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.


Jaboury Ghazoul
26 October 2015
Since July 2015, Jaboury Ghazoul, Professor of Ecosystem Management from ETH Zürich, holds the Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation
15 September 2015
Erik Kleyheeg will defend his dissertation on the dispersal of plant seeds by mallard ducks on 23 September




25 November 2015 14:00 -
Latest discoveries on truffle aroma
26 November 2015 08:30 -
How can we feed a growing human population without jeopardizing resources? A symposium on sustainable agriculture
11 December 2015 12:00 -
Utrecht Plant Science & Industry Symposium, December 11th 2015, Koningsbergergebouw

Plant Ecology and Biodiversity