The AERL is an institution, linked to the West University of Timisoara and especially to Faculty of Chemistry – Biology – Geography, which focuses on environmental research.
Environmental research is not a conventional discipline, but requires interdisciplinary teamwork.
This principle was considered to an extended degree when the AERL was founded in 2010. The research unit combines a broad methodical competence by a new structure of co-operation between the different disciplines. The entire spectrum of environmental research, from microscopic to macroscopic scales, is represented in the teams of the AERL. Molecular genetic processes of environmental interactions, macroscopic monitoring of populations and ecosystems as well as risk assessment and environmental friendly production processes are investigated in interdisciplinary working departments of this institution.