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The first experimental study on magnetic alignment in cattle by researchers from Wageningen University does not reveal a South-North orientation in these large mammals when at rest. Strong neodymium magnets attached to their..
Approximately the same numbers of honeybees survived the winter in the Netherlands as last year. This year around 84% of the honeybees came through the cold season, a similar amount to the 86% last year...
An intensification of land use during the Iron Age and Early Roman period (600 BC – AD 100) in Brittany (France) led to a significant increase in the number of plant species. This demonstrates that, contrary to what one might..
With the use of the GrowApp the seasonal change of a birch tree in Bennekom, the Netherlands, was captured by making a time-lapse video. Based on the individual photos, the change of the tree’s greenness over time was determined...
The pressure of increasing population growth in deltas is causing more and more interference with the natural processes. Despite global concerns about river delta degradation, human activity in the world's largest deltas still..
The Muggenradar of Wageningen University will be part of Global Mosquito Alert, a new alliance of citizen science organizations and UN Environment. The alliance aims to escalate the global fight against mosquito borne diseases,..
Due to the extreme high temperatures, spring is quickly arriving in the Netherlands. Next week, several characteristic trees such as oak, horse-chestnut, lime, alder, apple and birch will start unfolding their leaves. The recently..
The newly launched GrowApp allows people to make animations of trees, gardens and landscapes by taking pictures with their smartphone. The app directly transforms these pictures in a time lapse movie that shows changes over the..
Birdsong is commonly assumed to have a dual function: attracting mates and repelling rivals; yet, these contrasting responses often remain untested in the field. Using a novel tracking system, researchers of Wageningen University..
Plant roots exhibit starling behaviour. The interactions between roots are essential to the continued existence of rich biodiversity in wild plant communities. Professor Frank Berendse denounced the current ammonia and pesticide..