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04 July 2019

Wo sich es sich wirklich lohnt, Regenwald zu renaturieren...

01 July 2019

Senckenberg-Ausgründung Phytoprove gewinnt 2. Preis bei Gründerwettbewerb ...

16 April 2019

Die Mehrheit der deutschen Bevölkerung sieht die Rückkehr der Wölfe positiv ...

28 March 2019

A double burden: Land use and climate jointly alter montane biodiversity and ecosystems...

27 March 2019

European farmlands are losing their insect-eating birds...

26 March 2019

The big picture about climate change emerges from looking at small bivalves...

06 March 2019

Neue exotische Mückenart siedelt sich in Hessen an...

05 March 2019

Weltweiter Handel bringt biologische Vielfalt in Bedrängnis...

Press Releases

Big eyes but diminished brain power: Night-time activity makes its mark on fish brains

Frankfurt/ Germany, 07/06/2018. An international team, among them researchers of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, has discovered that despite having massive eyes, nocturnal fish have less brain tissue devoted to processing visual stimuli. The study sheds new light on how animals’ circadian rhythms have shaped vertebrate brains, and was published recently in the “Journal of Evolutionary Biology”.

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