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Publisher: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

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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..


Continue reading 09 November 2018   1 maand oud

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...


Continue reading 13 September 2018   2 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 19 July 2018   4 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 03 July 2018   5 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 20 March 2018   8 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 03 January 2018   11 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 30 November 2017   1 jaar oud

Ever wonder what makes soil, soil? And could soil from the Amazon rainforest really be the same as soil from your garden? Researchers from the University of Manchester and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) are using..


Continue reading 28 November 2017   1 jaar oud

Due to climate change, including rising temperatures, more and more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. The release of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – leads to a further increase..


Continue reading 25 November 2017   1 jaar oud

A nature area close to De Hoge Veluwe National Park has become the first Dutch site to be added to NutNet: a global research cooperative that studies the impact of human activity on grassland ecosystems...


Continue reading 22 November 2017   1 jaar oud

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