Leibniz Research Alliance on biodiversity

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Seeking freshwater pandas

21/12/2016 Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Researchers call for comprehensive protection for endangered freshwater species. As a first step, awareness needs to be raised among the research community and the general public.  more info

The history of horse coat colours

07/12/2016 Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time. A new study reveals that the diversity of coat colours in horses has been strongly affected by cultural differences. more info

Nagoya Protocol Creates Disadvantages

07/12/2016 | Leibniz-Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures

The international agreement is unlikely to generate revenues for developing countries, but instead threatens collaborative microbiological... more info

Prenatal stress in monkeys

22/09/2016 German Primate Center

The offspring of mothers that are stressed grow faster. But they pay for that with slower motoric development and probably also a weakened immune system.  more info

Not one, but four giraffe species

30/09/2016 Senckenberg Nature Research Society

A large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe shows that there are four distinct giraffe species. Until now, only one giraffe species had been recognized. more info

Biodiversity can help mitigate climate risks

31/08/2016 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region. more info

A Vegan Gone Extinct

25/08/2016 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

The Cave Bear subsisted on a purely vegan diet. Scientists propose that it was this inflexible diet that led to the bear’s extinction approximately 25,000 years ago. more info

Are forests of the future at risk?

27/07/2016 | Senckenberg Nature Research Society

Human impacts not only threaten today’s forests, but also those of tomorrow: Forest disturbance caused by human activities threatens the pollination and seed dispersal of trees around the world.  more info

Dangerous flight into the wind farm

21/07/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Many bats sailing through the night sky are currently dying at wind turbines. Small changes in the operation of existing wind farms would be sufficient to minimise bat fatalities. more info

First comprehensive inventory of the Baltic sea floor

21/07/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Scientists present the first comprehensive survey of the distribution of macrozoobenthos communities in the entire Baltic Sea. more info

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