- Soil biodiversity
- Soil biota
- Artificial light at night
- Biodiversity recovery
- Breeding season
- Carbon cycling
- Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
- Ecological stoichiometry
- Invasive species
- Light pollution
- Nature conservation
- Nature restoration
- Novel ecosystems
- Seasonal timing
- Soil transplantation
- Surface water
- Sustainable agriculture
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Sustainable food production
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Microbes for plant healthMicrobes can act as bodyguards for plants and can foster plant growth in other ways as well. At NIOO, we are digging into the mechanisms: in what ways do they interact? And how can we stimulate this, to make our agriculture more sustainable? Let's rewild our microbes!
Seasonal timingSpecies are able to adapt to changes over time. If climate change is changing their way of life, an adjusted timing may mean that they are still in time for spring. How does this work, and what are the limits to such adaptations in nature?
Invasive SpeciesDue to large-scale changes in climate and land use, species from other parts of the world have new opportunities. What is the impact of these species on local-scale ecology, and when do they turn 'invasive'?
Carbon storage in natureCarbon storage is a hot item. Almost literally, as it is closely linked to climate warming. NIOO researchers discover more and more about the role of the living soil within our planet's carbon cycle. That role is: very influential, invaluable and essential for a sustainable climate policy.
Light PollutionIllumination of forest edges leads to a decrease in moth numbers and changes in the behaviour and success of bigger day as well as night-active animals in the long run. What did we find out at NIOO and what can we do with these results?
Enhancing Soil BiodiversityAt NIOO, we are on a mission to explore the strange world beneath our feet, to seek out new soil-borne life, uncover new miniature civilisations, and to boldly take humankind where it could not go before.