Le Jardin botanique crée une carte interactive pour localiser ses plantes
A University of Fribourg study challenges a rule of evolution
According to Cope's rule, today's species are on average larger than their distant ancestors. A broad study by a researcher at the University of Fribourg has just shown that that is not the case among…
Machine learning to accelerate discovery of antimalarial properties in plants
A new study finds that machine learning could speed up the discovery of plants with potential antimalarial properties. Researchers, supported by ML models developed by SIB's (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)…
Comment les plantes arbitrent entre croissance et défense
En tant qu'organismes interdépendants, les plantes se livrent à un arbitrage permanent: choisir d'investir leurs ressources dans la croissance ou dans la défense. Dans une récente étude, une équipe de…
Is It Possible to Learn without a Brain?
Certain animals have no need of a brain for learning things. This is the surprising discovery that Prof. Simon Sprecher of the University of Fribourg has laid out in a recently published study. With his…
Extreme dwarfs and giants more likely to go extinct
Islands are biodiversity hotspots and home to animal species with unique features, including dwarfs that evolved to very small sizes compared to their mainland relatives, and giants. An international study…
Discover 5 articles featuring our researchers in the latest edition of "Universitas", University of Fribourg's scientific magazine. "Der Countdown läuft", "Wieso Ameisen anders altern", "Warum altern wir?",…
Human activity, the driving force of destruction in the Amazon.
In a matter of decades, human activity has had a greater impact on the Amazon's ecosystems than millions of years of natural evolution. That is the conclusion reached in a study recently published in the…
Supporting an urgent call to protect Madagascar's biodiversity with AI
A major review of Madagascar's unique biodiversity has just taken place, involving over 50 organisations worldwide. Madagascar is one of the world's foremost biodiversity hotspots with 82% of its plants…