The dramatic loss of biodiversity represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. Biological diversity – from the genetic to the ecosystem level – has a high intrinsic value and is fundamental to human well-being in securing food and clean water supply, protecting health, and enhancing resilience to climate change.
The Leibniz Research Alliance on Biodiversity (LVB) pools competencies and resources of 21 member institutes in order to develop solutions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through interdisciplinary research. We aim at contributing to the implementation of agreements on biodiversity by providing policy makers with scientific knowledge.
In addition, the LVB supports citizen science initiatives that promote public engagement in biodiversity research and raise awareness for the value of biological diversity as well as for our responsibility to preserve it. For further information, please visit our website.
The LVB founding member Museum für Naturkunde Berlin took the lead and coordination of the research alliance in late 2014.
Present priorities are:
- research for the National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS)
- causes of global forest loss and consequences for biodiversity
- forecasting biological adaptations to global change
- bioeconomy for sustainable and climate-friendly resource supply.