We aim to understand and preserve life and biodiversity and to look for societal and economic applications.
We study how the interplay of interactions determines evolutionary processes.
Describing yet unexplored species and clarifying the circumscription and taxonomy of known species are main challenges towards comprehensive species inventories.
By integrating molecular, ecological, and palaeoecological time series across spatial scales we elucidate the response of marine organisms to past, present and ...
Biodiversity, the diversity of manifestations of life, is particularly obvious in morphological diversity: disparity in the shape and function of entire bodies ...
In the Research Group “Biodiversity Dynamics” we are interested in the processes that generate and maintain diversity.
Taxonomy & Systematics
The description of taxa new to science and the study of evolutionary systems is fundamental for the understanding and conservation of biodiversity ...
Both society and the economy benefit from our biodiversity research. It contributes to our health, our safety, and a sustainable world.
Naturalis Biodiversity Center publishes various scientific journals and book series, focusing on different aspects of zoology, geology, and botany.