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Award of the Research Academy Leipzig
Tobacco plants gain an advantage by the timely sending of hungry caterpillars to the competition
More living organisms on our bodies and in our homes could help in combatting diseases - if we let them live
iDiv scientists explain research on tropical arthropods in journal for young readers
Growth rates shape distributions of tropical tree species on a soil moisture gradient
Media release by UFZ
Zooming in on the causes of complementarity in grasslands
Certificate handed over on 3 December
New ranking published
Wide range of activities of iDiv scientists
sPlot paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution
Area of habitat larger than New Zealand could be lost to urbanisation over next 20 years
Molecular characterisation of an entire genebank collection
Scientists call for better monitoring
three iDiv members involved
New paper in Molecular Ecology
This text is only available in German.
Two new iDiv publications take a closer look at rewilding.
How macroecology and microbial ecology could benefit from a unified research agenda
Major success for the research profile of the University Jena
New study in Nature Geoscience
Reforestation with a variety of tree species would help biodiversity and climate
Quaas' professorship starts on 1 Oktober 2018
Analysis of comprehensive data set led to publication in Nature.
International Conference at the Interface of Ecology and Computer Science at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Renske Onstein presented her research in Jena
How trait variability within species can be incorporated in Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
On 09 October the topic will be “Crisis of biological diversity: what can we learn for Germany from the insights of IPBES?”
Side event of the exhibition „Garten findet Stadt“ on Saturday, 08 September
The 4th iDiv Summer School on “Ecological Theory and Modelling for the Biodiversity Crisis” took place from 20 to 31 August.
Number of alien species on islands increases with distance to mainland
Improved research cooperation as a goal of funding
Study from 39 grassland experiments published in Nature Ecology and Evolution
The sequence published in Science is the first reference genome of wheat.
Talks and exhibition inauguration (in German)
Joint position paper of renowned researchers
Study based on ten years of research in subtropical forests
Brown bears could live in an additional 380,000 square kilometres
Newly discovered dispersal strategy for mites
Rosenthal was elected for two years by the board members.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the pedunculate oak
Data on soil biodiversity is lacking from large regions of the world, new sDiv study finds.
Start of research group “Evolution and Adaptation”.
Exhibition on gardening opened on 24 May in the Botanical Garden of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Regulating their body temperature is a burden for chimpanzees living in the savanna
Environment protection should be a priority for the Chinese initiative to promote global trade.
New strategic axis of tropical tree species discovered
New paper with participation of Jon Chase and Stefano Larsen
Massive study finds more gorillas and chimpanzees than previously thought, but 80% are outside the safe havens of protected areas
A study in the new book "Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity" postulates key conditions
Genetic adaptation to different habitats
The new buidling will be complete by March 2020.
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.
Striking similarities between biology and computer operating systems
Several iDiv scientists are among the authors.
This text in only available in German.
New findings from BEF China published in Nature Communications.
Fotos from a camera trap provide the evidence
Land-use planning could reconcile agricultural growth with conservation of nature
Common media release by iDiv, UFZ and Senckenberg
Under the keywords "People-Places-Stories", scientists from Austria and UFZ/iDiv have analysed the role of narration in Citizen Science
Global demand for natural resources has reduced the number of orangutans by more than 100,000 animals in the last 16 years
new study published in PNAS
A study in Nature Ecology & Evolution reveals continental drivers of community species richness
An inclusive approach to assess nature’s contributions to people in SCIENCE
Species-specific fungal communities colonise dead wood - media release by UFZ
The Max Planck Society has extended the renowned Max Planck fellow programme for iDiv director Christian Wirth for five years.
Study questions assumptions on mechanisms underlying warming feedback.
Specifically in hot and dry summers, forests with more tree species have higher functionality
A new mathematical model shows why the largest animals are not always the fastest.