Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum

Under the roof of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), six research institutes and three natural history museums in Germany conduct research in bio- and geosciences. The misson of its articles of association is to make science and scientific findings accessible to the public through teaching, publishing and the natural history museums.

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Pond water reveals tropical frogs

Globally, there are almost 7,000 species of frogs, the majority of which occur in the tropics. In order to systematically survey their distribution and detect population trends, experts until recently had to stake out the ...

dateAug 29, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Animals and plants jointly coexist

The tropical rainforest, with its permanently wet climate, brims over with an abundance of plant species. Flowers of all sizes with shallow to deep tubes offer a wide variety of food sources to pollinators. Sunbirds, for ...

dateAug 14, 2018 in Ecology
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How eating turtles could help species conservation

Using genetic methods, Senckenberg scientists have discovered that there are more species and genetic lineages of the Chinese softshell turtles Pelodiscus than previously assumed. These turtles are an important food source ...

dateMay 14, 2018 in Ecology
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