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Results: 1 - 20 of 350
  • Sea butterflies already struggle in acidifying Southern Ocean
    4 Mar 2021
    Due to increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the Southern Ocean will acidify in the upcoming few decades. This will affect shell growth in sea butterflies, useful biological indicators of ocean ...
  • How sponges dine in a marine desert
    23 Feb 2021
    Marine biologists have been able to visualize for the first time how tropical sponges and their symbiotic bacteria work together to consume and recycle organic food. The research led by Meggie Hudspith and Jasper de ...
  • Will the marbled crayfish become the next successful invasive crayfish?
    18 Feb 2021
    Ecologists expect that the marbled crayfish could become a successful invasive species in the Netherlands. This it the main outcome of a new scientific publication in Scientific Reports by researchers from University ...
  • Pteropods produce thinner shells in more acidified and colder waters
    28 Jan 2021
    Shelled pteropods, tiny free-swimming sea snails, are widely regarded as indicators for ocean acidification because their fragile shells are vulnerable to increasing ocean acidity. A team of Dutch and American ...
  • Eutrophication turns aquatic omnivores into vegetarians
    21 Jan 2021
    The feeding behaviour of several invertebrate animals in aquatic food webs is drastically changed by increasing inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus into surface waters. This is demonstrated in a new study by ...
  • Earthworms are the architects of the soil. They mix the soil layers, form a network of burrows essential for soil water, air, and nutrient dynamics, and decompose dead material.
    Biologists plead in Science: Include the protection of soil in international biodiversity strategies
    15 Jan 2021
    A quarter of all known species live in the soil. Life above ground depends on the soil and its countless inhabitants. Yet, global strategies to protect biodiversity have so far paid little attention to this habitat. ...
  • Large grant for UvA research in Caribbean
    7 Jan 2021
    During the annual consultation with the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, Ingrid van Engelshoven, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has announced that more than 7 million euros has been awarded to two ...
  • In Memoriam Jan van Mourik
    5 Jan 2021
    IBED-researcher Jan van Mourik unexpectedly passed away on 22 December 2020. We will always remember Jan for his incredible energy and great drive for all the things he was working on, as well as for his striking ...
  • SETAC Emeritus Membership for Prof. Pim de Voogt
    5 Jan 2021
    The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) awarded IBED’s emeritus Professor Pim de Voogt with the SETAC Emeritus Membership.
  • Scientists present vision for today’s challenges
    17 Dec 2020
    The sectors of environmental sciences, astronomy, biology and pharmaceutical sciences present a joint vision to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science today, entitled 'Voor een sterker fundament'. In their ...
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf´s Professorship in Environmental Science for Prof. André de Roos
    11 Dec 2020
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Professor André de Roos, from the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, the prestigious King Carl XVI Gustaf´s Professorship in Environmental Science ...
  • Daniel Pérez Pinedo wins East-West Seed Graduation Prize for Plant Sciences
    10 Dec 2020
    Daniel Pérez Pinedo, graduate of the MSc Biological Sciences at the UvA, is the winner of this year’s East-West Seed Graduation Prize for Plant Sciences. Last week he received the young-talent graduation prize, worth ...
  • For mandrills, timing is everything
    3 Dec 2020
    Mandrills can keep track of how many days have passed in order to allow them to be the first to gather the food. This has been demonstrated by a team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University ...
  • Biodiversity in Europe: IBED involved in new pan-European monitoring project
    2 Dec 2020
    A new EU-funded project aims at developing a transnational system for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe, including the UvA researchers Daniel Kissling and Judy Shamoun-Baranes from the Institute for ...
  • New study shows rights-based conservation is crucial to achieve global biodiversity agenda
    1 Dec 2020
    Historically snubbed by exclusionary conservation, Indigenous and local communities’ role is integral to achieving the United Nations ambitious 2030 global biodiversity agenda. Over 1.65 billion Indigenous Peoples, ...
  • Young Talent awards for five UvA students
    30 Nov 2020
    On November 30, five UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW).
  • New NWO Team Science award for Amsterdam Science Park Study group
    30 Nov 2020
    Dutch funding agency NWO has established five new awards, intended to reward scientists who develop special initiatives outside their research. The first Team Science awards were presented on Monday, November 30. One ...
  • A multi-million grant to investigate the biological clock in our modern day society
    26 Nov 2020
    Dutch researchers are joining forces with a series of societal partners to conduct research into how to keep our biological clock healthy in the modern 24-hour society. The BioClock consortium will receive a research ...
  • Foto: Laurence Garczarek (Biologisch Station van Roscoff).
    Molecular vibrations of water predict global distributions of photosynthetic organisms in lakes and oceans
    9 Nov 2020
    Why have cyanobacteria and algae evolved a wide variety of photosynthetic pigments, and how are these pigments distributed geographically? Scientists from the University of Amsterdam and Roscoff (France) give an ...
  • The DNA of Life at its Limits
    9 Nov 2020
    Scientists have unraveled the complete genome of the tomato russet mite, which is considered one of the smallest animals on our planet and known as a destructive agricultural pest. The genome is the smallest reported ...