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The predatory soil centipedes can be found worldwide (Photo: Sarah Zieger).
24.03.2017 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology

In a commentary in Nature Ecology and Evolution, scientists from iDiv and Leipzig University call for initiatives to fill knowledge gaps > more

yDiv together with the iDiv Research Group Molecular Interaction Ecology were visited by Dr. Tjeerd Snoeren on the 21st of March. Tjeerd is the Entomology Lead at Limagrain, which is a cooperative... > more

22.03.2017 | yDiv

to further develop the content of chapter 2 > more

20.03.2017 | TOP NEWS, Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity Conservation

A new framework, presented in "Ecology" > more

21.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Synthesis

New research shows that rate of alien species introduction is higher than ever before / press release of Senckenberg > more

15.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, sDiv

results of sDiv workshop „Restoration synthesis“ published / press release of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)  > more

10.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, sDiv
The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is among those carnivore species that are most exposed to roads globally.

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

08.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, Press Releases, Biodiversity Conservation
The Jena Experiment. Photo: Christoph Scherber

This text is only available in German. > more

03.02.2017 | TOP NEWS, Experimental Interaction Ecology
Cabbage white caterpillars (Pieris brassicae) were one of the herbivore species used in the study (photo: Nicole Van Dam).

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

31.01.2017 | TOP NEWS, Press Releases, Molecular Interaction Ecology
Hordeum comosum: One example of wild barley containing nonnative DNA-sequences of Panicoideae origin. Photo: Dr. Frank Blattner/IPK

A Czech-German team of researchers publishes findings suggesting that the transfer of nuclear genes from one vascular plant species to another without sexual fertilisation is not a rare event. > more

31.01.2017 | TOP NEWS, Research
Old-growth forest Hainich. Photo: Tilo Arnhold

Researchers report that in old forests with high species richness the effect of climate variability on photosynthetic capacity is dampened. > more

30.01.2017 | TOP NEWS

Press release of UFZ about the "Ecological Focus Areas" introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules  > more

29.01.2017 | Research, sDiv

press release of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) > more

16.01.2017 | yDiv, TOP NEWS
The plantpathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum is strongly inhibited in growth due to volatiles produced by bacterial communities with rare species. Loss of rare species allows this fungus to spread faster (Photo: Perro de Jong/NIOO-KNAW).

Low-abundance bacterial and fungal species can have disproportionate effects, a new review concludes. > more

11.01.2017 | TOP NEWS, sDiv
This domino effect is a particular threat to animal species that only interact with a small number of plant species, such as Chelostoma rapunculi. Photo: Andreas Haselböck,

When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species. > more

04.01.2017 | TOP NEWS
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