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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.
20 February 2020
Scientists from the University of Amsterdam are warning that problems with toxic cyanobacteria are likely to increase in the future. In an article in the journal Science Advances, they show that a common ...
13 February 2020
Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...
10 February 2020
Small changes in the environmental conditions of biological communities that have only minor immediate effects, may, after a substantial delay, cause dramatic shifts in these communities by triggering evolutionary ...
25 Feb 2020 12:00
On 25 February 2020, Thomas Wagner will defend his PhD thesis
27 Feb 2020 16:00 - 17:00
Genomic exclusion; insect males that lose their fathers genes
3 Mar 2020 14:00
On 3 March 2020, Jan de Brouwer will defend his PhD thesis
PhD thesis gallery
Education: Bachelor and Master programmes

About the institute

Interview with sustainability expert Johan Rockström
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