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New findings could improve scientific Earth system models
Decrease in growth due to drought stress in 2018 and 2019
Species richness stabilises forests against extreme climate conditions
Extremely rare insect species discovered during a field trip
Cross-country study on the motivation of citizen scientists
New study shows: Europe's grasslands, forests and mountain summits are becoming increasingly similar in species composition
Natural restoration of tropical forests provide large short-term benefits for climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation
Historical sources indicate that overfishing of the Baltic herring began over 500 years ago and continues to have an impact today
Scientists propose framework for national-level implementation of global biodiversity goals
New software predicts the movements of large land animals
Global estimate of the importance of pollinators for seed production in plants
New computer model helps to better understand species diversity in rainforests
Traffic probably poses one of the greatest risks to animal populations. However, we currently know very little about this issue.
Study helps to better assess the capacity of global ecosystems to adapt to climate and environmental change
An extensive analysis of literature suggests that people seem to be increasingly diconnected from nature
Three Minister Presidents pay tribute to international biodiversity research “made in Central Germany”. German Chancellor sends her congratulations
Scientists have developed a new way of evaluating rewilding progress
Around the world, wildfires are posing major risks to people and nature. Domestic and wild animals can help prevent them
New models highlight the important role of glacial refugia for the evolution of chimpanzees
Spruces even digest parts of themselves during periods of starvation to ensure long-term survival
Taxonomists name a new butterfly genus Setteleia
Climate and ecosystem change lead to a global redistribution of wealth
iDiv research centre to receive additional millions
The new forecourt of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in Leipzig invites us to discover, wonder and linger, and arouses interest in the research centre.
BUND, UFZ and iDiv are starting a citizen science project on stream monitoring
sPlotOpen contains vegetation data from 114 countries of all climate zones
Some dragonfly and damselfly species suffer from habitat loss and degradation, while many species benefit from improved water quality and warmer climate
Exhibition offers insights into the world of plants and their pollinators.
New workshop report on climate and biodiversity offers guidelines for pioneering policies
New study challenges the nature of ecological trade-offs
Researchers predict massive decline in the range of African great apes over the next 30 years
Patterns and drivers of alien plant species invasiveness in Europe identified by an international research team
Researchers record adaptability of 158 butterfly species to urbanisation
Researchers spent months observing groups of southern pig-tailed macaques
Scientists have made proposals for how EU agriculture could turn the tide in favour of sustainability within the next six years
Plant occurrence data collected with an app uncovers macroecological patterns in Germany
Plantations are home to significantly less beetles than old-growth forests.
Award will give research collaboration with iDiv an extra boost.
Ensuring sustainability of crop and timber production would mitigate the greatest drivers of terrestrial wildlife decline
Even with well-studied species groups such as mammals, there are huge data gaps
Study on species diversity and human health in Germany shows positive relation on mental health, but no links to physical health.
Researchers investigate for the first time on a global scale how plant populations react to climate change
New publication by iDiv member at IPK Leibniz Institute
A new large-scale study uncovers recent genetic connectivity between chimpanzee subspecies despite past isolation events
Biodiversity doesn’t feature enough in large-scale assessments of ecosystem services
Global change alters microbial life in soils - and thereby its ecological functions
Climate drivers outside of the growing season may have stronger effects on plants than previously assumed.
Biologists study autumn phenology of herbaceous plants
Researchers propose necessary corrections in global biodiversity policy
Researchers show positive effect of urban nature on mental health