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Decoding the structural and functional basis of biodiversity

The current global transformation of ecosystems is triggering a planetary biodiversity crisis and massive extinctions. The loss of biodiversity worldwide presents substantial risks for our human life-support system, since it has serious impacts on water quality and availability, food production, and human health, among many others. However, the scientific foundation for understanding the structure, function and vulnerability of biodiversity is still insufficient.

The main objective of the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) is to provide the required knowledge to tackle the fundamental, global challenge of rapid biodiversity change. To achieve its goal, BBIB crosses traditional academic boundaries through integrating competences in ecological, evolutionary, social, and political sciences available in the Berlin region. BBIB is designed as a flexible institution of four universities and five non-university institutes of the Leibniz Association.


BIBS workshop: Conservation of soil microbial biodiversity

Soils harbour an enormous diversity of organisms that in turn drive their ecological functioning, but many question relevant for conservation issues are unanswered. Participation upon invitation.

BIBS annual meeting

The whole project community met at 28th and 29th March to discuss the current status of the BIBS project.

BIBS workshop: invasive animal species

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Zoonotic parasites – from animals to humans

Speaker: Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna)
Evolution and Ecology Seminar, FU

Nimba toad and its distribution, modelling, historical changes in the environment and prediction therefrom, population genetics

Speaker: Dr. Laura Sandberger-Loua (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin)
Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Seminar, UP

Corridors, Hedges, linear habitats

Speaker: Gabriele Kowalski, (Univ. Potsdam)
Animal Ecology Group, UP

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