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  • Berlin Declaration for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2022

    Sustainable and nature-based solutions for the joint protection of climate and biodiversity are possible

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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