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We are happy to announce the new BIBS blog.

A new paper on microplastic in terrestrial ecosystems.

Citizens' research project of the Leibniz-IZW invites you to participate from 18 May 2020.

A citizen science pilot project of the TU Berlin and the MfN.

Brochure about research in the AgroScapeLabs published

National Geographic reports on a study from the BIBS project.

Natural sunlight sets the pace of day and night on our planet. In the BIBS project, the IZW is researching the effects of artificial light.

Job offers

BBIB member institutions advertise the following positions:

PhD position “Ecosystem functions”,

PhD position “Microbial ecology”,

Field assistant

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

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:

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.

Next application deadline for the Graduate Program "Biodiversity, Evolution & Ecology" (FU Berlin): 1st of August 2018

BBIB member Monika Hilker has been selected to receive the 2019 Silverstein-Simeone Award. This award is in honor of outstanding research in the field of Chemical Ecology.

Colloqium for postgraduated plant science students;
HU Berlin Campus Nord

We are looking for a science policy postdoc for the BIBS project.

26–28 Feb 2018  |  Berlin 

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

Conference at ZALF: Landscape 2018 – Frontiers of agricultural landscape research. 16 - 18 March 2018. 

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

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