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climate change

Climate Change Intensifies Droughts in Europe

Global warming will exacerbate soil droughts in Europe - droughts will last longer, affect greater areas, and have an impact on more people. If...
bacteria

Fungi Awake Bacteria from Their Slumber

When a soil dries out, this has a negative impact on the activity of soil bacteria. Using an innovative combination of state-of-the-art analysis and...
Urbanisation

Urbanisation costs almost five billion years of evolutionary history

At regional level, urbanisation is increasing the number of plant species, but it is also associated with a loss of evolutionary diversity All over the...
iceberg

Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Whether orchids or mammals, insects or slugs and snails: nowadays there are a large number of animals and plants under observation. Researchers and dedicated...
fungi

Gene Transfer on the Fungal Highway

Soil bacteria use the extensively branched, thread-like structures of fungi to move around and access new food sources. In a new study published in...
satellites

Remote Sensing Is Becoming Increasingly Important in Biodiversity Research

To measure biodiversity, researchers have been using various methods of remote sensing for about 30 years in addition to traditional field studies. Under the...
butane

Mystery of Archaeal Butane Degradation Solved

Natural gas is often released at the seafloor surface. In the upper sediment layers methane is formed by methanogenic archaea. Economically more valuable gas...
pollutants

Environmental Stress Enhances the Effects of Pollutants

Animals and plants are simultaneously exposed to a multitude of natural and man-made ("anthropogenic") stressors. These may arise, for example, from the lack of...