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Results: 221 - 237 of 237
  • EuropeanUnion-Flickr-CreativeCommons-© European Union 2013 - European Parliament.
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
    20 Mar 2015
    A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship has been awarded to thirteen researchers for research projects at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects will focus, among other things, on sexual communication between ...
  • Malaria mosquito
    Bednets and malaria vaccines not always good combination in fight against malaria
    27 Jan 2015
    The use of malaria vaccines combined with a bednet can be counter-productive in some cases and can even exacerbate the problem. This follows research carried out by an international team led by Yael Artzy-Randrup ...
  • Oerang-utan Tilda, IBED
    Orangutan produces human-like sounds
    12 Jan 2015
    Orangutans have the ability to produce vowel and consonant-like sounds similar to those of human speech. This is the finding of new research conducted by an international team of scientists, among them researchers ...
  • Prof Pim de Voogt, professor FNWI
    Pim de Voogt, professor of Chemico-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems
    18 Dec 2014
    Dr W.P. de Voogt (1952) has been appointed professor of Chemico-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Prof Peter de Ruiter, professor FNWI
    Peter de Ruiter, professor of Soil Systems Ecology
    18 Dec 2014
    Professor P.C. de Ruiter (1952) has been named professor of Soil Systems Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Stippelmot
    Ermine moths singular in plant choice
    15 Sep 2014
    One species of moth can subsist on a particular plant type, while another can’t. Why? Katja Hora has been exploring the way in which ermine moths choose their host plant and, more in particular, the genetic ...
  • Volkerakmeer algengroei
    Rising CO2 levels will intensify algal blooms across the globe
    14 Aug 2014
    Rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful algal blooms at a global level. This warning is issued by UvA scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman on the basis of new mathematical models, ...
  • Lowlands in the evening
    Lowlands University presents: Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteelant
    11 Aug 2014
    Coolpolitics and Lowlands will give a stage to science at Lowlands 2014. At Lowlands University, UvA researchers Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteeland will give lectures on global inequality, the Higgs ...
  • Gorillas
    Africa’s great apes threatened by growth in oil palm plantations
    11 Jul 2014
    The growing demand for palm oil threatens the survival of Africa’s great ape species. This is the conclusion of a continent-wide analysis conducted by an international team of researchers, including Serge Wich, ...
  • Keizerpinguins op Antartica
    Future of emperor penguins on thin ice
    7 Jul 2014
    By the end of this century, climate change will have cut the worldwide population of emperor penguins to a fraction of what it is today. This finding, which comes out of a study conducted by an international team of ...
  • Serge Wich
    Serge Wich, professor by special appointment of Conservation of the Great Apes
    13 Jun 2014
    Professor S. Wich (1969) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Conservation of the Great Apes at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science (FNWI). This special chair has been designated ...
  • Dodo-Japan
    One of the last dodos survived long sea voyage to Japan
    17 Apr 2014
    Intended as a business gift for Japanese royalty, one of the last living dodos survived the trip from Mauritius to Japan in 1647. Up until now, it had been assumed that the dodo was unable to withstand long sea ...
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    Likelihood of death doesn’t always increase with age
    11 Dec 2013
    Different species of plants and animals age in very different ways. In fact, in some species, the likelihood of death actually decreases the older they get. These findings, made by an international team of ...
  • DrinkingWater-Flickr-CreativeCommons-BarefootPhotographersofTiloni
    Non-stick coating substances found in drinking water
    18 Nov 2013
    The presence of perfluoroalkyl acids in drinking water in the Netherlands indicates that current water purification methods are inadequate in preventing exposure to these possibly harmful substances. This is the ...
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    Sponge faeces as the driving force behind tropical coral reefs
    3 Oct 2013
    How can coral reefs, one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, survive in nutrient-poor tropical waters, like an oasis in a marine desert? That question, also known as Darwin’s Paradox, seems to be ...
  • Verdonschot
    Piet Verdonschot, professor by special appointment of Wetland Restoration Ecology
    22 Aug 2013
    Dr P.F.M. Verdonschot (1955) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Wetland Restoration Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Rice cultivation does not cut atmospheric CO2
    20 Mar 2013
    Rice cultivation does not cut levels of atmospheric CO2. Yet, rice cultivation has been approved for use to compensate CO2 emissions from sources such as coal-fired power stations.