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  • 27 May 2014
    Analyses of wastewater detect illicit drug use in 42 European cities

    Wastewaters of 42 European cities have been analysed on an European-wide scale to establish the illicit drug use of their inhabitants. The results of these wastewater analyses were published in the scientific journal ...

  • 20 May 2014
    Two prestigious VIDI fellowships awarded to IBED scientists

    Isabel Smallegange and Merijn Kant, both researchers at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Dynamics (IBED), have been awarded a prestigious VIDI fellowship within the Innovational Research Incentives ...

  • 15 May 2014
    Birdwatching 2.0: citizen science with a smartphone app

    Why does a bird land in the middle of a residential neighbourhood instead of a beautiful forest? And why do some birds return to the same place over and over again? Everyone can contribute to the scientific study to ...

  • 8 May 2014
    Two student teams win European centrifuge competition

    Two teams composed of Master and PhD students from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics have been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to perform their experiments under higher levels of ...

  • 8 May 2014
    Mites and insects hijack bacterial gene to prevent cyanide poisoning

    Many plants defend themselves against attacks from plant-eating animals and insects by releasing the highly poisonous compound cyanide (HCN). Some insects and mites can thrive on toxic cyanogenic plants,which has ...

  • 7 May 2014
    Festive launch of the ‘Vogel het uit!’ smartphone app

    On 14 May at 16.30 the team ‘Vogel het uit!’ from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) will officially launch their smartphone app for bird research during a festive event in science centre ...

  • 7 May 2014
    Hal Caswell receives Mindel C. Sheps award for mathematical demography

    Hal Caswell, professor of Mathematical Demography and Ecology, received the 2014 Mindel C. Sheps Award for his contributions to the field of mathematical demography. The award is one of the most prestigious ...

  • 3 May 2014
    Scientists respond to commitments of Dutch Government to Open Access

    The Dutch government is in favour of using Open Access publishing to make scientific literature publicly available. Their enthusiasm is not shared by scientists Peter van Tienderen, director of the Institute for ...

  • 25 Apr 2014
    What makes birds of a feather flock together?

    The co-existence of hundreds of bird species is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A new study led by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and his French colleague ...

  • 17 Apr 2014
    One of the last dodos survived long sea voyage to Japan

    Intended as a business gift for Japanese royalty, one of the last living dodos survived the trip from Mauritius to Japan in 1647. Up until now, it had been assumed that the dodo was unable to withstand long sea ...

  • 31 Mar 2014
    An interdisciplinary look at afforestation management in the Mediterranean

    A new interdisciplinary research project led by Dr Estela Nadal-Romero will study the effects of afforestation in Mediterranean ecosystems. Nadal-Romero was awarded an FP7 Marie Curie People fellowship and will be ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Romans reason for massive deforestation of the Dutch landscape

    Researchers from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) have reconstructed the impact of Roman occupation on the environment near Utrecht using ancient river sediments. Such sediments hold many ...

  • 10 Mar 2014
    Workshop climate-vegetation interactions on Mauritius

    Three researchers of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) travelled to the isle Mauritius last weekend to host a workshop on the isle’s vegetation and climate history for local stakeholders. ...

  • 18 Dec 2013
    MEERVOUD grant for Isabel Smallegange

    Dr Isabel Smallegange was awarded the MEERVOUD grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The MEERVOUD programme aims to increase the number of female researchers in the position of ...

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Likelihood of death doesn’t always increase with age

    Different species of plants and animals age in very different ways. In fact, in some species, the likelihood of death actually decreases the older they get. These findings, made by an international team of ...

  • 11 Dec 2013
    New generation of flame retardants more hazardous than previously thought

    Following the ban on a number of brominated flame retardants, compounds used to mitigate incendiary risks of a wide range of consumer products, halogen-free flame retardants have been proposed as alternatives despite ...

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Andreas Bonn Medal awarded to Sebastiaan de Vet

    Once every 5 years the Society for the promotion of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery (GNGH) awards the Andreas Bonn medal in the fields of natural sciences, exact sciences and medicine for original PhD ...

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Non-stick coating substances found in drinking water

    The presence of perfluoroalkyl acids in drinking water in the Netherlands indicates that current water purification methods are inadequate in preventing exposure to these possibly harmful substances. This is the ...

  • 7 Nov 2013
    Explore and download spatial data with the new ‘UvA Geoportal’

    A new web-based ‘UvA Geoportal’ allows educational and academic users to explore and exchange spatial datasets. The web portal is an initiative of the GIS-studio at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

  • 7 Nov 2013
    IBED researchers take a leading role in European radar network for monitoring airborne animal movement

    ‘European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement’ (ENRAM) is a new European Cooperation in Science and Technology (EU-COST). During the official kick-off on 21 October scientist Judy Shamoun-Baranes of ...