The ‘Biosafety’ Research Group investigates the environmental impacts of agricultural technologies on biodiversity and arthropods. The topics addressed encompass genetically modified plants, macroorganisms for plant protection, invasive species, pesticides and (micro)plastics. In addition to experimental research in the laboratory, greenhouse and field, concept studies are developed to assess the opportunities and risks posed by various technologies.

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We investigate potential positive and negative effects of novel organisms in agriculture on biodiversity and ecological processes. Our experimental research using selected model systems is conducted in the laboratory, greenhouse and field.

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