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  • 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. ...

  • 1 Sep 2017
    SponGES team embarks on two research cruises in the Arctic

    A team of researchers part of the European project SponGES is in the middle of a busy summer performing experiments on two research cruises and in lab facilities in Bergen (Norway). PhD student Martijn Bart, Post-Doc ...

  • 1 Sep 2017
    In Memoriam Maayke Stomp

    For several years, Maayke Stomp fought a battle that ultimately she could not win. Maayke was a talented scientist, dedicated lecturer and beloved colleague, who initiated ground-breaking research on the effects of ...

  • 16 Aug 2017
    Measuring global biodiversity change

    A new paper co-authored by a group of international scientists, among them UvA researcher W. Daniel Kissling, shows how Essential Biodiversity Variables can be produced to measure biodiversity change at a global scale.

  • 8 Aug 2017
    Succulents to improve air quality

    This summer, succulents planted on the roof of an Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) building, the Benno Premselahuis, are going to filter out particulate matter in the polluted Wibautstraat. The 50 ...

  • 3 Aug 2017
    Hibernating mites show their true colors

    Molecular-genetic research at the department of Evolutionary and Population Biology of the University of Amsterdam and Ghent University revealed that the two-spotted spider mite used a group of genes from fungi in ...

  • 3 Aug 2017
    Juvenile lesser spotted eagle cannot find migration route to Africa without aid of older birds

    Juvenile eagles need older, experienced birds to travel successfully to Africa. This is the conclusion of a German research team in a study on lesser spotted eagles. University of Amsterdam (UvA) researcher Wouter ...

  • 26 Jul 2017
    Rubicon grant for Masha van der Sande in collaboration with William Gosling

    Ecologist Masha van der Sande has been awarded a Rubicon grant by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to perform research in close collaboration with paleoecologist William Gosling from the ...

  • 18 Jul 2017
    Festive opening Research Vessel R.V. Dreissena

    Friday 14 July was the festive opening of the research vessel R.V. Dreissena. The ship will be used by the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED-UvA) to carry out research on Lake Markermeer. The ...

  • 3 Jul 2017
    Markermeer research vessel ready to sail

    The R.V. Dreissena, a ship for ecological research in lake Markermeer, is ready to set sail. Researchers and students now have their very own research vessel to carry out safe and well-equipped field trips. On 14 ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    Retiring Prof. Lucas Stal: ‘Water science more important than ever’

    For ten years Lucas Stal has been a special professor in the field of Marine Microbiology at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). This year he will retire and in his honour there is a ...

  • 19 Jun 2017
    Master's student Silke van Daalen wins UvA Thesis Prize 2017

    Master's student Silke van Daalen (MSc Biological Sciences) is the winner of this year's UvA Thesis Prize. She won the award for her study of the analysis of demographic patterns in populations of human and non-human ...

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Antarctic krill victim of its own success?

    The fluctuations in the population abundance of Antarctic krill – small, crustaceous animals – are the result of internal self-regulation (i.e. competition for food) and not because of external climatological events, ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of Africa

    Migrant birds that breed in the same area in Europe spread out across all of Africa during the northern winter. A new satellite-tracking study shows that the destination of individual birds is largely determined by ...

  • 10 May 2017
    Chinese Government Award for PhD Candidate Xing Ji

    Xing Ji, PhD candidate at the Research Department Freshwater and Marine Ecology of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), has received the 2016 Chinese Government Award for outstanding ...

  • 9 May 2017
    To catch a killer: DNA fingerprinting reveals how malaria hides from our immune system

    DNA fingerprinting has revealed how the malaria parasite shuffles genes to create different strains and hide from our immune system. This trick allows the parasite to remain undetected and re-infect the same people, ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Article Pim de Voogt among ES&T’s Best Papers 2016

    The paper entitled "Mind the Gap: Persistent and Mobile Organic Compounds—Water Contaminants That Slip Through" was selected as one of the Best Papers of 2016 of the prestigious journal "Environmental Science & ...