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Landscapes full of maize harm bumblebee colonies

Bumblebee colonies in landscapes dominated by maize collect pollen from relatively few types of plant species and therefore grow less than those colonies which find a diverse range of pollen in varied landscapes. This is what Göttingen agricultural ecologists have discovered. The paper was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. more…


'Bildung' for Sustainable Development

"'Bildung' for Sustainable Development" is the theme of this year's conference in the series "Science for Peace and Sustainability". The University of Göttingen, the Association of German Scientists (Vereinigung deutscher Wissenschaftler e.V.) (VDW) and the Adam von Trott, Imshausen e.V. Foundation invite all interested parties to discuss the opportunities and challenges of such an educational mission with representatives of didactics and educational science as well as experts from politics and society on 23 and 24 November 2018. more…


Cost-effective and environmentally friendly chemical synthesis

Dr. Alexander Breder

Dr Alexander Breder from the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Göttingen has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC will fund Breder’s project "Electrophilicity-Lifting Directed by Organochalcogen Redox-Auxiliaries and Diversiform Organocatalysis (ELDORADO)" with approximately one and a half million euros over five years. Breder and his group are investigating how simple unsaturated hydrocarbons can be selectively functionalised by oxidation reactions. more…


Tropical trees are moving up the mountain to avoid climate change

An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, has discovered that tropical and subtropical forests in the South American Andes are reacting to global warming. They "migrate" to higher, cooler altitudes to avoid the rise in temperature. However, they are probably not fast enough to avoid biodiversity loss. The results were published in the journal Nature. more…


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U4 network celebrates its tenth anniversary

For ten years now, the universities of Göttingen, Ghent, Groningen and Uppsala have formed the international network "U4". The four partner universities have been working closely together in research, teaching and management since 2008. The eleventh U4 Rectors' Conference takes place in Göttingen on 22 and 23 November 2018. more…

A new twist on stellar rotation

Like our Sun, distant stars are rotating spheres of hot gas. Stars, however, do not rotate like solid spheres: regions at different latitudes rotate at different rates. An international group of researchers including the University of Göttingen has now measured the rotational patterns of a sample of Sun-like stars. more…

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