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Results: 181 - 200 of 393
  • 19 Dec 2014
    NWO and water companies will study environmental risks during shale gas extraction

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), together with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, have started a four-year research programme focussing on the environmental risks for water systems during ...

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Students present glacier research to King Willem-Alexander

    Students Darko Radakovic and Rachael Chambers of the master Earth Sciences presented their glacier experiment to the Dutch king Willem-Alexander at the occasion of 50 years of European cooperation in space on 16 ...

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Large water management project funded by NWO-STW

    On 15 December 2015 a large joint project of the ESS group of IBED and the Department of Geoscience and Engineering of TU Delft was funded in the WATER 2014 call of STW – NWO. Within the project lead researchers Timo ...

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Pim de Voogt, professor of Chemico-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems

    Dr W.P. de Voogt (1952) has been appointed professor of Chemico-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Peter de Ruiter, professor of Soil Systems Ecology

    Professor P.C. de Ruiter (1952) has been named professor of Soil Systems Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 9 Dec 2014
    2014 Jongmans medal awarded to palynologist Dr Bas van Geel

    In recognition of his palaeoecological studies, Dr Bas van Geel was awarded the 2014 Jongmans Medal for excellence in Palaeobotany and Palynology during the opening of the 9th Palynological Conference in Padova.

  • 8 Dec 2014
    TEDx talks by two IBED scientists

    During the 2014 TEDx Amsterdam event on 28 November, two IBED scientist gave a short talk ‘beyong the wall’ in Vondel CS. Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes talked about ‘Birds on the Move’, while Dr Sebastiaan de Vet went ...

  • 8 Dec 2014
    Micropia: a museum dedicated to the smallest life forms

    The smallest forms of life on Earth are now exhibited in a brand new museum called ‘Micropia’. IBED scientists contributed to the realization of this unique museum, which is affiliated to the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.

  • 6 Nov 2014
    New Insights into the Paleobiology of the Dodo presented

    Researcher Kenneth Rijsdijk from UvA-IBED and colleague’s will present new insights of the evolving of the extinct dodo at the Conference of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology on Thursday 6 November. These ...

  • 22 Oct 2014
    United they stand: self-organisation makes mussel beds robust

    Natural ecosystems often develop distinct spatial patterns. Research from the University of Amsterdam, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands Institute of Ecology and the ...

  • 16 Sep 2014
    Peter de Ruiter to be appointed new IBED director

    Professor Peter de Ruiter will be appointed professor of Soil Systems Ecology at the UvA’s Faculty of Science and director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). He will assume his duties ...

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Ermine moths singular in plant choice

    One species of moth can subsist on a particular plant type, while another can’t. Why? Katja Hora has been exploring the way in which ermine moths choose their host plant and, more in particular, the genetic ...

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Rising CO2 levels will intensify algal blooms across the globe

    Rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful algal blooms at a global level. This warning is issued by UvA scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman on the basis of new mathematical models, ...

  • 11 Aug 2014
    Lowlands University presents: Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteelant

    Coolpolitics and Lowlands will give a stage to science at Lowlands 2014. At Lowlands University, UvA researchers Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteeland will give lectures on global inequality, the Higgs ...

  • 7 Aug 2014
    Weather conditions determine migration speed of raptors

    Researchers at the UvA’s Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) have determined the influence of wind and thermals on the migration speed of raptors. Based on their migratory journeys between Europe ...

  • 11 Jul 2014
    Africa’s great apes threatened by growth in oil palm plantations

    The growing demand for palm oil threatens the survival of Africa’s great ape species. This is the conclusion of a continent-wide analysis conducted by an international team of researchers, including Serge Wich, ...

  • 7 Jul 2014
    Future of emperor penguins on thin ice

    By the end of this century, climate change will have cut the worldwide population of emperor penguins to a fraction of what it is today. This finding, which comes out of a study conducted by an international team of ...

  • 3 Jul 2014
    The success of rogue online pharmacies: around two thirds of Viagra may be illegal

    At least two-thirds of the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil (Viagra) consumed in the Netherlands may be illegal. In a letter published on, a team of researcher including Prof. Pim de Voogt of the ...

  • 22 Jun 2014
    Geodiversity of Alpine geo-ecosystems

    A first comprehensive inventory of the archive function of alpine landforms and the crucial role of geodiversity has been published by researchers from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) in ...

  • 19 Jun 2014
    Karsten Kalbitz one of most-cited UvA researchers

    Five UvA professors have been listed as the most cited researchers of 2014. Dr. Karsten Kalbitz, professor in Earth Surface Science at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of them.