Ecology and Biodiversity

Understanding and predicting biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in a changing world. The Ecology & Biodiversity Group investigates the mechanisms that regulate biodiversity and allow for the maintenance of ecosystem functioning in our changing world. We seek to obtain process-based, mechanistic understanding of community assembly, species interactions and functional responses in order to predict the future impacts of climate and land-use changes on biodiversity and ecosystem functions such as carbon sequestration, water safety and disease suppression. We pay special attention to the movement of organisms and above- and belowground species interactions, from the 'micro' to the landscape scale.

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The coordinators and academic leader of the Academy for Ecosystem Services: Pita Verweij, René Boot and Marijke van Kuijk
8 July 2015
On Wednesday July 8th the Academy of Ecosystem Services was officially launched at Utrecht University
Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul
1 July 2015
Professor Jaboury Ghazoul has been appointed as new chair holder of the Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation
Roads in the Amazon
5 March 2015
Scientists call attention in Current Biology to 9 issues that must be considered to limit the environmental impacts of the ongoing expansion of infrastructure

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9 November 2015 08:30 -
Science for Life represents internationally leading scientists from the four Life Sciences institutes of the Faculty of Science
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Plant Ecology and Biodiversity