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Relation between heavy precipitation and forest fires in California

The relations between heavy precipitation and forest fires in California are becoming clearer: an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG), the University of Hamburg and research institutions from the USA has published a study on this subject in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. more

In order to find out why the hunting spider Cupiennius salei adheres so well to vertical surfaces, the interdisciplinary research team investigates the tiny adhesive hairs on the spider legs. [Foto: © Siekmann, Uni Kiel]

What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

A team of researchers from Kiel University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs. more

Cities in global climate change

Summary for Urban Policy Makers: what the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C means for cities. GERICS Director Prof. Daniela Jacob is one of the authors. more