iDiv Summer School

The first iDiv Summer School with the thematic focus “Biodiversity Synthesis” took place from 23 to 29 August 2015. 24 participants from 16 countries received an overview of the varied iDiv research fields. In addition to an evening lecture about research opportunities in Germany, there were interesting leisure activities: a rafting tour and a visit to the “Baumkronenpfad” (Treetop Path) in Hainich National Park in Thuringia.

World-changing invaders

The spread of species to non-native regions poses one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. An international research team including iDiv scientist Dr Marten Winter has now presented a new collection of data which lists characteristics and geographical data for over 13,000 alien plant species. more ›
(Montage: Daniel L. Nickrent/SIU)

Strengthening collaborations within iDiv

After the Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier in August, members of the iDiv research groups “Biodiversity Conservation” and “Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat” held a joint workshop in the Pyrenees to discuss collaborations in current and future projects. (Photo: Maria Voigt/iDiv)

Find more information about the iDiv Annual Conference 2015 here.


04 Oct Selbstverteidigungsstrategien von Pflanzen (DE) 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm
08 Oct yDiv Retreat
04 Nov Talks of Kuemmerle & Kamp 10.30 am - 11.30 am
24 Nov Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Bonn\, Prof. van Dam & Prof. Brose 06.00 pm - 08.00 pm
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