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.


Prince Constantijn in the audience at the Seminar for International Nature Conservation
19 June 2017
Observations from the Seminar on International Nature Conservation
Jaboury Ghazoul
31 May 2017
Inaugural lecture of Professor Jaboury Ghazoul on 12 June
Foto: Xavier San Giorgi
8 May 2017
In collaboration with Food Forestry Development, the Master's programme of Bio Inspired Innovation, and Utrecht University's Botanical Garden




UU BioClive
11 October 2017 14:30 - 17:30
The new long-term biodiversity experiment 'UU BioCliVE' will kick-off with a mini-symposium