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64 million square kilometres – 44 percent of Earth’s land area – require conservation to safeguard biodiversity. This is revealed in a new research led by biologists of the University of Amsterdam, that was published on June 3rd..


Continue reading 07 June 2022   2 mnd oud
Ven in Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide in Noord-Brabant

Imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a lake on a warm and sunny day. You just bought an ice cream and are enjoying it with your feet in the water. And then, whoops, the scoop drops from the cone into the water. The scoop..


Continue reading 18 May 2022   2 mnd oud
School of ocean surgeonfish

A new study by researchers from the University of Texas and California Polytechnic State University documented herbivorous fishes feeding on fish fecal pellets off the coast of Bonaire. This has never been recorded in the..


Continue reading 16 May 2022   2 mnd oud
Spitssnuitdolfijn

An international team of biologists has successfully used biologgers to reveal insights into the lifestyle and hunting behaviour of the little-known species Sowerby’s beaked whale. The team’s first results show that these dolphins..


Continue reading 13 May 2022   3 mnd oud
De kans op vestiging van zaailingen op wadplaten wordt bepaald door de fluctuaties van de bodem waarop de plant wortelt.

Summers are getting hotter on average, showers are becoming more intense, and sea levels are rising ever so slightly. “But it's not just the changing averages that determine whether an organism can settle somewhere or not. It's..


Continue reading 13 May 2022   3 mnd oud

Sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere into tropical vegetation has been suggested as a mitigating factor of anthropogenically elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. A new study now shows that over the long term there is..


Continue reading 10 May 2022   3 mnd oud
Wormslak

While studying coral reefs on Curaçao, a team of researchers from Naturalis and the University of Groningen came across what turned out to be a worm snail. Up until now, these animals had not been known in the Caribbean. Their..


Continue reading 30 April 2022   3 mnd oud
Afscheidsrede Michiel - primair

Living with biodiversity definitely is one of the main challenges for humanity in the coming century. In his farewell address as Special Professor in Insect Ecology and Conservation at Wageningen University, Michiel Wallis de..


Continue reading 28 April 2022   3 mnd oud

Water is the bloodstream of the biosphere. But we are profoundly changing the water cycle. This is now affecting the health of the entire planet, making it significantly less resilient to shocks. The freshwater change planetary..


Continue reading 26 April 2022   3 mnd oud

Last week, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance hosted a sea urchin restoration workshop on Saba. This workshop helped 21 coral experts from the Caribbean region and more than 65 online attendants, to obtain a comprehensive view of..


Continue reading 14 April 2022   3 mnd oud

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