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.  


Phone: +31 30 253 4230


Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul
1 July 2015
Professor Jaboury Ghazoul has been appointed as new chair holder of the Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation
Plant herkent uitzonderlijk brede groep aanvallers
3 November 2014
Plant recognises unprecedented broad group of attackers
Liesbeth Sterck benoemd tot hoogleraar Ecological Determinants of Behaviour
15 April 2013
Liesbeth Sterck appointed as Professor of Ecological Determinants of Behaviour
3 December 2012
Scientists should react much more quickly to acute environmental threats