The fungus „Zymoseptoria tritici“ is a specialized wheat pathogen and can be responsible for major crop shortfalls. The Max Planck Fellow Group “Environmental Genomics”, led by Eva Stukenbrock, found out that Z. tritici damages the immune system of the infected plant systemically beyond the the local infection and thus makes it susceptible for further infections.
Researchers from the department of Evolutionary Theory have collected scientific information and statistics about the COVID19 pandemic and explained it for the public on a special website.
A climate game developed by Max Planck researchers shows that global cooperation can be possible – although not without effort
With computer simulated “multi channel games”, reseachers can lift game theory experiments on a new level: If players take part in multiple games in parallel, cooperative behaviour shows even more benefit than previous research suggests.
Evolution theorists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have developed a computer simulation model that can mathematically explain and prove the rare occurrence of cyclic dominance in nature. Mathematical models can thus support ecological research.