New Publication in Global Change Biology Explores the Impact of Chemical Pollution on Biodiversity


Pollution of the environment with chemicals threatens biodiversity and our ecosystems. However, research on biodiversity loss does not yet sufficiently address the impact of environmental pollution: Evidence for this is provided by international scientists in the current issue of the journal "Global Change Biology". In the article, lead-authored by Gabriel Sigmund of the Center for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna and Ksenia Groh of the Eawag Water Research Institute (Switzerland), the researchers call for closer collaboration between ecology, ecotoxicology and environmental sciences. They provide impetus for closer linkages between research fields to jointly find solutions to threats to planetary health. Such an interdisciplinary approach is pursued by the new Cluster of Excellence "Microbiomes Drive Planetary Health".