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Den Rehen auf der Spur

Team unter Beteiligung Konstanzer IngenieurInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen entwickelt Apparatur zur stressfreien und vollautomatischen GPS-Besenderung von wildlebenden Rehen.

How fruit bats migrate with the green wave

Why are volunteers standing under trees at 17 sites in sub-Saharan Africa for months, counting bats? And how is it that fruit bats transport plant seeds over thousands of kilometres?

The members of the Department of Biology mourn for Professor Dirk Pette

In memoriam Dirk Pette

In memoriam Dirk Pette, written by Alexander Bürkle

On June 4, 2022, Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dirk Pette passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Dirk Pette was the former full professor of biochemistry in the Department of Biology of our university. His life was an eventful and a fulfilling one.

Dirk Pette was born in Hamburg on February 14, 1933, the third of four children of his parents Edith and Heinrich Pette. During the Second World War, his mother lived with the…

The members of the Department of Biology and the Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg) mourn for Professor Marcus Groettrup

An obituary for Marcus Groettrup written by Daniel Legler and Elke Deuerling

The members of the University of Konstanz's Department of Biology and the Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg) mourn for Professor Marcus Groettrup, who passed away after serious illness on June 2 2022, just a few weeks after his 58th birthday. With his death, the Department of Biology and the BITg lose an extraordinary colleague, researcher and teacher whose work has left a lasting mark on all of us and whom we will…

How glyphosate affects brood care in bumblebees

Bumblebee colonies exposed to glyphosate are significantly affected in times of resource scarcity. Dr Anja Weidenmüller, biologist at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, describes this finding in a study published in the journal Science.

Joining forces to improve chemical risk assessment

The University of Konstanz is one of 199 partners from 28 countries and 3 EU agencies teaming up to improve chemical risk assessment in Europe – including a reduction and replacement of animal testing.

Research Award for Yuko Ulrich

Dr. Yuko Ulrich, a biologist from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, convinced the jury with her research on the interaction between social organization and disease resistance in social insects.

Like animal, like man

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize laureate Iain Couzin talks about research for which he will use the prize money of 2.5 million euros