12/16/2022 - 12/17/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
yDiv course: Good Scientific Practice
Location: Beehive


12/14/2022 - 12/14/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by sCoRRE working group
Location: Leipzig - core centre

Meghan Avolio, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (USA)

Kimberly Komatsu, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, Greensboro (USA)

Title: "Insight to plant species and community responses to global change drivers using phylogenies and traits"

12/12/2022 - 12/16/2022
sCoRRE 3 working group meeting


12/09/2022 - 12/09/2022
10.00am - 11.30am
Active Bystander
Location: Online


12/08/2022 - 12/08/2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
Git Basics - For Beginner-Level Git Users
Location: Tundra


12/07/2022 - 12/07/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by sIntESE working group
Location: Leipzig - core centre

Talk by Alexandra Marques has to be cancelled


NEW speaker and topic:

Aafke Schipper, Associate Professor for Environmental Science at the Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Talk about the GLOBIO project


12/05/2022 - 12/09/2022
sIntESE working group meeting


12/05/2022 - 12/09/2022
sINTERVAL working group meeting


12/01/2022 - 12/03/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
yDiv Career Days
Location: Beehive and Grand Canyon


11/30/2022 - 11/30/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by sBIOMAPS
Location: Leipzig - core centre

Michał Filipiak, Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)

Title: “Why and how to measure nutrient demand and supply for organisms: the extreme feeding strategies of xylophages and pollen eaters"


11/28/2022 - 11/28/2022
1.00pm - 2.30pm
General Members Assembly
Location: Zoom

For all questions regarding the GMA, do not hesitate to contact our Member Relations Officer Jan Schnitzler (jan.schnitzler@idiv.de).

11/28/2022 - 12/02/2022
sDiv working group sBIOMAPS 3
Location: iDiv core center


11/28/2022 - 12/02/2022
FunProd/BiodivERsA 3 working group


11/23/2022 - 11/26/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
Workshop "Environmental Change due to Socio-Economic Change"
Location: Leipzig / Jena

The workshop “Environmental Change due to Socio Economic Change - How we can explain the linkages between natural and political systems in the context of rapid socioeconomic change ?” will take place in Leipzig and Jena next week with the support of the iDiv Flexpool Support Fund, the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry of Jena.


This workshop is jointly organized by Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Heisenberg Professor for International Relations and Transnational Politics University of Leipzig), Dr. Carlos A. Sierra ( Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Prof. Dr. Miguel Mahecha (Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research, University of Leipzig, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ) and Prof. Dr. Pablo A. Ramos (School of Rural and Environmental Studies Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia).


The workshop will start on Wednesday 23 November at 18:00 with a Guest Lecture “Environmental Peacebuilding” by Prof. Dr. Pablo A. Ramos at the University of Leipzig: Neues Seminargebäude , Universitätsstraße Room SO15 Uni. You can also join online here: tiny.cc/ibevents


The program will continue with a workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry of Jena on 24 and 25 November. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Richter if you are interested to join the workshop : solveig.richter@uni-leipzig.de


11/22/2022 - 11/22/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar Talk by MIE with Tristan Charles-Dominique
Location: Leipzig core centre - Beehive

Host: MIE

Tristan Charles-Dominique, Researcher at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Paris (France)


Title: "Woody plant structural and chemical defenses against mammals and insects in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi (South Africa)"

11/21/2022 - 11/25/2022
sUCCESS working group


11/14/2022 - 11/19/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
yDiv course: Mechanistic modelling
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig


11/09/2022 - 11/09/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by iDiv Postdocs Wubing Xu (BioSyn) & Rachel Oh (ESS)
Location: Leipzig core centre - Red Queen & remote

Wubing Xu, Postdoc by BioSyn

Title: "Winners and losers in biodiversity time series: geographic range size and position matter"


Rachel Oh, Postdoc by ESS

Title: "Could nature experiences benefit our health and support environmental conservation?"

11/07/2022 - 11/12/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
yDiv Welcome Week (non-public)
Location: iDiv core centre Leipzig


11/07/2022 - 11/09/2022
12.00am - 12.00am
The iDiv Barcoding Initiative (iBarc) Workshop
Location: iDiv centre, Beehive


11/02/2022 - 11/02/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar Talk by BioSyn with Rose O'Dea
Location: Leipzig - core centre - Beehive

Host: BioSyn

Rose O’Dea , Postdoctoral Researcher and co-founder of the the Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE), College for Life Sciences, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Germany)

"Should ecologists trust evidence syntheses?"

10/26/2022 - 10/26/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk sDiv with Pamela Soltis
Location: remote (zoom link sent by mail)

Host: sDiv - Sreetama Bhadra

Pamela S. Soltis, Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (USA)

"Repurposing Herbarium Specimens to Explore the Plant Branch of the Tree of Life"


10/19/2022 - 10/19/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by Sabbatical Laura López-Hoffman (public)
Location: Leipzig - core centre - Beehive

Laura López-Hoffman, Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment & Associate Research Professor at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona (USA)


"Testing & Enhancing the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act: An Ecologist’s Role in Developing NEPAccess" (changed title)

10/12/2022 - 10/12/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by iDiv Postdocs Alexandra Weyrich & Matthias Grenié (public)
Location: Leipzig core centre

Alexandra Weyrich, Postdoc at sDiv

"Epigenetic changes to environmental factors and identification of inter-species epigenetic patterns"


Matthias Grenié, Postdoc at sDiv

"A barrier to global plant invasion ecology: gaps in trait availability for alien species"

10/05/2022 - 10/05/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
CANCELLED: Seminar talk by Raimund Nagel (public)
Location: Leipzig core centre - Beehive

Host: MIE

Raimund Nagel, Group leader in plant physiology at the Institute for Biology, University of Leipzig

"A tale of two terpenes."

10/04/2022 - 10/07/2022
sPFS Working Group Meeting


09/28/2022 - 09/28/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar talk by sPRIORITY working group
Location: Leipzig core centre - Red Queen



Tadashi Fukami, Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of Stanford (USA)


"Priority effects: insights from nectar microbes and ongoing efforts with sPriority"

09/26/2022 - 09/30/2022
sPriority 2 working group meeting


09/21/2022 - 09/21/2022
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Seminar talk by Roger Pielke Jr
Location: Beehive & remote (link sent by mail)

Hosts: M&C, BioCon


13:00: Seminar Talk: “Issue advocate or honest broker? The roles of researchers in communicating science”


Researchers face choices in how they communicate their work in the context of policy and politics. This talk will discuss different approaches to such engagement, along the opportunities, perils and pitfalls that often arise.


13:50: Coffee Break


14:00: Panel discussion: How do we handle advocacy at iDiv? How might advocacy affect our narrative of biodiversity decline? [on the panel: Roger Pielke, Jr.; Aletta Bonn; Henrique Pereira; Christian Wirth; Volker Hahn (host)]


14:45: Program ends


09/19/2022 - 09/23/2022
sDiv working group sTWIST
Location: core center


09/12/2022 - 09/16/2022
sTrades 1 working group


09/07/2022 - 09/07/2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seminar Talk with Sabbatical Fellow Angela Peace
Location: Leipzig core centre - Beehive

Angela Peace, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University (USA)


"Population Dynamics Subject to Stoichiometric Constraints"


09/05/2022 - 09/09/2022
UNICOP working group


08/08/2022 - 08/11/2022
sDevTrait 2 working group meeting


07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022
sILK working group meeting


07/19/2022 - 07/22/2022
sEnigmas II working group meeting


07/04/2022 - 07/08/2022
sMiLE II working group meeting


06/13/2022 - 06/17/2022
sToration 2 working group meeting


06/07/2022 - 06/10/2022
sTRAITS 2 working group meeting


05/30/2022 - 06/03/2022
sTeTra 2 working group meeting


05/16/2022 - 05/20/2022
sDiv working group sMars


05/16/2022 - 05/20/2022
INTRACO working group meeting


05/09/2022 - 05/13/2022
sCom 2 working group meeting


05/02/2022 - 05/06/2022
sOilFauna working group meeting


04/25/2022 - 04/26/2022
meeting not possible - please contact sDiv


04/15/2022 - 04/18/2022
meeting not possible


04/11/2022 - 04/14/2022
1.41pm - 2.11pm
sCaleWebs working group


03/28/2022 - 04/01/2022
FunProd (BiodivERsA) working group meeting


03/17/2022 - 03/18/2022
date not possible

Book Fair (17-20.3.)

03/14/2022 - 03/16/2022
sRedList working group meeting


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