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The photo hunt for leopards

11 March 2014

In the latest issue of Aktuel Naturvidenskab, Rasmus Gren Havmøller, a PhD student at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, and the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University talks about his project on Udzungwas leopards in Tanzania.

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Forest and biodiversity

05 March 2014

VILLUM FOUNDATION granted in 2012 5.700.000 DKK for the research project "Biodiversity and socioeconomic values ​​in Danish forests. Optimization of various goals of the forest ecosystem services".

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What determines the distribution of life on Earth?

04 March 2014

Carsten Rahbek, professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, and director of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) wants to help answer this question.

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Is it worth it?

25 February 2014

Martin Reinhardt Nielsen has tracked down 325 African poachers and exposed them to a choice experiment, borrowed from economists and advertisers. He explains to Weekendavisen about his trips to Africa and why many of our attempts to protect Africa's wildlife miss the mark.

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Jobs for pennies can stop poaching

25 February 2014

Martin Reinhardt Nielsen of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at University of Copenhagen is the first in a scientific context to identify, visit, and question the poachers directly about what it takes to get them to change their way of life. To Verdensnyt.dk he tells how one day's pay of 15 kr (approximately 3 USD) is more effective at getting the African poachers out of their illegal occupation than increased patrols and higher fines.

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The forgotten desert

22 January 2014

The world's green attention is biased towards rainforests and coral reefs. Far from those Sahara's wildlife is under pressure from war, conflicts and local poverty. Carsten Rahbek is interviewed by Weekendavisen.

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Let nature be nature

05 December 2013

Anders Tøttrup on future nature management in light of climate change. Article brought by DR.dk

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New Species of Spiny Rat Found in Indonesia

27 September 2013

In the remote mountain forests of Halmahera, the largest island of the Maluku archipelago in Indonesia lurks the newest member of the rodent family sporting spiky brown fur and a stubby tail. National Geographic and BBC Science has interviewed former CMEC Postdoc Pierre-Henri Fabre.

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Ecologists' network to boost careers

06 September 2013

Young scientists are often still outsiders, with few contacts in their own field. But in the field of ecology, young researchers can now meet up thanks to an initiative by CMEC PhD student Peter Søgård Jørgensen. University Post brings the article.

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Butterfly can provide answers to climate issues

06 August 2013

Andreas Kelager is studying Alcon blue which is dependent on ants and one particular plant species to survive. It can provide answers on how animals respond to a changing environment, says Andreas Kelager to the paper Kristeligt Dagblad.

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Astray rare birds are 'normal'

01 August 2013

Often we tend to believe it is due to climate change, but astray birds can also be the result of a wrong coding in the birds 'GPS' or bad weather, explains Anders Tøttrup to DR.dk/Viden.

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Politicians do not appreciate our biodiversity

05 July 2013

In 2014, all EU countries should have started evaluating the value of their local ecosystems. Parts of the British evaluations have just been published and a number of other countries are also in progress. However, not a whole lot has taken place in Denmark. Carsten Rahbek is interviewed in Videnskab.dk

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Nature should get first priority

25 June 2013

72 percent of Danish species are in decline. The figure speaks for itself. If biodiversity is to prevail, we need a comprehensive plan that provides first priority to natural areas, says specialist consultant Anders Højgård Petersen to 'Natur og Miljø'.

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Nature restoration - also in the marine, please

13 June 2013

Our ancestors "borrowed" large natural areas to develop community value. Now is the time to repay the loan of marine natural areas by restoring the coastal, shallow areas that have a particular significance for the nature of the sea, writes Professor Katherine Richardson in Altinget.

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Nature's counter-measures

27 May 2013

Peter Søgaard Jørgensen (CMEC) explores the intersection of nature and encroachment of man in the latest issue of University Post

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Chasing the smallest arctic algea

14 May 2013

CMEC PhD students Erik Askov Mousing and Nikolaj Sørensen reports on their marine field expedition to Greenland in the magazine 'Aktuel Naturvidenskab'. During the trip they sampled and studied picoplankton and their importance to the oceanic carbon cycle.

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Tough criticism of efforts for the aquatic environment

13 March 2013

The Danish government and the opposition are heading in the wrong direction when it comes to the aquatic environment and nature, criticise a number of leading experts including Professor Carsten Rahbek from CMEC.

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Incredible bacterial diversity found in belly buttons

26 November 2012

1,458 new species of bacteria have been discovered in belly buttons with a diversification pattern resembling tropical rainforest species. Carsten Rahbek shares his comments on diversity of life in the article.

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Ash dieback has the potential to benefit biodiversity

16 November 2012

Many are concerned with the million of ash trees that are affected by ash dieback caused by a fungal disease. Hans Henrik Bruun and Jacob Heilmann-Clausen delivers a new perspective on the matter in an article brought by Weekendavisen.

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Cod and mackerel are fleeing Danish waters

13 November 2012

Climate change is causing cod and mackerel to leave their Danish territories, CMEC Professor Brian MacKenzie explains in an interview to Ingeniøren. 

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Struggle to finance biodiversity at top meeting

11 October 2012

The 11th COP meeting on biological diversity is taking place in India these days. Altinget.dk brings a story on the expectations from the Danish delegation commented by associate professor Hans Henrik Bruun.

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Forest cover falls 9% in East Africa in 9 years

08 August 2012

Forest cover in East Africa has dropped by 9.3 percent from 2001-2009. Neil Burgess is one of the researchers behind the study.

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Bird migrants arrive three weeks earlier

19 June 2012

A study based on an 80 year long dataseries shows that earlier arrival of bird migrants is related to recent climate variation. CMEC associate professor Anders Tøttrup is among the researchers behind the study. 

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Tipping point for the Earth's ecosystem

18 June 2012

The Earth's ecosystem is worse off than 20 years ago, but our knowledge about it is greater than ever. Katherine Richardson is interviewed by P1 Morgen, few days before she sets off towards Rio+20.

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Velvet Spiders Emerge from Underground

29 May 2012

A new elaborate image library documenting the anatomy of all the major kinds of velvet spider has been assembled by an international team of researchers including professor Nikolaj Sharff from CMEC. ScienceDaily brings the story.

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Statistics makes journalists exaggerate

11 May 2012

Research and journalists' mediation of research does not always match up.  Michael Krabbe Borregaard gives his view on the problem in an interview by Videnskab.dk.

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Biology towards 2112: Dealing with the unknown

12 April 2012

We are masters of our own fate, says Carsten Rahbek. Read the full interview by House of Futures.

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Continuous interst for biodiversity in the media

26 March 2012

Carsten Rahbek interviewed in Radio 24syv on the importance of biodiversity. Several of CMEC's latest activities in this topic has created a continuous interest in the media for biodiversity, it's importance for human wellfare and it's link to economy.

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Why use nature money on afforestation?

26 March 2012

In an open letter to Jyllandsposten, four researchers from CMEC question the new afforestation scheme announced by The Danish Ministry of Environment.

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Here we can ensure the Danish nature better

15 March 2012

The economic "Wisemen" and Carsten Rahbek, CMEC, shows in analysis where the Danish biodiversity benefits most from conservation efforts. Article in Politiken 14th of March 2012 

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Wise men: More wild forest

29 February 2012

Denmark will get most biodiversity for least money by making the forests more wild. Anders Højgård Petersen and Carsten Rahbek explains the findings of the recently published report 'Conservation of the Biodiversity in Denmark -An Analysis of Effort and Costs

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Scientists call for global neglected disease database

20 January 2012

Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, CMEC, co-author to paper referred to in Science and Development Network

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Evolutionary armsrace between spiders and insects is called off

06 January 2012

Dimitar Dimitrov interviewed by Videnskab.dk about spider evolution

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List of species far from fully described

03 January 2012

It is not difficult to find new species, Carsten Rahbek explains to Berlingske in an article highlighting the most peculiar animals and plants discovered in 2011

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Carsten Rahbek in Politiken "Science section"

19 December 2011

CR interviewed on how climate change has impacted human evolution on the frontpage of the "Science-section" Politiken 18 Dec

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Carsten Rahbek in Danish radio P1

24 November 2011

Don't waste money on white storks in Denmark prioritize them in their strongholds abroad

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Holm oaks will gain ground

10 November 2011

in northern forests due to climate change. Press release from Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. Ref: David Nogués-Bravo (CMEC)

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"Focus on Home, Not Meals, Led Spiders to Diversify"

07 November 2011

Dimitar Dimitrov, CMEC-scientist, is interviewed in The New York Times 

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Tracking cross-continental movements in songbirds

10 October 2011

Article in Danish newspaper Politiken with interview of Anders Tøttrup

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Lost islands of the crows revealed in DNA study

02 March 2011

New Scientist write about the work of Knud Jønsson et.al. publicized in PNAS

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Model shows 'waves of forest degradation'

10 August 2010

BBC refers study by Neil Burgess, A. Ahrends a.o.

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David Nogués-Bravo comments in Nature on diversity and climate change

27 May 2010

"Fast-breeding mice dominate a warming world"

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David Nogues-Bravo in Fox News about mass extinction of mammals

27 May 2010

"Did Cold Weather Kill the Woolly Mammoth?"

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Danish basidiomycete mapping

04 March 2010

results from the first project year referred in newspaper

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Jon Fjeldsås work prominently presented

04 March 2010

on the front cover of the nationwide Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende

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Danish center will explain the distribution of life on Earth

01 February 2010

Article about CMEC in Danish newpaper Kristeligt Dagblad

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Now we finally will be able to understand the laws of nature

01 February 2010

Article in Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad

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Carsten Rahbek receives the "Elite Researcher Price"

29 January 2010

The Danish newspaper Berlingske put it into perspective

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Tracking long-distance migrants throughout their annual cycle

31 August 2009

During the summer 2009 Anders Tøttrup CME started a project tracking long-distance migrants - Red-backed Shrikes - using geolocators.

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The agriculture won. The nature lost.

15 May 2009

The governments "Green Growth" plan will support the Danish agriculture industry and only give nice words to the biological diversity. A feature article by professor Carsten Rahbek.

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Climate Change

13 January 2009

The climate problem removes focus from major nature problems.
Interview with Professor Carsten Rahbek in "Naturvejleder" (Danish)

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Little Owl threatened

07 January 2009

A press release recommends immediate Governmental action. (Danish/English)

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Birds adapt to climate change

19 November 2008

A recent study by researchers from the Center for Macorecology shows that birds adapt to climatic change by changing migration speed (Danish).

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