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  • Mareen Gerisch

    Press and communication, Hamburg
    Tel.: +49 40 238317-908
    Mobil: +49 160 90853213
    M.Gerisch@leibniz-lib.de

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    Press/ Communication/ Events, Bonn
    +49 (0)228 9122 215
    s.heine@leibniz-lib.de

  • Alien land snail species are increasing exponentially

    Invasive land snail species can displace native species and harm human health. A recent study compiles an overview of the exponential increase and dynamic spread of land snail species introduced to Europe and the Mediterranean from other continents.

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  • „Big muscles and wrinkled skin”: the Hercules pseudoscorpions

    In their latest publication, researchers at LIB have discovered and described three new genera with a total of twelve new species of pseudoscorpions.

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  • Dinosaur teeth reveal what they didn’t eat

    Scratches on dinosaur teeth could reveal what they really ate. For the first time, dental microwear texture analysis has been used to infer the feeding habits of large theropods, including Allosaurus and T. rex. By taking 3D images of individual teeth and analyzing the pattern of marks scratched into them, researchers could reason which dinosaurs may have frequently crunched on hard bone and which may have regularly eaten softer foods and prey.

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  • Universal multigene marker may revolutionize biodiversity research

    Genetic fingerprints of species in the age of genomics: International research team led by LIB, Museum Koenig Bonn have successfully tested a universal set of genes for the systematic characterization of different animal species.

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  • Verified after two decades: the fourth anaconda species

    Using old DNA samples that are still available but have not yet been analysed, the species status of the giant snake Eunectes beniensis, which grows to over four metres in length, was molecularly confirmed and validated.

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  • Exhibition “The Whole of Nature”: Science Meets Art

    From the medieval “Wimmelbild” to the representation of digitally simulated natural phenomena: The special exhibition “The Whole of Nature – Forces, Orders, Boundaries” at the Museum der Natur Hamburg shows historical and current examples of how nature can be meaningfully ordered and represented as a whole.

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