About the Institution
The Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Berlin is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most significant research museums worldwide focusing on biodiversity, evolution and geo-sciences. The zoological, paleontological and mineralogical collections of the Museum are directly linked to Research and comprise more than 30 million items. In addition, the Museum has an Animal Sounds Archive containing approximately 120,000 animal sound recordings and a DNA Bank. The Library of the MfN is one of the most important reference libraries in zoology in the German-speaking world. Research at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity is organised in four Science Programmes ("Forschungsbereiche"): Evolution and Geoprocesses, Collection Development and Biodiversity Discovery, Digital World and Information Science, Public Engagement with Science.