Current tour dates

Museum am Schölerberg

05.01.2018 - 26.08.2018


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Previous venues

Museum König, Bonn

06.08.2015 - 31.01.2016

Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

19.02.2016 - 26.06.2016

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

23.11.2016 - 17.04.2017

Naturerbe Zentrum, Rügen

03.07.2017 - 10.10.2017

Visitor Feedback

"Super interessant, liebevoll im Detail und absolut informativ. Man muss mehrfach kommen!"

 

"Biodiversity is life! Very nice exhibition with good interactional games."

 

"Spannende Inhalte, toll aufbereitet. Besonders schön, dass die Ausstellung so interaktiv ist. Für Groß und Klein interessant. Danke!"

 

"Aufbau, Gestaltung, Informationen - einfach toll. Wir sollten alle die Natur mehr schätzen!"

 

"Really nice....and highly informative and finally, that selfie in the natural backdrop was superb! Thanks a lot."

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The Exhibition

Life on earth is colourful and diverse. According to estimations, about 11 million different species of living organisms live on our planet – plants, animals, fungi, microorganisms. So far, only 1.9 million of these have been described scientifically. We have not yet discovered the others.

However, we do know how important this biological diversity, also known as biodiversity, is. Individuals of the many different species interact with each other in their habitats, the ecosystems, and provide essential “services” for our life: clean air, pure water, food, pharmacological active substances and raw materials – a great treasure, which need to be preserved for following generations.

 

Biodiversity research, a rather new science, examines the interrelations and mutual interdependencies of species in ecosystems. The researchers work on a lot of questions: How many species are there in a habitat and which are they? What happens if one or more species become extinct? Are species-rich ecosystems more stable than those with few species? Which impacts do climate change and the increasing human demand for resources have?

 

Questions which are not only interesting for science, but which affect us all, since our future is dependent on this.

 

Therefore, it is even more important to bring biodiversity and biodiversity research to the attention of the public, to arouse interest in it and to motivate people to occupy themselves with it more intensively.

 

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’s exhbition “DIVERSITY COUNTS!” invites you to go on a fascinating expedition through biodiversity. Gain new knowledge about biodiversity, its distribution on earth and about the processes that take place in an ecosystem, and become familiar with research methods, from odour analysis to molecular genetics.

 

Immerse yourself in three special habitats that are representative of the diversity of the ecosystems: A meadow in Germany, the tropical mountain rainforest in South Ecuador and the North Atlantic Ocean.

 

Accompany researchers at work in the biodiversity research projects that are funded by the DFG around the world.

 

And experience the fascination of particularly special habitats such as coral reefs and the cloud forest in a multimedia installation in the Cabinet “wonders of life”.

 

 

Basics of biodiversity and biodiversity research

The species’ system

There are many types of meadows

Production of plant biomass

The forest – the earth’s green “lung”

Everything is connected

No ocean, no life

Diversity in the garden

Cabinet of "wonders of life"