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  1. Is agroforestry the answer for rainforest restoration?

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    The conversion of Amazon rainforest for agriculture has led to deforestation and soil degradation. Agroforestry has been suggested as a sustainable alternative, but NIOO's Eiko Kuramae says its impact on the soil needs to be more fully considered.
    Márcio Leite & Eiko Kuramae
  2. Soil has no borders, and neither should soil policy

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    Zonder gezonde, biodiverse bodem geen gezonde samenleving. Maar hoe vertaal je dat in goed beleid?
    Soil policy banner
  3. Spotlight on living soil at COP15 biodiversity conference

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    The UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal (COP15) is discussing global action to reverse biodiversity loss. Healthy, living soil is of key importance.
    Bodemlven onderzoeken
  4. Stairway to Impact Award for Kamiel Spoelstra

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    Kamiel Spoelstra is this year's winner of the Stairway to Impact Award. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded him the prize for his contribution towards the acquisition and propagation of knowledge about the impact of artificial light on flora and fauna.
    Lantarenpalen in het bos voor het Licht op natuur project
  5. Fireworks have long-lasting effects on wild birds

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    An international team of scientists has examined the long-term effects of fireworks on wild birds.
    Fireworks in the sky
  6. More grazing geese does not always mean less harvest

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    An international team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) looked at the impact of different goose species and the number of geese on agricultural damage in the province of Friesland.
    Brandganzen
  7. Wim van der Putten and Jos Raaijmakers named 'Highly Cited Researcher' for fifth year running

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    Clarivate Analytics has published its annual list of highly cited researchers. NIOO-researchers Jos Raaijmakers and Wim van der Putten are included for the fifth year running
    Clarivate 2022
  8. New greenhouse gas-eating bacteria found in highly acidic sulphur cave

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    A team of ecologists and microbiologists that includes NIOO's Paul Bodelier has identified a unique organism in samples from a Romanian cave nicknamed 'Stinky Mountain'. The novel bacteria can grow on methane, an important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
    Romanian speleologist Serban Sarbu collects samples in the cave of Stinky Mountain.
  9. ‘Insects need our help in a warming world, now’

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    ‘If no action is taken to better understand and reduce the impact of climate change on insects, we will drastically limit our chances of a sustainable future with healthy ecosystems.’ This warning in a very topical paper in Ecological Monographs comes from 70 scientists from 19 countries around the world. But, they also provide ways to help insects in a warming world complete with management strategies.
    One of the insect species impacted by climate change
  10. Rewilding-professor Liesbeth Bakker: "Let nature surprise you"

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    Let nature have its way and it will surprise you, NIOO-researcher Liesbeth Bakker said at her inauguration in Wageningen on 30 September as Europe's first professor of Rewilding Ecology.
    Rewilding symposium inaugurele rede Liesbeth Bakker
  11. Getting to know your 'downstairs' neighbours

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    Between 23 September and 5 October, we're asking you to go on a safari in your own garden, do the survey, and spread the word to as many people as possible.
    Bodemdierendagen 2022
  12. Save the chicks to save the population

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    To understand and halt the decline of oystercatchers in the Netherlands, spatiotemporal variation and its causes must be taken into account. Magali Frauendorf defended her PhD thesis on the topic in Nijmegen on 14 September.
    Magali Frauendorf