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. Merel Soons, Universiteit Utrecht
20 March 2018
Merel Soons is appointed to the post of Professor of Plant Dispersal Ecology & Conservation at Utrecht University
Soil-Borne Legacies - Management of the Root Microbiome
14 March 2018
Utrecht biologists describe exciting developments in the quickly evolving field of study into the plant microbiome
14 March 2018
The University of Bonn is offering a PhD position in Research on Acceptance of Innovations in Agriculture. Deadline for applications is 15.04.2018
Margot Koster
6 March 2018
Margot Koster, lecturer in Microbiology and programme director for the Biology Bachelor’s programme, has won the 2018 Lecturer Award.
Logo NWO van Veni, Vidi, Vici
22 February 2018
Vici grants for Ronald Pierik, Enrico Mastrobattista and Maarten Kole