Publisher: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
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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..
In order to increase knowledge about Dutch biodiversity, a national approach to scientific research is necessary. To make this possible Naturalis, NIOO-KNAW, NIOZ-NWO and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute-KNAW will start..
It’s no secret that many insect species are decreasing worldwide. We could fix these insects’ problems, according to more than 70 scientists from 21 countries. Their road map to insect conservation and recovery was published in..
The 4th edition of the Dutch Soil Animal Days saw 856 citizen scientists comb through more than 200 gardens and parks to find some 7500 soil creatures. Findings that stand out after this year's long, dry summer: woodlice have..
The first island of the new Marker Wadden is now open to the public. Visitors will be able to see for themselves how abundant nature has already become in this newest part of the Netherlands...
As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, barnacle geese are increasingly at risk of arriving in their breeding areas too late. The good news is that they can speed up their 3,000 kilometre migration to the Arctic, by making fewer..
Our ecological knowledge used to end where the soil begins. That's slowly changing, but there are still some soil creatures we know very little about. Protists, for example. These tiny, mostly unicellular organisms are on their..
Plants release pungent fumes belowground to defend themselves against herbivores, plagues and pathogens. But can they also attract beneficial bacteria in this way? According to new findings by NIOO-researchers, they can...and..
Massive growth of submerged aquatic plants can be a nuisance, especially in summer. It's up to water managers to limit the inconvenience for swimmers, boats and fishermen in a way that is both responsible and cost-effective. In..
Climate change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study in BioScience shows that when it comes to iconic topics such as polar bears and retreating sea ice, climate blogs fall into two distinct camps. With..