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Tulipa sylvestris, ook wel bekend als de wilde tulp

The Netherlands is known for its beautiful and colourful tulips. Though most tulips originate from the Ottoman empire, Tulipa sylvestris, the wild tulip, followed a different path. Anastasia Stefanaki and Tinde van Andel, both..


Continue reading 09 April 2022   4 mnd oud
Verschillende soorten mossen en algen hechten zich aan straattegels, bakstenen en beton.

Which 'hidden' organisms live in the city? How can we use these organisms to help trees grow better, make concrete more plant-friendly and measure heat stress? Will city dwellers act more environmentally conscious if they let..


Continue reading 02 April 2022   4 mnd oud
Park, bomen

Green spaces are important to our mental health. With urbanisation on the rise, people living in cities have less access to green areas. At the same time, the number of Europeans with mental health issues has increased by sixteen..


Continue reading 04 October 2021   10 mnd oud

The 4th edition of the Dutch Soil Animal Days saw 856 citizen scientists comb through more than 200 gardens and parks to find some 7500 soil creatures. Findings that stand out after this year's long, dry summer: woodlice have..


Continue reading 09 November 2018   3 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
Sciurus vulgaris. Eekhoorn

A previously unknown poxvirus causes severe disease in European red squirrels from Germany. Molecular genetic investigations revealed a new virus species in the family of Poxviridae. ..


Continue reading 18 August 2017   5 jaar oud
Gewone padden op trek

If all the amphibians that were helped over the road in the Netherlands were put nose to tail, there would be a queue of nearly 19 kilometres, roughly the distance between Amsterdam and Utrecht; an increase of 2.5 kilometres..


Continue reading 10 May 2016   6 jaar oud

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