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  1. Impression of the King's visit to NIOO

    Earlier this month, His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander paid a working visit to the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). The visit included a tour, an introduction to NIOO's three major research themes, and a number of hands-on ecological measurements and experiments in which the King took part.
    ZKM Koning Willem-Alexander in het chemisch-analytisch lab
  2. Dedmer van de Waal named Professor by special appointment of Aquatic Functional Ecology

    Dedmer van de Waal has been named Professor by special appointment of Aquatic Functional Ecology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
    Dedmer van de Waal in het algenlab van het NIOO
  3. A new website

    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!
  4. King Willem-Alexander to visit NIOO on 6 July

    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
  5. Predicting soil biodiversity to make food production more sustainable

    Press release
    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.
  6. NIOO brings soil animals and migrating birds to sold-out science festival

    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
  7. Awakening sleeping antibiotics with ERC Advanced grant

    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.
  8. Lisette De Senerpont Domis appointed to Smart Ecological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems chair

    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
  9. Spreading the word about wild swimming... but safety first!

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

    Press release
    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
  11. Climate change could make cyanobacteria more toxic

    Press release
    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.
  12. New UN environment report tackles 'mismatches' and other emerging concerns

    The latest UN Environment Frontiers Report has been launched in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
    Frontiers 2022 Rapport (banner)