Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
All good things come from above! DNA-based food analysis in the Leisler’s bat
Through the analysis of DNA traces in the droppings of a Leisler’s bat colony, researchers at LIB have now identified an astonishingly high number — over 350 — different insect species that were consumed by the bats.
Face of the LIB: Dagmara Żyła
In out interview, she tells us how hard it is to become a fulltime scientist and what young biologist should expect.
Women in Herpetology – 50 stories from around the world
Umilaela Arifin works as a herpetologist at the Museum of Natural History in Hamburg and has experienced a great deal in her research career. Now, she has teamed up with 49 other women in her field to publish “Women in Herpetology”.
Across borders for nature conservation in the Caucasus
On November 20 and 21, scientists from the LIB and their partners from Georgia and Armenia will present the CaBOL-project’s results in Tbilisi, as negotiations about Georgia’s EU candidacy progress.
Sigmund Freud Prize winner Matthias Glaubrecht about knowledge transfer through literature
On November 4, Prof. Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht, Scientific Project Manager of the new Hamburg Natural History Museum called “Evolutioneum”, was awarded this year’s Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose for his non-fiction books, including books on biodiversity and evolution.
Foundation stone laid for multinational research center in the Caucasus
The freely accessible database is in place, the laboratory infrastructure is functioning. The Caucasus Barcode of Life (CaBOL) project has laid the foundation for a multinational research center in the Caucasus.