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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.

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Research assistant wanted

We are looking for a research assistant (chemical ecology) for the BIBS project.

Citizen Science Portal wins award

The project "Berliner Stadtwildtiere" (IZW) at the BBIB was awarded as an official project of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity.

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Events

Integrated management for effective biodiversity conservation in anthropogenic pond landscapes

Speaker: Dr. Pieter Lemmens (KU Leuven, Belgium)
IGB Colloquium
 

Utilization of DNA Metabarcoding for the assessment of ecological status of freshwater ecosystems impacted by channel modifications

Speaker: Joeselle M. Serrana (Ehime Univ., Japan)
Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv) Seminar
 

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Speaker: Prof. Heribert Hofer & Dr. Andreas Knieriem (Director of IZW Berlin & Director of Tierpark and Zoo Berlin)
IZW Seminar
 

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