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Pelvic brooding in ricefishes: What factors have facilitated the evolution of the complex reproductive strategy?
LIB researchers have studied the genetic basis of the complex reproductive strategy of pelvic brooding in rice fish.Download
Discovery of a new, possibly arboreal, rice rat species in southeastern Ecuador
Rice rats of the rare genus Mindomys are little studied so far. Now a new species of this genus has been described.Download
New social organization evolved in one species of fire ants before spreading to other species
Fire ants evolve new social form and spread “social supergene” for alternate social organization to other species.Download
BIO-GEEC: Measures to protect biodiversity in Ecuador
Countless animal species live in the cloud and tropical forests of Ecuador but most of these species remain poorly known although their habitats are shrinking rapidly. The German-Ecuadorian research project BIO-GEEC, with the participation of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Hamburg (LIB), is establishing measures to preserve and restore the ecosystems.Download
High from the air, drones help survey sand lizard habitat
LIB researchers use drones to generate high-resolution habitat maps for sand lizards providing data for conservation measures.Download
Sucking millipedes: independent evolution of a complex sucking pump in arthropods
Similar to some insects and other arthropods, millipedes ingest liquid food using a sucking pump.Download
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