Research, explain, conserve—under this guiding principle, the Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity Change Analysis (LIB) has established an integrated research program dedicated to the study of biodiversity. In our 12 research departments, we investigate organisms and their habitats, from right here on the Elbe River to the species-rich tropics.
Since its foundation in 2014, theLeibniz Institute for Biodiversity Change Analysis has pursued a research program integrating zoology, geology-paleontology, and mineralogy with the mission of “discovering biological diversity—its evolution and future.” Research at LIB centers on questions of taxonomy and phylogeny, evolutionary biology (in particular speciation mechanisms and ecomorphology), as well as biogeography, monitoring, and modeling. Our scientists study organisms in marine habitats ranging from the Elbe River to polar regions, as well as organisms in terrestrial and limnic habitats, with special focus on the species-rich tropics.
The Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity Change Analysis consists of 12 Research Departments, of which 10 focus on zoological research and 2 on mineralogy and paleontology. [ more ]