Solanum dulcamara
26.04.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology, TOP NEWS

Together with colleagues of FU Berlin, PhD student Onno Calf (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL) and his supervisor Nicole van Dam (Molecular Interaction Ecology iDiv/FSU Jena) discovered that... > more

The sDiv Board decided to fund ten working groups, two individual postdoc positions and one sabbatical position. > more

27.04.2016 | sDiv

First beaver sighting for over 70 years using camera traps > more

20.04.2016 | Biodiversity Conservation, TOP NEWS
Dr. Ainhoa Martinez Medina

Dr. Ainhoa Martinez Medina has been selected as chair of the next Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Plant Volatiles. Gordon Research Seminars are a unique opportunity for early career scientists to... > more

20.04.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

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19.04.2016 | Research
Paul R. Ehrlich (Photo: Paul R. Ehrlich, licensed under a Creative Commons license:

First Annual iDiv Public Lecture by Prof. Paul R. Ehrlich > more

11.04.2016 | Biodiversity Conservation, iDiv

Current issue of "scientia halensis" now available > more

07.04.2016 | Research, TOP NEWS, Spatial Interaction Ecology
Axel Touw

My name is Axel Touw and I am a MSc student in Plant Sciences at Wageningen UR, with a special interest in plant pathology and entomology. > more

06.04.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

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04.04.2016 | Research

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03.04.2016 | Research
Nico Eisenhauer holds symbolic key for Ecotron hall

Milestone for new iDiv research platform > more

31.03.2016 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology

Congratulation! sDiv postdoc Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral accepted the Junior Professorship for Ecosystem Modeling at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg. The research group is part of the... > more

31.03.2016 | sDiv, TOP NEWS

Importance of climate and sea level changes for biodiversity on islands > more

30.03.2016 | sDiv, Research

This text is only available in German. > more

29.03.2016 | Research

Forest homogenisation results in a lower ecosystem performance.  > more

24.03.2016 | Press Releases

Grassland plants grown from regional seed are superior to conspecifics from elsewhere > more

21.03.2016 | Research
Franziska Schreiber

Franziska Schreiber, Biotechnology Bachelor student at the Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena, is performing an internship of 3 weeks at iDiv. During her time in the MIE group,... > more

21.03.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

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17.03.2016 | Research

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16.03.2016 | Ecosystem Services, TOP NEWS

EU horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B > more

15.03.2016 | GEO BON

Mysterious gaps in vegetation only ever seen in southern Africa until now > more

15.03.2016 | iDiv
Anna von Saal

Anna von Saal, a Bachelor student at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, recently started at iDiv to participate in the "Showcase on Urban Gardening" project. For the coming three months Anna... > more

10.03.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

iDiv scientists involved in both assessments > more

09.03.2016 | Biodiversity Conservation, TOP NEWS, GEO BON
Shadi Al-Schahari

My Name is Shadi Al-Schahari and I am 16 years old. I go to the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gymnasium in Leipzig, which has an in-depth scientific profile. Within the scope of a school project, I am at iDiv for... > more

07.03.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology
Sumatran orangutans, one of the two existing species of orangutans, live exclusively in the North of the Indonesian island Sumatra. © Perry van Duijnhoven

More Sumatran orangutans live in the wild than previously thought, yet continuing deforestation is likely to substantially reduce their number > more

04.03.2016 | Press Releases, TOP NEWS
Juliano Sarmento Cabral

Another great contribution to the field of island biogeography. Congrats, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, for co-authoring this interesting paper. > more

03.03.2016 | sDiv
Tapping into belowground communication

Nicole van Dam together with Harro Bouwmeester of Wageningen University the Netherlands, has published a paper in the March 2016 issue of Trends in Plant Science. The review specifies how... > more

02.03.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

Newly discovered stone tool-use behavior and accumulation sites in wild chimpanzees reminiscent to human cairns > more

29.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

current workshop of sDiv > more

29.02.2016 | TOP NEWS
Mahmoud Nazeri

We are happy to welcome Mahmoud Nazeri (University of Tehran; Karaj-Iran) in our group. He will stay for 6 months to work on a project on herbivore-induced plant volatiles. Mahmoud Nazeri did his... > more

24.02.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

DKMS screening (German Bone Marrow Donor Center) on March 5th > more

23.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of Leipzig University will be transformed into a tropical paradise from February 27 to March 6, 2016. Thousands of orchids that cannot be found in any store -... > more

23.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

sDiv is holding another working group meeting from 22nd to 26th February. > more

23.02.2016 | TOP NEWS
Monthly Journal Club

We are happy to announce that with the beginning of 2016 the Molecular Interaction Ecology group of Prof. Nicole van Dam will meet on a monthly basis to discuss historic, influential and/or recent... > more

23.02.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

Gerd Gleixner, research group head at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and member of iDiv, will receive the Thuringian Research Award in Basic Sciences. In his project "Biodiversity... > more

23.02.2016 | TOP NEWS
For their study the researchers analyzed soil organisms and bio¬geo-che¬mical cycles in a natural source of carbon dioxide (mofette) and in a comparative soil. Photo: Felix Beulig, FSU

Carbon dioxide changes community of soil organisms > more

23.02.2016 | TOP NEWS, Press Releases
Oceans theme at "Diversity Counts!" Photo: Sven Tränkner, Senckenberg

Today „Diversity counts! An expedition through biodiversity“ opens its gates at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt > more

17.02.2016 | iDiv
Gärtnerin Katja Kunze an einem  Spezialzelt auf den "Biodiversitätswiesen" beim Bienen zählen. (Foto: Anne Günther/FSU)

Eines der größten und ältesten Biodiversitätsexperimente Europas wird fortgesetzt > more

16.02.2016 | Press Releases

New national consulting centre about wolves > more

15.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

The value of nature > more

14.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

Open until the middle of May in Görlitz > more

13.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

Unicellular microalgae smell dissolved minerals in water > more

13.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

MEP visited the Biotech Campus Gatersleben and discussed with researchers at the IPK > more

12.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy  > more

11.02.2016 | Ecosystem Services, TOP NEWS

Well-known TV journalist is in Leipzig with the WWF Living Planet Report  > more

08.02.2016 | iDiv
Kick-Off Workshop for the feasibility of the "Living Atlas Germany"

Kick-off workshop for the feasibility of a "Living Atlas Germany" took place on January 21./22. in Berlin > more

05.02.2016 | Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity Conservation, GEO BON
„Agua Salud“ project in Panama (Photo: Dylan Craven/iDiv)

Nowhere does deforestation occur more rapidly than in the tropics, where humans use the previously forested land for crop production and cattle ranching. If this land is abandoned again, however,... > more

03.02.2016 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology

Leibniz anniversary year 2016 > more

01.02.2016 | TOP NEWS

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born 370 years ago in Leipzig > more

29.01.2016 |

The grant for Nico Eisenhauer is awarded to study the effects of European earthworms in North America.  > more

28.01.2016 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, Press Releases

"Natural Capital Germany - TEEB DE" has published it’s study "ecosystem services in rural areas".  > more

27.01.2016 | TOP NEWS

High-level growth for biodiversity research at MLU > more

25.01.2016 | TOP NEWS, Research, Spatial Interaction Ecology

We announce the release of sPlot 2.0 - the global vegetation-plot database. sPlot currently contains >1.1 million plots from 110 source databases originating from all seven continents and a total... > more

22.01.2016 | sDiv

MIE members Nicole van Dam and Ainhoa Martinez-Medina will both speak at the Plant Volatile Gordon Research Seminar ( and Conference... > more

21.01.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

Six iDiv member elected > more

18.01.2016 | Research

Congrats! The sDiv species pool project sREGPOOL published a new paper in Global Ecology and Biogeography. The group shows a very promising way of delineating species pools. A long term problem in... > more

15.01.2016 | sDiv
Prof. Jonathan Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Research Group

The 2015 list of Highly Cited researchers features Jonathan Chase, along with 6 other iDiv members. > more

15.01.2016 | Biodiversity Synthesis
Photo: Ramesh Laungani, Doane College

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... > more

14.01.2016 | Press Releases

MLU study with iDiv member: Global honey trade plays greater role than previously thought > more

13.01.2016 | Press Releases

sDiv has published its new newsletter in December with lots of information on what is going at sDiv - especially the new sDiv call for working groups, postdocs and sabbaticals! Check it out here! > more

05.01.2016 | sDiv
In Nature ist jetzt bisher umfangreichste Studie zum Wettbewerb um die Ressourcen im Wald erschienen. (Foto: Mitteleuropäischer Laubwald, Böhmisches Mittelgebirge, Tschechien)

This text is only available in German. > more

23.12.2015 | Press Releases
Die Größe von Pflanzen und der Bauplan ihrer Blätter haben bei der Evolution der Gefäßpflanzen eine besondere Rolle gespielt, so die neue Studie in "Nature". Foto-Kollage: Angela Günther, MPI-BGC

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23.12.2015 | Press Releases, Research

yDiv doctoral researcher Katja Steinauer won the award for the best poster at the iDiv Conference 2015. Her poster “Root exudate cocktails: the link between plant diversity and soil microorganisms?”... > more

18.12.2015 | yDiv

The sDiv postdoc Carten Meyer is the winner of a travel grant amounting to 1.000€ at the iDiv annual conference. To push his research forward and intensify his knowledge he can use this money to... > more

16.12.2015 | sDiv
Gutianshan National Nature Reserve in Zheijiang, located west of Shanghai in China. Photo: Helge Bruelheide, MLU/iDiv

Many of the previous studies on global species diversity are inaccurate. These are the conclusions of an international research group, led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in... > more

11.12.2015 | Press Releases, Research
According a new study, inter-annual variation in climate has stronger effects on predators such as spiders than populations of their detritivorous prey, such as isopods.

Leipzig. Elevated concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide enhance photosynthesis and plant growth. Although these growth effects can be sustained in the long term, the magnitude of effects... > more

10.12.2015 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, Press Releases
Bruelheide, Buscot, Neumann, Wirth, Küsel, Straeter, Becker, Rosenthal, Hoppe, Gaul, Schücking, Teutsch (f.l.t.r.)

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03.12.2015 | Press Releases, iDiv

sDiv has just opened its fourth call for working groups, postdoctoral fellowships and sabbaticals! Initiating collaborations between scientists across the world is one of the central tasks of the... > more

02.12.2015 | sDiv
Image showing tightly packed tree crowns in a natural tropical forest, for investigating the forest's structure. Tree crowns of different sizes are shown as spheres.

New modelling approach to assess the distribution of different tree sizes in natural forests > more

27.11.2015 | Press Releases, Research

"Forest ecosystems" coffee evening held as part of the event series "Ecosystem services forum - opportunities and risks of an economic assessment of nature" > more

25.11.2015 | Ecosystem Services
Prof. Aletta Bonn, Prof. Nicole M. van Dam, Prof. Ulrich Brose (v.l.n.r.)

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22.11.2015 | Press Releases, Theory in Biodiversity Science, Molecular Interaction Ecology, Ecosystem Services

Wow, what a start! Congrats to sDiv's newest Postdoc Petr Keil on new paper in Nature Communications, co-authored by sDiv Sabbatical Walter Jetz. He shows that the geometry of area loss is crucial to... > more

19.11.2015 | sDiv
Photo: Cornelia Menichelli /

The value of biodiversity is particularly high in poor environmental conditions > more

18.11.2015 | Press Releases, iDiv
Kleingarten in Leipzig. Foto: Ines Carbal, UFZ/iDiv

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18.11.2015 | Ecosystem Services, Press Releases
iDiv Informatics Knowledge Sharing Group (IKSG)

The first kick-off meeting of the Informatics Knowledge Sharing Group (IKSG) took place on 6. November 2015 at iDiv in Leipzig. The group is initiated by Dr Jitendra Gaikwad from the Biodiversity... > more

11.11.2015 | Bioinformatics Unit (BIU), Research, Biodiversity Informatics Uni (BDU), iDiv

Molecular biologist Dr Ainhoa Martinez-Medina is one of eleven young researchers, which are funded from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in order to apply for third-party funds. For this... > more

23.10.2015 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

Three yDiv doctoral researchers, Maria Voigt, Solveig Franziska Bucher and Patrizia König, joined the ‘Her Career’ fair in Munich on the 15-16 October 2015. > more

20.10.2015 | yDiv
Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) can be up to 115 meters high, and reach up to seven meters in diameter. These evergreen conifers are the highest trees on earth. Photo: Save The Redwoods League

Berkeley/Leipzig. Climate change might shift the climatic suitable habitat of coast redwoods in California about 70 to 200 kilometers to the north in the near future. The environmental conditions... > more

16.10.2015 | Biodiversity Conservation, Press Releases
(Photo: M. Grossmann /

Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems in unusual climatic events? Given the continued extinction of species and climate-change associated with increasingly extreme and sudden changes in the... > more

15.10.2015 | Press Releases, Experimental Interaction Ecology, sDiv
Teamworking at the 2nd yDiv Retreat

The yDiv annual retreat brings together all yDiv doctoral researchers to spend time together and learn about a topic that is important to all. The 2nd yDiv retreat from 8 to 9 October 2015 was all... > more

14.10.2015 | yDiv

The Jena Experiment, one of the longest running grassland biodiversity experiments worldwide has now been evaluated for the sixth time. In September, an evaluation committee visited the Jena... > more

13.10.2015 | iDiv, Research, Experimental Interaction Ecology

We welcome four new postdocs to our sDiv family: Petr Keil (University of Prague), Carsten Meyer (University of Göttingen), Juliano Sarmento Cabral (University of Göttingen) and Katherine... > more

06.10.2015 | sDiv
The green-veined white (Pieris napi) is widespread and abundant throughout Europe and one of six species that showed a major population collapse in the UK following the 1995 drought. Photo: Martin Wiemers/UFZ

Our ecosystems are affected not only by climate change, but by a plethora of inter-acting global change factors, above all pollution and land use change. > more

25.09.2015 | iDiv, Research

It is the aim of the Citizen Sciense Stragety 2020 to strengthen civil research in Germany. To drafting this strategy and to start an important process of discussion a first framework document can be... > more

17.09.2015 | iDiv, Research, Ecosystem Services

New iDiv colleagues, Carsten Meyer and Walter Jetz, today published a comprehensive survey of global species distribution data in Nature Communications. The study reveals the largest data gaps in... > more

09.09.2015 | sDiv
Participants of the iDiv Summer School

The first iDiv summer school took place from 23 to 29 August 2015 with the help of the DAAD. With its theme “Biodiversity Synthesis” the summer school provided the opportunity to learn from and... > more

03.09.2015 | yDiv

Worldwide human activities have resulted in large increases in the availability of nutrients in ecosystems. In a recent study scientists from the US, Europe and Australia – including Stan Harpole,... > more

02.09.2015 | Physiological Diversity, iDiv, Research

The spread of species to non-native regions poses one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. An international research team including Dr Marten Winter from the German Centre for... > more

20.08.2015 | Press Releases, sDiv

According to study published in Nature (and see Nature Editorial), iDiv scientist Marten Winter, who is among the core co-authors, says that almost 4% of the global flora become naturalized somewhere... > more

20.08.2015 | sDiv

The paper in Global Change Biology about future and past alien species relationships with global trade co-authored by sDiv Coordinator Marten Winter is highlighted in Nature Plants. " > more

19.08.2015 | sDiv
Dr. Anett Richter with Citizen Science posters at Australian Citizen Science Association Conference 2015

Dr. Anett Richter represented iDiv and the Citizen Science project at the Australian Citizen Science Association Conference in August 2015. Read her report here. > more

30.07.2015 | Ecosystem Services

Anthropogenic environmental change is widely recognized as the key driver of biodiversity change globally > more

29.07.2015 | Experimental Interaction Ecology

Former sDiv postdoc Viktoriia Radchuk published the open access paper entitled "Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning decoupled: invariant ecosystem functioning despite non-random reductions in... > more

28.07.2015 | sDiv

A GEO BON working group, lead by Prof. Andrew K. Skidmore of the University of Twente and including Prof. Henrique M. Pereira from iDiv, has just published a Comment in Nature proposing a plan to... > more

27.07.2015 | GEO BON, Research, Biodiversity Conservation

From 21-24 of June the Rhizosphere 4 Conference took place in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In total around 600 highly motivated people attended this international conference. yDiv doctoral researcher... > more

24.07.2015 | yDiv

The sDiv workshop group sOILDIV just published their first paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Good work! > more

21.07.2015 | sDiv

Members of sTUNDRA working group got published in Nature Climate Change with the paper entitled "Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome". The paper received some fair... > more

16.07.2015 | sDiv
(Photo: Tobias Wagner, iDiv)

What happens when a hippo stumbles across a sleepy plant? Leipzig University's Botanical Garden has opened a new information trail on the diverse and unusual relationships between plants and animals.... > more

08.07.2015 | Press Releases, iDiv

Managing soil carbon dynamics in the changing world is one of the main climate change mitigation priorities. The pivotal role of soil microorganisms in regulating soil carbon dynamics is widely... > more

01.07.2015 | yDiv, Research, Experimental Interaction Ecology

yDiv doctoral researcher Irene Bender attended the 6th International Symposium – Workshop on Frugivores & Seed Dispersal (FSD) 2015, which was held 21-26 June in Drakensberg, South Africa. A total of... > more

30.06.2015 | yDiv

On Thursday the 25th of June, yDiv and sDiv launched the new mentoring programme of iDiv with scientific speed-dating. > more

26.06.2015 | yDiv

I am a PhD student from the University of Southampton, and my project looks at how soil microbial communities can mediate above-ground plant and insect interactions. My current experiment aims to... > more

24.06.2015 | Molecular Interaction Ecology
The white garden snail (Theba pisana), an European species that is now wide spread in temperate regions worldwide. Photo: César Capinha

It has been hypothesized that globalization of human-mediated dispersal of species may break down biogeographic boundaries. However, empirical tests had been lacking until recently. An international... > more

10.06.2015 | Press Releases, iDiv, Research, Biodiversity Conservation

Congratulations! Jürgen Dengler became substitution professor of plant ecology at the University of Bayreuth. Well done, Jürgen! > more

05.06.2015 | sDiv

Finally! Marten Winter co-authored a paper in GEB about Darwin's naturalization hypothesis; a comment in PNAS on this paper here and a paper in GCB about future invasion hotspots. > more

04.06.2015 | sDiv
Prof. Ulrich Brose (Photo: Stefan Bernhardt, iDiv)

Global climate change is back on the political agenda: representatives from 35 states recently met in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference in... > more

28.05.2015 | Press Releases, Theory in Biodiversity Science
Prof. Tiffany Knight (Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ)

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) were successful in their nomination for Germany’s most highly endowed research award, the... > more

28.05.2015 | Press Releases, Spatial Interaction Ecology

Satellite observations play an increasingly important role in monitoring changes of terrestrial ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The new EU funded project BACI translates satellite... > more

20.05.2015 | Press Releases, GEO BON

Please find here the second sDiv newsletter with information about all the exciting things happened at sDiv in the last months. For subscription, please do not hesitate to contact us.  > more

01.05.2015 | iDiv, Research, sDiv

What is the relevance of public participation for science, society and policy? How can we show evidence for these impacts and the huge potential of citizen science for biodiversity and nature... > more

29.04.2015 | iDiv, Ecosystem Services

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity — the variety of organisms living on earth — is even more important to the healthy functioning of... > more

24.04.2015 | Press Releases, Experimental Interaction Ecology
Experimental plots of the trait-based biodiversity experiment, established in 2010 in the framework of the Jena Experiment.

This text is only available in German. > more

24.04.2015 | Press Releases, Experimental Interaction Ecology

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity — the variety of organisms living on earth — is even more important to the healthy functioning of... > more

24.04.2015 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, iDiv, Research
Chimpanzee in tropical forest

Volunteers to watch video footage filmed by camera traps and identify wild African animals. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, a special citizen science project called Chimp&See will be... > more

21.04.2015 | Press Releases, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat

More carbon is stored in ecosystems with extensive plant diversity due to the increased activity of the soil microbes therein. > more

07.04.2015 | iDiv, Experimental Interaction Ecology

Intensive agriculture and expanding land use have come at a cost to local ecosystems worldwide, but some of the damage can be reversed. > more

01.04.2015 | iDiv, Research

The sMGI workshop published with sDiv support. See here for an open access @ Nature Genetics. Congratulations!  > more

01.04.2015 | iDiv, Research, sDiv

With Chimp & See, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the Pan African Programme and iDiv are embarking on a new citizen science project. Anyone wishing to... > more

30.03.2015 | iDiv, Research, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat

A recent study by a yDiv doctoral researcher, Madhav P. Thakur, revealed that the top-down control in an experimental model food web was regulated by plant community composition. > more

17.03.2015 | yDiv

A recent study by iDiv scientists has revealed the important influence of plant community composition to soil resource availability. Lead author of the study is Madhav P. Thakur, a doctoral... > more

16.03.2015 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, yDiv

Towards a global system for assessing, monitoring and reporting on biological invasions  > more

04.03.2015 | iDiv, Research, GEO BON

As part of a series of courses aimed at preparing young researchers for their career, yDiv organised a course “Research Communication” which took place from February 24th to 26th. > more

27.02.2015 | yDiv

The fourth yDiv admission symposium for associated doctoral researchers took place on February 23rd, 2015. > more

24.02.2015 | yDiv

The life style of ectomycorrhiza fungi is some 100 million years younger than that of their ancestors within white and brown rot fungi. The key genome adaptation enabling fungi to associate to roots... > more

23.02.2015 | Research, iDiv

San José: On 11 and 12 February 2015 the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) took place. > more

12.02.2015 | Ecosystem Services, iDiv, Research

At the last meeting hosted by sDiv, the International Joint Synthesis Centre Consortium, informally founded 1.5 years ago, took a step forward to work and collaborate even closer together. JSC... > more

10.02.2015 | sDiv

Flooded Jena Experiment in June 2013 > more

20.01.2015 | iDiv, Research, Experimental Interaction Ecology

Following our third sDiv call, we received many proposals of very high scientific quality. After discussion of the internal reviews, the sDiv Committee decided to fund nine international workshops... > more

15.01.2015 | sDiv

In this special issue of the Journal of Plant Physiology, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and physiologists present their contributions to physiological biodiversity research. Initiated by iDiv... > more

01.01.2015 | iDiv, Research

sDiv Postdoc Jürgen Dengler (sPlot) senior authored a paper, which got the Editor's Award of the journal "Applied Vegetation Science" in 2014. Congrats!!!! Berg, C., Abdank, A.,... > more

01.01.2015 | iDiv, Research, sDiv

Not in all cases where nature and biodiversity conservation is intended, species protection is the outcome. The potential contribution of forest conservation areas to avoid species losses is very... > more

27.11.2014 | iDiv, Research, Experimental Interaction Ecology
Photo: luise /

Research Study on Pathogen Growth in Honey Bees Infected With an Exotic Parasite Versus the Original Native Relative  > more

26.11.2014 | Press Releases
Photo: luise /

Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite – now found worldwide – is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a new study... > more

26.11.2014 | iDiv, Research

After two exciting years of building up our research centre, the arrival of scientists from all over the world and six appointed professors, iDiv celebrated its first scientific retreat... > more

06.11.2014 | Research, iDiv

To inform prospective doctoral researchers about the conditions of the scholarship programme of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), the graduate school yDiv and the DBU are organizing... > more

06.11.2014 | yDiv

Representatives of more than 190 countries have come together at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, to assess the progress towards the... > more

17.10.2014 | Research, iDiv, Biodiversity Conservation, Press Releases

Of all obligate intracellular bacteria, Wolbachia is probably the most common. In general, Wolbachia are either widespread, opportunistic reproductive parasites of arthropods or essential mutualists... > more

06.10.2014 | iDiv, Research, Press Releases

The 2nd annual yDiv Scientific Symposium to took place on 1 October, 2014 – the day of iDiv's two-year anniversary.  > more

02.10.2014 | yDiv
Arrived in Leipzig: Prof. Jonathan Chase (left) and Prof. Stan Harpole (Photo: Uni Halle / Maike Glöckner)

In a joint appointment process of iDiv, UFZ and the Martin Luther University two key positions of iDiv were filled. > more

29.09.2014 | Physiological Diversity, Biodiversity Synthesis, Press Releases

The Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NGS) took place in Barcelona in June. yDiv Doctoral Researcher Sree Rohit Kolora participated in a poster competition and won with it's hand-drawn poster... > more

01.07.2014 | yDiv

Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences sDiv publishes two publications about non-native species > more

07.05.2014 | Press Releases

The first yDiv Admission Symposium took place on March 25, 2014. Five external scientists presented their projects to applied for admission into yDiv as associated doctoral researchers.  > more

26.03.2014 | yDiv
Foto: iDiv

yDiv symposium with around 70 participants > more

25.09.2013 | yDiv
TRY-Workshopgruppe (Foto: iDiv)

This text is only available in German. > more

05.09.2013 | Press Releases
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