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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6 February 2019
This Monday, 4 February, a new paper about the responding of plant traits on environment changes is released at Nature.com.
12 August 2018
Utrecht University Biologists awarded by the International Society for Microbial Ecology
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.

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