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On 5 December 2019 the German Science Foundation DFG approved the application of the Research Unit “Ecology and Evolution of Intraspecific Chemodiversity in Plants”. Nicole van Dam and Fredd Vergara…
Scientists from iDiv, UFZ and Leipzig University discuss conservation management
To save biodiversity, the major global challenges should be tackled now
Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale.
Narratives have functions and can be explained in a (simple) model
Although local plant diversity increases over time, plant productivity does not significantly recover from agricultural use.
10 iDiv members named Highly Cited Researchers
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A big milestone for the synthesis center of iDiv
Global climate change could alter earthworm communities worldwide.
Considered an oil palm pest, macaques can in fact diminish a more severe pest: rats
Researchers map types and rates of biodiversity change.
On 15 October 2019, MDR TV broadcasted a beautiful documentary on the Leipzig botanical garden, the oldest botanical garden in Germany. You will see our iDiv gardener Alvin, our former gardener…
Where people’s needs for nature are greatest, nature’s ability to meet those needs is declining
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft grants 5 million euros for novel approach to investigate mechanisms underlying biodiversity and ecosystem functions at Jena Experiment
Game of chance experiment: In a relationship with an unpopular regulator, the truth is somewhat elastic.
Molecular Interaction Ecology welcomes Lisa Steiniger from the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gymnasium (Leipzig) to the group. In the coming year, Lisa will study how belowground herbivory by larvae of the cabbage…
iDiv postdoctoral researcher Martin Volf received an Alexander von Humboldt Return Fellowship to continue his research on chemical defence mechanisms of trees against herbivorous insects. Volf has…
iDiv scientists call for action to tackle climate and biodiversity change.
Most experiments do not correspond to projected climate scenarios
Recent study proves: Forests that are more diverse are also more productive and more resilient
Rebekka Sontowski (iDiv, FSU) honored for her outreach activities of the MIE group
The 5th iDiv Summer School on “Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy” took place from 21 to 28 August 2019
iDiv researchers calculated the economic value of local fisheries and the impact of fishing agreements and climate change
Open-access journal follows exceptionally fair approach
Researchers analyse EU Commission reform plans for the CAP
With increasingly isolated habitats, complex food webs are deconstructed from top to bottom.
International research team investigates mechanisms of forest biodiversity in Hawaiian archipelago
Melody is a third-year undergraduate majoring in Applied Plant and Soil Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. She won the Go Global Self-Directed Research Award…
Media release by the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Joint media release by the State Ministries of Science of Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt
On Friday 7 June a film crew of MDR visited our lab and greenhouses to get an impression of the research that's done at MIE. The takes they made will be part of a documentary on the botanical gardens…
Fredd Vergara (right), postdoctoral researcher at Molecular Interaction Ecology and EcoMetEoR, received the 2019 Metabolites Travel Awards sponsored by MDPI Metabolites for his presentation at the…
Media release by the Saxon State Ministry of Finance
They activate a specific cell receptor
From 24 May to 1 September the Botanical Garden of the University of Jena presents “Garten findet Stadt”, an exhibition on urban gardening.
Predators play key role in the stability of ecosystems
Martin Quaas gave inaugural lecture for his new iDiv professorship
From the 15th to the 17th of May 2019, MIE is hosting Justine Knaden and Luise Hock. Luise and Justine are part of the BSc course “Integrative Ökologie” at FSU Jena, taught by Nicole van Dam and…
On May 7 2019, Jitendra Gaikwad and his team of the iDiv BDU came to Leipzig for an hand-on data upload workshop for all MIE members. They helped us to upload our metabolomics (meta)data in the iDiv…
World Biodiversity Council IPBES presents long-awaited Global Assessment.
Restoration success depends on regeneration potentials
The prize, endowed with 1,000.00 euros ...
Data bases often underfunded
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UFZ study reveals link between increasing yields and biodiversity
Soil activity decreases nevertheless
New puzzle piece in scientific debate
Halle, Leipzig, Göttingen. The more plant species live in grasslands and forests, the more insect species find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species does not only increase…
For outstanding achievements in basic research
Also in neighbouring habitat patches species are lost
First Europe-wide study relating population trends of birds to their diet
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)
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Human impact reduces the behavioral repertoire of chimpanzees
The new building will be complete by March 2020.
Congratulations to sDiv scientist Alexander Zizka for receiving the Bernard Rensch Prize of the German Society for Biological Systematics for his work on “Big-data insights into the distribution and…
Population and economic growth offset improvement of environmental balance of land use
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New statistical model eliminates blank spaces
Document calls for the involvement of all relevant players
Former iDiv PhD student Dr Pia Backmann was interviewed on RadioEins on her modeling paper in American Naturalist. Pia explains how native tobacco plants can use their caterpillars to beat the…
Award of the Research Academy Leipzig
Tobacco plants gain an advantage by the timely sending of hungry caterpillars to the competition
For the next 3 months, Arletys Verdecia-Mogena will join the MIE group as a guest researcher on a DAAD scholarship. Arletys is a junior researcher from the Centre for Genetic Engineering and…
More living organisms on our bodies and in our homes could help in combatting diseases - if we let them live