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Publisher: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

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New Guinean land flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) on Bonaire.

During the relay expedition of Naturalis and STINAPA on Bonaire, the invasive New Guinea flatworm was found in two places. That’s bad news, because it has been listed among the top 100 of the world’s worst invasive alien species..


Continue reading 20 January 2024   1 maand oud
Links schedel-onderdeel (neurocranium) tonijn van het strand van Den Helder, rechts een exemplaar uit de collectie van Naturalis

Naturalis' free question service helps young and old to name finds from nature. Each year, we receive about 2,500 questions and this year even more than 3,000. What were the most surprising nature questions of 2023?..


Continue reading 30 December 2023   2 mnd oud
Een steekmug

Since the discovery that mosquitoes can transmit diseases, researchers have been interested in their distribution. However, the insect often continues to be a city resident that remains unnoticed. Therefore, researchers have now..


Continue reading 16 December 2023   2 mnd oud

Every Christmas the stories resurface: supposedly about 25,000 creatures are living in your Christmas tree. Exactly how much of this is true and which insects can actually be found? Naturalis' insect expert Aglaia Bouma can tell..


Continue reading 13 December 2023   2 mnd oud
Clean-up De Grachtwacht

The Leiden initiative De Grachtwacht, which has been cleaning the canals since 2018, received the NWO Communication Initiative Award yesterday. Founders Auke-Florian Hiemstra and Liselotte Rambonnet, affiliated with Naturalis and..


Continue reading 29 November 2023   3 mnd oud
Amateur-experts tijdens de Barcoding-NL dag

The partnership ARISE wants to map all Dutch biodiversity. Therefore, they called on the help of experts with their own collection from Dutch nature. With success! The bardcoding NL day was the start to expand the national DNA..


Continue reading 21 October 2023   4 mnd oud

What different types of plants and fungi exist, how does variety in species arise, and how are the species doing? A new report from Kew Botanical Gardens released last Tuesday answers these questions. Naturalis researcher Renske..


Continue reading 14 October 2023   4 mnd oud
Foto van het fossiel van Eriptychius americanus

Using X-ray imaging, Naturalis researcher Richard Dearden and colleagues have discovered what the cartilages that surrounded the brain of the 455-million-year-old fish Eriptychius americanus looked like. Dearden's research was..


Continue reading 23 September 2023   5 mnd oud
Geringde scholeksters met GPS-zenders

Tens of thousands of animals around the world are monitored using GPS trackers to protect wildlife and study animal behaviour. The collected data are also useful for biodiversity research, but are seldom available on platforms..


Continue reading 21 January 2023   1 jaar oud
Achyranthes mangarevica Suess., een kleine boom alleen bekend van het eilandje Mangareva.

If a dried specimen of an extinct plant species still has seeds in a herbarium, is the plant really extinct? A global team of scientists toyed with that question. To arrive at the answer, they made a survey of all extinct plants..


Continue reading 29 December 2022   1 jaar oud

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