Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
What do we need to know to stop biodiversity decline, at all levels of life ranging from genes, species, communities, habitats to entire ecosystems?
Our climate system is undergoing dramatic changes. We use our expertise to understand the impact on biodiversity, and the capacity of natural systems to help mitigate climate change.
Sustainable use of land & water
Healthy surface water and soils are essential for life on earth, providing diverse life-support functions. How are these ecosystem services affected by human activity, and how can we change this?
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.
Latest news & events
Toxic algae? Bird personality? Carbon storage in food forests? Rewilding or future-proof nature? NIOO has the experts!
We share our results with the scientific world through scientific journals. From specialist publications to broad interest titles such as Nature and Science.
Have a look at the ecological research infrastructure in the Netherlands.