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Will there ever be a Friesian Elfstedenstocht, or can we forget this? According to international research in Nature Geoscience, the chance is getting smaller. Globally, lakes are warming and ice days will decrease. “This warming..
Autumn colours are now gradually appearing in nature. Years of time-lapse videos from the GrowApp show that leaf colouring starts relatively late this year in The Netherlands. Cause: the warm September and the absence of night..
Researchers from Naturalis would like to know whether plants quickly adapt to rapidly changing environments, such as urbanization. They use the dandelion as a model for this. Their aim is to find answers to questions such as: is..
A new vegetation map produced by CARMABI and Wageningen University & Research shows a 25 percent decrease in overall vegetation cover of the Dutch side of St. Maarten since 1956. Results show that this loss can be attributed to..
Climate change affects biodiversity globally, by forcing species to shift their distribution to track the warming environment. In an article published today in the journal Ecology Letters, an international team of scientists shows..
They were all over the news in August and September: the massive forest fires in South America. Thousands of hectares burned down and many precious natural areas were destroyed. In this disastrous and dangerous environment,..
Professor Menno Schilthuizen, author of 'Darwin in the city', and Naturalis researcher Niels Kerstes cooperated with Vincent Kalkman and Thijmen Breeschoten on research into how urban temperatures have impacted the evolution of..
Climate change affects our health. The consequences that climate change can have on our health, for instance heat stress, allergies, diseases, air quality and UV-radiation, have hitherto never been documented this extensively: as..
The soil plays an important role in determining the climate adaptability of plants. A soil that has favourable growing conditions, strengthens plant resilience against heat and drought, but a soil with adverse conditions is..
Wageningen University recently published an alarming report on the threatened natural resources on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), together with local park organizations, urge the local..