11/30/2020 - 12/04/2020
sDiv working group scaleWebs 3


11/02/2020 - 11/06/2020
sDiv working group sUCCESS 3
Location: iDiv


11/02/2020 - 11/03/2020
yDiv course: Data Visualisation (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


10/19/2020 - 10/21/2020
yDiv course: Bayesian Statistics (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


09/28/2020 - 10/02/2020
sDiv working group sCoRRE


08/31/2020 - 09/04/2020
sDiv working group sBIOMAPS 2
Location: iDiv


07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020
sDiv working group sCom
Location: iDiv


07/05/2020 - 07/12/2020
iDiv Summerschool "Pollination Ecology" (non-public)
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig


06/29/2020 - 07/02/2020
sDiv working group sToration 2
Location: iDiv


06/22/2020 - 06/26/2020
yDiv Welcome Week (non-public)
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig


06/10/2020 - 06/12/2020
yDiv Retreat (non-public)
Location: Bad Kösen


06/02/2020 - 06/05/2020
sDiv working group sTwist 3
Location: iDiv


05/25/2020 - 05/26/2020
yDiv course: Resilience (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


05/15/2020 - 05/15/2020
yDiv course: Leadership Training (non-public)
Location: Rackwitz


05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020
Biodiversa meeting


03/17/2020 - 03/17/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with sCOM working group (sDiv) (public)
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig

sDiv working group sCOM: “Advancing inference for eDNA and other novel, high-throughput community data”

Douglas Yu (University of East Anglia):


Introduction to sCom working group:

Otso Ovaskainen (Helsinki University)

Wilfried Thuillier (CNRS - University of Grenoble Alpes): "eDNA using graphical and structural equation models"

03/11/2020 - 03/11/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with Simon Loader (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Host: Evolution and Adaptation

Simon Loader, (Natural History Museum, London, UK)

“The Importance of Museum collections for understanding Vertebrate Biodiversity”


Bio-sketch (speaker)

Dr Loader has recently taken up the position as Principal Curator in Charge of Vertebrates at the NHM (2017) - managing a collection of over 3.5 million specimens. Previously he was a lecturer in Biogeography/Zoology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and The University of Roehampton, London. Dr Loader's research encompasses Africa as his geographical area of research, and amphibians are his group of expertise. Using both Africa and vertebrates Dr Loader applies a range of approaches in systematics to investigate the current patterns and processes behind the maintenance and formation of biodiversity.



Museum specimens are important documents of biodiversity but often inaccessible and difficult to get data from. In this talk, I will discuss recent case studies from the Vertebrate collections of the Natural History Museum in London which outline the recent advances which have allowed us to unlock the potential of museum collections. Museums are important repositories of data and unlocking their potential will be key to understanding biodiversity and its change.

03/04/2020 - 03/04/2020
12.00pm - 1.30pm
seminar series with Tobby Pennington (Exeter Uni) (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig


02/26/2020 - 02/26/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with Christian Wilhelm, UL (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Christian Wilhelm (University of Leipzig), hosted by Physiological Diversity: “New ideas for landscape management for integrated support of biodiversity, agriculture and chemical industry in response to climate change"

02/24/2020 - 02/25/2020
yDiv course: Thesis Defense Training (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


02/19/2020 - 02/19/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with Valerio Pillar, guest at MLU (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Valerio Pillar, (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), sabbatical guest at the MLU, Institute of Biology, Geobotany and Botanical Garden: “Searching for traits linked to hidden factors in community assembly”

02/18/2020 - 02/19/2020
Git Basics - For Beginner-Level Git Users (non-public)
Location: Red Queen, iDiv core centre Leipzig


02/17/2020 - 02/21/2020
yDiv course: Science Policy (non-public)
Location: Jena/Berlin


02/12/2020 - 02/12/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with Wilfried Thuiller / GEOBON (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Wilfried Thuiller, (CNRS-University of Grenoble Alpes, France), hosted by GEO BON and Biodiversity Conservation: “A story of scale in Ecology”

02/05/2020 - 02/05/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
seminar series with Lenore Fahrig, sDiv guest (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Lenore Fahrig, (Carlton University), sabbatical guest at sDiv: “Why do several small patches hold more species than few large patches?”  

02/03/2020 - 02/06/2020
9.00am - 12.00pm
yDiv course: Fire Ecology (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


01/29/2020 - 01/29/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar series with sDiv working group sROOT (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig

Alexandra Weigelt (Universität Leipzig), Liesje Mommer (Wageningen University) & Daniel Laughlin (University of Wyoming):


“sROOT - developing a coherent understanding of root trait variation across the globe”

01/27/2020 - 01/31/2020
sDiv working group sROOT 3
Location: iDiv


01/22/2020 - 01/22/2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar series with sDiv working group sANDES (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig


01/21/2020 - 01/24/2020
sDiv working group sANDES
Location: iDiv


01/21/2020 - 01/22/2020
yDiv course: Scientific Writing (non-public)
Location: Metamorphosis


01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020
5.00pm - 11.00pm
iDiv Winter Event (non-public)
Location: BIOCITY Leipzig


01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020
4.00pm - 5.00pm
iDiv Info Hour (public)
Location: BBZ Lecture Hall, Leipzig


Content iDiv DFG Proposal 3rd funding period (Jon Chase)

Status quo new iDiv building (Sabine Matthiä)

Faktencheck Biodiversity (Christian Wirth)

CBD 2020 (Andrea Perino)

KoLa Leipzig (Eva Köhler)

01/15/2020 - 01/15/2020
1.00pm - 2.30pm
Seminar series with Spatial Interaction Ecology (public)
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig

Sharon Y. Strauss(University of Carolina, Davis): „Coexistence in close relatives - beyond competition”

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