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  1. A new website

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    You are now on our brand new website. With a new look and feel, and a spotlight on the three major ecological themes that our researchers are working on.
    Ecology for life!
  2. King Willem-Alexander to visit NIOO on 6 July

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    On 6 July, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander will pay a working visit to the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in Wageningen.  
    Dronefoto NIOO
  3. Predicting soil biodiversity to make food production more sustainable

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    Fields and meadows provide a range of key services, as long as the soil is healthy. A group of researchers and companies will study how farmlands can be returned to multifunctionality.
    Microscopie
  4. NIOO brings soil animals and migrating birds to sold-out science festival

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    The sold-out science festival for children 'Expeditie NEXT' took over the historic Dutch city of Franeker earlier this month.
    Expeditie NEXT 2022 grote groep kinderen bij de stand van NIOO-KNAW
  5. Awakening sleeping antibiotics with ERC Advanced grant

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    Facilitating the search for new antibiotics: that's what Gilles van Wezel aims to do by looking at similarities in the DNA of antibiotic-producing bacteria.
    Streptomyces
  6. Lisette De Senerpont Domis appointed to Smart Ecological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems chair

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    Lisette de Senerpont Domis is to be appointed professor of Smart Ecological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems at the University of Twente as of 1 May.
    Dr. Lisette de Senerpont Domis
  7. Spreading the word about wild swimming... but safety first!

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    Swimming in nature is healthy. A group of British researchers have started a project to spread the word.
    Open water swimming (Finland)
  8. New children's book about soil animals for Dutch schools

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    Dutch primary schools receive a free copy this week of the soil animal-themed new children's book by popular author Janneke Schotveld.
    Omslag van Mevrouw Mol van Janneke Schotveld
  9. Climate change could make cyanobacteria more toxic

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    Climate change could result in more toxic cyanobacteria. But what determines their toxicity? Dedmer van de Waal has won a major European grant to find out.
    Blauwalgenbloei
  10. New UN environment report tackles 'mismatches' and other emerging concerns

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    The latest UN Environment Frontiers Report has been launched in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
    Frontiers 2022 Rapport (banner)
  11. New lectureship on 'climate-robust' landscapes connects nature and agriculture

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    A new research group set up by NIOO and HAS University of Applied Sciences is asking how alternative forms of agriculture can improve water quality and biodiversity.
    Ellen Weerman
  12. Large herbivores can bend the curve of biodiversity loss in tropical forests

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    A 10-year experiment in Brazil’s endangered Atlantic Forest, led by NIOO-researcher Nacho Villar, has found that there's less biodiversity loss in areas where large herbivores can roam free.
    Morro do Diabo