for quality control

Pollutant stress on ecosystems

A good risk assessment protects us from unexpected consequences


Detection and assessment of micropollutants: "A new challenge in ecotoxicology"

Ecotoxicological test development

New challenges in substance evaluation require an adaptation of the testing strategy

Recent News

11.05.2022 in News

Meet us at the SETAC Europe 32nd annual meeting in Copenhagen!

The SETAC Europe 32nd annual meeting will take place from 15 - 19 May 2022 as a physical meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark featuring limited virtual components for remote participants. gaiac is…
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03.05.2022 in News

BeeMonitor – Pollutants in bees and bumblebees in cooperation with Serbia

In cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen and the University of Belgrade, Serbia, the two-year project "BeeMonitor" has started. In this project, the pesticide and heavy metal…
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06.04.2022 in News

R2K-Klim – Urban structural parameters for Duisburg

For the municipality of Duisburg, different urban structure parameters have been determined on the basis of RGBI aerial photographs and the normalised digital terrain model (nDOM). Their intersection not only…
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