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Open Access Policy for IGB

We are committed to Open Access! To promote the principles of Open Science, IGB agreed on an Open Access Policy.
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Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane

Cyanobacteria produce relevant amounts of methane in oceans, inland waters and on land. Due to climate change, “Cyanobacteria blooms” increase in frequency and extent, amplifying the release of methane from inland waters and oceans to the atmosphere.
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Neither fishing tales nor sailor's yarn

Robert Arlinghaus has developed a method for combining the empirical knowledge of fishery stakeholders in such a way that the result corresponds to the best scientific understanding. This is of particular interest when human and financial resources are insufficient to achieve a profound scientific understanding or when, for example, fish stock data cannot be retroactively recorded.

Lakes under ice

The cold does not scare IGB researcher Georgiy Kirillin during his research trips. Born in Russia, Kirillin is fascinated by what happens under the ice cover of frozen lakes. A research story from Lapland.
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Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals

Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact  of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin influences the metabolism and other body functions.

“Let’s jointly create more real knowledge!”

The plethora of raw data and unlinked information that we gather too rarely leads to real knowledge and understanding, says Jonathan Jeschke. In an interview, the ecologist talks about how one could shed light on “knowledge in the dark”.

“There may be life on Mars – look out for salt!”

Im Interview: Professor Dirk Schulze-Makuch: er hat für die NASA gearbeitet, einen Science-Fiction-Roman geschrieben – und seit Sommer 2019 einen Lehrstuhl für Planetare Habitibilität und Astrobiologie an der TU Berlin inne, zudem eine Anstellung am IGB.

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