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Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

We aim to unravel how ecosystems function in all their complexity

Research departments

Ecosystems and Landscape dynamics
The Ecology and Landscape Dynamics research department improves our understanding of the functioning and dynamics of abiotic and biotic components of (geo-)ecosystems across landscapes through time.
Evolutionary and Population Biology
Research in the department of Evolutionary and Population Biology focuses on understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes that drive community dynamics and speciation, and determine biodiversity patterns.
Freshwater and Marine Ecology
The department of Freshwater & Marine Ecology aims to increase our understanding of the biodiversity and dynamics of freshwater and marine ecosystems from the level of molecules and genes to entire ecosystems.
Theoretical and Computational Ecology
Research in the Department of Theoretical and Computation Ecology focuses on understanding the complexity of ecological systems by using theoretical and advanced computational approaches.
3 May 2019
This week, the scientific journal Ecography published a special issue on radar aeroecology. Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes, associate professor at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, was one of the ...
2 May 2019
It is well known that variation in the concentrations of electro-active chemical compounds in surface waters, soils and sediments affects organisms. Scientists now propose that variations in the atmospheric ...
23 April 2019
The composition of regrowing wet and dry tropical forests follow opposite pathways while these forests are growing older. This has large consequences for forest restoration initiatives. The findings of a new study ...
21 May 2019 12:00
On Tuesday 21 May 2019, Tom Berben will defend his PhD thesis
23 May 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Charting the Genotype-Phenotype Map: Lessons from Drosophila
4 Jun 2019 14:00
On Tuesday 4 June 2019, Marian Cabrera Pantoja will defend her PhD thesis

About the institute

Research highlight: Sky Islands, a time travel in the Andes Mountains
PhD thesis gallery
Education: Bachelor and Master programmes
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