BiodiversityXL Community Event bij het NIOO

NIOO building with orchid
© Froukje Rienks / NIOO-KNAW

BiodiversityXL Community Event bij het NIOO


The new BiodiversityXL Community Event is coming up! 

Welcome for a deep dive in all aspects of biodiversity research, and the exploration of the ecological facilities at NIOO! People from NIOZ, Naturalis, Westerdijk Institute, NIOO and broader will gather again on Thursday afternoon 22 June. Expect hands-and-heads-on sessions.

Together, we will explore and decide upon concrete actions. What roles do or could you have as a biodiversity researcher? How can we ‘bend the curve’ for biodiversity conservation and recovery? What research infrastructure is needed, what methods shall we develop and what will our next steps be?

Also look out for the launch of the Dutch ecological research facilities website, meet ups for lab assistants or PhD candidates, tours on the NIOO campus and science bites from citizen science to serious games. And in between, score your own species to add to the BioBlitz.

See you in NIOO’s sustainable building and ecological garden!


12.00 – 12.45    Arrival & Lunch
12.45 – 13.15    Welcome plenary & launch national ecological research facilities website

13.25 – 14.15    Parallel sessions round 1: dive in…
•    Open science – Biodiversity data
•    Research infrastructure – Molecular methods
•    Fresh ideas – Pressure cooker research proposals/collaborative experiments/sampling network (various themes)
•    Tours (NIOO and research facilities)

14.20 – 15.10    Parallel sessions round 2: hands/heads on
•    Open science – Biodiversity citizen science
•    Research infrastructure – What do we need?
•    Fresh ideas – Follow-up pressure cooker proposals
•    Tours (NIOO and research facilities)

15.10 – 15.40    Break & BioBlitz

15.40 – 16.30    Parallel sessions round 3: connecting!
•    Open science – Knowledge connection & impact
•    Research infrastructure – Research assistant meet up
•    Fresh ideas – Early career BXL meet up
•    Tours (NIOO and research facilities)

16.30 – 17.00    Conclusions of the day
17.00 – 18.00    Drinks & Science bites – with serious games

BiodiversityXL is the Centre of Excellence for Netherlands Biodiversity Research, launched by Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ-NWO) and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute-KNAW. It is the meeting place for all people interested in the field of biodiversity research.