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Posted inEnviro

Against overfishing: save the oldies!

March 18, 2020 – A team of researchers led by Professor Robert Arlinghaus from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin recommends also keeping the particularly large megaspawners alive in addition to the youngsters. Measures against overfishing tend to protect young, immature fish through measures such as minimum-landing […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals

Dec. 19, 2019 – Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin […]