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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
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
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.
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.
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
New international research reveals the far-reaching impacts of forest cover loss on global biodiversity.
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
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
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.