Afrikanische Bunbarsche (aus dem Tanganyikasee, Malawisee und Victoriasee) mit horizontalen Streifenmustern, die die sich wiederholende (konvergente) Evolution illustrieren.

Evolution does repeat itself after all: How evolution lets stripes come and go

A team of evolutionary biologists from the University of Konstanz, headed by Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer, discovers the genetic basis for the repeated evolution of colour patterns. The findings about the stripes of the especially diverse species of East-African cichlid fishes explain how evolution can repeat itself at record speed. The study is published in the current “Science” magazine.

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Collective Behaviour and the Future of Europe

Collective behaviour expert Iain Couzin is to participate in a high-level roundtable, alongside the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, to set out policy recommendations prior to the election of a new European Parliament in 2019.

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Prof. Dr. Claudia Diehl

Integration barometer reveals stable climate

Following their first report in 2016, Professor Claudia Diehl, sociologist at the University of Konstanz, and eight other researchers on the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration) have now published a second representative survey with the title “Integration Barometer”.

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Schematische Zeichnung der Schichtstruktur aus Kunststoffschichten

Customized bio-synthetics

The Baden-Württemberg Foundation supports collaboration between chemists in Konstanz and Pennsylvania (USA) as part of its programme to promote top-level research

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