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Results: 1 - 20 of 252
Results: 1 - 20 of 252
  • Geert Timmermans appointed as Honorary Fellow
    26 Jul 2021
    Geert Timmermans (1956), urban ecologist with the municipality of Amsterdam, has been appointed Honorary Fellow at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. Geert Timmermans is the first Honorary ...
  • NWO-Vidi grants worth €800,000 for 13 UvA researchers
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth €800,000 each to 13 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative ...
  • Photo: Manuel de la Riva
    Winds and geography shape zigzag migration of Eleonora’s falcons between Canary Islands and Madagascar
    13 Jul 2021
    To reach their winter homes in Madagascar from their breeding grounds in the Canary Islands - and vice versa - Eleonora's falcons don’t take the shortest route, instead they zigzag across the width of Africa. This is ...
  • The UvA Honorary Medallion
    UvA kicks off first Medallion Day with six awards
    25 Jun 2021
    The UvA has started a new tradition: the annual Medallion Day. On this day each year, the UvA will award Honorary Medallions to individuals who have made a special contribution to the university. At the first ...
  • Pesticides do not reduce arthropod pest densities when natural enemies are present
    24 Jun 2021
    When natural enemies of arthropod pests of crops are present, pesticide applications often do not result in a decrease of average pest densities. This is the main conclusion of a new study by UvA biologists Arne ...
  • Emily Burdfield-Steel
    Pokémon and a love of evolution
    23 Jun 2021
    As a child, Satoshi Tajiri could often be found in the countryside around Tokyo. He felt more at home there than in the hustle and bustle of the Japanese metropolis. Among the trees, Tajiri hunted for insects, which ...
  • Opening ‘The Fungal Wall’ in Micropia
    21 Jun 2021
    Wednesday June 16 the major piece of art ‘The Fungal Wall’, made by artist Lizan Freijsen was opened in the only microbial ‘zoo’ in the world, namely Micropia in Amsterdam. The artwork was made in close collaboration ...
  • Primate ecology and evolution shaped by two most consumed plant families
    15 Jun 2021
    By analysing the relative proportion of different plant parts consumed by primates, researchers suggest that primates may be intricately and subtly shaped by two key families of plants: Moraceae and Fabaceae. The ...
  • Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon
    8 Jun 2021
    Researchers have found new evidence that prehistoric indigenous peoples did not significantly alter large swaths of forest ecosystems in the western Amazon, effectively preserving large areas of rainforests. The new ...
  • Newly discovered African ‘climate seesaw’ drove human evolution
    31 May 2021
    A scientific consortium has found that ancient El Niño-like weather patterns were the primary drivers of environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa over the last 620 thousand years – the critical timeframe for the ...
  • Differences between juveniles and adults determine resilience of complex ecological communities
    31 May 2021
    A new study shows that differences between juvenile and adult individuals are crucial for the stability of complex ecological communities. These findings, now published in the scientific journal Proceeding of the ...
  • John van Boxel elected Lecturer of the Year at the Faculty of Science
    25 May 2021
    Lecturer of Biology John van Boxel has been named Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year. This was announced during 'UvA Hours of Education'. Van Boxel received the most votes within the Faculty of Science and was ...
  • Unprecedented rates of vegetation change since 4000 years before present
    21 May 2021
    Vegetation naturally changes over time but sometimes these changes occur more rapidly and for an extended period because of climate, humans, or both. A new study published in Science by researchers from the ...
  • DSC Awards Funding for Data-Driven Research at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
    18 May 2021
    Through the Accelerate Programme, the UvA Data Science Centre (DSC) has awarded funding for six proposals at the Faculty of Science. Within the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), this is to ...
  • How moths find their flame
    14 May 2021
    The mysteries of sexual attraction just became a little less mysterious – at least for moths. Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer moths for the female sex ...
  • Tracking biodiversity from space
    13 May 2021
    An international expert group published a priority list of biodiversity metrics that can be observed from space. These measurements have high potential to improve the direct monitoring of biodiversity from ...
  • Time running out to save coral reefs
    10 May 2021
    The window of opportunity to save the world’s coral reefs is still open but time is running out. A new study by an international group of scientists, including UvA marine biologists Dr Verena Schoepf and Niklas ...
  • 3D vegetation structure in wetlands revealed by airborne laser scanning
    10 May 2021
    Researchers of the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics have been able to quantify the 3D ecosystem structure of wetlands by using airborne laser scanning data and comparing these to actual field ...
  • Indigenous population collapsed in Americas centuries before Europeans arrived
    30 Apr 2021
    While it was long thought that the largest population decrease in the Americas was caused by European colonialism, new research presented in the journal Science shows that a major population collapse of indigenous ...
  • Laser scanning data provide insight into butterfly microhabitats
    22 Apr 2021
    Airborne laser scanning creates high-resolution 3D images of the landscape. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Butterfly Conservation used these data to study the habitat preferences of ...