Publisher: Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
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More than one million people in the Netherlands are using medication against mental illnesses such as depression and psychosis. Residues of these medicines are found in waste water. After many cleansing treatments, our waste water..
Coral reefs host a complex underwater metropole of organisms living by their own day and night rhythms. A new study by Benjamin Mueller and colleagues shows that the nighttime activity of one reef inhabitant, the turf algae, might..
64 million square kilometres – 44 percent of Earth’s land area – require conservation to safeguard biodiversity. This is revealed in a new research led by biologists of the University of Amsterdam, that was published on June 3rd..
An international team of biologists has successfully used biologgers to reveal insights into the lifestyle and hunting behaviour of the little-known species Sowerby’s beaked whale. The team’s first results show that these dolphins..
Sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere into tropical vegetation has been suggested as a mitigating factor of anthropogenically elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. A new study now shows that over the long term there is..
Water is the bloodstream of the biosphere. But we are profoundly changing the water cycle. This is now affecting the health of the entire planet, making it significantly less resilient to shocks. The freshwater change planetary..
In areas of the globe where fruit-eating birds have wider beaks, palm trees bear larger fruits, a new study shows. This provides new insights into tropical biodiversity and clues for solving species conservation, forest..