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.


27 October 2016
Utrecht biologists are successful in project call of Topsector Horticulture and Starting Materials
18 October 2016
Grand opening Drought Experiment
Publicatie Merel Soons
14 October 2016
Publication by Merel Soons et al. in Functional Ecology



Ecology and Biodiversity