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Results: 1 - 20 of 361
  • 20 Feb 2020
    Problems with cyanobacteria will worsen if CO2 concentrations continue to rise

    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 Feb 2020
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    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 Feb 2020
    Salmon, shutterstock
    Ecological changes with minor effect lead to delayed evolutionary regime shifts

    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 ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    Funding to reduce effects psychopharmaca on water cycle

    Over a million people in the Netherlands use psychopharmaca, like anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. After use residues enter surface waters via the sewage, where they are known to affect aquatic organisms. A ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Prof. Annemarie van Wezel
    Professor Annemarie van Wezel delivered her inaugural lecture

    On Thursday 12 December 2019 Professor Annemarie van Wezel, Scientific Director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and named Professor of Environmental Ecology, delivered her inaugural ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Blue whale, taken with a camera drone. This individual is 23 metres long, photographed in May 2018 at Terceira Island, the Azores
    How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?

    Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on our planet. But why did blue whales and their close relatives, the baleen whales, evolve to be so huge while other animals did not? An international ...

  • 9 Dec 2019
    Article on sponge symbiosis published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

    Did you know that one of the most abundant marine food sources is invisible, like sugar dissolved in a cup of tea? However, not many organisms can efficiently feed on dissolved organic matter (DOM). Sponges and ...

  • 5 Dec 2019
    Professor Linda Amaral-Zettler delivered her inaugural lecture

    On Friday 29 November Professor Linda Amaral-Zettler, named Professor by Special Appointment of Marine Microbiology, delivered her inaugural lecture "Trouble on the High Seas: From Microplastics to Macroalgae". This ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Johan Rockström (photo: M. Axelsson/Azote)
    Honorary UvA doctorate for sustainability expert Johan Rockström

    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 Nov 2019
    Science-publication for Mark Vermeij and fellow scientists of Berkeley University

    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 Nov 2019
    IBED researchers will start measuring nitrogen deposition for Mesdag Dairy Fund

    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 ...

  • 7 Nov 2019
    Reuzenhert-grottekening
    What did the big Ice Age grazers eat? It’s written in their jaws

    UvA palaeoecologist Bas van Geel and his team have gained new insights regarding the landscape, the range of foods and the food choices of large grazing animals during the last Ice Age and the start of the warm ...

  • 28 Oct 2019
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    dr. A.R.M. (Arne) Janssen appointed as honorary professor

    dr. Arne janssen was granted a honorary professorship by Brazilian Universidade Federal de Viçosa.

  • 25 Oct 2019
    The earthworm Scherotheca gigas.
    Europe has a greater diversity and higher number of earthworms than the tropics

    An international group of 140 biologists has, for the first time, published an overview of the global spread of earthworms. Professor Franciska de Vries from the University of Amsterdam was one of the researchers ...

  • 24 Oct 2019
    IBED researchers contribute to Bosatlas of Sustainability

    IBED was involved in the realization of this special edition of the famous Bosatlas; the Bosatlas of Sustainability. IBED researchers contributed in shaping the substantive themes and editing the texts. The Bosatlas ...

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates

    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...

  • 22 Oct 2019
    Publication of an open online textbook on Environmental Toxicology

    Recently a Dutch coordinated international initiative resulted in the publication of a freely available online textbook on Environmental Toxicology. The project was coordinated by Prof. Kees van Gestel of the Vrije ...

  • 19 Sep 2019
    IBED article in The American Naturalist: Why do phytoplankton evolve large size in response to grazing?

    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 Sep 2019
    Rollie Lamberson Award from the Resource Modeling
    Rollie Lamberson Award for Prof. Hal Caswell

    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 Sep 2019
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    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 ...