Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Technische Universität München (TUM)


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Portrait: Technical University of Munich – 150 Years culture of excellence

1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Technical University of Munich (TUM) published between 1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
564 147.10

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 143 63.35
Physical Sciences 238 54.46
Life Sciences 200 30.14
Earth & Environmental Sciences 35 8.85

Highlight of the month

Insect numbers dropping like flies

© Schon/Getty

© Schon/Getty

Land-use changes on the landscape level are driving local declines in insect biodiversity.

Insects have been disappearing at alarming rates in Germany, and some blame the increase in farming, forestry and other land uses.

A team led by researchers from the Technical University of Munich analysed bug biodiversity at 150 grassland and 140 forest sites using sweep-net samples collected annually between 2008 and 2017. Each site was given a land-use intensity rating based on human activities for five radii between 250 metres and 2 kilometres.

Over the decade, insect biodiversity dropped by a third in both grassland and forest habitats, while biomass declined by two-thirds on grasslands, and two-fifths in forests.

Additionally, more species, particularly the less-mobile varieties, vanished as surrounding farmland cover increased. This reveals the impact of human activity at the landscape scale.

Land-use policies should look beyond individual plots of land and coordinate a regional and national response to prevent further losses.

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  1. Nature 574, 671–674 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1684-3

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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 37.1% Domestic
  • 62.9% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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