Institute of Environmental Biology

Plants, microbes and animals are essential components of our natural environment and their interactions play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. Our interdisciplinary research programme is focused on the biological mechanisms that determine how plants, microbes and animals interact with each other and how they are able to adapt to their constantly changing and often harmful environment. Inspired by nature, the Institute of Environmental Biology aims to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions for urgent societal problems such as future food security, ecological consequences of climate change, and protection of our natural resources.  

Contact

Phone: +31 30 253 6700
E-mail: science.secr.ieb.ibb@uu.nl

News

Blad van de arabidopsis met rups
29 May 2017
Plant biologists led by Guido van den Ackerveken of Utrecht University, have discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, issuing the signal ‘safe’.
the 2017 Bio Art & Design Award winners
29 May 2017
The winners of the Bio Art & Design Awards are chosen from twelve teams of collaborating international artists, designers and scientists
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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Events

9
Jun
9 June 2017 13:00 - 16:30
Symposium on the application of virtual supermarkets to study the factors influencing food choices and the brain mechanisms underlying these choices.
12
Jun
12 June 2017 12:45 - 13:45
PhD Defence of Wouter Jansen
12
Jun
12 June 2017 16:15 - 17:15
Inaugural lecture of Jaboury Ghazoul
21
Jun
21 June 2017 16:15 - 17:15
PhD Defence of Aurin Vos

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