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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.


Graduate Program Biodiversity

Next application deadline for the Graduate Program "Biodiversity, Evolution & Ecology": 1st of August 2017

A new building for biodiversity research

BBIB's director Prof. Dr. Rillig was interviewed by the "Berliner Zeitung" about the planned building (in German).

BIBS workshop: Conservation of soil microbial biodiversity

Exhibition - New research building for biodiversity research

BIBS annual meeting

BIBS workshop: invasive animal species

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BBIB talks

Due to the semester break we do not have a long talk list for August and September. The talks for October will be published here as soon as possible.

IGB - Tag des offenen Gartens: Führungen, Mitmachaktionen, Infozelte

IGB-scientists will share their research in tours, talks, info tents and activities. (German language)

Warum sollten wir die biologische Vielfalt schützen? Die beiden Antworten der Umweltethik

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Gorke (EMA-Universität Greifswald)
IGB Colloqium (in German)

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