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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.
21 November 2019
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the Swedish earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström. Rockström will receive the honorary doctorate for his pioneering ...
12 November 2019
Mark Vermeij, Associate Professor of Tropical Marine Biology at IBED, was involved in a research with fellow scientists of Berkeley University which lead to the discovery of light-regulated collective cell ...
11 November 2019
The Mesdag Dairy Fund (Mesdag Zuivelfonds) commissioned scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to measure the nitrogen deposition around dairy farms and in nature conservation areas. The Mesdag Zuivelfonds ...
28 Nov 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Genetic diversity and the origin of innovations in life’s evolution
29 Nov 2019 16:00 - 17:00
On 29 November 2019 at 16.00, Prof. dr. Linda A. Amaral Zettler, Special Chair Marine Microbiology at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam will hold her inaugural speech
9 Dec 2019 11:00
On Monday 9 December, Amir Arastehfar will defend his PhD thesis

About the institute

Research highlight: What influence do wind mills have on bird migration?
PhD thesis gallery
Education: Bachelor and Master programmes
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