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Results: 41 - 60 of 393
  • Johan Rockström (photo: M. Axelsson/Azote)
    Honorary UvA doctorate for sustainability expert Johan Rockström
    21 Nov 2019
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the Swedish earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström. Rockström will receive the honorary doctorate for his pioneering ...
  • Science-publication for Mark Vermeij and fellow scientists of Berkeley University
    12 Nov 2019
    Mark Vermeij, Associate Professor of Tropical Marine Biology at IBED, was involved in a research with fellow scientists of Berkeley University which lead to the discovery of light-regulated collective cell ...
  • IBED researchers will start measuring nitrogen deposition for Mesdag Dairy Fund
    11 Nov 2019
    The Mesdag Dairy Fund (Mesdag Zuivelfonds) commissioned scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to measure the nitrogen deposition around dairy farms and in nature conservation areas. The Mesdag Zuivelfonds ...
  • Reuzenhert-grottekening
    What did the big Ice Age grazers eat? It’s written in their jaws
    7 Nov 2019
    UvA palaeoecologist Bas van Geel and his team have gained new insights regarding the landscape, the range of foods and the food choices of large grazing animals during the last Ice Age and the start of the warm ...
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    dr. A.R.M. (Arne) Janssen appointed as honorary professor
    28 Oct 2019
    dr. Arne janssen was granted a honorary professorship by Brazilian Universidade Federal de Viçosa.
  • The earthworm Scherotheca gigas.
    Europe has a greater diversity and higher number of earthworms than the tropics
    25 Oct 2019
    An international group of 140 biologists has, for the first time, published an overview of the global spread of earthworms. Professor Franciska de Vries from the University of Amsterdam was one of the researchers ...
  • IBED researchers contribute to Bosatlas of Sustainability
    24 Oct 2019
    IBED was involved in the realization of this special edition of the famous Bosatlas; the Bosatlas of Sustainability. IBED researchers contributed in shaping the substantive themes and editing the texts. The Bosatlas ...
  • Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
    22 Oct 2019
    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...
  • Publication of an open online textbook on Environmental Toxicology
    22 Oct 2019
    Recently a Dutch coordinated international initiative resulted in the publication of a freely available online textbook on Environmental Toxicology. The project was coordinated by Prof. Kees van Gestel of the Vrije ...
  • IBED article in The American Naturalist: Why do phytoplankton evolve large size in response to grazing?
    19 Sep 2019
    IBED researchers Jef Huisman, Martijn Egas, Pedro Branco and co-author Spencer Hall from the Indiana University Bloomington published a paper in The American Naturalist, in which they present a new explanation for ...
  • Rollie Lamberson Award from the Resource Modeling
    Rollie Lamberson Award for Prof. Hal Caswell
    13 Sep 2019
    The Rollie Lamberson Award recognized a paper on which Hal Caswell of IBED collaborated with a group of mathematicians from the University of Louisiana.
  • Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab
    10 Sep 2019
    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...
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    Franciska de Vries and Crystal McMichael receive ERC Starting Grant
    6 Sep 2019
    Franciska de Vries and Crystal McMichael were both awarded the prestigious Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). This grant allows them to further their research and hire supporting staff on their ...
  • Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers
    3 Sep 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...
  • Plants, roots
    €20 million for plant stress research
    30 Aug 2019
    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...
  • Karline Janmaat collecting data on the behaviour of one chimpanzee female using a voice recorder and GPS. Picture: Ammie Kalan
    Studying animal cognition in the wild – a new guideline
    20 Aug 2019
    Studying cognition in the wild is a challenge. Field researchers and their study animals face many factors that can easily interfere with their variables of interest and that many say are ‘impossible’ to control for. ...
  • Mijnbouw is een voorbeeld van menselijke impact op geodiversiteit. Actieve mijnen veroorzaken een afname van de lokale biodiversiteit, maar in sommige gevallen kunnen ze een belangrijke habitat bieden voor gespecialiseerde en zeldzame soorten nadat de mijn is verlaten
    Geodiversity is essential for conservation of natural resources
    19 Aug 2019
    To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but also geodiversity. This is the main message of an opinion article now published in the leading scientific magazine PNAS, written by an ...
  • Old human feces reveal cattail pollen as a food source in prehistoric China
    7 Aug 2019
    Pollen in human feces from 8000-7000 years ago shows that cattail was an important human food source in prehistoric China. This conclusion is the result of a study conducted at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and ...
  • Chimpanzee inspecting a tree during a foraging trip on her own in the tropical rainforest of Tai National Park, Cote d’Ivoire. Picture: Karline Janmaat
    How humans and chimpanzees travel towards a goal in rainforests
    30 Jul 2019
    How do human-unique ranging styles, such as large home range and trail use, influence spatial performance? A study led by UvA researcher Karline Janmaat investigated spatial movement patterns of BaYaka people from ...
  • Mbendjele 8 years old boy Anice pointing at a food location in the tropical rainforest of the Republic of Congo together with PhD candidate Haneul Jang. Picture: Karline Janmaat.
    First scientific evidence for sun compass use in humans
    24 Jul 2019
    How do human foragers find their way to food locations or home in rainforests where heavy vegetation limits visibility, without any help of navigational technology such as a map, compass or smartphone? A new study ...