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Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel elected as a new Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Extinctions could result as fish change foraging behaviour in response to rising temperatures
Models suggest that the Atlantic Cod may have a high risk of extinction as water temperatures increase.
Image: Wilhelm Thomas Fiege, CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons
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Reconstruction of a 1,300-year-old phage genome shows similarities to a modern virus that infects intestinal bacteria
Piotr Rozwalak has analysed prehistoric stool samples for phage genomes.
Image: Adrian Wykrota
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Data published on social media platforms can improve knowledge about species distribution and inform conservation planning
Nature photographers worldwide are sharing their biodiversity observations on social media – a huge potential also for biodiversity research.
Image: Sultan Ahmed
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Limestone serves as a repository of microbial genetic information
Rock cores used for the investigation.
Image: Robert Lehmann
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Habitat diversity can mitigate effects of climate change on insects
The movements of this beetle (Carabus coriaceus) have been tracked with the help of a RFID tag.
Image: Stefan Bernhardt/iDiv
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Chancellor, Minister of State, and Prime Ministers acknowledge the success of international biodiversity research in Central Germany
Scientists of iDiv use the Leipzig Canopy Crane to investigate the hidden habitat in the treetops.
Image: Steffen Schellhorn
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A German-Dutch research team redefines microbial niches and presents its approach in the journal "Nature Ecology and Evolution"
Bacteria cultures in Petri dishes.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
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Ways to acquire and gather food could be a major evolutionary driver of our large brains.
Collective honey foraging by two teenage boys. Here they use a technique in which they smoke the bee hives to avoid getting stung.
Image: Bryndan van Pinxteren
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Germany’s most valuable research award was awarded to the new professor of Viral Ecology
Prof. Bas E. Dutilh
Image: privat
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The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig to receive additional millions
The Jena experiment provides important data that are analysed in the iDiv.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
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New research network “Quantum Hub Thüringen” launched
Prof. Dr Andreas Tünnermann presents the new “Quantum Hub Thüringen”
Image: Fraunhofer IOF