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  • 13 Feb 2018
    UvA alumni develop application for monitoring green spaces in urban areas

    Four UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. In the final round they are up against students from, among others, Oxford and Duke. For their ...

  • 16 Jan 2018
    Study of behaviour muskrats, coypus and beavers kicks off

    In a new study just launched by a number of Dutch district water boards and knowledge institutions, a team of scientists including statistical ecologist Emiel van Loon of the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and ...

  • 3 Jan 2018
    Sowing corals

    The troubling loss of coral reefs worldwide has prompted scientists and conservationists to assist the reefs’ recovery through active restoration approaches. A new innovation to sow coral larvae onto degraded reefs ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Unattractive female moths can benefit from proximity to attractive ones

    Female moths that are unattractive can increase their chances of attracting a mate by emitting their sex pheromones in close proximity to attractive females, according to research from the University of Amsterdam and ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Astrid Groot, professor of Population and Evolutionary Biology

    Dr A.T. Groot has been appointed professor of Population and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    UvA researchers on NICO ocean expedition

    How can we gain a better grasp of the opportunities and threats for the changing seas? In the months ahead, UvA researchers and students will join the national multidisciplinary expedition Netherlands Initiative ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    IBED, Amsterdam Green Campus and municipality of Amsterdam sign collaboration agreement

    The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam Green Campus and the municipality of Amsterdam signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement confirms the shared intention to develop new knowledge ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Petra Visser

    Petra Visser studies cyanobacteria in fresh and salt water. As coordinator of the Master’s programme in Freshwater and Marine Biology (Biological Sciences), she is closely involved in the teaching and supervision of ...

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Decision model brings rapid trace DNA analysis closer to the crime scene

    Rapid and mobile DNA analysis can speed up the investigation at the crime scene, but also has its risks. A new decision model can help the police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) to determine whether or not to ...

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Polar bear blogs reveal dangerous gap between climate-change facts and opinions

    Climate-change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study in BioScience published by an international and multidisciplinary team researchers, among which UvA researcher Peter Roessingh, shows that ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Lustrum symposium Physical Geography

    On 16 November there was a lustrum symposium in café Oerknal to celebrate the 80th birthday of Physical Geography at UvA, as well as the 25th birthday of the corresponding study association GAOS and alumni ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Gemini wind farm and UvA: fundamental research into the black-backed gull

    Luuk Folkerts from Gemini Offshore Wind Park is responsible for monitoring the environmental effects of the wind farm. He works together with the Theoretical and Computational Ecology at UvA-IBED to do fundamental ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Studying the chemistry of light-induced degradation

    A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by Maarten van Bommel (UvA) has been awarded a NWO grant to develop a 'Toolbox for studying the Chemistry Of Light-induced Degradation'. The so-called 'TooCOLD' project ...

  • 17 Nov 2017
    Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher in Global Ecology

    We have a job opening for a 3-year Postdoctoral researcher in global ecology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The person will be responsible for conducting high-quality research on global ecology, ...

  • 9 Nov 2017
    Review award for Steven Droge

    Steven Droge, researcher at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA), received the Excellence in Review Award 2017 of the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology. The prize is in ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    Researchers describe new great ape species: the Tapanuli orangutan

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA primatologist Serge Wich and biologists (and UvA alumni) Gabriella Frederiksson and Erik Meijaard, has just described a new great ape species: the Tapanuli ...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Fruit-eating increases biodiversity

    By dispersing the seeds of plants, fruit-eating animals contribute to the possibility of increased plant speciation and thus biodiversity. These are the findings of a new study led by Renske E. Onstein and W. Daniel ...

  • 13 Oct 2017
    Molecular diversity of coral reefs illuminated

    An international research team, including UvA-biologist Mark Vermeij, made two important advances in the understanding of the molecular diversity as found on coral reefs, as well as the use of this knowledge in the ...

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Microbes dictate regime shifts causing anoxia in lakes and seas

    Gradual environmental changes due to eutrophication and global warming can cause a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in lakes and coastal waters. A new study led by professors Jef Huisman and Gerard Muyzer of the ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Carina Hoorn speaker at the prestigious Staringlezing 2017

    Carina Hoorn will be this year the speaker at the prestigious Staringlezing. The annual Staring lecture is organized by the KNGMG .