On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Dams threaten biodiversity
    15.09.2020 · Leibniz Institut of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    In order to adapt to climate changes, river fish colonize new habitats. But dams restrict their movement - and often do not prevent the spread of invasive species.

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  2. Out of balance
    15.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    Antibiotics impair the interaction between fungi and bacteria in our intestines – and can thus favour fungal infections.

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  3. Tree rings exaggerate
    14.09.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Scientists deduce historical climatic conditions for the past hundreds of years from the width of the annual growth rings of trees - but the analyzes are flawed, as a new study shows.

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  4. Compensation for National Socialist injustice
    09.09.2020 · FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

    A new project for the digital indexing of compensation files bundles the information in a thematic portal and makes it available online for research, educational, and other purposes.

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  5. Strong fields and ultrafast motions
    08.09.2020 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    Researchers have succeeded in using an external electric field with frequencies in the range of 1 terahertz to generate and manipulate free electrons in liquid water.

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  6. LSB director honored
    08.09.2020 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    Veronika Somoza has received the AGFD Fellow Award from the American Chemical Society for her research on food ingredients.

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  7. Scaring Nemo
    08.09.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Clownfish often serve as model organisms for behavioural studies. But how do they react to encounters with humans? Not every species is frightened.

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  8. Change affects knowledge
    07.09.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    With increasing external influences, not only the biological diversity of a region but also the depth and complexity of traditional ecological knowledge of the local population is being lost.

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  9. Traces of the past
    07.09.2020 · TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

    A new project is investigating the places of Gestapo terror in what is now Lower Saxony and wants to make their historical heritage freely accessible in the form of a digital map.

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  10. Does sustainable aquaculture have a future?
    04.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    In Germany, a societal and political discussion is needed on how and whether aquaculture can develop further.

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  11. Tiny Bodyguards
    02.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    The bacterium Pseudomonas tolaasii triggers brown spot disease in cultivated mushrooms and thus causes considerable harvest losses. But with some support the fungus can resist.

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  12. Influential pioneer
    02.09.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Ottmar Edenhofer is awarded the most prestigious environmental prize in Germany.

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  13. Razor-sharp
    01.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics

    GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe has obtained unprecedented images of the Sun at a higher resolution than ever before.

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  14. Cosmic dances
    27.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    So far, researchers have disagreed about the properties of the bar-like structure of stars that our Milky Way harbours in its center. Now the riddle is solved.

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  15. Climate crisis is damaging global economy more than expected
    26.08.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Global warming can cause greater damages to economies in some regions than previously assumed. Tropical and poor areas in particular would be affected.

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  16. How thunderstorm cells communicate
    26.08.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A large part of the rainfall in the tropics is the result of several thunderstorm cells merging to form a large thunderstorm complex. Researchers have now found out how these clusters are formed.

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  17. From principles to practices
    25.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

    What rules do we need when programming AI so that it increases everyone’s well-being? A new project discusses ethical questions of digitization and develops answers.

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  18. Garbage chutes do not save seas
    24.08.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Floating barriers designed to collect the plastic waste and bring it ashore are hardly effective in cleaning up the oceans. In order to solve the problem, sustainable plastic alternatives are needed.

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  19. Beats & Bones
    24.08.2020 · Museum für Naturkunde

    The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin launches a podcast that will give an exclusive look behind the scenes.

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  20. Air humidity influences the spread of COVID-19
    21.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    An indoor relative humidity of 40 to 60 per cent could reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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