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Please do not disturb: After forest fires, bark beetle infestations and other damage, the affected forests should not be cleared. Researchers report this in the journal Nature Communications.

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An oak forest in Lower Franconia has caused a small sensation in zoology: A moth was discovered there that was considered extinct.

 

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Der Klimawandel sorgt weltweit für immense Waldschäden. Eine neue Studie von Ökologen der Universität Würzburg zeigt jetzt, dass dies nicht immer mit Nachteilen für die Artenvielfalt einhergehen muss.

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Mit dem Projektverbund „BayÖkotox“ will der Freistaat Bayern potenzielle Schadstoffe in unserer Umwelt und deren Auswirkungen auf Lebewesen genauer untersuchen. Ein Teilprojekt steuert das Biozentrum der Uni Würzburg bei.

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Honeybees use their waggle dance to tell their conspecifics where to find food. Depending on the honeybee species, there are different dance dialects, as a German-Indian research team has shown.

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Life in Dead Wood

02/10/2020

Dead wood plays an important role for biodiversity in forests. The Ecological Station of the University of Würzburg and the Forest Enterprise Ebrach conduct a joint research project on this topic that has been recently granted with 500,000 euros.

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Krankheitserreger können bei Insekten die Evolution sozialer Verhaltensweisen vorantreiben. Das zeigen Forscher aus Bern und Würzburg am Beispiel von Ambrosiakäfern, die zu den Borkenkäfern gehören.

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The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why more attention should be paid to preserving the nesting sites for these threatened insects, according to researchers.

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If ecosystems are disturbed, this can trigger the extinction of species. For her research in this field, the journal Ecography awards biologist Ludmilla Figueiredo with a prize.

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Weltweit oft zitiert (oben v.l.): Hermann Einsele, Rainer Hedrich, Andreas Rosenwald, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Hans Konrad Müller-Hermelink. Unten v.l.: Jörg Vogel, Frank Würthner, Laurens Molenkamp und Christoph Wanner.

Ihre Arbeiten werden in den Publikationen anderer außergewöhnlich oft zitiert. Acht Forscher der Universität Würzburg erhalten dafür das Prädikat „Highly Cited Researcher“.

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Auf vielen Flächen tummeln sich heute etwa ein Drittel weniger Insektenarten als noch vor einem Jahrzehnt. Das hat ein internationales Forschungsteam herausgefunden, an dem auch die Uni Würzburg beteiligt war.

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With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. In Nature Communications, researchers report that biodiversity even of tiny insects can be reliably modelled from space.

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Around 20 percent of the world's agricultural areas yields less than it did 20 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, humans are the culprit: we have not done enough to protect biodiversity.

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Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against "Forest Dieback 2.0". Ecologists from the University of Würzburg call for other solutions.

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More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. They are also threatened. Scientists from Würzburg demand more research on the ecology of these insects.

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