With its scientific research, collections and museums, the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research (SGN) has an outstanding position in German and international biodiversity research. The SGN researches biodiversity in all its facets as part of the "System Earth". The goal of the research is an understanding of the system in order to be able to ensure a sustainable use of the earth.

Founded as early as 1817, the SGN has remained true to its motto: to research and to communicate the results of research to the public. The museums in Frankfurt, Görlitz and Dresden play a particularly important role in this. They are open, extracurricular places of learning and communicate our findings in exchange with both the scientific community and society.

As part of the Leibniz Research Museums Aktionsplan with the common theme "A World in Motion", Senckenberg has developed an immersive exhibition of tropical coral reefs. It presents object- and research-based information on whether, for example, species have migrated or emigrated to reefs in the course of evolutionary history, or what the consequences of today's immigration of new species are.

The current reintroduction of wolves is another exciting migration phenomenon with implications for nature and humans. The Leibniz project KnowWolf investigates societal attitudes towards wolves in different contexts and which role emotions play in the transfer of knowledge about such large carnivores. Based on this, dialogue platforms will be created in various research museums within the framework of Action Plan II, which will enable a more intensive social debate on the topic of wolves. In contrast to the science-oriented KnowWolf project, the focus here will be on playful formats in order to increasingly involve children and young people.

  1. Coral reef

    An exhibition of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt, Dresden, Görlitz

    Coral reefs, along with tropical rainforests, are among the most species-rich and productive ecosystems on our planet and home to one-third of the animal kingdom living in the oceans. This diversity of fascinating organisms can be experienced in the new coral reef exhibition.

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  2. Know Wolf

    A research project of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien

    The wolf and our society: The Leibniz project "KnowWolf" investigates societal attitudes towards the wolf in different contexts and analyzes which role emotions play in the transfer of knowledge about such large carnivores.

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  3. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt, Dresden, Görlitz

    Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN)

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Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner

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Dr. Martin Mittelbach

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