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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


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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Dr. Sören Dürr
Tel.: 069 7542-1580

Alexandra Donecker
Tel.: 069 7542-1561
Mobil: 0152-0923 1133

Judith Jördens
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Mobil: 0172-5842340


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