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Alexander von Humboldt sämtliche Schriften (Berner Ausgabe)

Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) ist ein faszinierender Forscher, dessen Aktualität wiederentdeckt wird. Dank seines kreativen Denkansatzes gelang es ihm, verschiedene Formen des Wissens zusammenzubringen und neue fächerübergreifende...
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Botanical Time Travel – Reconstructing extinct worlds using herbarium specimens, blog post

“So, how long are you guys keeping this junk?” a good friend of mine asked me, when I showed him a random herbarium specimen a few years ago. Basel has one of the world's oldest herbarium collections. Still, the uninitiated may be...

Gentechnologie! Und Sie?

Genscheren, CRISPR/Cas9, Genomeditierung: Innovationen in der Gentechnologie erhalten zurzeit viel Beachtung. Aber werden sie auch unseren Alltag in der Schweiz beeinflussen? Welche Chancen, Grenzen, Risiken und ethischen Dimensionen sind...
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Silver fir has the potential to thrive under warmer and drier climate

There is growing scientific evidence that silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) has the capacity to cope with future climate change conditions. Authors of a new study published in the European Journal of Forest Research advocate fostering this...

A Novel Perception Mechanism Regulating Important Plant Processes

An international research team has revealed a novel mechanism for the perception of endogenous peptides by a plant receptor. The discovery of this activation mechanism sets a new paradigm for how plants react to internal and external cues....

European scientists ask the European Parliament and European Commission to reconsider genome editing for agriculture and food production

The current interpretation of the European legislation (case C-528/16) prevents the use of genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production in the EU. In an Open Statement the European scientific community urges European...
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Call for Papers | Mountain Landscapes: Protected Areas, Ecosystem Services, and Future Challenges

The journal Ecosystem Services is calling for papers for a new Special Issue on 'Mountain Landscapes: Protected Areas, Ecosystem Services, and Future Challenges' that aims to address important knowledge gaps in this area. The deadline is...

Science as a career of choice – Global Young Academy: call 2019

The Global Young Academy gives a voice to young scientists around the world. To realise this vision, it develops, connects, and mobilises young talent from six continents. Moreover, it empowers young researchers to lead international,...
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World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum 2020: Call for contributions, session and workshop proposals

Extended dead­line for con­tri­bu­tions: 4 August 2019. First of its kind, the World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum conference will bring to­geth­er lead­ing re­searchers, ear­ly ca­reer re­searchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from...

Pour l'auto-défense des plantes contre les pathogènes

Remplacer les fongicides chimiques déversés dans notre agriculture pour lutter contre des pathogènes par des bactéries issues des plantes elles-mêmes, cʹest le projet singulier initié pour trois ans par lʹUniversité de Fribourg et...