Microbes united against their enemy
09/10/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute
The symbiosis with a bacterium protects a fungus against its predator. The results open up new approaches for the development of natural biocontrol agents in agriculture.
Baby bats babble like human infants
09/01/2021 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
"Mamama", "dadada": Typical child development involves babbling. A new study shows that the babbling behaviour of bat pups is characterized by similar key features as human infant babbling.
When economy triumphs over conservation
08/30/2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
For the past 150 years, the European crayfish has been devastated by the crayfish plague. For economically compensation, signal crayfish have been deliberately released into European rivers - a colossal mistake.
Global instead of national
08/10/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Despite the Corona pandemic, German companies continue to rely on global supply chains. Large companies are relying on a wider pool of suppliers, smaller enterprises are planning to increase their warehousing.
With great power comes great responsibility
07/21/2021 · Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien
The US has lost its leadership role on the global wheat market to the EU and the Black Sea Region, which must now take greater responsibility for ensuring global food security and fighting hunger.
Covid-19 is driving people out of Germany's big cities
07/19/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
The coronavirus pandemic could give a strong boost to the existing trend of migration from city centers. Smaller cities are the most frequently mentioned destinations for relocations.
The rise and fall of elephants
07/07/2021 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
The history of the proboscideans is one of glory and decline. A new study reveals how earth-historical events were mainly responsible for the evolution of more than 180 species.
Social isolation increases the likelihood of selfish behaviour
06/24/2021 · Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
Social distancing as a counter-measure to the COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching social consequences which have so far hardly been discussed from an economic perspective.