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Results: 41 - 60 of 378
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...