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.
Our Hamburg museums grow together
United under one name: The Zoological, Mineralogical and Geological-Paleontological Museum are now called “Museum der Natur Hamburg”.
Faces of the LIB: Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão
Searching for the „why“ has led Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão into science. The Brazilian-born scientist sets a focus on the question why and how plants and butterflies interact and what affects the evolution of these species.
Our Treasure of the Month: Where did Alexander Koenig’s oriole spend the winter?
When Alexander Koenig collected this female oriole in his youth, he could’t have imagined that this bird would contribute to the reconstruction of bird migration.
Dr. Mariana Chuliver Pereyra receives the Margarethe Koenig Prize.
The prize, which provides a fully independent year of research at the Museum Koenig, Bonn, is awarded by the LIB to promote young women in science.
Faces of the LIB: Albia Consul
Albia Consul wants to curb the wildlife trade and at the same time inspire young people biologically through knowledge transfer.
Our treasure of the month: the infamous “sand-striker” worm
The predatory giant bristle worm is one of the most famous annelids and our treasure of the month.