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

14.09.2022 in News

Comparative study of two mesocosm systems (Pond and Stream)

With the help of a comparative mesocosm study, which is being carried out by a Master's student from the Institute of Environmental Research at RWTH Aachen University together with Bayer…
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06.06.2022 in Nature Conservation

New publications on the topic of “Monitoring of soil organisms” published

Das gaiac-Forschungsteam hat sich in den letzten Jahren vergrößert und  unsere Aufgabenfelder sind vielfältiger und umfangreicher geworden. In unserem neuen Webauftritt stellen wir Ihnen übersichtlich und wohl strukturiert unsere Forschungsgebiete…
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24.05.2022 in News

Development of a digital tool for the evaluation of algae tests

We are pleased to participate in a cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Research at RWTH Aachen University on the development of a digital tool for the evaluation of ecotoxicological…
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