Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone +49 341 235-0

Executive Management:

Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Georg Teutsch
Administrative Director: Prof. Dr. Heike Graßmann

Legal form:

The UFZ is a limited liability company (GmbH) under German law.

Registration court:

District court of Leipzig (Amtsgericht Leipzig), Commercial register: No. HRB 4703
Value added tax identification number: DE 141507065

Responsible for the content according to § 55 Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting):

Dr. Catarina C. Ferreira
Coordinator of the project CONTRASST
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Department of Conservation Biology

Use of images:

Unless otherwise stated, the UFZ has the rights to the images on the pages of the UFZ website. The graphic material may be used without charge for research and teaching and editorial purposes if the UFZ is identified as the source of the image. The images may not be used for other purposes, e.g. commercial purposes.


Data privacy statement:

Dear visitors,
We provide information below on the scope of handling your data:

Usage data

We store data on the individual access to our sites for statistical purposes to improve the quality of our websites. This data record consists of the

  • Site from which the file was requested
  • Name of the file
  • Date and time of the request
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • IP address of the requesting computer shortened by the last three digits.

This data is stored anonymously in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The creation of personal user profiles is therefore precluded.

Transfer of data to third parties

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties.


Cookies are small files that are stored on a visitor’s hard drive. They allow information to be obtained for a specific period of time and for the visitor’s computer to be identified. We use permanent cookies to improve user guidance and illustrate individual performance. Furthermore, we use so-called session cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies. This ensures that the use of cookies then becomes transparent to you.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to demand information with regard to what data we have stored about you and for which reason it has been stored. Furthermore, you may correct inaccurate data or delete any data that was wrongfully stored or that does not need to be stored any more.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or have any suggestions or requests concerning data protection.