Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale.
Although local plant diversity increases over time, plant productivity does not significantly recover from agricultural use.
10 iDiv members named Highly Cited Researchers
A big milestone for the synthesis center of iDiv
Global climate change could alter earthworm communities worldwide.
Researchers map types and rates of biodiversity change.
iDiv scientists call for action to tackle climate and biodiversity change.
Researchers analyse EU Commission reform plans for the CAP
UFZ study reveals link between increasing yields and biodiversity
Research team evaluates global biodiversity data – with surprising resultsLeipzig. After conducting comprehensive studies, an international team of researchers led by Leipzig University and the iDiv…
Developed under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
Congratulations to sDiv scientist Alexander Zizka for receiving the Bernard Rensch Prize of the German Society for Biological Systematics for his work on “Big-data insights into the distribution and…
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More living organisms on our bodies and in our homes could help in combatting diseases - if we let them live
New ranking published
Area of habitat larger than New Zealand could be lost to urbanisation over next 20 years
Two new iDiv publications take a closer look at rewilding.
New study in Nature Geoscience
Analysis of comprehensive data set led to publication in Nature.
Study from 39 grassland experiments published in Nature Ecology and Evolution
New paper with participation of Jon Chase and Stefano Larsen
The stronger global warming is, the greater the increase in the number of plant species on mountain tops. This was the main finding of a study published in the journal Nature.
The sWeep - Unifying marine and terrestrial biodiversity at the interplay of macroecology, macrophysiology and macroevolution with Miguel Ángel Olalla Tárraga and Ignacio Morales Castilla as PIs and…
new study published in PNAS
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The working group of the International Synthesis Consortium (ISC) just published their second paper on Synthesis Centers as Critical Research Infrastructure in BioScience! You can find the paper…
Global hotspots for non-native animal and plant species have been identified for the first time
The sDiv working group sFIND who met in Leipzig in 2015, just got their paper accepted to be published in OIKOS! Keith Farnsworth one of the group PIs gives a short insight here. Congratulations!
Congratulations! The paper by sIMPACT working group entitled “Deﬁning the Impact of Non-Native Species,” by Jonathan M. Jeschke, Sven Bacher, Tim M. Blackburn, Jaimie T. A. Dick, Franz Essl, Thomas…
At regional level, urbanisation is increasing the number of plant species, but it is also associated with a loss of evolutionary diversity
sDiv Postdoc Katharina Gerstner along with collaborators from the sDiv working groups LU-BD-ES and Restoration Synthesis published a commentary in Methods in Ecology and Evolution about how to make…
findings appear in BMC Genomics
New research shows that rate of alien species introduction is higher than ever before / press release of Senckenberg
results of sDiv workshop „Restoration synthesis“ published / press release of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
The working group Acacia invasions from the joint project of SESYNC-UFZ-sDiv found a weak signal of interdisciplinarity in invasion science. They call for more integration of social sciences in this…
Press release of UFZ about the "Ecological Focus Areas" introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules
Low-abundance bacterial and fungal species can have disproportionate effects, a new review concludes.
Statement by Marten Winter
new version of the global vegetation-plot database sPlot
A study shows that the ability to self-fertilize helps plants to spread around the world
Press release from Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
International research team issues recommendations to improve the predictive capacity of ecological models
The SESYNC - UFZ - sDiv working group Human Decision Making - Synthesis of micro-scale human decision making to mitigate risks to ecosystem services with Maja Schlüter and Marco Janssen as PIs…
The working group sCoMuCra including former sDiv postdoc Benjamin Yguel published a paper in The American Naturalist entitled "The Evolutionary Legacy of Diversification Predicts Ecosystem…
We would like to welcome the new sDiv postdoc Katharina Gerstner who will work on her individual project From plots to landscapes – Towards a mechanistic understanding of land-use effects on…
Scarce data on the geographical origin of DNA sequences impairs its potential use for phylogeographic research
iDiv guest Carsten Meyer, along with collaborators from the University of Göttingen, published a comprehensive study on limitations in global plant records in the journal Ecology Letters.…
For the first time, sDiv and the french synthesis centre CESAB organized a joint synthesis postdoc retreat at CESAB in beautiful Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The topics were career…
The sDiv Board decided to fund ten working groups, two individual postdoc positions and one sabbatical position.
Congratulation! sDiv postdoc Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral accepted the Junior Professorship for Ecosystem Modeling at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg. The research group is part of the…