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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.

Exhibition - New research building for biodiversity research

Exhibition opening of the architecture competition: Monday, May 29, 2017, 4 pm in the foyer of the Institute for Biology, plant physiology and microbiology building, Freie Universität Berlin, Königin-Luise-Straße 12-14, 14195 Berlin.


Exhibition of the competition contributions: May 30, 2017 - June 13, 2017, 9.00 am - 6 pm

BIBS annual meeting

BIBS workshop: invasive animal species

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Compilation and analysis of plant distribution range data in the 21st century

Speaker: Erik Welk (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)
DCPS & CRC 973 Colloqium, FU

Diet, transcription and lifespan

Speaker: Dr. Adam Dobson (Univ. College of London)
Evolution and Ecology Seminar, FU

Nature´s best predictions: (spatio-) temporal programming by biological clocks

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Barbara Helm, (Univ. Glasgow)
Biomove Friday, UP

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