Nature reports

Publisher: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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What makes ecosystems resilient to climate change? A solid spatial structure. Researchers discovered a type of pattern forming in ecosystems that closely resembles the patchwork pattern that forms at very small scales in alloys..

Continue reading 24 January 2023   1 week oud
Microplastic deeltjes van circa 2 mm groot.

The bacterium Rhodococcus ruber eats and actually digests plastic. This has been shown in laboratory experiments by PhD student Maaike Goudriaan at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Based on a model study with..

Continue reading 22 January 2023   1 week oud

Microbes have skins that react to the environment, a bit like our skin sweats when it is hot or shivers when it is cold outside. Fossilised microbial skins give us a glimpse of the climate in the geological past. By discovering..

Continue reading 20 December 2022   1 maand oud

The Wadden Sea is changing due to human influences such as mining for gas, tourism and sea level rise. Researcher Selin Ersoy, ecologist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) studied how ‘personalities’ of..

Continue reading 25 November 2022   2 mnd oud

Researchers have constructed artificial reefs made of pear-trees in the subtidal Dutch Wadden Sea in a novel experiment as part of the project Wadden Mosaic. The first surveys now show that the reefs are teeming with life...

Continue reading 16 November 2022   2 mnd oud
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   2 mnd oud

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,..

Continue reading 14 September 2022   4 mnd oud
Boot met TreeReef-bomen

In the past century, many reefs in the Wadden Sea and North Sea have disappeared. Reefs are very important for fish because they can hide there. Therefore, we need to restore reefs, but how to do that? NIOZ is starting a study..

Continue reading 18 June 2022   7 mnd oud

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   8 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   8 mnd oud