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A new study of the evolution of the micro-crustacean group Cladocera

Fossilized Water Fleas (16/12/2016)
A new study of the evolution of the micro-crustacean group Cladocera... more

Grey-Breasted Mountain Toucan MSchleuning

Paradise Lost? – Loss of large fruit-eating birds threatens tropical forests (07/12/2016)
A new study shows the importance of large fruit-eating birds for the regeneration of tropical forests.... more

Neandertals: More Advanced Than Previously Assumed

Neandertals: More Advanced Than Previously Assumed (28/11/2016)
Prehistoric humans actively adapted their survival strategies ... more

Food webs are made up of many dynamic feeding relationships; for example herbivore aphids feed on Ground Elder and are themselves eaten by hoverfly larvae. At the same time, ants, being larger than the larvae, prey on the aphids’ predators.  Copyrig

The great feeding-frenzy (05/10/2016)
Species-rich food webs produce biomass more efficiently... more

The Turkey Among Dinosaurs

The Turkey Among Dinosaurs (15/09/2016)
First detailed study of integumental structures in the Cretaceous dinosaur Psittacosaurus... more

Ursus spelaeus

For 20 Million Years, the Diversity of Large Terrestrial Mammals Depended on Plant Growth (15/09/2016)
For more than 20 million years, the ups and downs of diversity in terrestrial large mammals were determined by primary production, i.e. net production of plant biomass. This pattern changed with the onset of the ice ages, writes a team led by Dr. Susanne Fritz at Senckenberg in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.”... more

Screenshot: Gene analyses reveal that there are not one, but four giraffe species, © Senckenberg

Gene analyses reveal that there are not one, but four giraffe species (09/09/2016)
Scientists from the Senckenberg and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have analysed the genetic relationships of all major populations of giraffe in the wild ... more

Screenshot: Snake Eats Lizard Eats Beetle, © Senckenberg

Snake Eats Lizard Eats Beetle (08/09/2016)
Fossil food chain from the Messel Pit examined... more

Screenshot: The Cave Bear: A Vegan Gone Extinct, © Senckenberg

The Cave Bear: A Vegan Gone Extinct (23/08/2016)
An inflexible diet led to the disappearance of this large mammal... more


Are forests of the future at risk? (20/07/2016)
According to the first global meta-analysis conducted by scientists from Senckenberg and published today in Nature’s open access journal “Scientific Reports”, pollination and seed dispersal are the most sensitive processes in forest regeneration.... more

Screenshot: From the Frog's-eye View: FSC Certificate Put to the Test, © Senckenberg

From the Frog's-eye View: FSC Certificate Put to the Test (14/03/2016)
Forest certification project is being tested in the rainforest of Guyana ... more

Screenshot: Neanderthals: 20 Percent Vegetarian, © Senckenberg

Neanderthals: 20 Percent Vegetarian (14/03/2016)
Isotope studies shed a new light on the eating habits of the prehistoric humans ... more

Screenshot: Europe Has Gained Another Snake, © Senckenberg

Europe Has Gained Another Snake (14/03/2016)
New species of grass snake discovered... more

Screenshot: Archaeologists long underestimated early hominins, © Senckenberg

Archaeologists long underestimated early hominins (28/01/2016)
Excavations at the Lower Paleolithic site of Schöningen change our views on human evolution. A special volume of the Journal of Human Evolution presents the state of research... more

Screenshot: King Kong was inflexible, © Senckenberg

King Kong was inflexible (04/01/2016)
The giant ape went extinct 100,000 years ago, due to its inability to adapt... more

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