Publisher: Wageningen Environmental Research
Page 1 of 3 - 24 Results
Dutch forests are becoming increasingly diverse. For the first time since recording began eight decades ago, more deciduous than coniferous trees were recorded. This variation in species is good for biodiversity and increases the..
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..
Stem growth of tropical trees is reduced in years when the dry season is warmer and drier than normal. This is the main finding of a global tree ring study published in Nature Geoscience led by Wageningen University & Research. ..
Soil provides a variety of services that are indispensable to life on Earth. The global decline in soil quality is therefore a major concern. One solution may lie in the hands of tiny organisms that can direct ecosystem recovery:..
Measuring biological water quality by volunteers has an added value to monitoring by professionals. It helps to obtain a fuller picture of water quality in Dutch ditches, streams, ponds and canals. ..
Year-to-year fluctuations in seawater temperature are partly responsible for the much slower ups and downs in the abundance of marine fish stocks. This is the conclusion from a worldwide study conducted by Wageningen University &..
The otter populations in The Netherlands and Eastern Germany are growing towards each other. Genetic research has concluded that the populations in The Netherlands and Eastern Germany have met in Lower Saxony last year. This is a..
Tropical forests are converted at an alarming rate through deforestation. A new study, published in Science, shows that regrowing tropical forests recover surprisingly fast on abandoned land. ..
Swamps, marshes, peatlands, floodplains and ponds – more than 90 percent of these European wetlands have been drained for other forms of land use. As a result many species of plants and animals have disappeared, and important..
During a visit to Aruba, researchers John Janssen and André van Proosdij from Wageningen University & Research, together with Erik Houtepen from Carmabi, discovered three plant species that had never been found before on Aruba,..