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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.

New citizen science project launched: The graveyard vases experiment

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:

New book published by BBIB scientists

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.

Graduate Program Biodiversity

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

Silverstein-Simeone Award for Prof. Monika Hilker

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.

Havel-Spree-Colloquium 2018

Colloqium for postgraduated plant science students;
HU Berlin Campus Nord

Science Policy Postdoc wanted

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

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. 

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

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

The whole project community met at 28th and 29th March to discuss the current status of the BIBS project.

BIBS workshop: invasive animal species

March 14, 2017.This dialogue workshop will be in German language. For more information, see project website

W2 university professor position TU/IZW

University Professor - salary grade W2 for the field of "Animal ecology in ecologically oriented planning"

Application deadline: 24th February

Graduate Program Biodiversity

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

Talk list December

In December we will have two very interesting BBIB talks during one afternoon. See Events below!

Talk list November

The BBIB talks for November are chosen. See "Events"

Graduate Program Biodiversity

The rules and regulations of the Graduate Program "Biodiversity, Evolution & Ecology" are available now