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General and Theoretical Ecology

Head: Prof. Dr. Juliane Filser

© J. Filser 2014

Our Research

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Based on long-term ecosystem research, soil ecology and ecological theory we are working on sustainable solutions for a healthy environment. Main research areas are prospective environmental hazard assessment, interactions between primary producers and soil animals and their impact on carbon cycling. At present, major research topics involve projects on the impact of engineered nanomaterials on the environment and the application of biochar for improving soil fertility and soil health. Additionally, emphasis is given on critical assessment of standardised testing procedures for assessing environmental effects of nanomaterials.


Allgemeine und theoretische Ökologie
FB2, Zentrum für Umweltforschung und nachhaltige Technologien (UFT)

Leobener Str 6
28359 Bremen

Sekretariat: +49 421 218-63371




28.04.2021: Recently published: Ion compositions in artificial media control the impact of humic acid on colloidal behaviour, dissolution and speciation of CuO-NP

23.04.2021: Nanoparticles, Wastewater and Agriculture - BBC Interview with Juliane Filser will be online on April 23, 2021 from 21:32 onwards

31.03.2021: Recently published: Use of Deep Learning for structural analysis of CT-images of soil samples - Royal Society Open Science

03.02.2021: Recently published: Bypass and hyperbole in soil science: A perspective from the next generation of soil scientists

13.01.2021: Recently published: Identification and Speciation of Nanoscale Silver in Complex Solid Matrices by Sequential Extraction Coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry                    

05.12.2020: December 05, 2020 is World Soil Day!

25.11.2020:  Recently published: Soil properties can evoke toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles towards springtails at low concentrations