The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale.
Where people’s needs for nature are greatest, nature’s ability to meet those needs is declining
Restoration success depends on regeneration potentials
New puzzle piece in scientific debate
Research team evaluates global biodiversity data – with surprising resultsLeipzig. After conducting comprehensive studies, an international team of researchers led by Leipzig University and the iDiv…
Developed under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
Population and economic growth offset improvement of environmental balance of land use
Wide range of activities of iDiv scientists
Area of habitat larger than New Zealand could be lost to urbanisation over next 20 years
Two new iDiv publications take a closer look at rewilding.
How trait variability within species can be incorporated in Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
The 4th iDiv Summer School on “Ecological Theory and Modelling for the Biodiversity Crisis” took place from 20 to 31 August.
Brown bears could live in an additional 380,000 square kilometres
Environment protection should be a priority for the Chinese initiative to promote global trade.
Fotos from a camera trap provide the evidence
An inclusive approach to assess nature’s contributions to people in SCIENCE
Global biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling community promotes integration of Shared Socio-Economic Pathways
iDiv hosted a workshop that aimed at providing scientific evidence for promoting the EU restoration agenda.
Interview with iDiv scientist Aurora Torres
A new coalition of five organisations including iDiv aims at promoting biodiversity restoration at a European level through the application of rewilding principles.
to further develop the content of chapter 2
The protection status of several species should therefore be reconsidered, researchers from iDiv and MLU say.
Side Event at the UN Biodiversity Conference
Press release of UFZ
The IPBES workshop on scenarios and modelling that was held last week at iDiv in Leipzig brought a paradigm change, the organizers say. Scenarios have always treated impacts on biodiversity as a…
This week, iDiv is hosting a workshop of the IPBES scenarios and modelling group in Leipzig.
The first global map of within-species genetic diversity on our planet has been published. Henrique M. Pereira, Professor at iDiv and the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, comments on the…
The meeting took place in Zadar, Croatia, were an interdisciplinary group worked on the IPBES Regional Assessment on Europe and Central Asia
Number of bears negligible
Statements by Henrique M. Pereira
New publication by iDiv scientist Isabel Rosa
Leipzig. At the beginning of July in Leipzig, several hundred international experts in monitoring biological diversity will advise how the enormous gaps in knowledge about global biodiversity can be…
5 × 15 minutes biodiversity research
This text is only available in German.
This text is only available in German.
First beaver sighting for over 70 years using camera traps
First Annual iDiv Public Lecture by Prof. Paul R. Ehrlich
iDiv scientists involved in both assessments
Kick-off workshop for the feasibility of a "Living Atlas Germany" took place on January 21./22. in Berlin
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…
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…
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…
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…