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  • 21 Nov 2016
    Jolanda Verspagen appointed as Assistant professor at IBED

    Dr. Jolanda Verspagen, currently Amsterdam Water Science postdoc, accepted the new Assistant Professorship job offer in the new department of Freshwater and Marine Science / Ecology at IBED. She will start her new ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 11 Oct 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master’s in Ecology and Evolution

    The Master's programme in Ecology and Evolution offered by VU Amsterdam and the track in Ecology and Evolution, which is part of the UvA Master's programme in Biological Sciences, had so many similarities that both ...

  • 4 Oct 2016
    Choosing a mate: It's the brain, not the nose, that knows

    How does a male moth find the right type of female for mating when there are two similar types luring him with their pheromones? In many species, differences in the antenna used by the male to smell these perfumes ...

  • 29 Sep 2016
    Lizards as slow colonizers

    High numbers of African lizard species are found in areas where their ancestors have entered the continent more than 20 million years ago, which suggests strong dispersal limitations. These are the findings of a new ...

  • 29 Sep 2016
    Persistent and mobile organic compounds a threat to water resources

    A class of newly emerging contaminants, so-called persistent and mobile organic chemicals (PMOCs) are a threat to the quality of water resources. This is what Pim de Voogt, professor of Environmental Chemistry at the ...

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Teun Boekhout, professor of Fungal Functional Diversity

    Dr T. Boekhout (1955) has been named professor by special appointment of CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Royal ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    Biology teachers receive doctoral scholarship

    On 12 September 2016 State Secretary of Education, Sander Dekker, awarded Biology Teachers Nienke Wieringa and Rob Kroes a doctoral scholarship.

  • 26 Aug 2016
    Specialist moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, including Dr. Astrid Groot (UvA-IBED), found that the specialist moth Heliothis subflexa benefits from the defensive ...

  • 4 Aug 2016
    Toxic blue-green algae adapt to rising CO2

    A common type of blue-green algae is finding it easy to adapt to Earth's rising CO2 levels, meaning blue-green algae – of which there are many toxin-producing varieties – are even more adept at handling changing ...

  • 27 Jul 2016
    Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

    An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Blue-green algae successfully combated with hydrogen peroxide

    The amount of blue-green algae in Lake Oosterduin in the province of South Holland has dramatically declined following an experiment with hydrogen peroxide. It is now safe to swim in the lake once again. The ...

  • 1 Jul 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Astrid Groot

    Astrid Groot gives lectures and practical training in Evolutionary Biology to second-year students of Biology, Psychobiology and Future Planet Studies. She also set up the Master’s course Current Trends in Evolution. ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    DNA of Dutch carp under threat

    The crucian carp, the only cyprinid native to the Netherlands, can crossbreed with non-native carp species. That’s one of the things Sebastiaan Rückert, Master’s student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Major steps towards forecasting global biodiversity change

    After two international workshops with world-leading experts, the EU horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B project, coordinated by Daniel Kissling of the University of Amsterdam, has made a major step towards building ...

  • 21 Jun 2016
    Understanding monument construction through geospatial modeling

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the University of New Hampshire successfully identified spatial and environmental variables of importance to the placement of historical ...

  • 9 Jun 2016
    Pteropod experiments on board of a cruise ship

    Lisette Mekkes is a student of the MSc programme Limnology&Oceanography at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. To get into marine science has been her dream since she ...

  • 3 Jun 2016
    In Memoriam Remi Laane (1949 - 2016)

    It saddens us to announce the untimely death of prof. dr. Remi Laane a few days ago. Remi Laane was an affiliate professor at IBED, holding a special chair Marine Biogeochemistry supported by DELTARES.