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Screenshot: Conquering the World at a Snail’s Pace , © Senckenberg

Conquering the World at a Snail’s Pace (17/09/2014)
The expansion of the invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug ... more

Screenshot: (Climate) Change in the North Sea , © Senckenberg

(Climate) Change in the North Sea (30/06/2014)
Long-term studies reveal drastic changes in the marine fauna ... more

Arion lusitanicus

Spanish slug – busting an invasion myth (18/06/2014)
Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) sometimes nicknamed “killer slugs” were thought to have originated in Southern Europe. Researchers of the BiK-F and the Goethe University found out, that the prime example of an invasive species is originally from Central Europe and thus no “immigrant” after all. ... more

Screenshot: It’s complicated - new insights into the evolutionary history of bears , © Senckenberg

It’s complicated - new insights into the evolutionary history of bears (11/06/2014)
According to researchers of the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Goethe University Frankfurt and the U.S. Wildlife Service several bear species that today only occur in America or in Asia have hybridized in their evolutionary history.... more

Screenshot: Age-old: Relationship between Birds and Flowers, © Senckenberg

Age-old: Relationship between Birds and Flowers (28/05/2014)
The world’s oldest fossil of a nectarivorous bird has been described... more

Screenshot: A little army of helmeted terrapins, © Senckenberg

A little army of helmeted terrapins (21/05/2014)
African helmeted terrapins are split into 10 species and more endangered than previously thought... more

Shortfin Molly Fish

A tale of survival – scientists reveals how fish were able to colonise poisonous springs (12/05/2014)
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a potent inhibitor of aerobic respiration. However populations of shortfin molly fish managed to colonise springs with high concentrations of dissolved hydrogen sulphide. A new study researchers from LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main explains how. ... more

Mountain Landscape in Yunnan Province Adrien Favre

New ways for understanding the link between the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and species diversity (08/05/2014)
Researchers the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), from the University of Leipzig and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology has summarized the current state of knowledge on the diversification of Tibetan plants and animals.... more

Screenshot: The Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider: a Gymnast among the Arachnids, © Senckenberg

The Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider: a Gymnast among the Arachnids (28/04/2014)
Dr. Peter Jäger, spider expert at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, has described a new species: Cebrennus rechenbergi. ... more

Screenshot: My bonnie is over the ocean – a turtle goes astray, © Senckenberg

My bonnie is over the ocean – a turtle goes astray (07/04/2014)
Freshwater turtle crosses the Aegean Sea ... more

Screenshot: Ants plant tomorrow's rainforest, © Senckenberg

Ants plant tomorrow's rainforest (21/03/2014)
Ants promote the regeneration of montane rain forests by dispersing seeds to safe sites for tree establishment. ... more

Cranium and mandible of Epiaceratherium naduongense

Precursor of European rhinos found in Vietnam (12/03/2014)
37 million years-old fossils from open lignite-mining pits in Vietnam reveal unexpected similarities to the European fauna. ... more

Teeth of the 37 million year old bighead carp fossil

Bighead Carp: From 5 to 150 centimeters in 37 million years (12/03/2014)
The oldest fossil bighead carp has been discovered in Vietnam ... more

Kromisosh Foto: A. Dustov

Ceausescu’s flying bears – Molecular genetics provides evidence for an unusual dispersal mode in European brown bears (25/02/2014)
Scientists use genetics to confirm the legend of bears flown in for the hunting pleasures of other countries’ rulers.... more

Screenshot: Coffee: More biodiversity, better harvest , © Senckenberg

Coffee: More biodiversity, better harvest (06/02/2014)
Frankfurt/Würzburg, February 5, 2014. Bees, birds and bats make a huge contribution to the high yields produced by coffee farmers around Mount Kilimanjaro – an example of how biodiversity can pay off. This effect has been described as result of a study now published in the „Proceedings of the Royal Society B“. It has been conducted by tropical ecologists of the University Würzburg Biocenter, jointly with colleagues from the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F, Frankfurt/Main) and the Institute for experimental Ecology of the University of Ulm.... more

Hoatzin

Old bird, New World: Did the South American hoatzins originate in Europe? (22/01/2014)
The oldest fossil discoveries from France show that hoatzins once existed in Europe.... more

Pilagens lateral (c)B.Seifert

Slave hunting through camouflage and fencing: The Pillage Ant (16/01/2014)
Minimalistic raiding parties of a slave-hunting ant crack Castles.... more

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