Aletta Bonn appointed as professor for "Ecosystem Services"
The joint appointment process of iDiv, UFZ and the University of Jena for the professorship "Ecosystem Services" is completed. Since the end of July Aletta Bonn takes over the leadership of the iDiv research group. As the ecosystem service concept links biodiversity, ecosystem function and human well-being, she naturally works across disciplines and sectors. She is glad that her team can help to promote biodiversity research nationally and internationally now, said Aletta Bonn.
Further details you will find in our Press Release (only available in German)
Re-commissioning of research platform "Auwaldkran"
iDiv has taken back its canopy crane in the floodplain forest in Leipzig into operation at Wednesday, 9 July 2014. After damages as a result of the flood in summer last year the crane has to be dismantled until his reconstruction in spring 2014. Now scientists from the University of Leipzig, iDiv and its partners will use the 40 meters high “Auwaldkran” for biodiversity research projects.
Further details you will find 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