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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.

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  • LIB, Research

    Genomes of “star algae” shed light on origin of plants

    How do land plants continuously adapt to their changing environmental conditions? This question was addressed by an international research team, including Dr. Iker Irisarri from the LIB. As part of their study, they generated the first genomes of four filamentous “star algae” – the closest relatives of land plants. The results were published on May 1st in the journal Nature Genetics.

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  • Knowledge Transfer

    More visitors than ever before: The Long Night of Museums 2024 in Hamburg

    The Museum of Nature Hamburg participated with all three permanent exhibitions and set a new record: In total, we counted more than 5,800 visitors between 6 pm and 1 am.

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  • LIB, Museums, Press releases

    Unique “Elmshorn” meteorite now on display at the Hamburg Museum of Nature Hamburg

    A meteorite of extraordinary significance has found its place in the Hamburg Museum of Nature. The “Elmshorn” meteorite, which fell from the sky near Hamburg on April 25, 2023, holds both scientific and cultural-historical importance.

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  • LIB, Press releases

    A new butterfly species was created by two species hybridising 200,000 years ago

    While we think of the formation of new species as a process involving the division of one ancestral species into at least two new species, an international consortium involving researchers of the LIB has just demonstrated the formation of a new species through a hybridization process.

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  • LIB, Press releases, Research

    Major study shows: Diversity in agriculture brings ecological, economic and social benefits

    A recent study in the journal Science, including collaborators from the LIB, shows: Diverse agriculture not only benefits nature, but also provides us humans with a stable food system and agricultural businesses with economic returns.

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  • Faces of the LIB, LIB

    Face of the LIB: Peter Konstantinidis

    Just a few months ago, Peter Konstantinidis was still frequently out on the US Pacific watching whales. Since mid-January, he has been responsible for Germany’s largest fish collection as the new curator of ichthyology at the Museum der Natur Hamburg.

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