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

BIOLOGY OFFICE
Phone: +31 30 253 4230
Email: science.secr.ieb.ibb@uu.nl

News

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.
31 August 2017
Bijvoet, IBB, IBE and UIPS are world leading research institutes, according to an international research assessment committee

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