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  • 19 Apr 2016
    Spider mites paralyze host plants

    Spider mites secrete proteins via their saliva that suppress the natural resistances in their host plants. This was discovered by a group of researchers under supervision of Merijn Kant and Rob Schuurink of the UvA ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Diet affects the evolution of birds

    How diet has affected the evolution of the 10,000 bird species in the world is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A study by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA) and ...

  • 6 Apr 2016
    Coastal food webs greatly impacted by ecosystem engineers

    A new international study reveals that ecosystem engineers, such as sea-grass, cordgrass and mussels, can create the perfect habitat for themselves and other species, making them an invaluable tool for the ...

  • 22 Mar 2016
    New research says dodo stood proudly upright

    Today, exactly 150 years after the first reconstruction of a dodo skeleton, a new monograph on this giant pigeon which became extinct in the 17th century was published. For the first time ever, the 15th Memoir of the ...

  • 21 Mar 2016
    Viruses able to adapt infection strategy during microbial population booms

    The growth in an ecosystem’s microbial population isn’t necessarily accompanied by a rise in the number of viruses who infect and destroy it, a new study has revealed. The study, published yesterday in Nature, ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Major progress on global biodiversity observation system

    Great steps towards the development of a global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity have been made in the EU Horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B. This breakthrough in global collaboration was achieved during a ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Corina Brussaard to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

    Corina Brussaard, professor by special appointment of Viral Ecology at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

  • 5 Mar 2016
    More Sumatran orangutans than previously thought

    A larger number of Sumatran orangutans live in the wild than previously thought, a new survey has revealed. The research team behind the survey, however, warn that continuing deforestation is likely to reduce their ...

  • 1 Feb 2016
    Researchers successfully breed threatened coral species to full sexual maturity

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, SECORE International and the Carmabi Marine Research Station have for the first time successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of the critically endangered Caribbean ...

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Pim de Voogt in special edition of American Chemical Society

    Research of UvA professor Pim de Voogt and colleagues of the KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterworks and Wageningen University & Research, is published in a special edition ...

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Large variability in abundance of viruses that infect ocean microorganisms

    Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans – including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day – viruses are a major threat. A recently published ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Understanding sexual selection: which sex leads the dance?

    Astrid Groot, associate professor at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, received an NWO Earth and Life Sciences open program grant for the research project 'Understanding sexual selection: ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Environmental policy causes imbalance in phosphorus and nitrogen levels of the North Sea

    In recent decades, European environmental policy has aimed to improve water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in surface waters. The measures taken were much more effective at the removal ...

  • 14 Jan 2016
    NWO–ALW open program grant for Astrid Groot

    Astrid Groot received a NWO–ALW open program grant for the project “Understanding sexual selection: which sex leads the dance when both are signallers?”

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Corals fuel sponge engine in tropical and deep-sea reefs

    In 2013 an international research team, including Jasper de Goeij from the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, found an answer to Darwin's reef paradox: how one of the world’s ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    Publication of Crystal McMichael in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

    Comment on Clement et al. 2015 ‘The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest’ was published on 23 December 2015 (authors: C. H. McMichael, D. R. Piperno, M. B. Bush)

  • 5 Jan 2016
    New Year’s Eve fireworks cause mass exodus of birds

    Birds flee to unusual heights on the most noisy night of the year. Judy Shamoun-Baranes, of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, wrote a blog post about this specific bird’s behaviour on New Year’s ...

  • 22 Dec 2015
    Bart Nolet, professor by special appointment of Waterfowl Movement Ecology

    Dr B.A. Nolet (1961) has been named professor by special appointment of Waterfowl Movement Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science. The chair was established by the Netherlands Institute for ...

  • 9 Nov 2015
    Amsterdam Water Science to hold international water management symposium

    Amsterdam Water Science, a new initiative by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), will hold its inaugural launch during a two-day water management symposium on 25 and 26 November 2015.

  • 9 Nov 2015
    Launch of website AWS

    Amsterdam Water Science, the new water research collaboration between VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam proudly announces the launch of its new website.