We are grateful for our partnerships with the Institute of Landscape Ecology, LWL Museum of Natural History, the Association of German Avifaunists (DDA) and the Institute of Geology and Paleontology.

Institute of Landscape Ecology

The Institute of Landscape Ecology is a research institution dedicated to studying the relationships between living organisms and their environment within landscapes. They investigate the ecological dynamics and patterns in natural and human-modified landscapes, aiming to understand and address various environmental challenges.

LWL Museum of Natural History

The LWL Museum of Natural History centers its research on geological, paleontological, ecological, and a wide array of biological matters. Engaged in citizen science, ongoing projects explore plant, fungi, and animal presence within the region over time, in partnership with community members. With over 550,000 specimens (ranging from vascular plants, mosses, algae, fungi, lichens to seeds), they maintain one of the largest herbaria in Germany.

Association of German Avifaunists (DDA)

The DDA is the umbrella organization of the 16 ornithological associations of the German federal states and numerous regional ornithological associations. As a non-profit association, it promotes science, research and education in the field of avifaunistics in order to strengthen bird and species conservation. The DDA regularly informs the public and nature conservation stakeholders about the condition of the bird world in Germany. By coordinating mapping and standardized bird monitoring surveys, it determines distribution, populations and population changes. As an umbrella organization, the association works with its member organizations to organize the work of over 50,000 volunteers who collect data on bird life. The evaluation and provision of this data for research and species conservation are central tasks of the DDA.

Institute of Geology and Paleontology

The Institute of Geology and Paleontology is dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth evolution through comprehensive research and education. With diverse expertise in structural geology, sedimentology, historical geology, applied geology, paleontology, paleobotany, and Earth systems research, we explore the geologic and paleontologic history of our planet. The multidisciplinary approach promotes insight into the Earth's dynamic processes, enriches our knowledge of its past, and contributes to a sustainable future.