Stipendiatentreffen des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD). Foto: DAAD/Michael Jordan
23.05.2016 | TOP NEWS, Research

How can we conserve and use biological diversity? This question was discussed ... > more

Ralf Seppelt and the new yDiv doctoral researchers Felix Gottschall, Claudia Breitkreuz, Johanna Häussler and Maria Sporbert

yDiv welcomes Maria Sporbert (MLU Halle Wittenberg), Claudia Breitkreuz (UFZ Halle), Felix Gottschall (iDiv/UL) and Johanna Häussler (iDiv/FSU) as new yDiv doctoral researchers! They presented their... > more

25.05.2016 | yDiv

For the first time, sDiv and the french synthesis centre CESAB organized a joint synthesis postdoc retreat at CESAB in beautiful Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The topics were career... > more

25.05.2016 | sDiv

new international study published in Science Advances > more

17.05.2016 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, Press Releases, TOP NEWS

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12.05.2016 | Research

First International ECSA and GEWISS Conference from 19 to 21 May 2016 > more

12.05.2016 | Press Releases, Ecosystem Services, TOP NEWS

Two iDiv members participate > more

12.05.2016 | Research

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04.05.2016 | Biodiversity Conservation

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04.05.2016 | Research

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

27.04.2016 | sDiv
Solanum dulcamara

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

26.04.2016 | Molecular Interaction Ecology

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

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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

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
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