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Scientists from Göttingen University investigate effects of land conversion in South-East Asia
Researchers illuminate the epidemiology of a cryptic pathogen
A new mathematical model shows why the largest animals are not always the fastest.
In meadows with high plant species richness, nematode communities cope better with warming.
Collaborative Research Centre of the University of Jena: AquaDiva funded for further four years with over 9.5 million euros from German Research Foundation
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Global hotspots for non-native animal and plant species have been identified for the first time
The research centre was one of two priorities during his visit to the Leipzig University
The iDiv Ecotron will provide insights into interactions among species.
Study by Senckenberg, iDiv, MLU, UFZ and others
Estimating how many animals of a certain species live in a remote region has become easier thanks to a new analytical method
A new study in Nature reports the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley.
The plant volatile compound bergamotene is alluring, but also lethal for Manduca sexta months, a new study finds.
An experiment shows how rising temperatures change interactions between species.
findings appear in BMC Genomics
The protection status of several species should therefore be reconsidered, researchers from iDiv and MLU say.
When plants are eaten by herbivores, they emit odours to attract the natural enemies of their enemies. These odours vary according to the characteristics of the herbivore species, a new study shows.
Statement by Marten Winter
Intensive use of grasslands by humans not only reduces species diversity. It also makes the landscape more monotonous, so that the same species end up everywhere, a new study in "Nature" shows.
A fungus living inside the roots of tomato plants helps its host to defend itself against parasites. The knowledge about this mechanism cold inspire new solutions for a sustainable agriculture.
Number of bears negligible
Trees are able to distinguish whether one of their buds or shoots has been randomly torn off by a storm gust or fallen victim to a ravenous roe deer. In the case of roe deer browsing, they activate...
International research team issues recommendations to improve the predictive capacity of ecological models
Researchers seek explanations for the mystery that is monodominance
Burrowing invaders conquest North American forests
Statements by Henrique M. Pereira
new NATURE paper by Harpole et al.
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Financial commitment over the next four years
Leipzig. At the beginning of July in Leipzig, several hundred international experts in monitoring biological diversity will advise how the enormous gaps in knowledge about global biodiversity can be...
Bees pollinate plants more frequently in the city than in the country even though they are more often infected with parasites, a factor which can shorten their lifespans. These were the findings of a...
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Small animals that decompose fallen leaves in the forest form complex food webs and are essential to a functioning ecosystem. A study comprising over 80 forests in Germany and on Sumatra (Indonesia)...
Dr Sabine Matthiä has taken up the position as Chief Operating Officer at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.
new international study published in Science Advances
First International ECSA and GEWISS Conference from 19 to 21 May 2016
Forest homogenisation results in a lower ecosystem performance.
More Sumatran orangutans live in the wild than previously thought, yet continuing deforestation is likely to substantially reduce their number
Carbon dioxide changes community of soil organisms
Eines der größten und ältesten Biodiversitätsexperimente Europas wird fortgesetzt
The grant for Nico Eisenhauer is awarded to study the effects of European earthworms in North America.
Communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species. An international group of scientists has solved this long-standing ecological riddle using...