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Publisher: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

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Experiment with exotic plants

When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset, argues Bart Grutters of NIOO-KNAW in his PhD thesis. That doesn't mean all..


Continue reading 21 April 2017   4 jaar oud
Anas platyrhynchos. Wilde eend met jongen

Now that the first ducklings of the season have hatched, NIOO's own 'Dr Duck' - researcher Erik Kleyheeg - is appealing to citizen scientists in the Netherlands to help him solve a mystery...


Continue reading 12 April 2017   4 jaar oud
Thistle

Research into biodiversity is crucial if we are tackling the main challenges our society faces: water, food, economy, climate and health. That's why knowledge institutes in the Netherlands - including NIOO - have drafted a new,..


Continue reading 11 April 2017   4 jaar oud
Veld met sorghum. Sorghum field

Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, many farmers rely on this grain for food and feed. But Striga, a parasitic weed, can have a devastating impact on crop yield. With an 8-million-dollar..


Continue reading 14 March 2017   4 jaar oud
grassland; grasland

‘Relationships’ in the soil become stronger during the process of nature restoration. Although all major groups of soil life are already present in former agricultural soils, they are not really ‘connected’ at first. These..


Continue reading 24 February 2017   4 jaar oud
Bodemanimatie protisten

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) has discovered that these..


Continue reading 09 December 2016   4 jaar oud
View of Kangertittivaq in eastern Greenland, one of the largest sund/fjord system in the world

55 trillion kilograms: that's how much carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil by mid-century if climate change isn't stopped. And all in the form of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane. Tom Crowther..


Continue reading 30 November 2016   4 jaar oud

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