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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14 November 2019
Ever feel disconnected from Utrecht University's research breakthroughs? Check out this exhibition on biodiversity and food.
Wilde dieren, Hermann van der Moolen, 1843 - ca. 1920
1 July 2019
ATHENA is a portal in development in which an enormous amount of information on biodiversity in the Netherlands is compiled.
Europese wolf in Polen
20 May 2019
As wolves re-establish themselves in the Netherlands, researchers put forward recommendations for protecting wolves and preventing them from attacking livestock

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