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Publisher: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

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Geringde scholeksters met GPS-zenders

Tens of thousands of animals around the world are monitored using GPS trackers to protect wildlife and study animal behaviour. The collected data are also useful for biodiversity research, but are seldom available on platforms..


Continue reading 21 January 2023   1 week oud

A new study reveals that it would take 3 million years to recover the number of species that went extinct due to humans on Madagascar. However, if currently threatened species go extinct, recovering them would take more than 20..


Continue reading 11 January 2023   2 wkn oud
Achyranthes mangarevica Suess., een kleine boom alleen bekend van het eilandje Mangareva.

If a dried specimen of an extinct plant species still has seeds in a herbarium, is the plant really extinct? A global team of scientists toyed with that question. To arrive at the answer, they made a survey of all extinct plants..


Continue reading 29 December 2022   4 wkn oud
Roderick Bouman

The plant genus Phyllanthus was large and complex. PhD student Roderick Bouman disentangled it. ..


Continue reading 10 December 2022   1 maand oud
Europese Boomkikker (Hyla arborea) (VOOR EENMALIG GEBRUIK)

Biology students from Leiden University have discovered two tree frog species in the Dutch coastal dunes that do not occur there naturally. A special DNA-technique revealed these potentially harmful tree frogs. Remarkable, but..


Continue reading 02 December 2022   1 maand oud
Bewoners van het 'eiland van de dwergdinosauriërs' gelegen in het huidige Transylvanië tijdens het Krijt: Transylvanosaurus met schildpadden, krokodillen, grote pterosauriërs en andere dwergdinosauriërs

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur in western Romania and named it after its location in Transylvania: Transylvanosaurus platycephalus lived about 70 million years ago, and..


Continue reading 26 November 2022   2 mnd oud

In 2018 , Naturalis Biodiversity Center conducted the first mosquito survey for the Dutch Leeward Islands – Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba – in more than 70 years. In November, they plan to repeat these surveys, this time..


Continue reading 10 November 2022   2 mnd oud
Rosse sprinkhaan

Since October 2022, Xeno-canto, the largest website for sound recordings of birds, has been updated with grasshoppers. This opens the possibility for naturalists to share recordings of grasshoppers. It also facilitates the..


Continue reading 09 November 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...


Continue reading 24 September 2022   4 mnd oud

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   4 mnd oud

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