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Wanted dead and alive – New concept for a better understanding of biodiversity in time and space (04/10/2013)
Frankfurt, 04.10.2013. By now, biodiversity is a well known term even in the broader public, as it is used in many media reports about species extinction, natural resources or climate change. Yet research in this field is still lacking an integrative approach.... more

Ctenus monaghani frontal

The Hobbit and his spider (29/07/2013)
Spider species named after actor and BBC host Dominic Monaghan.... more

Spannungsverteilung an Gorillazähnen

An evolutionary compromise for long tooth preservation (24/07/2013)
During an individual’s lifetime the biomechanical requirements on his or her teeth change... more

Allobates sp Foto: M.Hölting,R.Ernst/Senckenberg

A lost frog in the lost world? (17/07/2013)
The interaction of ecotourism and wildlife conservation in the forests of the Guiana Shield and in the middle of it all, a newly discovered frog.... more

The Liang Bua 1 (LB1) cranium, shown in right side view. Photo courtesy of P. Brown.

One more Homo species? (10/07/2013)
A recent 3D-comparative analysis confirms the status of Homo floresiensis as a fossil human species.... more

working archeologists

Farming Started in Several Places at Once (04/07/2013)
Researchers from Tübingen document origins of agriculture in the Zagros foothills of Iran... more

Dental tissue and supporting structures of the second premolar of the right mandible after segmentation.

Material loss protects teeth against fatigue failure (24/04/2013)
Computer simulation shows that the reduction of natural dental wear might be the main cause for widely spread non-carius cervical lesions (the loss of enamel and dentine at the base of the crown) in our teeth.... more

dinoflagellate cyst

Fossils provide insight into origin of unique Antarctic ecosystem (19/04/2013)
Origin of circum-Antarctic Southern Ocean's ecosystems can be traced back to the emergence of the Antarctic ice sheets.... more

Pelusios castaneus acquired an “extinct Doppelganger” from the Seychelles due to a scientific error. © Mark-Oliver Rödel

One extinct turtle less - Turtle species in the Seychelles never existed (03/04/2013)
The turtle species Pelusios seychellensis regarded hitherto as extinct never existed. Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden discovered this based on genetic evidence. The relevant study was published today in the journal PLOS ONE.... more

Screenshot: Venomous snakes of Nepal, © Senckenberg

Venomous snakes of Nepal (27/02/2013)
medical and development experts celebrate book release in Kathmandu... more

Gentiana acaulis, a typical species from mountainous areas.

Life in the collision zone: Mountains trigger biodiversity (27/02/2013)
For a long time it was assumed that stable environments lead to higher species richness, as they allow speciation. New research suggests, however, that geologically dynamic regions sustain higher biodiversity. ... more

Screenshot: Almost 500 new species discovered at Senckenberg, © Senckenberg

Almost 500 new species discovered at Senckenberg (25/01/2013)
Newly discovered species in 2011 and 2012 ... more

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