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  1. Early birds of the future: earlier, but still too late?

    Press release
    How much earlier can great tits lay their eggs to keep up with climate change? A team from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) took a sneak peek into the birds’ future.
    Koolmezen passen zich aan
  2. Consortium investigates nature-inclusive use of floating solar panels

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded more than 2.8 million euros to a consortium led by NIOO's Sven Teurlincx that will investigate the use of floating solar panels. It aims to establish the technological, ecological and social conditions for floating solar energy to have a sustainable future - for people as well as nature, in different landscapes.
    Sven Teurlincx op drijvend zonne-eiland Markerplas
  3. Follow-up funding for microbial fight against parasitic weed in Africa

    Can micro-organisms in the soil help the fight against parasitic weeds in Africa? That question launched Promise six years ago. After promising initial results, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has now awarded follow-up funding to the project.
  4. Beneath your feet, soil microbes are getting fat

    Microbes, like humans, can eat 'junk food' and grow fat. This even happens when you might not expect it, according to NIOO researcher Kyle Mason-Jones
    Microbes under your feet grow fat
  5. Jos Raaijmakers elected member of the KNAW

    NIOO's head of Microbial Ecology Jos Raaijmakers has been elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
    Jos Raaijmakers
  6. Expedition to uncover invisible life in Galápagos

    Press release
    An international research team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is to search for invisible life in the Galápagos Islands.
    Scalesia forest
  7. Forest soil boost for iconic Dutch national park

    A major NIOO-supervised experiment is underway in one of the Netherlands most iconic nature areas, with a key role for the soil.
    Freddy, Wim en Sam op de Hoge Veluwe
  8. Developing digital twins to help understand ecosystems

    LTER-LIFE aims to study and predict how global change affects ecosystems. It is one of nine projects that have just won funding for setting up and improving large-scale research infrastructure.
  9. Global comparison shows: soil transplantation boosts nature restoration

    Press release
    A new study comparing 46 field experiments in 17 countries across four continents shows that areas in need of nature restoration benefit from soil transplantation. The results were collected by an international team led by Jasper Wubs (NIOO-KNAW).
    Bodemtransplantatie in Nederland
  10. The pandemic and the 'anthropause': European lessons for water managers

    The COVID-19 pandemic presented scientists with a unique opportunity to study the effects of an ‘anthropause’: an abrupt reduction of, and/or alteration in, human activities.
    Rondvaartboten in Amsterdam tijdens de pandemie
  11. Is agroforestry the answer for rainforest restoration?

    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
  12. Soil has no borders, and neither should soil policy

    Zonder gezonde, biodiverse bodem geen gezonde samenleving. Maar hoe vertaal je dat in goed beleid?
    Soil policy banner