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Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

13/11/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

A boom in hydropower dam construction is underway. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity. more info

Conquering the World at a Snail’s Pace

18/09/2014 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

The invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug already inhabits parts of Europe and Australia as well as North and South America. Scientists assume that the slugs will continue to expand to other regions.  more info

Gibbon genome sequenced

24/09/2014 German Primate Center

An international team of researchers have decoded the genome of gibbons. For the first time, they sequenced the entire genetic information of five different species of this primate family. more info

Cheetah menu: wildlife instead of cattle

29/08/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo und Wildlife Research

In Namibia, local farmers see cheetahs as a potential threat for their cattle. Scientists can give the all-clear: in a recent study they showed that cheetahs primarily prefer wildlife on their... more info

Special Exhibition: FLIES

15/08/2014

“FLIES” is a new exhibition that may convince you that dipterans are not only an annoying nuisance, but even more largely misunderstood and underestimated contemporaries. more info

Food for evolution

06/08/2014 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

The sequential evolution of angiosperm plants and their mammal herbivores was tracked by the evolution of beetles, shows a newly published study. more info

(Climate) Change in the North Sea

30/06/2014 Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Long-term studies have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea’s biota. The Atlantic cod is drawn to cooler regions, while southern species increasingly expand northward.  more info

Rhino foot disease – hope for better treatment

30/06/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research

A new imaging strategy of synchronising computed tomography with digital radiography helps to diagnose and initiate appropriate treatment of foot diseases in mega-vertebrates. more info

From Chaos to Order

03/06/2014 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies. An individual searching for food walks in random ways, yet the collective foraging behaviour of ants goes well beyond that. more info

How the koala retrovirus genome evolved

02/05/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Retroviruses weaken the immune defense and threaten the viability of the already reduced koala population. more info

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