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IGB scientists investigate the causes of the environmental disaster on the Oder river

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Scientific highlights

Urban and rural bats | Relationships among fungi | High methane concentrations in freshwater lake

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Selected Publications

September 2022
Water Resources Research. - 58(2022)3, Art. e2021WR029771

Organizational principles of hyporheic exchange flow and biogeochemical cycling in river networks across scales

Stefan Krause; Benjamin W. Abbott; Viktor Baranov; Susana Bernal; Phillip Blaen; Thibault Datry; Jennifer Drummond; Jan H. Fleckenstein; Jesus Gomez Velez; David M. Hannah; Julia L.A. Knapp; Marie Kurz; Jörg Lewandowski; Eugènia Martí; Clara Mendoza-Lera; Alexander Milner; Aaron Packman; Gilles Pinay; Adam S. Ward; Jay P. Zarnetzke

Understanding organizational principles of hyporheic exchange flow and biogeochemical cycling in landscapes is key for generalizing process knowledge.

September 2022
Global Change Biology. - 28(2022)19, 5667-5682

Urban affinity and its associated traits: a global analysis of bats

Janis M. Wolf; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Christian C. Voigt; Yuval Itescu

The authors developed indices to quantify the urban affinity of species by using publicly available occurrence data and examined the performance of these indices using a global dataset of bats. The results show that simple indices are appropriate and most practical for producing quantitative assessments of species’ urban affinity.

August 2022
Current Biology. - 32(2022)16, 3628-3635.e3

Phylogenomic insights into the early diversification of fungi

Jürgen F.H. Strassert; Michael T. Monaghan

The authors analysed several hundred proteins of a broad diversity of fungal species in order to untangle the early diversification of fungi. Thorough curation of the phylogenomic data set and usage of cutting-edge methods enabled them to resolve long-standing contested relationships among different phyla.

August 2022
Scientific Reports. - 12(2022), Art. 13960

Identification and characterization of a new family of long satellite DNA, specific of true toads (Anura, Amphibia, Bufonidae)

Katerina Guzmán; Álvaro S. Roco; Matthias Stöck; Adrián Ruiz-García; Enrique García-Muñoz; Mónica Bullejos

This newly discovered family of satellite DNAs is present in 15 examined species of amphibians of the systematic family of True toads (Bufonidae). It is formed by monomers of 807 bp, organized in tandem arrays, and has an AT-content of 57.4 Percent.

Colloquia

29. Sep
colloquium

Matthew R. Walsh

Environmental signals, phenotypic plasticity, and evolutionary change: insights from killifish and waterfleas

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