The next four years are critical – time is running out, but we still have one last chance. If the new German government is too slow to make the key decisions, it will be almost impossible to meet Germany’s climate targets for 2030 and 2045. But if it recognises that the new parliament offers an opportunity for a fundamental, groundbreaking change of course, it can bring urgently needed momentum to climate and energy policy and...
Data from: Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the mechanisms underpinning ageing and fecundity in social insectsJudith Korb, Karen Meusemann, Denise Aumer, Abel Bernadou, Daniel Elsner, Barbara Feldmeyer, Susanne Foitzik, Jürgen Heinze, Romain Libbrecht, Silu Lin, Megha Majoe, José Manuel Monroy Kuhn, Volker Nehring, Matteo A. Negroni, Robert J. Paxton, Alice C. Séguret, Marah Stoldt & Thomas Flatt
Exceptional longevity of social insect queens despite their lifelong high fecundity remains poorly understood in ageing biology. To gain insights into the mechanisms that might underlie ageing in social insects, we compared gene expression patterns between young and old castes (both queens and workers) across different lineages of social insects (two termite, two bee and two ant species). After global analyses, we paid particular attention to genes of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 signalling (IIS)/target...
An objective-based prioritization approach to support trophic complexity through ecological restorationEmma Ladouceur, Jennifer McGowan, Patrick Huber, Hugh Possingham, Davide Scridel, Roel Van Klink, Peter Poschlod, Hans Cornelissen, Costantino Bonomi & Borja Jiménez-Alfaro
1. Reassembling ecological communities and rebuilding habitats through active restoration treatments requires curating the selection of plant species to use in seeding and planting mixes. Ideally, these mixes should be assembled based on attributes that support ecosystem function and services, promote plant and animal species interactions and ecological networks in restoration while balancing project constraints. Despite these critical considerations, it is common for species mixes to be selected opportunistically. Reframing the selection of seed mixes...
Reproductive manipulation by endosymbiotic Wolbachia can cause unequal inheritance, allowing the manipulator to spread and potentially impacting evolutionary dynamics in infected hosts. Tramp and invasive species are excellent models to study the dynamics of host-Wolbachia associations because introduced populations often diverge in their microbiomes after colonizing new habitats, resulting in infection polymorphisms between native and introduced populations. Ants are the most abundant group of insects on earth, and numerous ant species are classified as highly...
Die nächsten vier Jahre sind Countdown und Chance zugleich: Trifft die neue Bundesregierung nicht schnell wegweisende Entscheidungen, sind die deutschen Klimaziele für 2030 und 2045 kaum mehr zu erreichen. Begreift sie hingegen die neue Legislaturperiode als Möglichkeit für eine fundamentale und zukunftsweisende Neuausrichtung, kann sie der Klima- und Energiepolitik einen dringend benötigten Anschub geben, um unwiderrufliche Folgen durch den Klimawandel abzuwenden. Mit dem Impulspapier „Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann – wie die Energiewende gelingt“ legt...
Fatty acids are crucial primary metabolites for virtually any creature on earth. Therefore, most organisms do not rely exclusively on nutritional supply with fatty acids but have the ability to synthesize fatty acids and triacylglycerides de novo from carbohydrates, a process called lipogenesis. The ubiquity of lipogenesis has been questioned by a series of studies reporting that many parasitic wasps (parasitoids) do not accumulate lipid mass despite having unlimited access to sugar. This has been...
Data and analysis for: Divergent occurrences of juvenile and adult trees are explained by both environmental change and ontogenetic effectsLukas Heiland
This is a mirror of the github repository https://github.com/lukasheiland/Divergence at 2021-12-16, which provides code and aggregated data to reproduce the simulations and analyses in "Divergent occurrences of juvenile and adult trees are explained by both environmental change and ontogenetic effects". Session info is provided in 'DEF_sessionInfo__2020-11-02.*'. The simulations are contained in - 'Sim ontogenetic stages.R' The main script for the empirical analysis - 'Fit beta.R' performs the complete analysis with already aggregated data that is...
University of Regensburg7
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg2
Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems2
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg2
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz2
University of Freiburg2
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf2
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems2
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research2