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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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BONARES Conference

26–28 Feb 2018  |  Berlin 

BONARES: Breaking new ground for sustainable management of soil functions along the frontiers of soil ecosystem research

Landscape 2018 - Frontiers of agricultural landscape research

Conference at ZALF: Landscape 2018 – Frontiers of agricultural landscape research. 16 - 18 March 2018. Deadline for abstract submission extended: 09 Oct 2017 8:00 a.m.

BIBS workshop: Conservation of soil microbial biodiversity

Exhibition - New research building for biodiversity research

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Events

Evolutionary ecology of zombie-flies

Speaker: Henrik Fine de Licht (University of Copenhagen)
Evolution and Ecology Seminar, FU
 

BBIB Talk: Rising Novelty in Ecosystems and Climates

Speaker: Alejandro Ordonez Gloria (University of Aarhus)

Biodiversity Research/Systematic Botany Seminar, UP

Phenotypic plasticity and adaptation to novel environments

Speaker: Luis Miguel Chevin (Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle & Evolutive, France)
CRC 973 Colloquium, FU
 

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