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17 December 2010

Researchers analyze genome of plant pathogen - Findings could lead to new ways to combat „downy mildew“ ...

08 December 2010

International experts on biodiversity adopt „Frankfurt Declaration“...

19 November 2010

German biodiversity research consults with Chinese province...

18 August 2010

Climate change was mammoth doom...

05 August 2010

Ghenghis Khans realm in climate-stress...

24 July 2010

The worm within the fish...

23 July 2010

Frankfurt’s LOEWE excellence research shines in rural areas...

01 July 2010

Two years BiK-F...

09 June 2010

Course of lectures: Hesse, Africa, Antarctica - insights into the work of the new LOEWE-Centre BiK-F...

26 May 2010

Course of lectures: Hesse, Africa, Antarctica - insights into the work of the new LOEWE-Centre BiK-F...

21 May 2010

Seven at a time - Introducing the new research team at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre...

12 May 2010

Course of lectures: Hesse, Africa, Antarctica - insights into the work of the new LOEWE-Centre BiK-F...

06 May 2010

Important visit from Yemen at Senckenberg/BiK-F...

06 May 2010

Climate change and health: Commentary on the new WHO guidelines...

28 April 2010

Course of lectures: Hesse, Africa, Antarctica - insights into the work of the new LOEWE-Centre BiK-F...

14 April 2010

Course of lectures: Hesse, Africa, Antarctica – insights into the work of the new LOEWE-Centre BiK-F...

22 March 2010

Courses set for cooperation of Senckenberg /BiK-F with Mongolia...

Press Releases

Climate change was mammoth doom

Frankfurt am Main, August 18, 2010. After the height of the last ice age 21,000 years ago, the mammoth followed the retreating glaciers into the cool  egions of the northern hemisphere. There, the impressive animals became extinct 13.000 years ago as well as other big mammals like woolly rhinoceros or cave lions. Up to now many scientists have been holding glacial hunters accountable for this mass mortality. But a new study shows: mankind probably wasn’t the main cause of the extinction of mammals. The actual cause was more likely the changing climate.

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