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

Eerste auteur Bjorn Robroek in een van de onderzochte hoogvenen
27 October 2017
Conclusions of European study about how peat bogs react to global change published in Nature Communications
UU BioClive
12 October 2017
A collaboration between scientists, Botanical Gardens, contractors, and students to examine the interaction between biodiversity and climate change.
Prince Constantijn in the audience at the Seminar for International Nature Conservation
19 June 2017
Observations from the Seminar on International Nature Conservation

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Events

UPSIS Symposium 2 arabidopsis touch
26 January 2018 12:00 - 17:00
The Utrecht Plant Science & Industry Symposium presents an overview of our main research topics and some recent in-depth examples of our world class science
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