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Three state premiers pay tribute to international biodiversity research “made in Central Germany”. German Chancellor sends her congratulations
Based on a media release by Rewilding Europe Scientists from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Rewilding Europe…
Around the world, wildfires are posing major risks to people and nature. Domestic and wild animals can help prevent them
New models highlight the important role of glacial refugia for the evolution of chimpanzees
Spruces even digest parts of themselves during periods of starvation to ensure long-term survival
Taxonomists name a new butterfly genus Setteleia
Climate and ecosystem change lead to a global redistribution of wealth
iDiv research centre to receive additional millions
BUND, UFZ and iDiv are starting a citizen science project on stream monitoring
The new forecourt of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in Leipzig invites us to discover, wonder and linger, and arouses interest in the research centre.
sPlotOpen contains vegetation data from 114 countries of all climate zones
Some dragonfly and damselfly species suffer from habitat loss and degradation, while many species benefit from improved water quality and warmer climate
Exhibition offers insights into the world of plants and their pollinators.
New workshop report on climate and biodiversity offers guidelines for pioneering policies
New study challenges the nature of ecological trade-offs
Researchers predict massive decline in the range of African great apes over the next 30 years
Patterns and drivers of alien plant species invasiveness in Europe identified by an international research team
Researchers record adaptability of 158 butterfly species to urbanisation
Researchers spent months observing groups of southern pig-tailed macaques
Scientists have made proposals for how EU agriculture could turn the tide in favour of sustainability within the next six years
How to measure biodiversity using satellites
Plant occurrence data collected with an app uncovers macroecological patterns in Germany
Climate change might lead to changes in plant diversity, especially in the world’s drylands
Plantations are home to significantly less beetles than old-growth forests.
Award will give research collaboration with iDiv an extra boost.
Based on a media release of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Gland (Switzerland). Ensuring sustainability of crop and timber production would mitigate the greatest drivers…
Even with well-studied species groups such as mammals, there are huge data gaps
Study on species diversity and human health in Germany shows positive relation on mental health, but no links to physical health.
Researchers investigate for the first time on a global scale how plant populations react to climate change
New publication by iDiv member at IPK Leibniz Institute
A new large-scale study uncovers recent genetic connectivity between chimpanzee subspecies despite past isolation events
Biodiversity doesn’t feature enough in large-scale assessments of ecosystem services
Global change alters microbial life in soils - and thereby its ecological functions
Climate drivers outside of the growing season may have stronger effects on plants than previously assumed.
Researchers show that species' ability to adapt to climate warming is not unlimited
Report by Dr Stefano Larsen, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy Trento/Leipzig/Seattle. The conservation and restoration of highly branched river courses can help to curb the extinction of fish species.…
Biodiversity contributes to human health via four domains of pathways – both beneficial and harmful
Biologists study autumn phenology of herbaceous plants
Researchers propose necessary corrections in global biodiversity policy
Researchers show positive effect of urban nature on mental health
Researchers call for greater consideration of soil biodiversity and functions in international conservation strategies
iDiv-Forum 2021 (video conference), Monday, 11 January, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Most comprehensive evaluation of the occurrence of vascular plants in Germany to date
Most important German research award
Study shows: Happier people often congregate in environments with many bird species
City could become a global reference for plant biodiversity researchers
Information system on Europe’s biodiversity and ecosystems for policy makers
Experts from research, authorities and NGOs develop a common vision and evaluate possible measures
12 iDiv members named Highly Cited Researchers
Species-rich plant communities help to naturally reduce herbivore impacts.
New iDiv research group investigates communication between plants and animals
Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have already gone extinct.
Integration of contributors promotes the quantity and quality of data
A first assessment of the effects of land management on the linkages between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services
Research group of iDiv and Jena University uses novel research method to study effect of insect decline on plant biodiversity
New publication in Science with iDiv contribution
Position paper with participation of iDiv scientists
Biodiversity experiment provides new insights into the relationship between plant traits and ecosystem functions
New method developed at UFZ and iDiv combines image-based particle analysis with artificial intelligence
Data collected at species-rich sites may lead to the wrong conclusions on overall trends
New automated method quickly and accurately reveals which species are most threatened
First international assessment of the protection state of mostly ‘untouched’ forests in Europe
Both historical and recent variation in ecological and environmental conditions are associated with larger behavioural repertoires in wild chimpanzees
How biodiversity could be preserved globally without sacrificing necessary production output
Based on a media release by the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben: Great success for iDiv Junior Research Group head Dr Martin Mascher. The 34 years old…
Nature conservation policy too rarely succeeds in changing people's behaviour
Report by Joel Methorst (iDiv, Senckenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt), yDiv doctoral researcher Leipzig, Frankfurt. Non-material contributions of wildlife (WCP) to human well-being are gaining…
Environmental Ministry of Saxony and City of Leipzig agree on measures to improve state of Leipzig’s floodplain forest
Evidence-based conservation is key to curb primate population declines
Findings from experimental sites are reliable.
New study suggests it does, making them better pollinators, too.
Umfangreiche Datenanalyse zeigt: Schwellenwerte aus Umweltdaten kaum ablesbar.
Highly specialised plants particularly at risk.
Diversity of soil organisms has key role in the carbon cycle.
Only few studies investigate soil biodiversity in tropical and subtropical regions.
Citizen Science Project "VielFalterGarten" offers workshops in Leipzig
New international research breaks ground for the next generation of biodiversity forcasts.
As a result of climate change, soil animals are getting smaller, and their numbers are falling due to intensive land use
Disease prevention and protection of species require differentiated strategies.
New exhibition at the Botanical Garden of Leipzig University now open to the public.
Alien species dramatically contribute to future biodiversity loss
International group of researchers with iDiv participation describes the growth strategies of plant roots
iDiv researchers to play a leading role in setting up National Research Data Infrastructure
A contribution to "World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice"
New international research reveals the far-reaching impacts of forest cover loss on global biodiversity.
iDiv economists combine epidemiological model with survey data for the first time
Online forum to further develop citizen science strategy in Germany
Only a few butterfly species appear to benefit from Natura 2000 conservation areas
A comment by Prof Dr Henrique Pereira
You are invited to submit your abstract by 15 May 2020 for the GEO BON Open Science Conference & All Hands Meeting 2020.
New approach to phylogenetically guided drug discovery
Scientists develop global map of future risk areas for plant diseasesBased on a media release by Pablo de Olavide University Sevilla Sevilla / Leipzig / Halle. Global warming will increase the…
New international research reveals warming in temperate regions leads to species gains at sea, but not on land.
Global insect populations show highly variable local trends.
More nitrogen in the soil: common plant species on the rise
New method enables predictions for the development of species-rich forests
Study evaluates and quantifies ecosystem service flows
Scientists and NGOs present policy papers.
Plants growing at extremes follow the global rules
Report by Diana Bowler, postdoctoral researcher at the Ecosystem Services group at iDiv, FSU resp. UFZ and first author of a new publications in 'people and nature' Leipzig. An important step in…
On February 29, the number of 1 billion trait records delivered by iDiv’s research platform TRY was cracked. Founded in 2007 this open-access database has become the primary resource of plant…
Common Agricultural Policy reform: More than 3,600 researchers call for science to be taken into consideration
Colourful fruits may be the reason why primates can distinguish between shades of red, green and blue.
As aridity increases, dryland ecosystems undergo abrupt changes that will reduce their capacity to provide important ecosystem services.
Causes of greening process more complex and variable than previously thought
Plants benefit from more bees, especially bumble bees
About the connection between insect decline, agricultural policy and our own consumption.
Scientists reveal the ecological importance of carion
The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Project brings together experts from all over Germany
Marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea are home to more fish species, with the greatest gains found among species most sensitive to exploitation.
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