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Declines in insect numbers are largely driven by losses of more abundant species
Final vote of the EU Parliament in 2024
New study on the link between biodiversity and climate
Report of an Expert Working Group outlines policy recommendations to develop broader transformative policies for human, animal, and ecosystem health
Study reveals natural solution to mitigate effects of climate change
Halle, Jena and Leipzig are three of the top six German universities in the field of ecology
Eight iDiv members named Highly Cited Researchers
How authors’ personal circumstances influence the depiction of nature in their works
Doctoral researchers will investigate sustainable concepts for the use of natural common goods
A new approach to co-designing biodiversity indicators
Surprisingly far-reaching impacts of light pollution
Data published on social media platforms can improve knowledge about species distribution and inform conservation planning
DFG to fund Research Unit
New study published in Science Advances
Immediate protection measures are required to safeguard invertebrate communities and critical ecosystem services.
iDiv's researchers1 are concerned about the already precarious working conditions in German academia and are alarmed that the proposed changes to the WissZeitVG will exacerbate this.The WissZeitVG is…
The body sizes of organisms around the world are becoming smaller over time, especially among fish, with important implications for food webs and humans.
Species observations have unveiled a potentially universal pattern
Report by Léonard El-Hokayem, doctoral student at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle. Decreasing rainfall and…
A new interconnected system to monitor biodiversity around the world is urgently needed to direct and focus conservation action.
New study reveals that over 1000 vascular plants in Nigeria may be undescribed.
Retention of dead biomass by plants likely to serve function in carbon and nutrient cycling
Researchers record large-scale shift in photosynthesis activity for the first time
International research team compares form and function of island and mainland plants
Novel framework allows for a more effective management of soils as carbon sinks
Habitat diversity can mitigate effects of climate change on insects
Over 300 guests from politics, science and civil society
New study suggests fragmentation and climate warming could disadvantage large animals due to their limited traveling speeds
Research project "MetaChange" will be funded with almost 2.5 million euros over the next five years
On 15 March 2023 sDiv - the synthesis centre of iDiv welcomed its 2500th participant at an sDiv working group meeting. The lucky one was Dr. Steven Bachman who travelled from the Royal Botanic…
More widely distributed species benefit from anthropogenic changes
Under long-term fisheries management, evolutionary change, that has resulted in smaller maturation sizes, can be reversed profitably.
The effects of climate change on the Earth’s vegetation depend to a large degree on local conditions
Higher extinction rates of insular mammals after arrival of modern human
New study reveals that living roots are as important as dead leaves in sustaining tropical soil biodiversity
NaturaConnect Stakeholder Event in Brussels brings over 70 leading EU policy and governmental decision-makers
Study finds that current monitoring data may be far too incomplete and deficient to provide a precise global picture of local biodiversity richness trends
Specialised foraging skills could have made the essential difference
Even many years after being abandoned, plant diversity of former agricultural sites is still incomplete compared to undisturbed sites
Researchers propose to consider insects in the expansion and new designation of protected areas
iDiv invited to a parliamentary evening in Berlin to discuss possible action
Biodiversity–stability relationships strengthen over time in a long-term grassland experiment
The complex relationships between plants and their pollinators have changed dramatically across the last century.
European project started to assess ecological restoration through rewilding