Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

Ecology for Life!

The scientists at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) study nature. How does it work? What changes? We can use that knowledge - from DNA to landscape - towards biodiversity recovery, climate policy and a sustainable society.


  • Our experts

    Toxic algae? Bird personality? Carbon storage in food forests? Rewilding or future-proof nature? NIOO has the experts!

    Afdeling aquatische ecologie
  • Our publications

    We share our results with the scientific world through scientific journals. From specialist publications to  broad interest titles such as Nature and Science.

    Licht op natuur veldlocatie

Research facilities

Have a look at the ecological research infrastructure in the Netherlands.

Map with all NIOO facilities