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Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) 

Biodiversity loss and climate change are among today's great challenges. To understand them and their close and numerous interactions, science has to address and bridge both processes. This interdisciplinary scientific research is the aim of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F).
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Start of new genomics initiative called LOEWE TBG

07.07.2017 The German state of Hesse has just confirmed to fund the new LOEWE Research Centre Translational biodiversity genomics with 17,6 Million Euro ...Read more

The Use of Biomass Halves the Amount of Carbon Stored by Plants

20.12.2017 According to a recent study in “Nature,” plants in terrestrial ecosystems store approximately 450 billion tons of carbon worldwide – less than half of the amount theoretically possible. This is due to the use of biomass by humans. ...Read more


17.01.2018 08:30 - 18.01.2018 17:00 This symposium will be held by the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and take place at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt. We will integrate knowledge across disciplines (e.g. population genetics, molecular ecology/evolution, bioinformatics), and across taxa (e.g. plants, animals, fungi). ...Read more