Partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre
University of Greifswald
The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456 and is among the oldest academic institutions in Europe. Over 12,000 students from all over the world study in Greifswald.
Research related to peatlands is located at the Institute for Botany and Landscape Ecology. The institute is divided into eight working groups: General and special botany, Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem dynamics, Economics and Landscape economy, Peatland studies and Paleoecology, Experimental Plant Ecology, Plant physiology, Environmental ethics, and the social-ecological research group GETIDOS.
Michael Succow Foundation
The Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature, as one of the oldest foundations for nature conservation in Eastern Germany, is campaigning for sustainable land use and the active conservation of valuable landscapes. In national and international projects it contributes to climate protection, the conservation of biodiversity, the creation of wilderness areas and the education and further qualification of actors in nature and environmental conservation. The motto “Preserve and Sustain” is the kernel of the foundation’s work, both in the implementation of practical nature protection plans as well as in the development of nature conservation and land use concepts for our and future generations.
The scientific non-profit association "Institute of sustainable development of landscapes of the earth" was founded 1999 at the Institute for Botany and Landscape Ecology of the University of Greifswald. The main objective of DUENE is the conservation of natural and cultivated landscapes and the support of sustainable development of landscapes. Current interdisciplinary research in landscape ecology and economics focuses on sustainable land use.