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The heat gradient in urban areas has affected the biodiversity of plants and animals. Yet, how it affects the hidden urban biodiversity, such as bacteria in soil and lichens, is still virtually unknown. This new study shows that..

Continue reading 29 June 2024   3 wkn oud

Climate change has an effect on forests and trees. They suffer from heatwaves and periods of drought. Although we see tree mortality increase as a result, much is still unknown about the underlying mechanisms. ..

Continue reading 17 April 2024   3 mnd oud
Kust van Cayenne, Frans-Guyana

A large quantity of fossils from the period just before and during the last ice age have been discovered in French Guiana. The area changed from a species-rich mangrove system to a dry grassland savannah in a relatively short..

Continue reading 26 March 2024   3 mnd oud
Rosse Grutto's arriveren op de toendra broedgebieden rond de tijd van het smelten van de sneeuw.

Changing climate may slowly erode the difference between two subspecies of bar-tailed godwits. That warning is voiced by bird researchers from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the University of Amsterdam..

Continue reading 13 December 2023   7 mnd oud
An unbleached star coral (middle) among peers that have been bleached - Oostpunt November 2023

The Caribbean Research & Management of Biodiversity Foundation (Carmabi) has noted that there is another ‘coral bleaching event’ on the coral reefs of Curaçao this year. This phenomenon was noticed about 16 weeks ago and is..

Continue reading 09 December 2023   7 mnd oud
Plastic afval

Plastic pollution is a global problem and Dutch rivers are no exception. Anyone who has ever walked along their banks will know the sight of bottles, caps and food packaging. But some of that litter may originate from elsewhere...

Continue reading 01 December 2023   7 mnd oud
Foram baby of 07/10 at 21 degrees Celcius (Amphistegina lessonii)

The fossil calciferous skeletons of single-celled foraminifers are a beautiful history book with information on CO2-levels in the oceans of the distant past. "But if you want to fully understand that history, you must first..

Continue reading 24 November 2023   7 mnd oud

The (Dutch) Caribbean islands are facing unprecedented challenges posed by climate change, including rising sea levels, intensifying hurricanes, heatwaves, and heavy rainfall. In response to these threats, Royal Netherlands..

Continue reading 12 October 2023   9 mnd oud
Kleine zwaan (Cygnus bewickii)

Bewick’s swans fly less far during their autumn migration when the weather is warm. Climate change has therefore led to a shift in their common wintering areas. Now, for the first time, bird researchers have been able to pinpoint..

Continue reading 06 October 2023   9 mnd oud

The expected increase in extreme weather could make the bottom of tidal flats more unstable. That's shown by NIOZ researcher Zhengquan Zhou in the PhD thesis he will defend at Utrecht University on September 7th. ..

Continue reading 02 September 2023   10 mnd oud