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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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
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.

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12 June 2017 16:15 - 17:15
Inaugural lecture of Jaboury Ghazoul
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