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.
“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.
Veranstaltungsprogramm Oktober 2023
Digital und in Präsenz: Das Museum Koenig in Bonn und das Museum der Natur Hamburg bieten eine Bandbreite an Veranstaltungen an.
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.
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.
“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.
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.