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Results: 1 - 20 of 365
  • 25 Mar 2020
    26 types of microplastics and rubbers detected in Dutch rivers

    Researchers from Utrecht University, Wageningen University and the University of Amsterdam have analysed microplastics and rubbers in Dutch rivers the Dommel, the Maas and Dutch sewage treatment plants in a precise ...

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Renewable energy facilities threaten many important biodiversity areas

    New research has revealed that thousands of renewable energy facilities are located within globally important biodiversity areas - degrading habitats and threatening species. The international research team, ...

  • 5 Mar 2020
    Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe

    During the last decade, there has been a strong discussion about the principles of organic farming, driven primarily by the differences in organic production systems in Europe. Some systems are highly intensified and ...

  • 26 Feb 2020
    Colour vision in primates closely linked to palm fruit colours

    The evolution of colour vision might be closely linked to the availability of food. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), found that ...

  • 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 ...