Media releases from 2017

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Woodlice are important detrivores in the soil. (Picture: Sarah Zieger)
21.12.2017 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, Media Release, TOP NEWS

Study questions assumptions on mechanisms underlying warming feedback.  › more

Biodiverse autmn forest with Norway spruce, beech and birch trees. (Picture: Christian Hueller)
17.11.2017 | Media Release, TOP NEWS, iDiv Members, Research

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

28.08.2017 | TOP NEWS, Research, Media Release

Scientists from Göttingen University investigate effects of land conversion in South-East Asia  › more

In the Ivory Coast’s Taï National Park the anthrax pathogen Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis is posing a serious threat to wildlife, including chimpanzees (Photo: MPI f. Evolutionary Anthropology/ L. Samuni)
02.08.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat

Researchers illuminate the epidemiology of a cryptic pathogen  › more

The African elephant is the largest animal on land, but not the fastest. (Picture: Bernd Adam)
17.07.2017 | Theory in Biodiversity Science, TOP NEWS, Media Release

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

Experimental meadow plots with heating lamps (photo: Jacob Miller).
14.07.2017 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology, Media Release

In meadows with high plant species richness, nematode communities cope better with warming.  › more

16.06.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv, Research

Collaborative Research Centre of the University of Jena: AquaDiva funded for further four years with over 9.5 million euros from German Research Foundation   › more

15.06.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv

This text is available only in German.  › more

The Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) displaces the native European Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in the United Kingdom and other EU countries. It was therefore included in the blacklist of the EU ("List of invasive non-resident species of Union concern") in 2016 and must be actively combated in the European Union. Photo: Tim M. Blackburn, University College London
13.06.2017 | Media Release, sDiv, Macroecology and Society, TOP NEWS

Global hotspots for non-native animal and plant species have been identified for the first time  › more

As a present, Mr Tillich was given a miniature version of the 'taxamap', a picture representing all known genuses on earth (photo: Stefan Bernhardt).
09.06.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv

The research centre was one of two priorities during his visit to the Leipzig University  › more

17.05.2017 | Experimental Interaction Ecology, Media Release, TOP NEWS

The iDiv Ecotron will provide insights into interactions among species.  › more

12.05.2017 | yDiv, Media Release, TOP NEWS

Study by Senckenberg, iDiv, MLU, UFZ and others  › more

The Maxwell's duiker (Philantomba maxwellii), a small antelope that lives in western Africa (Photo: Paul Cools /
10.05.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Sustainability and Complexity in Ape Habitat

Estimating how many animals of a certain species live in a remote region has become easier thanks to a new analytical method  › more

Barley on the fields of the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben (Photo: Heike Ernst/ IPK).
27.04.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Domestication Genomics

A new study in Nature reports the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley.  › more

During the night, a tobacco hawkmoth (Manduca sexta) uses its proboscis to suck nectar from a flower of the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata. Sensory neurons located on the tip of the proboscis respond to the floral volatile (E)-α-bergamotene (Photo: Danny Kessler, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology).
21.04.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Ecological Functions of Plant Secondary Metabolites, iDiv Members

The plant volatile compound bergamotene is alluring, but also lethal for Manduca sexta months, a new study finds.  › more

The larger prey species used in the experiment, the springtail Folsomia candida (Photo: Andy Murray).
06.04.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Experimental Interaction Ecology

An experiment shows how rising temperatures change interactions between species.  › more

02.03.2017 | TOP NEWS, sDiv, Media Release

findings appear in BMC Genomics  › more

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is among those carnivore species that are most exposed to roads globally.
08.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Biodiversity Conservation

The protection status of several species should therefore be reconsidered, researchers from iDiv and MLU say.  › more

Cabbage white caterpillars (Pieris brassicae) were one of the herbivore species used in the study (photo: Nicole Van Dam).
31.01.2017 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, Molecular Interaction Ecology

When plants are eaten by herbivores, they emit odours to attract the natural enemies of their enemies. These odours vary according to the characteristics of the herbivore species, a new study shows.  › more

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