Lecture: About Great Ape conservation and population diversity
Ape species have come under enormous pressure due to human impact and their population diversity is continuously reduced. On 8 April 2014 Dr. Hjalmar S. Kühl gaves an overview of his work on great ape conservation science. As part of the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship 2014 Hjalmar Kühl wants to find new approaches to reduce the negative effects of the excessive use of natural resources in the great apes’ habitats. Within the scope of his Junior Professorship he will head a Junior Research Group at iDiv. Read more...
Symposium: yDiv welcomes new doctoral researchers
The second call for workshops of the Synthesis Centre sDiv is finished.
Applications could be submitted until April 1st 2014. Initiating collaborations between scientists across the world is one of the central tasks of sDiv.
Partners & Platforms
sDiv together with 12 scientific synthesis centres participates on the platform The International Synthesis Consortium.
More information here
Biodiversity research for our future
Over the last 20 years, biodiversity research has been established and shaped as a young interdisciplinary research field. In light of the global biodiversity crisis, however, this research is under pressure related to time and expectations and investments are necessary. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since October 1, 2012, and will become a hub for biodiversity research.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
- concentrates expertise across city and state borders
- brings together top scientists
- connects theoreticians and empiricists of manifold research fields
- focuses on theory and synthesis (synthesis centre sDiv)
- educates a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity
research (graduate school yDiv)
- communicates the importance of safeguarding biodiversity