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Widespread increasing vegetation sensitivity to soil moisture

Global vegetation and associated ecosystem services critically depend on soil moisture availability which has decreased in many regions during the last three decades. more

Tree species diversity under pressure

In a new global study of more than 46,000 species of trees, an international team of researchers, including Jens Kattge at MPI-BGC, has shown that many tree species are under substantial pressure and poorly protected. The research team has also studied how this situation can be improved by means of ambitious and smart designation of new protected natural areas. more

International honors for Amazon researcher Daniel Marra

Daniel Magnabosco Marra, project leader in Susan Trumbore’s Department, is a highly experienced scientist in the areas of Forestry and Ecology, with emphasis on ecosystem dynamics and functioning. Based on his exceptional expertise, he has recently been honored with two international distinctions. more

Flora Incognita: Plant identification app goes on tour with MS Wissenschaft

The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft started its tour of Germany on 03.05.2022, also with Flora Incognita on board. The app for plant identification is one of 25 selected exhibits that invite people of all ages to discover, try out and participate in the floating science center. more

Christian Wirth awarded Leipziger Wissenschaftspreis 2022

This year’s Leipzig Science Prize, endowed with a total of 10,000 euros, was awarded to Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth, speaker of the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Professor of Special Botany and Functional Biodiversity at the University of Leipzig and Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena. more

ERC Starting Grant for Ana Bastos

Geoscientist Dr Ana Bastos is delighted to have been awarded one of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in the field of Earth System Science. With the five-year funding, she will advance her research on the vulnerability of forests to extreme events and damage related to climate change. more

Systemic Risk Briefing Note published

To better understand and respond to systemic risks in a timely manner, the International Science Council (ISC), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and the Risk Knowledge Action Network (Risk KAN) are releasing a new review today. more

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