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Results: 41 - 60 of 388
  • 25 Jul 2018
    From Cradle to Grave: Model Identifies Factors that Shaped Evolution

    Understanding the many factors that have played into shaping the biodiversity within Earth’s ecosystems can be daunting. In a major step to that end, an international team of researchers built a computer simulation ...

  • 20 Jul 2018
    Mangabey monkeys profit from nut-cracking skills of chimpanzees

    Mangabey monkeys exhibit peculiar foraging behaviour by scavenging on the energy-rich remnants of nuts cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. This allows them to obtain the inside of nuts, which they would not ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    Climate warming speeds up migration of barnacle goose

    Climate warming is most rapid in the Arctic and the general notion is that migratory birds have to arrive earlier on the Arctic breeding grounds to let their chicks benefit from the earlier start of spring. A recent ...

  • 17 Jul 2018
    How marine algae cope with changing ocean conditions

    Human activities are changing the ocean on a global scale, with seawater in some regions becoming warmer, more acidic, and less well mixed. One possible result of reduced ocean mixing is that nutrients, which act ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Ecosystem shows resilience to prolonged human modification

    Nineteenth century explorers who visited the cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Andes regularly referred to the landscape as a ‘pristine’ wilderness. What they were, in fact, observing was the recovery on an environment ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Global expansion of cyanobacterial blooms

    Last week an international team of scientists led by aquatic ecologists from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics published a review about the world wide expansion, causes and risks of cyanobacterial ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Amazon River impacted eutrophication of Atlantic Ocean

    In the past, the Amazon exerted a major influence on the eutrophication in the westernmost equatorial portion of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the conclusion of an international research team coordinated by the ...

  • 11 Jun 2018
    Biggest palm fruits increasingly disappear from rainforests

    In some parts of the world palm trees with very large fruits have adapted to global change, whereas in other parts they seem to have gone extinct. These are findings from a new study by Renske Onstein and Daniel ...

  • 4 Jun 2018
    Professor Rolf Bak receives prestigious ISRS Award for coral research

    The International Society for Reef Science (ISRS) has announced that Professor Rolf Bak has been awarded an Eminence in Research Award in recognition for the exceptional research that he has conducted over the course ...

  • 18 May 2018
    Researchers discover new male variant of bulb mite

    The bulb mite (Rhizoglyphus robini) is a common pest of numerous crops. Male bulb mites display one of two reproductive tactics and are classified as ‘fighters’ and ‘scramblers’. Biologists from the University of ...

  • 8 May 2018
    ABC grant to study social learning

    An interdisciplinary team of UvA scientists received an ABC project grant from the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition centre to study the causes and consequences of social learning. One of the researchers involved is ...

  • 7 May 2018
    UvA alumni win international Sustainability Challenge

    UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. Their winning project, Global Green City Watch, makes it possible to monitor the quality of green ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Wastewater-based tracing op doping use

    Through the chemical analysis of wastewater it has been shown that the highly dangerous weight loss agent DNP is used by amateur athletes during sport events. These results have recently been published by researchers ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Frank Nack is Faculty of Science's Lecturer of the Year 2018

    Frank Nack, lecturer and programme director in the Master's programme Information Studies, has been named the faculty winner of the Lecturer of the Year election by Faculty of Science students. John van Boxel and Leo ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Successful international workshop on species interaction EBVs

    On 26-28 February 2018, an international workshop was organized to foster the global cooperation of biodiversity research infrastructures and biodiversity scientists. The workshop was focused on species interactions ...

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight 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 border control within the ...

  • 2 Mar 2018
    Lessons from the past: new insights into nature management

    Recent research in nature reserve Laarder Wasmeren, close to Hilversum, has led to new insights with regard to the use of large herbivores in nature management in the Netherlands. Physical geographers and ...

  • 13 Feb 2018
    UvA alumni develop application for monitoring green spaces in urban areas

    Four UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. In the final round they are up against students from, among others, Oxford and Duke. For their ...

  • 16 Jan 2018
    Study of behaviour muskrats, coypus and beavers kicks off

    In a new study just launched by a number of Dutch district water boards and knowledge institutions, a team of scientists including statistical ecologist Emiel van Loon of the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and ...