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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).
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Converting biodiversity into gold

21.07.2015 They converted biodiversity into liquid gold, the two hardworking Senckenberg bee populations, who have their home at the BiK-F-Garden since early April. Recently, the honey harvest took place, ...Read more

Opening a can of earthworms: Model species for ecotoxicological tests are not identical

30.03.2015 Scientists have found proof that different species of earthworms are being used for ecotoxicological tests. Ecotoxicology employs standardized test procedures that work with model organisms to assess the potentially harmful impact of anthropogenic substances on ecosystems. ...Read more