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30 October 2018

Giraffes: Equals Stick Together ...

22 October 2018

Gebirge bereiten Boden für Artenreichtum...

26 September 2018

New plants on the block ...

29 August 2018

A bucket full of genes: pond water reveals tropical frogs...

09 August 2018

Animals and plants jointly conduct their coexistence...

08 August 2018

Zehn Jahre Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum ...

06 July 2018

Big eyes but diminished brain power: Night-time activity makes its mark on fish brains...

18 June 2018

Brood care gene steers the division of labour among ants...

18 May 2018

Asian tiger mosquito on the move...

03 May 2018

Mückenjagd auf dem Friedhof...

05 April 2018

The blue whale genome reveals the animals' extraordinary evolutionary history ...

21 March 2018

Abrupt Rise in Sea Level Delayed the Transition to Agriculture in Southeastern Europe ...

14 March 2018

Mountains become islands...

07 March 2018

Ant raids: It’s all in the genes...

01 March 2018

Alle Pilze sind schon da: Wenn Bäume den Berg hinauf wandern, warten ihre Pilzpartner bereits auf sie...

06 February 2018

Krank durch Frühjahrsputz?...

05 February 2018

Up to 16 % of Animal and Plant Species are Potential Emigrants...

25 January 2018

Mammals move less in human-modified landscapes ...

Press Releases

Mountains become islands

Frankfurt am Main/ Germany, March 14, 2018. The mountains of East Africa are a treasure trove of biodiversity. However, their ecosystems may be at a higher risk than previously realized as researchers of the German Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Centre and the University of Bayreuth point out in a new study recently published “Global Change Biology”. The researchers have discovered that Mount Kilimanjaro is turning into an "ecological island". Agriculture and housing construction have eliminated the natural vegetation that used to serve as a bridge to the surrounding area, enabling the diversity of species to develop to its current levels. Neighbouring mountain regions are presumably also being isolated from their surrounding areas. 

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