Protecting Biodiversity through Science and Innovation

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The variety of life on earth is extraordinary. While humans have discovered and described about two million species, no one can say how many species live on earth in total. This is not only due to their sheer abundance, but also because many of them are hard to find, or living in habitats inaccessible for humans. At the same time, the interrelations between the ecological systems are complex and though we know about the accelerating pace of biodiversity loss, much more information is needed to combat it efficiently.

In this regard, innovative technology and international collaboration play a key role. In the next DWIH Coffee Talk three experts will talk about current Japanese-German efforts in biodiversity research – by diving into the deep sea, monitoring bird movements or analysing habitat distribution and impacts of human activity.

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022

Time: 17:00-18:00 (JST) / 10:00-11:00 (CEST)

Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Related article: “Conserving Biodiversity in Japan and Germany”

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Recording (Japanese):

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Event Information

May 16, 2022, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo)


Prof. Dr. Stefan Hotes, Professor, Applied Landscape Ecology Lab, Chuo University
Lab Website / Profile (in Japanese) / LinkedIn




Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Ichinose, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Lab Website (in Japanese) / Profile / University’s Website



Prof. Dr. Julia Sigwart, Head of Malacology, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
Profile / Twitter





Dr. Laura Blecken, Program Manager, DWIH Tokyo
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