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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.
Diversity of soil organisms has key role in the carbon cycle.
Citizen Science Project "VielFalterGarten" offers workshops in Leipzig
Only few studies investigate soil biodiversity in tropical and subtropical regions.
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
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.
Causes of greening process more complex and variable than previously thought
Plants benefit from more bees, especially bumble bees
About the connection between insect decline, agricultural policy and our own consumption.
Scientists reveal the ecological importance of carion
The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Project brings together experts from all over Germany
Marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea are home to more fish species, with the greatest gains found among species most sensitive to exploitation.
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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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.
Where people’s needs for nature are greatest, nature’s ability to meet those needs is declining
Game of chance experiment: In a relationship with an unpopular regulator, the truth is somewhat elastic.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft grants 5 million euros for novel approach to investigate mechanisms underlying biodiversity and ecosystem functions at Jena Experiment
iDiv scientists call for action to tackle climate and biodiversity change.