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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...