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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
Researchers found that chimpanzees associate more with partners of the same sex while bonobos of either sex associate preferentially with females
Scientists met on 27 April in Leipzig to discuss a broad range of topics from the field of “biodiversity economics”.
A new study in Nature reports the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley.
At regional level, urbanisation is increasing the number of plant species, but it is also associated with a loss of evolutionary diversity
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.
A new coalition of five organisations including iDiv aims at promoting biodiversity restoration at a European level through the application of rewilding principles.
Household income and knowledge about health risks drive the consumption of wild animal meat in West Africa. Study by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
In a commentary in Nature Ecology and Evolution, scientists from iDiv and Leipzig University call for initiatives to fill knowledge gaps
yDiv together with the iDiv Research Group Molecular Interaction Ecology were visited by Dr. Tjeerd Snoeren on the 21st of March. Tjeerd is the Entomology Lead at Limagrain, which is a cooperative...
to further develop the content of chapter 2
findings appear in BMC Genomics
A new framework, presented in "Ecology"
New research shows that rate of alien species introduction is higher than ever before / press release of Senckenberg
results of sDiv workshop „Restoration synthesis“ published / press release of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
The protection status of several species should therefore be reconsidered, researchers from iDiv and MLU say.
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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.
A Czech-German team of researchers publishes findings suggesting that the transfer of nuclear genes from one vascular plant species to another without sexual fertilisation is not a rare event.
Researchers report that in old forests with high species richness the effect of climate variability on photosynthetic capacity is dampened.
Press release of UFZ about the "Ecological Focus Areas" introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules
press release of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)
Low-abundance bacterial and fungal species can have disproportionate effects, a new review concludes.
When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species.