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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. New lectureship on 'climate-robust' landscapes connects nature and agriculture

    Press release
    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
  9. Large herbivores can bend the curve of biodiversity loss in tropical forests

    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
  10. Jos Raaijmakers and Wim van der Putten on 2021 list of highly cited researchers

    Clarivate Analytics has published its annual Web of Science list of highly cited researchers. Included for the fourth year running are NIOO researchers Jos Raaijmakers and Wim van der Putten.
    Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2021
  11. Elly Morriën and Emilia Hannula awarded Teylers Foundation gold medal

    Emilia Hannula and Elly Morriën have been awarded the Teylers Foundation’s gold medal at a ceremony in Haarlem. The two soil researchers - who both did their PhD research at NIOO - won an essay competition set by the foundation.
    Gouden prijspenning Teylers Stichting
  12. Common insecticide linked to extreme decline in freshwater insects

    Thiacloprid, a widely-used pesticide, can cause a large-scale decline in freshwater insects. This was discovered by a team of researchers from Leiden University, including current NIOO-director Geert de Snoo.