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Sterke neodymiummagneet aan de kraag van een koe

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..

Continue reading 27 May 2018   4 jaar oud
Honeybee, honingbij

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...

Continue reading 08 May 2018   4 jaar oud
Restanten van een nederzetting uit de IJzertijd te Mez-Notariou op het eiland Ouessant, voor de westkust van Bretagne

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..

Continue reading 25 December 2017   4 jaar oud
Berk in Bennekom in 4 seizoenen 2017

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...

Continue reading 10 December 2017   4 jaar oud

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..

Continue reading 14 August 2017   4 jaar oud
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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,..

Continue reading 08 May 2017   5 jaar oud
Ontwikkeling bladontplooiing treurwilg Ede met GrowApp vastgelegd

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..

Continue reading 01 April 2017   5 jaar oud

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..

Continue reading 20 March 2017   5 jaar oud
Singing male great tit, Parus major, koolmees

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..

Continue reading 03 February 2017   5 jaar oud
Sturnus vulgaris. Spreeuw

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..

Continue reading 07 April 2016   6 jaar oud