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Collective eating

What connects humans and bonobos during collective eating? A conversation about rituals, rules, and feasts with behavioural ecologist Barbara Fruth and health psychologist Britta Renner.

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More than the sum of its parts

The number of simultaneously acting global change factors has a negative impact on the diversity of plant communities – regardless of the nature of the factors. This is one of the findings of a recent study by ecologists from the University of Konstanz.

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ERC starting grant for Armin Bahl

Armin Bahl, professor of neurobiology and zoology at the University of Konstanz receives an ERC Starting Grant for his project "Neural basis of zebrafish collective decision-making". The project is funded with 1.5 million euros. Armin Bahl is also a group leader at the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" and a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg.

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Conservation Tech Award for MoveApps

The MoveApps platform allows researchers and wildlife managers to quickly and easily analyze animal movement data – no special data analysis skills required. Now MoveApps has won the 2022 Conservation Tech Award. The free and open-source platform was developed by the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in collaboration with the University of Konstanz.

What Darwin would discover today

Biologist Eduardo Sampaio researched octopuses off Cape Verde. He participated in a Citizen Science-led expedition that retraced the journey of Charles Darwin.

Three dimensions of climate change

The University of Konstanz invites the public to attend the event "Klima im Wandel" (changing climate) in the Konstanz Bodenseeforum.

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The guardian of the (epi-)genome

Toxicologists from the University of Konstanz have found that the protein p53 continuously protects our cells from tumorigenesis by coordinating important metabolic processes that stabilize their genomes.

European colonial legacy is still visible in today’s alien floras

The movement of species around the globe has lasting impacts on biodiversity and human livelihoods far into the future – according to the results of a recent study led by researchers from the University of Vienna and with the involvement of researchers from the University of Konstanz.