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Asterionellopsis glacialis

The Wadden Sea is an extremely productive ecosystem. The food web is supported by diatoms and other primary producers. By looking at nitrogen isotopes in the food chain, dr. Philip Riekenberg could determine the source of the..

Continue reading 05 November 2022   3 wkn oud

Marine mammals in the Caribbean: a threatened treasure in our waters Over the last two years, the Caribbean Cetacean Society (CCS) has been studying cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the Lesser Antilles with the support of the..

Continue reading 25 October 2022   1 maand oud

Last May, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)‘s research intern Nina Zander requested citizens on Bonaire to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire was part of her research into how resilient Bonairian households are..

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Shark tagging

Within the Caribbean, protection for sharks and ray varies from island to island. In an effort to build a more unified network for shark and ray conservation, the Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC) met for the first time in..

Continue reading 18 October 2022   1 maand oud
Bos in het Estische natuurgebied Meenikunno, dat behoort tot het Europese Natura 2000-netwerk

Automated approaches and remote sensing can greatly improve biodiversity monitoring. A new European consortium of partners, including researcher W. Daniel Kissling from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, will..

Continue reading 11 October 2022   1 maand oud
Proefopstelling met algen-consumerende mosselen nadat de mosselen psychofarmaceutica in hun cellen hebben opgenomen.

More than one million people in the Netherlands are using medication against mental illnesses such as depression and psychosis. Residues of these medicines are found in waste water. After many cleansing treatments, our waste water..

Continue reading 28 September 2022   2 mnd oud
Naturalis onderzoeker Sylvia Mota de Oliveira bovenop de ATTO toren

In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest stands a three hundred meters high tower. There, Naturalis scientists collect airborne pollen and fungal spores to better understand how ecosystems evolve...

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Turtle passing by the research set-up at Double Wreck.

A new study from the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute and Utrecht University investigated the sediment stabilizing ability of non-native seagrass species - Halophila stipulacea - found off the coast of St. Eustatius. This..

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The polar regions are some of the most inaccessible places of our planet. Figuring out where different seal species reside in this fast-changing environment is challenging. Researchers visited the waters around Svalbard, Norway,..

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Why do some plants grow into large woody shrubs or colossal trees, while others remain small and never produce wood in their stems? It’s an evolutionary puzzle that already baffled Charles Darwin more than 160 year ago. Now,..

Continue reading 10 September 2022   2 mnd oud