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23.11.2023 in Umwelt & Naturschutz

Participation at the conference “Nature conservation and agriculture in dialogue 2023: Focus on soil”

The conference "Nature conservation and agriculture in dialogue 2023: Focus on soil" took place at the BfN International Academy for Nature Conservation on the island of Vilm from 13 to…
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20.09.2023 in News

HiWi wanted!

We are looking for a student assistant (f/m/d) to support the development and implementation of simulation models and GIS programming in the field of ecological modelling as of 01.02.2024. You…
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01.09.2023 in Nature Conservation, Umwelt & Naturschutz

Pedunculate oak, sessile oak, common beech & co. – What’s growing there?

As part of the National Forest Soil Inventory (NFSI), we are currently carrying out vegetation mapping on 72 sample areas in North Rhine-Westphalia. On behalf of the State Agency for…
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01.09.2023 in Nature Conservation, News, Research & Development

Successful Conclusion of the VIBEE Project’s Closing Meeting

From August 24th to 25th, 2023, the closing meeting of the project "VIBEE" took place. The project, which focused on the development of vitality indicators for honey bees, concluded its…
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29.08.2023 in Umwelt & Naturschutz

Cold-blooded Jewel

The species list of our field work this year is veeeeeery long. Much like this pretty smooth snake (Coronella austriaca), which we recently discovered under a snake board during one…
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24.08.2023 in Ecotoxicology, Forschung & Entwicklung, News, Umwelt & Naturschutz

Publication: Drivers and pressures of insect decline in PLOS ONE

On 23.08.23, our literature review on trends in beetle and butterfly populations was published online in the journal Plos One. In this study, we analysed a total of 82 publications…
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