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

22 January 2018
Up for a challenge? Ecotrophelia Competition might be then something for you.
3 November 2017
Utrecht plant biologist successful in acquisition of research funding : NWO Green II and NWO-domain TTW-Rijk Zwaan Partnership Programme
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
22 October 2017
Event aimed at stimulating new partnerships in food safety research to safeguard public health, and highlighting the importance of public funding.
UU BioClive
12 October 2017
A collaboration between scientists, Botanical Gardens, contractors, and students to examine the interaction between biodiversity and climate change.

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Events

26
Jan
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
7
Feb
7 February 2018 09:00 - 17:00
Event aimed at stimulating new partnerships in food safety research to safeguard public health, and highlighting the importance of public funding.
8
Feb
8 February 2018 09:30 - 17:30
Examining the effectiveness of nudges to promote healthier food choices by consumers.
8
Feb
8 February 2018 17:30 - 18:15
Where do we draw the line between extreme diets and eating disorders? Clinical psychologist Prof Eric van Furth on orthorexia and problematic eating behaviour.
9
Feb
9 February 2018 09:00 - 18:00
The next Sustainability Conference will be held at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, February 9, 2018.

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