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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.
19 September 2019
IBED researchers Jef Huisman, Martijn Egas, Pedro Branco and co-author Spencer Hall from the Indiana University Bloomington published a paper in The American Naturalist, in which they present a new explanation for ...
13 September 2019
The Rollie Lamberson Award recognized a paper on which Hal Caswell of IBED collaborated with a group of mathematicians from the University of Louisiana.
10 September 2019
The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...
20 Sep 2019 13:00
On Friday 20 September 2019, Francisco Cuesta will defend his PhD thesis
26 Sep 2019 16:00 - 17:00
What Drives Sponge Symbioses?
31 Oct 2019 16:00 - 17:00
More information will follow

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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