A new approach to co-designing biodiversity indicators
Species observations have unveiled a potentially universal pattern
NaturaConnect Stakeholder Event in Brussels brings over 70 leading EU policy and governmental decision-makers
Study finds that current monitoring data may be far too incomplete and deficient to provide a precise global picture of local biodiversity richness trends
European project started to assess ecological restoration through rewilding
Report by Dr. Sandeep Sharma, Researcher of the Biodiversity Conservation research group at iDiv and MLU, and lead author of a new publication in Ecology and Evolution
Report by Dr Corey Callaghan, Assistant Professor at University of Florida, formally postdoctoral researcher at iDiv and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
International project NaturaConnect brings together the knowledge on how to protect biodiversity in Europe
Recent expansions mean little more than a stabilisation of the species
New research offers a pathway to achieving the 30 by 30 target using ecosystem diversity across four South American countries
Report by Dr Jose Valdez, Postdoctoral Researcher of the Biodiversity Conservation research group at iDiv and Leipzig University, and senior author of a new publication in Frontiers in Ecology and…
Researchers recommend urban conservation gardening measures to reverse horticultural trends
Reptiles likely benefit from efforts to save other animals
Based on a press release by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) National biodiversity monitoring programmes in Europe face many challenges: too little coordination, inadequate…
Study closes gaps in the risk of extinction of plant species
BMBF research project starts in the Oder Delta model area
New study shows: Europe's grasslands, forests and mountain summits are becoming increasingly similar in species composition
Scientists propose framework for national-level implementation of global biodiversity goals
Traffic probably poses one of the greatest risks to animal populations. However, we currently know very little about this issue.
Scientists have developed a new way of evaluating rewilding progress
Researchers record adaptability of 158 butterfly species to urbanisation
How to measure biodiversity using satellites
Ensuring sustainability of crop and timber production would mitigate the greatest drivers of terrestrial wildlife decline
Biodiversity doesn’t feature enough in large-scale assessments of ecosystem services
Researchers propose necessary corrections in global biodiversity policy
Information system on Europe’s biodiversity and ecosystems for policy makers
New publication in Science with iDiv contribution
Evidence-based conservation is key to curb primate population declines
A comment by Prof Dr Henrique Pereira
More nitrogen in the soil: common plant species on the rise
Scientists and NGOs present policy papers.
The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale.
Where people’s needs for nature are greatest, nature’s ability to meet those needs is declining
Restoration success depends on regeneration potentials
New puzzle piece in scientific debate
Research team evaluates global biodiversity data – with surprising resultsLeipzig. After conducting comprehensive studies, an international team of researchers led by Leipzig University and the iDiv…
Developed under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
Population and economic growth offset improvement of environmental balance of land use
Wide range of activities of iDiv scientists
Area of habitat larger than New Zealand could be lost to urbanisation over next 20 years
Two new iDiv publications take a closer look at rewilding.
How trait variability within species can be incorporated in Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
The 4th iDiv Summer School on “Ecological Theory and Modelling for the Biodiversity Crisis” took place from 20 to 31 August.
Brown bears could live in an additional 380,000 square kilometres
Environment protection should be a priority for the Chinese initiative to promote global trade.
Fotos from a camera trap provide the evidence
An inclusive approach to assess nature’s contributions to people in SCIENCE
Global biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling community promotes integration of Shared Socio-Economic Pathways
iDiv hosted a workshop that aimed at providing scientific evidence for promoting the EU restoration agenda.