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 LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). Read more ...
Deforestation threatens species richness in streams
17.12.2014 A loss of forested areas can lead to a decrease in species richness in adjacent streams. This has been shown by a team from the German Kiel University, the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and the Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, in cooperation with additional partners.