An Exhibition on Current Research
Niche. A place where you are alone. To retreat and unfold. But niches are not just a place. In the animal kingdom, ecological niches can take on the most diverse, individual forms. A special exhibition at the LWL-Museum of Natural History in Münster, in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Centre of the Universities of Bielefeld and Münster, will show exactly this diversity from spring 2021. Male guinea pigs for example can adapt their hormone levels to new social structures. Flour beetles that have already fallen ill protect themselves against new illness with their personal medicine mix, and some ant queens prefer to establish a colony together rather than alone.
As part of the special exhibition, this project of science illustration with large wall designs shows the process of research and its latest findings. The many illustrations, vivid graphics and interactive haptic elements invite visitors to put on a lab coat and become researchers themselves.