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  • 12 Jun 2008
    Parasitoid turns host into bodyguard

    Parasites can induce dramatic changes of behaviour in their host species. This behaviour is thought to be detrimental to the host, but beneficial to the parasite. In a joint publication in PLoS One, researchers from ...

  • 22 May 2008
    Dr. André van Roon wins KNCV best presentation prize

    On 17 April 2008, Dr. André van Roon received a prize for best presentation from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV) for the presentation of his PhD thesis that he completed at the Institute for Biodiversity and ...

  • 15 May 2008
    In Memoriam Mirjam Vriend

    14 May 2008 we received the sad news that on the previous evening our IBED colleague Dr. Mirjam Vriend fell while engaged in her favourite sport, rock climbing, at an indoor climbing wall in Amsterdam. She was ...

  • 25 Apr 2008
    Soil research reveals ancient cart tracks around historic lake

    In a project aimed at cleaning polluted soil , Prof. dr. Jan Sevink of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) found evidence of old horse-drawn cart tracks. He explained the significance of ...

  • 18 Apr 2008
    AquaPhyto BV and the University of Amsterdam collaborate to develop algal mass cultures

    AquaPhyto BV is an innovative company specialized in large scale production of micro-algal biomass. The research group Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics ...

  • 27 Mar 2008
    What scientists can learn from a Mammoth's last meal

    In interviews with Hoe?Zo! radio and VARA Vroege Vogels, Dr. Bas van Geel of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) explains what scientists can learn from the intestine contents of the Yukagir ...

  • 14 Mar 2008
    Life Watch connects European biodiversity data

    On 12 March the Life Watch project was officially launced. The goal of this project that is coordinated by The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the UvA, is to establish a large European ...

  • 24 Jan 2008
    Altruistic punishments turn out to be a well though-out process, not an impulse

    A unique scientific internet experiment done in 2004 in cooperation with VPRO Noorderlicht yielded its first scientific publication in the journal ‘Proceedings of the Royal Society – B’. The most important conclusion ...

  • 12 Dec 2007
    IBED researcher contributes to exhibition 'like monkeys, like humans'

    Together with four other scientists, Dr. Martijn Egas of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) contributed to the popular scientific exhibition 'like monkeys, like humans' in the Naturalis ...

  • 29 Nov 2007
    Can iron supplements increase oceanic carbon dioxide storage?

    In light of increasing awareness for climate change, measures are sought to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels by increasing CO2 uptake by plankton in the oceans. In an interview with CNN, Prof. dr. Jef Huisman of the ...

  • 13 Nov 2007
    UvA student wins the NBV Hissink prize

    On 9 november 2007, Jurriaan Spaaks won the NBV Hissink prize for best MSc Thesis. In his thesis Jurriaan described the results of work done at the CGE research group of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

  • 9 Nov 2007
    IBED Researcher president of the Dutch Soil Science Society

    On 9 november 2007, Dr. Boris Jansen of the ESPM Research Group of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) was elected president of the Dutch Soil Science Society (NBV). The NBV is the official ...

  • 27 Sep 2007
    Historical plant catalogue of Johannes Snippendaal translated

    On 20 September 2007 a book titled “Kruidenier aan de Amstel. De Amsterdamse Hortus volgens Johannes Snippendaal (1646)” was published. The book contains a translation of the historical plant catalogue with ...

  • 7 Sep 2007
    UN sponsored conference seeks ways to stop desertification

    The main objectives of the conference in Madrid are to identify funding priorities and to adopt a new 10-year "strategic plan." In a related interview, Dr. Erik Cammeraat of the Institute for Biodiversity and ...

  • 31 Aug 2007
    Unique chimpansee culture discovered in Congo

    Cleve Hicks of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) discovered a unique group of chimpanzees in the north of Congo. He explains about his research in an extensive interview in the Dutch ...

  • 3 Aug 2007
    First ever bilingual fieldguide to amphibians and reptiles in Kenya

    Together with an international group of researchers, Dr. Stefan Lötters and Prof. dr. Michael Veith of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) prepared the first ever bilingual fieldguide in ...

  • 25 Jul 2007
    Climate change and rainfall

    Recently in Nature, model predictions were published that link anthropogenic climate change to a higher chance of extreme rainfall in the temporate zones. On Dutch national television and in an article for the ...

  • 12 Jul 2007
    Colorful niches of microorganisms explained by vibrating water molecules

    The lakes and oceans on our planet are teeming with aquatic microorganisms that absorb light for photosynthesis and thereby provide the basis of the food web while fixing significant amounts of CO2. They come in a ...

  • 9 Jul 2007
    Dr. Bas van Geel features in debate on climate change on national television

    On Thursday 12 July KRO television aired the film ' The Great Global Warming Swindle', followed by a scientific debate about the facts and fiction of climate change, featuring Dr. Bas van Geel of the Institute for ...

  • 5 Jul 2007
    Marsh Gentian Species of the Month

    The Dutch organization VOFF (Society for Research of Flora and Fauna) declared the Marsh Gentian as ‘Species of the Month July 2007’. In an interview of VARA Vroege Vogels on Dutch national radio, IBED researcher Dr. ...