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Publisher: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

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Soil crust

Ever wonder what makes soil, soil? And could soil from the Amazon rainforest really be the same as soil from your garden? Researchers from the University of Manchester and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) are using..

Continue reading 28 November 2017   4 jaar oud

Due to climate change, including rising temperatures, more and more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. The release of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – leads to a further increase..

Continue reading 25 November 2017   4 jaar oud

A nature area close to De Hoge Veluwe National Park has become the first Dutch site to be added to NutNet: a global research cooperative that studies the impact of human activity on grassland ecosystems...

Continue reading 22 November 2017   4 jaar oud
Koolmees met voer

A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research. The findings, published in Science, identify for the first time the..

Continue reading 19 October 2017   4 jaar oud

If the weather's clear, you can see them from the air: the Marker Wadden. They're brand new islands in the Markermeer, a lake in the central Netherlands that was once part of the saltwater Zuiderzee. As more and more land emerges..

Continue reading 29 August 2017   4 jaar oud

In late March, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology launched an appeal to submit any sightings of mother ducks with ducklings to researcher Erik 'Dr. Duck' Kleyheeg. The aim of his citizen science project is to find out why..

Continue reading 09 August 2017   5 jaar oud

Northern lapwings are easy to spot during the breeding season, with their noisy aerial acrobatics. But as research led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) shows, lapwings that breed virtually next to each other in..

Continue reading 26 July 2017   5 jaar oud
Rood licht

Artificial light at night can have a disruptive effect on bats, but not if the light is red. Switching to red light may therefore limit or prevent habitat loss for rare, light-shy bat species. The latest issue of Proceedings of..

Continue reading 04 June 2017   5 jaar oud

A new article published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests that the best way to prevent loss of biodiversity is by maintaining a species-rich environment. Sounds obvious? Not according to one of the authors of..

Continue reading 26 May 2017   5 jaar oud
Haematopus ostralegus. Scholekster

An oystercatcher nest is washed away in a storm surge. Australian passerine birds die during a heatwave. A late frost in their breeding area kills off a group of American cliff swallows. Small tragedies that may seem unrelated,..

Continue reading 18 May 2017   5 jaar oud