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23rd September 2013

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Halftime for Mosses as Measuring Devices

Developing a new procedure to use moss as a sensor for the measurement of pollutants in the air: that is the aim of the "Mossclone" project which is being funded by the European Union (EU) as part of its Eco-Innovation Programme. After one and a half years the international research group run by Biologist Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg/Germany has achieved the first milestone by preparing the lab-scale produced mosses to be cultivated in large bioreactors. A midterm review with all partners is being held at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) from 26th - 28th September 2013. The meeting will kick off with a talk by one of the Advisory Board members Dr. Harald Zechmeister on why moss is suitable for studying the effects of climate change. The Assistant Professor from the Department of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology at the University of Vienna/Austria will illustrate how rises in temperature as well as in carbon dioxide and nitrogen affect moss colonies in the wild.

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3rd April 2012

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Moss Detects Air Pollution

EU-Project will invent a new biotechnology in which peat moss will serve as a novel biological indicator.....

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