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Cocoa agroforestry is less resilient to extreme drought than cocoa in full sun

A new study based on detailed field measurements in West Africa shows cocoa agroforestry to be less drought resilient than previously thought. The study was conducted by doctoral student Issaka Abdulai of the Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling (TROPAGS) division of the University of Göttingen. more…


Inferno world with titanium skies

An international team of researchers including the University of Göttingen has detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. Using the FORS2 instrument at ESO’s Very Large Telescope, they were able to gain unique information about the chemical composition as well as the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere on WASP-19b, an unusual and very hot world. more…


Attractive research location for international scientists

The University of Göttingen continues to be in high demand amongst international researchers. In its 2017 Humboldt Rankings, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has given sixth place in Germany to the University—with its total of 152 guest scientists. more…


From bacteria to birds: tropical plantations disrupt biodiversity

A research team at the University of Göttingen has conducted a large-scale study in Indonesia to understand how the conversion of rainforest to rubber and oil palm plantations alters biodiversity of these ecosystems. The researchers found that land-use change directly reduces the number of different species as well as the number of individual plants and animals. more…


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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage appointed Max Planck Fellow

Applied Mathematician Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage from the University of Göttingen has been appointed as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen. For the next five years, Hohage will collaborate with the institute and other partners on the Göttingen Campus. One of the aims of the collaboration is to refine numerical methods to reconstruct interior properties of the Sun from observations of the Sun’s surface. more…

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Alec Wodtke

The Göttingen researcher Alec Wodtke has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding the chemist's work with around €2.5 million for the next five years. Together with his Dynamics at Surfaces Department at Göttingen University and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry, Wodtke is studying how gaseous atoms and molecules collide with solid surfaces. more…

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