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  • 5 Dec 2017
    IBED, Amsterdam Green Campus and municipality of Amsterdam sign collaboration agreement

    The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam Green Campus and the municipality of Amsterdam signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement confirms the shared intention to develop new knowledge ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Petra Visser

    Petra Visser studies cyanobacteria in fresh and salt water. As coordinator of the Master’s programme in Freshwater and Marine Biology (Biological Sciences), she is closely involved in the teaching and supervision of ...

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Decision model brings rapid trace DNA analysis closer to the crime scene

    Rapid and mobile DNA analysis can speed up the investigation at the crime scene, but also has its risks. A new decision model can help the police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) to determine whether or not to ...

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Polar bear blogs reveal dangerous gap between climate-change facts and opinions

    Climate-change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study in BioScience published by an international and multidisciplinary team researchers, among which UvA researcher Peter Roessingh, shows that ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Lustrum symposium Physical Geography

    On 16 November there was a lustrum symposium in café Oerknal to celebrate the 80th birthday of Physical Geography at UvA, as well as the 25th birthday of the corresponding study association GAOS and alumni ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Gemini wind farm and UvA: fundamental research into the black-backed gull

    Luuk Folkerts from Gemini Offshore Wind Park is responsible for monitoring the environmental effects of the wind farm. He works together with the Theoretical and Computational Ecology at UvA-IBED to do fundamental ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Studying the chemistry of light-induced degradation

    A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by Maarten van Bommel (UvA) has been awarded a NWO grant to develop a 'Toolbox for studying the Chemistry Of Light-induced Degradation'. The so-called 'TooCOLD' project ...

  • 17 Nov 2017
    Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher in Global Ecology

    We have a job opening for a 3-year Postdoctoral researcher in global ecology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The person will be responsible for conducting high-quality research on global ecology, ...

  • 9 Nov 2017
    Review award for Steven Droge

    Steven Droge, researcher at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA), received the Excellence in Review Award 2017 of the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology. The prize is in ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    Researchers describe new great ape species: the Tapanuli orangutan

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA primatologist Serge Wich and biologists (and UvA alumni) Gabriella Frederiksson and Erik Meijaard, has just described a new great ape species: the Tapanuli ...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Fruit-eating increases biodiversity

    By dispersing the seeds of plants, fruit-eating animals contribute to the possibility of increased plant speciation and thus biodiversity. These are the findings of a new study led by Renske E. Onstein and W. Daniel ...

  • 13 Oct 2017
    Molecular diversity of coral reefs illuminated

    An international research team, including UvA-biologist Mark Vermeij, made two important advances in the understanding of the molecular diversity as found on coral reefs, as well as the use of this knowledge in the ...

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Microbes dictate regime shifts causing anoxia in lakes and seas

    Gradual environmental changes due to eutrophication and global warming can cause a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in lakes and coastal waters. A new study led by professors Jef Huisman and Gerard Muyzer of the ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Carina Hoorn speaker at the prestigious Staringlezing 2017

    Carina Hoorn will be this year the speaker at the prestigious Staringlezing. The annual Staring lecture is organized by the KNGMG .

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Microbial retinal pigments important for optogenetics

    A new paper co-authored by an international team of scientists, among them UvA PhD candidate Charlotte Vavourakis, shows how the team expressed microbial retinal pigments called xenorhodopsins in various model ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Harry Seijmonsbergen landscape winner in BMC Image Competition

    A photograph made by Harry Seijmonsbergen, assistant professor at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), is selected as winner in the Landscape Ecology and Ecosystems section in the BMC Image ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    NWO funding for interdisciplinary 'Origins of Life' research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) bestowed a funding of 2.5 million euros upon the interdisciplinary research proposal 'Origin of Life'. This research proposal addresses questions in the ...

  • 14 Sep 2017
    Greetings from… Gaolifang, China

    UvA scientists can be found everywhere: from the lab at Roeterseiland to the North Pole and from Jordan to the United States. Or, like Ke Gao, in Gaolifang, China. Ke Gao is a PhD candidate at the Institute for ...

  • 14 Sep 2017
    Student presentation prize for Rúna Magnússon

    Rúna Magnússon, UvA alumna of the Master's programme Earth Sciences and technician at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), won the third prize in the students’ presentations competition at ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Cyanobacteria beat green algae at elevated CO2

    It is often argued that cyanobacteria are superior competitors at low CO2 levels owing to their effective carbon-concentrating mechanism, but tend to be displaced by eukaryotic phytoplankton species at elevated CO2. ...