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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Mallard / wilde eend
22 February 2017
The daily movement behaviour of wintering mallards contributes to maintaining the connections between wetland plant populations across fragmented landscapes.
14 February 2017
Especially in stressful environments, clustering together causes mussels to cooperate

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