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Climate change increases risks for forests

31/05/2017 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be... more info

Follow your memory

24/05/2017 | Senckenberg Research Institute

Zebras may use memory to guide their migration each year. In contrast, current vegetation conditions along the way are less important for the orientation. more info

Two Giants Discovered in Madagascar

24/05/2017 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

Two species of giant pill-millipedes, newly described from shrinking rainforest fragments in northern Madagascar show the importance of the sustainable use of small forest patches in the tropics. more info

Ventilation for corals

23/05/2017 Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research

Many stony corals live in close partnership with different species of damselfish. Reef ecologists have now discovered a previously unknown advantage for the corals: The fish support them in their... more info

Is individuality unavoidable?

18/05/2017 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Same genes, same environment, different personality: a recent study shed a new light on the question of which factors are responsible for the individuality of vertebrate animals. more info

Saving angels

15/05/2017 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

Researchers have published a study to identify the distribution patterns and habitat use of the critically endangered angelshark in its last stronghold: the waters around the Canary Islands. more info

Draft sequence of the rye genome

04/04/2017 Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung

Researchers report on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye. This represents a genome resource of high value for comparative genomics and genome-based breeding for sustainable crop production. more info

First it was cows – now it’s larvae!

14/03/2017 Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Chaoborus spp is a small fly that uses methane to help it move around. A research demonstrates the negative role played by the larvae not just in global warming.  more info

Together unpredictable

14/02/2017 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

When hunting, sailfish increase their success rate by specialising in one attacking side. Because they hunt in groups, their prey is unable to predict from which side the attack will occur.  more info

Global threat to primates concerns us all

20/01/2017 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

When primates become extinct, the living conditions for humans will soon deteriorate dramatically. Scientists demand immediate measures to protect primates. more info

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