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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.

News

New citizen science project launched: The graveyard vases experiment

Camille Musseau (BIBS project) and her colleagues started a new citizen science project aiming to understand the effect of urbanization on freshwater macro-invertebrates colonization of small artificial freshwater systems: www.urbanjungleponds.org.

New book published by BBIB scientists

Jonathan Jeschke (FU/IGB) and Tina Heger (UP) use the hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach – developed by them – to uncover the level of empirical evidence for twelve major hypotheses in invasion ecology.

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Events

Big data on the move: Challenges and solutions for animal biologging data

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Luca Borger (Swansea Univ.)
Biomove Friday, UP
 

1st International BioMove Symposium

The 1st International BioMove Symposium will be held in Potsdam Septemer 26 - 28, 2018.

BeGenDiv: Fifth Genomics Symposium

The Fith Genomics Symposium will be held in Berlin at October 2nd, 2018.

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