Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Biodiversity loss and climate change are among today's great challenges. To understand them and their close and numerous interactions, science has to address and bridge both processes. This interdisciplinary scientific research is the aim of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). Read more ...
BiK-F researcher elected as lead author in the global IPBES biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment
For 20 Million Years, the Diversity of Large Terrestrial Mammals Depended on Plant Growth
15.09.2016 For more than 20 million years, the ups and downs of diversity in terrestrial large mammals were determined by primary production, i.e. net production of plant biomass. This pattern changed with the onset of the ice ages. The reason for this is likely the beginning of human impact on nature, according to a team led by Dr. Susanne Fritz at Senckenberg. The findings were published recently in the scientific journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.”