Publisher: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
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How important is cognitive flexibility – adjusting learned behaviour to fit new circumstances – for great tits' ability to adapt to a changing environment? Krista van den Heuvel did her PhD research at NIOO on this question. A..
Microbes can eat 'junk food' and grow fat, just like humans. New research led by NIOO's Kyle Mason Jones suggests this even happens when you might not expect it. "Soil micro-organisms apparently use resources in a much more..
A new study comparing 46 field experiments in 17 countries across four continents clearly spells it out: areas in need of nature restoration benefit from soil transplantation. The global results were collected by an international..
"If no action is taken to better understand and reduce the impact of climate change on insects, we will drastically limit our chances of a sustainable future with healthy ecosystems."..
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..
Imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a lake on a warm and sunny day. You just bought an ice cream and are enjoying it with your feet in the water. And then, whoops, the scoop drops from the cone into the water. The scoop..
In order to increase knowledge about Dutch biodiversity, a national approach to scientific research is necessary. To make this possible Naturalis, NIOO-KNAW, NIOZ-NWO and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute-KNAW will start..
It’s no secret that many insect species are decreasing worldwide. We could fix these insects’ problems, according to more than 70 scientists from 21 countries. Their road map to insect conservation and recovery was published in..
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..
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...