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Wednesday 29 July 2020
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation award for model of aquatic symbiosis
Today The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has granted a Symbiosis Model Systems award to an international consortium consisting of Dr. Anja Spang (NIOZ), Dr. Laura Villanueva (NIOZ), Dr. Dina Grohmann (University of Regensburg), Dr. Harald Huber…
Monday 27 July 2020
Judith van Bleijswijk zondag op Radio Texel
Zondag 2 augustus de zevende NIOZ Natuurwijzer op Radio Texel: Radiomaker Mathijs Deen spreekt dit keer met moleculair bioloog dr. Judith van Bleijswijk die zoekt naar de genetische sporen die alle denkbare organismen achterlaten in het milieu, het…
Monday 20 July 2020
Improving coastal restoration by temporarily imitating nature
Coastal ecosystems are in rapid decline around the world. Restoring them is very expensive and is often unsuccessful. But an international team of researchers discovered a way of increasing restoration success of salt marshes and seagrass meadows,…
Tuesday 14 July 2020
River plants counter both flooding and drought to protect biodiversity
'Water plants are a nuisance in streams, blocking the flow. You should remove them'. This notion has for many years determined how streams were managed to prevent flooding during high rainfall events. Research by NIOZ scientist Loreta Cornacchia,…
Friday 10 July 2020
Founding of Centre of Excellence for Netherlands Biodiversity Research
To boost knowledge about biodiversity in the Netherlands, a nationwide approach to scientific research is required. To make such an approach possible, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), the Royal…
Thursday 02 July 2020
Call for proposals UU-NIOZ collaboration 2020
Research call in the framework of the agreement to intensify the collaboration UU-NIOZ (2016-2025), funded by UU. This call for proposals focuses on the second phase of this collaboration and has been set up jointly by UU and NIOZ.
Monday 29 June 2020
Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can save lives in the future
Coastal wetlands like salt marshes are increasingly recognized as valuable natural defenses that protect coasts against strong wave attacks. Yet their performance during real-world, extreme storms has rarely been told. By digging into major historic…
Friday 26 June 2020
Blog on gull research | Fish and chicks
UvA/NIOZ researcher Roos Kentie tells us about her fieldwork and research. 'A few nests of unfortunate gulls got predated, but most eggs of the Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls in our research colony on the south tip of Texel have hatched. Gull…
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Microbes decisive in battle between coral and turf algae
Corals worldwide are threatened due to climate change and local stressors. The front line of the battle, however, is microscopic in scale. In the competition between coral and turf algae, microbes can be decisive in the outcome.
Friday 19 June 2020
The North Sea’s forgotten angels
The presence of Angelsharks in the North Sea has faded from our memory. In a recent publication in Marine Biology, WWF nature conservationists and NIOZ researchers urge that we put top predators from earlier centuries back into the ‘baseline’ picture…