About iDiv

iDiv is a DFG research centre with approximately 300 employees and members based primarily in Halle, Jena and Leipzig. Here, researchers from 30 nations establish the scientific basis for the sustainable management of our planet’s biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to the diversity of life – not only species diversity but also genetic diversity, diversity of functions, interactions and ecosystems. We know that our actions dramatically change this diversity: species become extinct, genetic information and entire ecosystems are lost. At the same time, we know little about the extent of these changes, the underlying processes and consequences for humanity.


About the team
Project Initiators
Prof. Aletta Bonn
Dr. Ines Cabral
Dr. Karolin Tischer
Sebastian Jaehn
Desiree Jakubka