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  • 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 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
    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 ...

  • 6 Sep 2019
    Franciska de Vries and Crystal McMichael receive ERC Starting Grant

    Franciska de Vries and Crystal McMichael were both awarded the prestigious Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). This grant allows them to further their research and hire supporting staff on their ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    €20 million for plant stress research

    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...

  • 20 Aug 2019
    Studying animal cognition in the wild – a new guideline

    Studying cognition in the wild is a challenge. Field researchers and their study animals face many factors that can easily interfere with their variables of interest and that many say are ‘impossible’ to control for. ...

  • 19 Aug 2019
    Geodiversity is essential for conservation of natural resources

    To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but also geodiversity. This is the main message of an opinion article now published in the leading scientific magazine PNAS, written by an ...

  • 7 Aug 2019
    Old human feces reveal cattail pollen as a food source in prehistoric China

    Pollen in human feces from 8000-7000 years ago shows that cattail was an important human food source in prehistoric China. This conclusion is the result of a study conducted at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and ...

  • 30 Jul 2019
    How humans and chimpanzees travel towards a goal in rainforests

    How do human-unique ranging styles, such as large home range and trail use, influence spatial performance? A study led by UvA researcher Karline Janmaat investigated spatial movement patterns of BaYaka people from ...

  • 24 Jul 2019
    First scientific evidence for sun compass use in humans

    How do human foragers find their way to food locations or home in rainforests where heavy vegetation limits visibility, without any help of navigational technology such as a map, compass or smartphone? A new study ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Plants under drought stress change their microbes through their roots

    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 Jul 2019
    Gulls know how to use landscape features to optimize flight

    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 Jul 2019
    Idea Generator programme funding for William Gosling

    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 ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Drop in air pollution a major boost for solar power in China

    China could significantly increase its production of solar-generated electricity by taking meaningful steps to cut back current air pollution levels. This is one of the main conclusions of a new joint research paper ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    Unburned islands support wildlife in fire ecosystems

    Fire is an important component in many ecosystems and has an increasing impact on wildlife due to global environmental change and anthropogenic activities. An international team of scientists, including UvA ...

  • 18 Jun 2019
    Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn

    An international group of leading microbiologists, including UvA professor Jef Huisman, have issued a warning that climate change will have a major impact on microorganisms with cascading effects on ecosystems, ...

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Tracking range shift dynamics of the páramos over a million years

    The unique high-elevation Andes grasslands ‘páramos’ have waxed and waned in size over time, driving biological radiations and pushing them to their limits under anthropogenic pressure. An international research ...

  • 14 Jun 2019
    Climate change impacts on tropical mountain biodiversity

    Increasing temperatures due to climate change will reshuffle ecological communities. Species range shifts in tropical mountains can therefore result in functional mismatches between interacting plants and birds, says ...