According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 3 MCAT test centers in Germany. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.
PROMETRIC TESTING CENTRE BERLIN
TOR STRASSE 49
BERLIN, Germany 10119
New Horizons CLC Frankfurt
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 30-34
Frankfurt (Eschborn), Germany 65760
GFN AG, Trainingcenter Munchen
Dessauer Strasse 6
49 89 520 561 0 or 49 89 699 377 627
Munich, Germany 80992
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Germany lies in the Central European zone of deciduous deciduous forests. The biodiversity of the natural vegetation is striking. Due to the influence of the Pleistocene glacial periods with large inland ice spreads and the difficult re-immigration caused by the Alps, numerous species that were sensitive to the cold died out. From the middle of the 19th century, the flora continued to become impoverished due to intensification of agriculture, industrialization, urbanization and urban sprawl. Check campingship to see Germany Travel Guide.
Flora and fauna are among others in Germany. protected by 16 national parks, 16 biosphere reserves around 8,700 nature reserves (around 4% of the total area) and 8,600 landscape protection areas (28% of the total area) (nature conservation). A special feature is the Green Belt along the former inner-German border.
Salt-loving and dune plants stretch along the coast in a strip between several meters and kilometers. In the northwest, apart from the raised bogs (moor), oak-birch forests predominate. On sandy soils of the North German lowlands originally a naturally grown pine-oak forest dominated, the young moraine of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a beech and mixed beech forest in the southern area of a sessile oak mixed forest, alternated in lössfreien older glaciation periods prevail Traubeneichen-, pine – and English oak mixed forest each other. In loess areas there were sessile oak and hornbeam under natural conditions-Mixed forests, in areas close to the groundwater alder forest, widespread in broad floodplains in southern areas of alluvial forest. Warmth-loving mixed oak forests grew on extremely dry locations.
The forest areas of the low mountain ranges showed a strong species differentiation. In many cases, beech forests were followed by mixed forests (especially beech, spruce and fir trees). The mixed forests continue into the Northern Limestone Alps with beech, sycamore maple and spruce, which comes more and more to the fore up to the natural tree line at around 1800 m above sea level. The dwarf shrub area follows above the Krummholzgürtel, above alpine meadows.
Due to the large-scale clearing since the early Middle Ages, the original forest cover was pushed back by about two thirds, due to the orderly forestry from the end of the 18th century, fast-growing coniferous species (especially pine and spruce) were planted in previously pure deciduous forest areas. Forests currently cover a third of the country’s area. Only the low mountain ranges and the dry, sandy meltwater embankments remained rich in forest. Oak and beech lost locations: in the lowlands in favor of the pine, in the low mountain range in favor of the spruce, especially after the Second World War Areas have been afforested. The warmth-loving mixed forests of sessile oak and hornbeam in the loess areas were almost completely displaced. The fir stocks also largely declined. On the nutrient-poor geest soils of northwest Germany, the Atlantic dwarf shrub heather (heather) spread. From the 19th century onwards, exotic conifers (Douglas fir, Weymouth pine, Sitka spruce, Japanese larch) enriched the forest. In 2011 five areas with old natural beech forests were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
The animal world in Germany comprises around 45,000 species and consists mainly of the species typical of the western part of the Eurasian forest zone, with the proportion of species bound to the Atlantic climate decreasing significantly from west to east in favor of continental species. The intensification of land use has led to considerable changes in the animal world; numerous species are threatened with extinction or at least endangered (species extinction). Aurochs, brown bears and bison, as well as the large carnivores lynx and wolf had been exterminated by the 19th century. However, the lynx has been reintroduced (Harz) since the early 1980s or has immigrated from neighboring countries. From around 2000 wolves came back to Germany from Poland; In 2016, 60 small packs were counted in the east and north. As of 2013, two herds of bison were released in the Rothaar Mountains. Among the large mammals, only red deer, roe deer and wild boar havemanaged to adapt to the changed conditions in large parts of the country. Extensive protective measures prevented the beaver from becoming extinct. By successfully combating rabies the fox population grew considerably. In contrast, the density of most other smaller predators, with the exception of the stone marten, decreased significantly. The otter is particularly at risk. But also other small mammals, e.g. B. bats have lost suitable habitats. The hares robbed intensive farming suitable conditions; the hamsters have now almost completely disappeared. Other animal species were naturalized, e.g. B. fallow deer and mouflon, or have spread unintentionally like the North American raccoon or the muskrat.
Threatened or endangered critically endangered numerous species of birds, especially large birds like eagles styles that are great bustard. Only through intensive efforts by nature conservation could the populations of eagle owls and peregrine falcon be stabilized again. Meadow-breeding species and numerous waterfowl are also particularly affected by the decline in populations. On the other hand, the populations of species that were endangered just a few years ago, such as heronsand cormorants, have recovered so well. A few species have become relatively close and successful with humans, such as “city pigeons” and corvids.
In the case of amphibians and reptiles, almost all species are at least endangered by habitat destruction. Many freshwater fish either disappeared completely due to water pollution or the stocks fell sharply. Measures to keep the waters clean partly led to recovery and the biodiversity increased partly again. About 98% of the animal species native to Germany belong to invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans and mollusks. Here, too, numerous species have disappeared or endangered (“insect death”), in particular due to the destruction or impairment of their habitat. On the other hand, it comes from disturbance of the biological balance (e.g. in monocultures) occasionally also to mass reproductions of certain insect species, which can then lead to economic damage. Droughts in 2018, 2019 and 2020 damaged the forest and led to a strong increase in the number of bark beetles.