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Results: 1 - 20 of 388
  • 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 ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Enhancing the opportunities for bio-based fertilizers

    The new European research project LEX4BIO sets out to optimize the use of nutrient rich-side streams in agriculture. The project, which will kick-off with a meeting to be held 12 and 13 June in Helsinki, aims to ...

  • 27 May 2019
    Annemarie van Wezel: ‘I joined an institute in an excellent condition’

    Last January professor Annemarie van Wezel started as the new director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). What are her first impressions of the institute? And what is her vision for the ...

  • 3 May 2019
    Taking radar aeroecology into the 21st century

    This week, the scientific journal Ecography published a special issue on radar aeroecology. Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes, associate professor at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, was one of the ...

  • 2 May 2019
    Atmospheric electricity influences biogeochemical processes in soils and sediments

    It is well known that variation in the concentrations of electro-active chemical compounds in surface waters, soils and sediments affects organisms. Scientists now propose that variations in the atmospheric ...

  • 23 Apr 2019
    Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite pathways in forest recovery

    The composition of regrowing wet and dry tropical forests follow opposite pathways while these forests are growing older. This has large consequences for forest restoration initiatives. The findings of a new study ...

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Animals important for historical long-distance dispersal of tropical fruits

    The evolution of tropical fruit traits associated with long-distance dispersal by mammals or birds, has contributed to the disjunct tropical biogeographical distribution of rain forest plants. This is the main ...

  • 9 Apr 2019
    Research Daniel Kissling highlighted in Nature editorial

    A recent editorial published in Nature Ecology & Evolution discusses the development and policy relevance of essential biodiversity variables and highlights a recent publication by IBED researcher Daniel Kissling on ...

  • 8 Apr 2019
    Three UvA researchers receive Rubicon Grant

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to UvA researchers Amanda Burson, Gilles de Hollander and Eftychia Stamkou. The grant will allow them to conduct research at a ...

  • 4 Apr 2019
    Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that doesn’t photosynthesize

    For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubbed ‘corallicolid’ because it is found in 70% of corals around the ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    Millennial-scale effects of human disturbance on tropical forests

    How do human disturbances and climate change affected tropical forests? An international research team, including ecologists from the University of Amsterdam, has looked into the 7000 year history of a tropical ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Minor genetic change creates unattractive female moths

    Many animals use sex pheromones to attract potential mates. A group of evolutionary biologists from the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have now ...

  • 6 Mar 2019
    Assessing biodiversity via environmental DNA

    Environmental DNA is a new method to detect species presence and relative abundance through the collection of environmental samples like air, soil and water, rather than organisms itself. As assessment of ...

  • 4 Mar 2019
    NWO-TTW grant for biological control research of thrips pests in ornamental crops

    Pesticides often have negative environmental side effects, and there is therefore an increasing demand for alternative, environmental-friendly methods such as biological control. A project led by IBED researcher Arne ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    New chimpanzee culture discovered

    Different cultures, different habits and different behavioural patterns – this applies not only to humans but also to chimpanzees, one of our two closest living relatives. A team of researchers, which includes UvA ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Linda Amaral-Zettler, professor by special appointment of Marine Microbiology

    Dr L.A. Amaral-Zettler has been named professor by special appointment of Marine Microbiology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of NIOZ Royal Netherlands ...

  • 11 Feb 2019
    Video on landscape restoration in East-Africa nominated for incentive award

    Safi Graauw, a Master's student in Earth Sciences, has made a documentary on the positive effects of tree planting on the East African landscape. The video ‘Seeds of Change’ depicts the progress made in reforestation ...

  • 4 Feb 2019
    Research shows importance flower strips for agriculture

    What role play flower-rich field margins in agriculture? And do these flower strips enhance biodiversity? These were some of the central questions of a two-year collaborative research programme that involved farmers, ...