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

    The Great Diversity of Fish Mouths: Catfish Attach Differently Than Expected

    A team of researchers closely examined these unique suckermouths and summarized their findings in a recent publication.

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    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.

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  • Faces of the LIB, LIB

    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.

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  • LIB, Research

    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”.

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    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.

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  • Knowledge Transfer, LIB

    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.

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