A comparison of Lake Constance, Lake Geneva and Lake Biel with the Great Lakes of North America shows that the invasive quagga mussel is spreading with similar dynamics on both continents. This gives Europe a glimpse into the future.
Konstanz biologists have discovered a phosphorus-based bacterial metabolism that is both new and ancient. In a special role: a calculation from the 1980s, a sewage plant, a new bacterial organism, and a remnant from around 2.5 billion years ago.
A woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany? Researchers from the universities in Konstanz and Tübingen as well as the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg reconstruct the flora and fauna of the Stone Age based on genetic clues in hyena coprolites. Now, for the first time ever, they were able to sequence the mitochondrial genome of the extinct European woolly rhinoceros.
Konstanz chemists develop mineral plastics with numerous positive properties from sustainable basic building blocks and, together with biologists, demonstrate the material's excellent microbiological degradability.
Astonishing results published from individual projects of the Tara Pacific expedition studying coral reefs – the entire dataset is made publicly available – coordinator is a biologist from the University of Konstanz