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

19.01.2023 in Research & Development

Soil related indicators

In cooperation with ahu GmbH Aachen (coordination) and other partners, we are working on the project "Expansion and further development of soil-related indicators for national and EU-wide reporting on climate…
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14.10.2022 in News

Monitoring of Cologne water

This year, the gaiac research institute again carried out monitoring of 16 Cologne city waters on behalf of the Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln (StEB). These limnological investigations have already been carried out…
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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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