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Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

The Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology focuses on the interrelationships between natural and human-made systems, looking into the deep past and distant future to examine how humanity has driven the emergence of the Anthropocene – the geological period in which human activities began significantly impacting our planet’s climate and ecosystems – and how we can still positively influence its course.


The transdisciplinary research at MPI-GEA will bring together research areas represented by all three scientific sections of the MPG: Biology & Medicine; Chemistry, Physics and Technology; and Human Sciences. Corresponding inter- and transdisciplinary research projects concern, for example, planetary urbanization, the global food system, and global material, energy and information flows.



Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

Kahlaische Straße 10

07745 Jena



Tel.: +49 (0)3641 686-601

E-Mail: kerpen(at)shh.mpg.de