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Current press releases

25.01.2016
Top-level Scientist to boost Biodiversity Research: Tiffany Knight appointed as Professor

18.01.2016
Weight gain through plasticisers
Researchers find the metabolic pathways responsible

14.01.2016
New evidence that diversity has a positive effect on biomass production

12.01.2016
Ecosystem services research and stakeholder involvement: between theories and practice

11.12.2015
Study finds there is less knowledge about global species diversity than previously assumed

26.11.2015
Using sphere packing models to explain the structure of forests
New modelling approach to assess the distribution of different tree sizes in natural forests

17.11.2015
Every species counts
The value of biodiversity is particularly high in poor environmental conditions

15.10.2015
Biodiversity stabilizes ecosystems during climate extremes
International grasslands study finds benefits of multiple species under wet, dry conditions

14.10.2015
New concept to help set priorities in water management
Simplification: a concept linking complexity and niche diversity in ecosystems

12.10.2015
Allergic asthma: UFZ researchers identify a key molecule

07.09.2015
Mongolia: The Sustainable Use of Scarce Water Resources
MoMo project implements practical solutions

13.08.2015
Diversity provides stability among the animals in the wild
Study about moths explains, why insect pests occur in some years

09.07.2015
Rapid decline in bumblebee species caused by climate change, study finds

30.06.2015
Europeans have unknowingly contributed to the spread of invasive plant species in North America
94 percent of species had previously been cultivated

22.06.2015
What Droppings Can Tell Us
With the right techniques, genetic analysis is uncovering more secrets about the distribution and numbers of the threatened Eurasian otter

28.05.2015
Humboldt Professorship for UFZ and MLU: Tiffany Knight bolsters biodiversity research

19.05.2015
Nature provides solutions to Europe’s woes?

30.04.2015
Silicon: An important element in rice production

01.04.2015
Diversity prevents resistance
Habitats rich in species therefore make it easier to combat pests

31.03.2015
Climate change: bacteria play an important role in the long term storage of carbon in the ocean

25.03.2015
A Metabolic imbalance increases the risk of respiratory diseases in childhood

19.03.2015
LEGATO annual conference: Rice ecosystem services in South-East Asian landscapes

16.03.2015
Omics methods: Towards a better prediction of the effects of substances at very low doses

09.03.2015
Bioelectrochemical processes have the potential to one day replace petrochemistry
Lysine production as an example shows potential savings

26.02.2015
Amphibian chytrid fungus reaches Madagascar
Over 290 endemic species are at risk

25.02.2015
Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies
The first global map to be produced on potential insecticide contamination

24.02.2015
Key genes for establishment of symbiosis between mycorrhiza fungi and trees evolved a repeatedly amount of time
International research team depict important genomes

19.02.2015
Fighting Decline of Pollinators in Europe

28.01.2015
Research projects contribute to shaping EU regulation to control invasive species
The first Europe-wide legislation to combat alien species with far-reaching consequences

14.01.2015
Renewable resources reach their limits
Humanity should use planetary resources with care

18.12.2014
Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

15.12.2014
New floor covering can lead to breathing problems in babies
Pollutant levels before birth are apparently more critical than after

23.10.2014
Ambitious EU targets for renewable energies make economic sense
In implementing energy policy, member states must be allowed degrees of freedom

20.10.2014
Later supper for blackbirds in the city
Artificial light gives birds longer to forage for food.

20.10.2014
In between red light and blue light: Leipzig researchers discover new functionality of molecular light switches

07.10.2014
Due to landscape fragmentation, Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought
Effect has so far been missing in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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