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  • 26 May 2016
    Cyanobacteria of Jef Huisman on NPO2

    The outdoor swimming season has arrived again and we have to watch in some places for the dangerous blue-green algae. But there is only a very small part of the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) family which is toxic. ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 10 May 2016
    Esscher prize for MSc thesis Frederique Kirkels

    Frederique Kirkels (MSc Earth Sciences, track Geoecological Dynamics) won the Esscher Prize 2015 for the best Dutch Master's thesis in Earth Sciences. She carried out her research on organic carbon as source for CO2 ...

  • 4 May 2016
    In Memoriam Hans Matthijs (1951 - 2016)

    A passionate scientist, inspiring lecturer and beloved colleague has unexpectedly left our midst. Hans Matthijs was a biochemist who was fascinated by cyanobacteria and did ground breaking work on them for almost 40 ...

  • 29 Apr 2016
    Small oil spills affect life in North Sea

    A team of European researchers, including Corina Brussaard of UvA-IBED and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), found that frequent small oil spills have immediate negative effects on life in the ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    Shifting pollinator distributions

    Insects such as bees and butterflies are important for pollination of wild plants and crops. It is therefore important to understand how climate and land use changes affect pollinators. A study by researchers from ...

  • 19 Apr 2016
    Spider mites paralyze host plants

    Spider mites secrete proteins via their saliva that suppress the natural resistances in their host plants. This was discovered by a group of researchers under supervision of Merijn Kant and Rob Schuurink of the UvA ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Diet affects the evolution of birds

    How diet has affected the evolution of the 10,000 bird species in the world is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A study by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA) and ...

  • 6 Apr 2016
    Coastal food webs greatly impacted by ecosystem engineers

    A new international study reveals that ecosystem engineers, such as sea-grass, cordgrass and mussels, can create the perfect habitat for themselves and other species, making them an invaluable tool for the ...

  • 22 Mar 2016
    New research says dodo stood proudly upright

    Today, exactly 150 years after the first reconstruction of a dodo skeleton, a new monograph on this giant pigeon which became extinct in the 17th century was published. For the first time ever, the 15th Memoir of the ...

  • 21 Mar 2016
    Viruses able to adapt infection strategy during microbial population booms

    The growth in an ecosystem’s microbial population isn’t necessarily accompanied by a rise in the number of viruses who infect and destroy it, a new study has revealed. The study, published yesterday in Nature, ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Major progress on global biodiversity observation system

    Great steps towards the development of a global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity have been made in the EU Horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B. This breakthrough in global collaboration was achieved during a ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Corina Brussaard to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

    Corina Brussaard, professor by special appointment of Viral Ecology at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

  • 5 Mar 2016
    More Sumatran orangutans than previously thought

    A larger number of Sumatran orangutans live in the wild than previously thought, a new survey has revealed. The research team behind the survey, however, warn that continuing deforestation is likely to reduce their ...

  • 1 Feb 2016
    Researchers successfully breed threatened coral species to full sexual maturity

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, SECORE International and the Carmabi Marine Research Station have for the first time successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of the critically endangered Caribbean ...

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Pim de Voogt in special edition of American Chemical Society

    Research of UvA professor Pim de Voogt and colleagues of the KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterworks and Wageningen University & Research, is published in a special edition ...

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Large variability in abundance of viruses that infect ocean microorganisms

    Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans – including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day – viruses are a major threat. A recently published ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Understanding sexual selection: which sex leads the dance?

    Astrid Groot, associate professor at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, received an NWO Earth and Life Sciences open program grant for the research project 'Understanding sexual selection: ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Environmental policy causes imbalance in phosphorus and nitrogen levels of the North Sea

    In recent decades, European environmental policy has aimed to improve water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in surface waters. The measures taken were much more effective at the removal ...

  • 14 Jan 2016
    NWO–ALW open program grant for Astrid Groot

    Astrid Groot received a NWO–ALW open program grant for the project “Understanding sexual selection: which sex leads the dance when both are signallers?”