The loss of biodiversity is currently one of the biggest threats to Life on Earth. In a research project, I analyzed if more plant species are beneficial for the soil.
During exactly 72 hours each year, Basel is in an exceptional state. Then, the Carnival of Basel is taking place, which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. But this event is not just about music, costumes, confetti, and fun. The confrontation with all kind of local, national, and international topics of the last year plays … Continue reading Environmental Topics at the Carnival of Basel 2019
My first science film 🙂 I am very excited to share with you the first video on this blog today! During a science filmmaking event, the Exposure Science Film Hackathon Lausanne 2018, I had the opportunity to make a very cool science film with a team of scientists, filmmakers, and science communicators. As the topic, … Continue reading The Miraculous Nitrogen Cycle – How fertilizers Warm the Earth
The story starts at the beautiful Lake Luganoin Southern Switzerland. It has a history of containing too much nutrients due to human activities, leading to massive algae growth and bad water quality - a process called eutrophication.Luckily there are microbes in the lake that remove excessive nitrogen. That's why it is important to study the … Continue reading My Thesis in Pictures
Climate Change and in general environmental problems are omnipresent topics these days. By now, the Earth has changed so much by humans activities that we have even entered a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene. Before it came that far, many things happened on Earth since it was formed ~4.5 billion years ago. In the … Continue reading The Anthropocene – Time of Humans
Science and art are two completely different and separated fields, right? No! They have actually many things in common, like the necessity for passion and creativity. In case you are wondering why scientists need creativity: When they plan new projects and experiments or analyze data, they need to think out of the box to discover … Continue reading Science or Art? Both!
Our environment is complex and fascinating, with many interactions between the earth's four spheres: the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Humans have a lot of bad impact on the earth. Science helps to understand our planet and the human impacts so we can better protect it.