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Land use decreases biodiversity

Land use decreases biodiversity

In an international cooperation project (PREDICTS) scientists reviewed 280 publications that documented the distribution of 26,593 species worldwide.  They combined these data with the land use from 1500 to nowadays. Due to this analysis they stated that…
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Bumblebee’s memory

Bumblebee’s memory

Bumblebees have to remember a number of things: colour, scent and patterns of flowers, the direct way home and the navigation back to the foraging places. Though, there memory can also be false as recently discovered from…
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Bees barcoded

Bees barcoded

Investigators of the State Zoological Museum of Bavaria in Munich have recently barcoded 561 species of bees (doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12363). After five years of research about the genetics of bees, they managed to analyse most of the German…
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Who are you?

Who are you?

Taxonomy may be one of the most underestimated disciplines of biology. Traditionally, it is mostly in hands of hobbyists which dedicate their time to collect and determine animals or plants. The contribution of these amateurs…
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