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Light pollution at night is disturbing above- and belowground ecosystems with implications for ecosystem stability and human well-being
Modern societies rely heavily on artificial light at night, but this convenience comes at a cost not only to people's health but also to ecosystems.
Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)
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Reforestation projects are supported by using the search engine Ecosia at the university
Logo of the search engine Ecosia
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Data published on social media platforms can improve knowledge about species distribution and inform conservation planning
Nature photographers worldwide are sharing their biodiversity observations on social media – a huge potential also for biodiversity research.
Image: Sultan Ahmed
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German Research Foundation to fund Research Unit for another four years
The Biodiversity Research Area "Jena Experiment" exists for 20 years and continues to receive funding.
Image: Matthias Ditscherlein
Online Courses of the University of Pavia open to EC2U students
tree rises into the sky
Image: Elisa Topa
Come with us to Poitiers! New people, a historic city and an exciting programme await you.
Historisches Gebäude mit Säulen
Image: Universität Poitiers
Brights Project: Bringing Higher Education Institutes Towards Sustainability
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Habitat diversity can mitigate effects of climate change on insects
The movements of this beetle (Carabus coriaceus) have been tracked with the help of a RFID tag.
Image: Stefan Bernhardt/iDiv
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Chancellor, Minister of State, and Prime Ministers acknowledge the success of international biodiversity research in Central Germany
Scientists of iDiv use the Leipzig Canopy Crane to investigate the hidden habitat in the treetops.
Image: Steffen Schellhorn
University President Walter Rosenthal reacts to the "gender dispense" of the Thuringian state parliament
Gender equality also in language remains the university's goal.
Image: Anne Günther & Jens Meyer/Universität Jena
Ecologist Prof. Holger Schielzeth receives teaching award from the University of Jena for exercise on evolutionary biology
Ecologist Prof. Dr Holger Schielzeth receives one of the 2022 teaching awards.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)