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(Photo: Irene Bender)
06.08.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv

This text in only available in German. > more

Subtropical forests like this one in East China (Gutianshan Reserve) have a high species richness. (Photo: Sabine Both)

Study based on ten years of research in subtropical forests > more

01.08.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv Members
Female bear with her two cubs roaming in search for bilberries in September, Tatra mountains, Polish Carpathians. (Photo: Adam Wajrak)

Brown bears could live in an additional 380,000 square kilometres > more

24.07.2018 | Media Release, Biodiversity Conservation, TOP NEWS

Talks and exhibition inauguration (in German) > more

18.07.2018 | iDiv
Oribatid mite of the Euphthiracaridae family. These mites travel alive in the gut of slugs. (Photo: Andy Murray)

Newly discovered dispersal strategy for mites > more

04.07.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Experimental Interaction Ecology
Prof Walter Rosenthal, new chair of iDiv’s Board of Trustees (Photo: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU)

Rosenthal was elected for two years by the board members.  > more

26.06.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv
150 years old oak trees in the Forêt domaniale de Bercé (Photo: INRA / Didier Bert).

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the pedunculate oak > more

20.06.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Research, UFZ News
Mites and pauropods are common animals in the soil, but data on their diversity is lacking. (Photo: Andy Murray)

Data on soil biodiversity is lacking from large regions of the world, new sDiv study finds. > more

05.06.2018 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology
As of June, the Dutch biologist Dr Renske Emilie Onstein will head up a new “Evolution and Adaptation” junior research group at iDiv with offices and laboratories based in Leipzig’s Bio City. (Photo: private)

Start of research group “Evolution and Adaptation”. > more

04.06.2018 | Evolution and Adaptation, TOP NEWS, Media Release
The exhibition boxes at the Botanical Garden of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Photo: Stefan Bernhardt, iDiv)

Exhibition on gardening opened on 24 May in the Botanical Garden of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. > more

17.05.2018 | Media Release, TOP NEWS, Research
Chimpanzees living in the savanna and grass savanna have adapted their behavior to their difficult living conditions: To protect themselves from overheating, they use water sources for taking a bath. photo: Erin Wessling

Regulating their body temperature is a burden for chimpanzees living in the savanna > more

16.05.2018 | TOP NEWS, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat
China is establishing an infrastructure and service network to connect the country, by land and sea, to different parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. This “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) will not only influence the future of global trade but also the environment and the biological resources. (Photo: StockSnap / Pixabay.com / CC0 Public Domain)

Environment protection should be a priority for the Chinese initiative to promote global trade. > more

15.05.2018 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Conservation, Media Release
Tree giants produce few seeds, but do so for centuries. Photo: Christian Ziegler

New strategic axis of tropical tree species discovered > more

14.05.2018 | TOP NEWS, Niche Detector for Hyperdiverse Tropical Forests
Net of a caddis fly larva, built for catching prey (photo: Steve Ormerod)

New paper with participation of Jon Chase and Stefano Larsen > more

02.05.2018 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Synthesis, sDiv
A western lowland gorilla in the rainforests of the Republic of Congo. A decade-long study on Western Equatorial Africa&rsquo;s western lowland gorillas (<em>Gorilla gorilla gorilla</em>) and central chimpanzees (<em>Pan troglodytes troglodytes</em>) has revealed there are more of these animals in the wild than previously thought. (Photo: Forrest Hogg/WCS)

Massive study finds more gorillas and chimpanzees than previously thought, but 80% are outside the safe havens of protected areas > more

26.04.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat
Mountains at Yading, Sichuan, China (photo: Adrien Favre)

A study in the new book "Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity" postulates key conditions  > more

18.04.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv Members
Bumblebees in the city are genetically different from those in the countryside (photo: BarbeeAnne/Pixabay)

Genetic adaptation to different habitats > more

18.04.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release
This is how the new iDiv building will look like (photo, visualisation and architecture: Depenbrock Partnerring GmbH & Co. KG Bielefeld).

The new buidling will be complete by March 2020. > more

12.04.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv

The stronger global warming is, the greater the increase in the number of plant species on mountain tops. This was the main finding of a study published in the journal Nature. > more

05.04.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, sDiv, iDiv Members
A family tree of Slackware (SLS) GNU/Linux species. Figure: A. Lundqvist and D. Rodic - futurist.se/gldt (GNU Free Documentation License)

Striking similarities between biology and computer operating systems  > more

26.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, Research
European landscape in the Pyrenees (photo: francesc_g/pixabay.com).

Several iDiv scientists are among the authors.  > more

23.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv, iDiv Members

This text in only available in German. > more

20.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv

New findings from BEF China published in Nature Communications. > more

20.03.2018 | iDiv Members, Research, MLU News, TOP NEWS
A camera trap provided the evidence: The lynx is back in the Thuringian Forest. (Photo: Dirk Hirsch)

Fotos from a camera trap provide the evidence > more

09.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Conservation, Media Release
Agricultural landscape (picture: Christoph Scherber).

Land-use planning could reconcile agricultural growth with conservation of nature > more

06.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, Macroecology and Society
Butterflies are important pollinators in our ecosystems. The photo shows a skipper on a marguerite. (Photo: Reinart Feldmann)

Common media release by iDiv, UFZ and Senckenberg > more

05.03.2018 | iDiv Members, Media Release, TOP NEWS
The workshop participants (from left): Anett Richter, Steffen Klotz, Andrea Sieber, Jörg Zabel, David Ziegler, Susanne Hecker, Didone Frigerio, Victoria Miczajka-Russmann (photo: Stefan Bernhardt).

Under the keywords "People-Places-Stories", scientists from Austria and UFZ/iDiv have analysed the role of narration in Citizen Science  > more

28.02.2018 | TOP NEWS, Ecosystem Services

Global demand for natural resources has reduced the number of orangutans by more than 100,000 animals in the last 16 years > more

06.02.2018 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat

new study published in PNAS > more

06.02.2018 | TOP NEWS, Research, sDiv
European beech forest in Biogradska Gora National Park in Bosnia-Herzegovina (photo: Eleonora Giarizzo).

A study in Nature Ecology & Evolution reveals continental drivers of community species richness > more

29.01.2018 | TOP NEWS, Research

An inclusive approach to assess nature’s contributions to people in SCIENCE > more

19.01.2018 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services

Species-specific fungal communities colonise dead wood - media release by UFZ > more

15.01.2018 | UFZ News, iDiv Members, TOP NEWS

The Max Planck Society has extended the renowned Max Planck fellow programme for iDiv director Christian Wirth for five years. > more

03.01.2018 | TOP NEWS, iDiv Members, Research, iDiv
Woodlice are important detrivores in the soil. (Photo: Sarah Zieger)

Study questions assumptions on mechanisms underlying warming feedback. > more

21.12.2017 | Media Release, Experimental Interaction Ecology, TOP NEWS
Biodiverse autmn forest with Norway spruce, beech and birch trees. (Photo: Christian Hueller)

Specifically in hot and dry summers, forests with more tree species have higher functionality > more

17.11.2017 | Media Release, TOP NEWS, iDiv Members, Research
The African elephant is the largest animal on land, but not the fastest. (Photo: Bernd Adam)

A new mathematical model shows why the largest animals are not always the fastest. > more

17.07.2017 | Theory in Biodiversity Science, TOP NEWS, Media Release
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