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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.
15 July 2019
Plants that are under stress from drought can change the behavior of nearby fungi and bacteria, according to a new study led by Franciska de Vries, professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Amsterdam. ...
11 July 2019
Gulls are highly adaptable in their flight behaviour and are known to respond to atmospheric cues. New research from researchers at the University of Amsterdam and NIOZ Royal Institute for Sea Research now shows that ...
10 July 2019
A research proposals submitted by IBED researcher Dr William Gosling has been granted €50,000 euro from the National Science Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. He received the funding for a research project on the ...
26 Sep 2019 16:00 - 17:00
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28 Nov 2019 16:00 - 17:00
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About the institute

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