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.

News

24 May 2018
With the new research facility NPEC, plant scientists from Utrecht and Wageningen will be able to study the growth of plants better than ever before.
12 April 2018
5.6 million euros for experimental plant facilities hosted by Utrecht University
Minister Van Engelshoven en de tien hoofdaanvragers van de gehonoreerde Roadmap-projecten
12 April 2018
The Faculty of Science is involved in four projects from the NWO National Roadmap Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure.

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Events

29 June 2018 14:00 - 20:00
Symposium and BBQ, with key-note speaker prof. dr. Dick Swaab, on 'Our Creative Brain'
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