The Institute

Team

The core of the Forschungsinstitut für Bergbaufolgelandschaften e.V. (Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes) is its staff – an interdisciplinary team from various fields of study united by a passion for landscape ecology.

Career opportunities

Voluntary Ecological Year

The FIB is a recognised placement centre for the Voluntary Ecological Year and the Federal Voluntary Service in Brandenburg under the sponsorship of the Landesjugendring Brandenburg Trägerwerk e.V.

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Support during the studies

The qualification of young scientists is a matter close to the heart. This is why we offer the opportunity to complete internships. In cooperation with the universities, we also supervise Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral theses in the various green courses of study.

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Nature is close to your heart and you are naturally looking for a new challenge? Then this is the right place for you. Have a look at our job offers, maybe there is something suitable for you.

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Tasks and mission statement

The Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes, founded in 1992 (FIB) in Finsterwalde is concerned with landscapes damaged by the extraction of raw materials, particularly in the Lusatian lignite mining area. For this purpose, we work out remediation solutions with the thematic priorities: Agricultural and forestry recultivation, water ecology, landscape development and nature conservation.

Facilities of the Research Institute

For modern and goal-oriented research we have adapted facilities, from greenhouse to laboratory to water pilot plant. A presentation of all facilities can be found under the following link.

Cooperation

The FIB e.V. cooperates with renowned research institutes, numerous universities and partners in practice. However, state companies, professional associations, local authorities and planning regions also contribute their knowledge and define research tasks. In view of the global challenges, we are involved worldwide, for example in mine rehabilitation in China or in the environmentally friendly production of biofuels.

History

The solution of application-related problems in post-mining landscapes and other landscapes disturbed by human intervention requires a broad range of expertise from experienced experts. The FIB e.V. can look back on a 60-year tradition and recognised scientific excellence at the Finsterwalde research site with its experimental stations Lysimeteranlage Grünewalde, Drößig and Welzow-Süd.

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