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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, Press releases, Research

    “It’s not the weather – we humans are causing insect declines”

    Can the weather really be the main cause of insect declines in Central Europe? A recent study in the journal Nature blames (altered) weather conditions for sharp declines in insect biomass. Christoph Scherber, Deputy Director of the LIB, disagrees.

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  • Knowledge Transfer

    Veranstaltungsprogramm Oktober 2023

    Digital und in Präsenz: Das Museum Koenig in Bonn und das Museum der Natur Hamburg bieten eine Bandbreite an Veranstaltungen an.

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  • LIB, Research

    Research on the “pregnant fish” continues

    Some ricefish species from Sulawesi (Indonesia) practice what is known as “pelvic brooding”: they carry their eggs on their bodies until they hatch, rather than depositing them on plants like other ricefish species.

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  • Museums, Treasure of the month

    Our Treasure of the Month: A Penguin from the North?

    It can’t fly, but it can swim marvellously and looks like a penguin – but it’s not one at all. Our Treasure of the Month comes from the North and is the last Great Auk.

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  • Museums, Press releases, Special exhibitions

    “Glanzlichter der Naturfotografie 2023” at the Museum Koenig Bonn

    Impressive, touching, artistically surprising: The 80 best “Glanzlichter der Naturfotografie” will be on display at Museum Koenig Bonn from September 21.

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  • LIB, Press releases, Research

    Intercropping allows for insect conservation without yield loss

    How can we halt biodiversity declines? A new study led by the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) shows possible solutions for agricultural landscapes.

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