Why collections matter

Where do we feel changes?

14. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Everyone talks about climate change – the biological response to climate change is visible in large collections.

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Evolutionary research

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Life on Earth is changing constantly – collections help to reveal and understand the changes.

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Discovering new species

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

So far, only about 10% of all multicellular living organisms on Earth have been discovered – new species can only be reliably recognized by comparison with already known species.

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Detecting environmental impacts

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Many species are very sensitive to the smallest environmental changes. Collections help to identify them correctly and thus take the necessary measures.

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Education and training

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Collections promote a more conscious way of dealing with nature. We inform, educate, exchange and network worldwide.

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Health of animals and humans

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

The Bavarian State Collection of Anthropology Munich (SAM)10,000 years of history of health Research on the evolution of human health worldwide is made possible by studying human skeletons. Scientists from all over the world compare information on age, height, sex and illnesses recorded from skeletons originating from 10,000 year history of humankind,. Particular attention is […]

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Research for agriculture

12. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Increasingly, new, as yet unknown, pests come to us – collections help to determine them quickly – and might save crops.

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Forensics & Collections

5. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

Nature leaves its mark everywhere – even at crime scenes. Collections help to read them.

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Nature protection

5. Juli 2021 | Why collections matter

We can only protect what we know – we explore the diversity of life.

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