News Archive 2018
all news | only media releases
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
On Monday the 26th of November MIE welcomed class 12 of the Louise-Otto-Peters-school from Leipzig to the molecular lab. During their time in the lab, the students got an insight in molecular genetic…
Media release by UFZ
Zooming in on the causes of complementarity in grasslands
Certificate handed over on 3 December
New ranking published
MIE and EcoMetEoR host Jiao Qu
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
For the next months, Abigail Moreno-Pedraza (CINVESTAV, Mexico) and Diandro Ricardo Barilli (UNESP, Brazil) stay with us as guest researchers of the EcoMetEoR platform. Abigail will use her time in…
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
Dr Mick Hanley (Plymouth University, UK) and Dr Nicole M. van Dam (iDiv, Leipzig, Germany) are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a postdoctoral position shared between their labs.
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
The collaborative Research Centre ChemBioSys was positively re-evaluated for the second funding period by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
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
Katja Steinauer, PostDoc at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), stays with us in June 2018 as a guest researcher using the facilities of the EcoMetEoR platform.
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
Esther-Marie Lintzel, master student from the University Leipzig, starts her master thesis.
New paper with participation of Jon Chase and Stefano Larsen
By supporting and teaching ecologist and biodiversity researchers, Henriette will implement metabolomics analyses in their research.
Massive study finds more gorillas and chimpanzees than previously thought, but 80% are outside the safe havens of protected areas
“Root chemical traits and their roles in belowground biotic interactions" second most downloaded paper of Pedobiologia in the last 90 days.
A study in the new book "Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity" postulates key conditions
Dimitra Papantoniou joins MIE as a PhD student. She is part of MiRA EU-ITN, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie program funded network to study Microbe-induced Resistance to Agricultural Pests.
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
MIE hosts Dr. Lori Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro will give a talk on species interactions and co.evolution along the global plant crop movement.
Several iDiv scientists are among the authors.
New findings from BEF China published in Nature Communications.
This text in only available in German.
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…
Fotos from a camera trap provide the evidence
Valérie Lopez, PhD student of University of Rennes, France, will stay with us for the entire month of March 2018.
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
Dr. Andreas Schedl: Maternity leave cover of Dr. Katharina Grosser
FSU Jena BSc students at iDiv - New BSc course “Integrative Ökologie”.
new study published in PNAS
Global demand for natural resources has reduced the number of orangutans by more than 100,000 animals in the last 16 years
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
Esraa Mustafa is a Master of science student from Cairo University in Egypt. Her research focus while at the Molecular Interaction Ecology group in iDiv is to evaluate the impact of plant root…
Two postdoctoral researcher positions at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in Leipzig.
The Max Planck Society has extended the renowned Max Planck fellow programme for iDiv director Christian Wirth for five years.