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  • 27 May 2015
    Butterflies in sharp decline

    The diversity of butterflies has changed since 1900. A new study now provides the first inventory underlining the decline of butterflies in Denmark. It shows that twelve species (10% of Danish butterfly species) have ...

  • 25 May 2015
    Nature prefers chaos on the rocks

    Plants and animals in natural ecosystems do not always settle at a stable equilibrium. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam present the first field evidence for chaos among multiple interacting species, based ...

  • 8 May 2015
    NWO grant for interdisciplinary research project to strengthen women’s food entrepreneurship

    In a unique interdisciplinary research project, Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Sciences Research, AISSR) and Boris Jansen (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, IBED) will study possibilities ...

  • 6 May 2015
    NWO award for research on cyanobacterial control

    Researchers Dr Hans Matthijs and Dr Petra Visser of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) have received a grant within the Netherlands Organisation for ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    Two Faculty of Science subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50

    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Tuesday 28 April, Geography and Linguistics of the Faculty of Science are in the top 50.

  • 29 Mar 2015
    Heathlands more susceptible to climate change due to landscape management

    Dutch heathlands are a typical ‘cultural landscape’ that cannot exist without landscape management. A new study by a European science team, which included Dr Albert Tietema of the University of Amsterdam, shows how ...

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Science faculties UvA-VU launch popular science magazine

    The first issue of the popular science magazine ‘Amsterdam Science’ was officially released earlier today during the Dies Natalis celebrations of the UvA’s Faculty of Science. A joint initiative of the University of ...

  • 24 Mar 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: Earth Surface Science

    Chemicals in drugs end up in our waste water and in the environment. Fortunately, some microorganisms may be able to break down these harmful substances. Exactly how these bacteria do this is being jointly ...

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship has been awarded to thirteen researchers for research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects will focus, among other things, on sexual communication between ...

  • 19 Mar 2015
    Rare glimpse into how coral procreates could aid future conservation

    A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to research conducted by researchers of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

  • 9 Mar 2015
    Neither more food nor better food – still fish biomass increases

    To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a recent publication in Nature Communications researchers of Umeå ...

  • 3 Feb 2015
    Horizon 2020 Grants for Faculty of Science researchers

    Horizon 2020, the EU programme for research and innovation, has granted three Faculty of Science projects a total of more than EUR 1.5 million. These projects are concerned with large-scale database applications ...

  • 3 Feb 2015
    PhD in the spotlight: Jamie McLaren

    Canadian national Jamie McLaren will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 4 February. McLaren studied bird migration as a part of his doctoral research at the Institute for ...

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Bednets and malaria vaccines not always good combination in fight against malaria

    The use of malaria vaccines combined with a bednet can be counter-productive in some cases and can even exacerbate the problem. This follows research carried out by an international team led by Yael Artzy-Randrup ...

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Why are tropical rainforests so diverse?

    Tropical rainforests have the largest number of species on Earth and an astonishing variation of life forms, such as climbing palms. A new study led by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Amsterdam Water Science consortium receives AAA funding

    The Amsterdam Water Science consortium has received start-up capital from the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA). These funds will give VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences) and the University ...

  • 20 Jan 2015
    PhD in the spotlight: Peter Demaeght

    Peter Demaeght (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 23 January. During his doctoral research at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), he studied ...

  • 19 Jan 2015
    Chasing sea butterflies in one of the World’s largest oceans

    Two months ago Alice Burridge, PhD candidate at Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre Leiden, joined an international oceanographic expedition across the Atlantic ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Orangutan produces human-like sounds

    Orangutans have the ability to produce vowel and consonant-like sounds similar to those of human speech. This is the finding of new research conducted by an international team of scientists, among them researchers ...

  • 9 Jan 2015
    In Memoriam Maurice Sabelis (1950-2015)

    Maurice Sabelis passed away on Wednesday, 7 January 2015, after an illness of two years, during which he remained scientifically active until the last moment.