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Results: 181 - 200 of 236
Results: 181 - 200 of 236
  • Rúna Magnússon
    Student presentation prize for Rúna Magnússon
    14 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • Cyanobacterial Bloom Lake Taihu
    Cyanobacteria beat green algae at elevated CO2
    11 Sep 2017
    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. ...
  • SponGES team embarks on two research cruises in the Arctic
    1 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • Maayke Stomp
    In Memoriam Maayke Stomp
    1 Sep 2017
    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 ...
  • Participants of the first GLOBIS-B workshop in Leipzig March 2016
    Measuring global biodiversity change
    16 Aug 2017
    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.
  • Spider Mite
    Hibernating mites show their true colors
    3 Aug 2017
    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 ...
  • Juvenile lesser spotted eagle cannot find migration route to Africa without aid of older birds
    3 Aug 2017
    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 ...
  • Masha van der Sande
    Rubicon grant for Masha van der Sande in collaboration with William Gosling
    26 Jul 2017
    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 ...
  • Festive opening Research Vessel R.V. Dreissena
    18 Jul 2017
    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 ...
  • Lucas Stal
    Retiring Prof. Lucas Stal: ‘Water science more important than ever’
    27 Jun 2017
    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 ...
  • Krill
    Antarctic krill victim of its own success?
    6 Jun 2017
    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, ...
  • Two birds.
    Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of Africa
    24 May 2017
    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 ...
  • Ji Xing
    Chinese Government Award for PhD Candidate Xing Ji
    10 May 2017
    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 ...
  • Pim de Voogt
    Article Pim de Voogt among ES&T’s Best Papers 2016
    26 Apr 2017
    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 & ...
  • Amsterdam Water Science showcased at NKWK Climate and Water Conference
    21 Apr 2017
    Over 400 participants attended the NKWK Water and Climate conference that was held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 11 April. The conference was co-organised by Amsterdam Water Science and themed ‘New ...
  • Construction of Markermeer research vessel begins
    19 Apr 2017
    After a successful fundraising campaign among donors to the Amsterdam University Fund last year, construction of a ship for ecological research in the waters of Markermeer began in late March.
  • European Space Agency
    Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows
    21 Mar 2017
    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly ...
  • Prof Harro Bouwmeester, Plant Hormone Biology
    Harro Bouwmeester, professor of Plant Hormone Biology
    21 Feb 2017
    Prof. H.J. Bouwmeester (1960) has been appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Prestigious Vici grants for four UvA researchers
    17 Feb 2017
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to four researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The grant will enable the ...
  • Indiana Zoo, Indianapolis
    The solution from the skies to save endangered species
    9 Feb 2017
    Four hundred years ago Galileo created a revolution by pointing his telescope to the skies. Now an astrophysicist and an ecologist from the University of Amsterdam and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are ...