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Massive study across Western equatorial Africa 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.
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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.
Major success for biodiversity research in Central Germany: A new international research training group (IRTG) at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) focuses on how trees interact with...
Stan Harpole new in this important list
Results reveal large local variability currently unaccounted for in climate models
Ecosystems can only function well if there is a diverse mixture of plants across the landscape.
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Media release about the ‘Jena Experiment’
Mathew A Leibold and Jonathan M Chase are authors of the book ‘Metacommunity Ecology’ published this week by Princeton University Press.
iDiv scientists present in Brussels a Fitness Check assessment of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Specifically in hot and dry summers, forests with more tree species have higher functionality
This is due to site-to-site variations of species compositions (aggregation) in the “coral triangle”.
On 7 November the German Embassy in New Delhi hosted an Indo-German symposium on Science communication
... and even more so when tree logging and drought occur at the same time
Paper of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and iDiv
From the 16th to 18th October, 34 experts from Ecology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics joined together at the iDiv core centre to discuss the current challenges and pitfalls of applying Metabolomics...
new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution
Global biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling community promotes integration of Shared Socio-Economic Pathways
Important milestone in highly competitive application process
iDiv hosted a workshop that aimed at providing scientific evidence for promoting the EU restoration agenda.
This year’s iDiv Annual Conference brought together iDiv scientists from 19 to 20 September in “Leipziger Kubus”.
iDiv members met for the annual General Assembly at the UFZ-Kubus in Leipzig on Tuesday.
Dr Saori Fujii (VU Amsterdam) will visit iDiv on 10 October 2017.
From 3-15 September, the 3rd iDiv Summer School 2017 on “Synthesising and modelling biodiversity data” took place.
Interview with iDiv scientist Aurora Torres
Plant-eating animals switch negative biodiversity effect to positive
paper of iDiv summer school published
Scientists from Göttingen University investigate effects of land conversion in South-East Asia
press release of IPK Gatersleben
press release from the University of Amsterdam
Only a small proportion of plant species relevant to ecological restoration are available as seeds, a new study found.
Researchers illuminate the epidemiology of a cryptic pathogen
Scientists propose a new method for improving the assessment of changes in biodiversity
press release by the Senckenberg Society
A new mathematical model shows why the largest animals are not always the fastest.
In meadows with high plant species richness, nematode communities cope better with warming.
A team of researchers has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence.
Collaborative Research Centre of the University of Jena: AquaDiva funded for further four years with over 9.5 million euros from German Research Foundation
Exploring different aspects of biodiversity
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Global hotspots for non-native animal and plant species have been identified for the first time
The research centre was one of two priorities during his visit to the Leipzig University
FlorSoz2017 is organised by Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz
The iDiv Ecotron will provide insights into interactions among species.
Study by Senckenberg, iDiv, MLU, UFZ and others
Estimating how many animals of a certain species live in a remote region has become easier thanks to a new analytical method
Researchers found that chimpanzees associate more with partners of the same sex while bonobos of either sex associate preferentially with females
Scientists met on 27 April in Leipzig to discuss a broad range of topics from the field of “biodiversity economics”.
A new study in Nature reports the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley.
At regional level, urbanisation is increasing the number of plant species, but it is also associated with a loss of evolutionary diversity
The plant volatile compound bergamotene is alluring, but also lethal for Manduca sexta months, a new study finds.
An experiment shows how rising temperatures change interactions between species.
A new coalition of five organisations including iDiv aims at promoting biodiversity restoration at a European level through the application of rewilding principles.
Household income and knowledge about health risks drive the consumption of wild animal meat in West Africa. Study by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
In a commentary in Nature Ecology and Evolution, scientists from iDiv and Leipzig University call for initiatives to fill knowledge gaps
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...
to further develop the content of chapter 2
findings appear in BMC Genomics
A new framework, presented in "Ecology"
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 protection status of several species should therefore be reconsidered, researchers from iDiv and MLU say.
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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.
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.
Researchers report that in old forests with high species richness the effect of climate variability on photosynthetic capacity is dampened.
Press release of UFZ about the "Ecological Focus Areas" introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules
press release of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)
Low-abundance bacterial and fungal species can have disproportionate effects, a new review concludes.
When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species.