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The arrival of humans in New Zealand, some 700 years ago, triggered a wave of extinction among native bird species. Many more species are currently under threat. Calculations by scientists show that it would take at least 50..


Continue reading 14 August 2019   2 mnd oud

Professor Menno Schilthuizen, author of 'Darwin in the city', and Naturalis researcher Niels Kerstes cooperated with Vincent Kalkman and Thijmen Breeschoten on research into how urban temperatures have impacted the evolution of..


Continue reading 25 July 2019   2 mnd oud

Deforestation is currently the major threat to Amazonian tree species. But according to the outcome of research by – among others – Hans ter Steege of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, climate change may surpass it in just a few..


Continue reading 28 June 2019   3 mnd oud

Drilling in the coastal plains and lagoons on the Black Sea in Romania provides a picture of the evolution of the fauna there. These are unique Pontocaspian species that have evolved in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea areas in the..


Continue reading 25 June 2019   3 mnd oud

In the global effort to reduce biodiversity loss, monitoring the spread and abundance of insect species is a key element. Automated camera traps for insects are widely used to monitor insects, however counting and identifying of..


Continue reading 01 June 2019   4 mnd oud

A research team has mapped areas in tropical Africa containing relatively many rare plant species. They used 3.1 million global distribution records of more than 40,000 African plant species that were all assessed for their..


Continue reading 10 November 2016   2 jaar oud

Since 2010 the island of Sint Eustatius is a special Dutch municipality. In spite of being part of the Netherlands for over three centuries, its biodiversity is not well studied. For this reason Naturalis set out two expeditions..


Continue reading 25 October 2016   2 jaar oud

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