Onderzoeksfaciliteiten

In Nederland zijn veel belangrijke grootschalige onderzoeksfaciliteiten voor ecologisch onderzoek: van experimentele mini-meren tot onderzoeksboten, en van living labs tot collecties.  

  1. Aquatic laboratories

    Faciliteit
    NIOO-KNAW
    The aquatic laboratories facilitate researchers working with aquatic samples, sediments or organisms. They include laboratories with specialised equipment for aquatic analyses, dedicated rooms for controlled experiments, and they give access to separate storage areas for field equipment, sample storage, chemicals and disposables stocks.
    Aquatic laboratories
  2. Chemostats

    Faciliteit
    NIOO-KNAW
    Chemostats are bioreactors used for cultivation of phytoplankton and/or zooplankton. They can be operated as batch (no dilution rate), as chemostat (fixed dilution rate) or as turbidostats (dilution rate dependent on turbidity). They can be operated as open or closed system, and also axenically.
    Chemostats
  3. CLUE field Veluwe + database

    Faciliteit
    Dry sandy areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    Since 1995, we run a series of biodiversity experiments on a former agricultural field in the nature area Planken-Wambuis near Ede. In some plots, secondary succession has followed its natural course, In other plots, a low or high diversity of plants was sown, or the soil has been inoculated with soil from nature areas.
    Clue Field
  4. Fatty acids determination and quantification

    Faciliteit
    NIOO-KNAW
    Fatty acids such as Phospholipid (PLFA), neutral lipid fatty acids (NLFA) and Ergosterol (total fungal biomass) are used to assess microbial biomass and community structure in soil and other types of environmental samples. This facility provides all the equipment and knowledge required for the determination and quantification of PLFA, NLFA and Ergosterol.
    Fatty acids determination and quantification
  5. Flowcytometry and cell sorting lab

    Faciliteit
    NIOO-KNAW
    Flowcytometry (FCM) is a technique that distinguishes individual particles based on light scatter and fluorescence. A large advantage is that FCM can analyse and sort cells at a very high speed of up to 10,000 cells/second.
    Flowcytometry and cell sorting lab
  6. Greenhouse and trace gas analysis facilities

    Faciliteit
    NIOO-KNAW
    The NIOO greenhouse and trace gas analysis facility is part of the chemical analytical lab with equipment and facilities to asses gas concentrations in atmosphere or in soil gas or soil moisture. Gases (CH4, CO2, N2O, CO, H2,C¬2H4 can be measured over a wide concentration range and even to below-atmospheric levels (ppb) or in stable isotope studies (13C/12C in CO2, CH4).
    Greenhouse and Trace gas analyses Facilities
  7. Hole-breeding passerines monitoring: Hoge Veluwe

    Faciliteit
    Dry sandy areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    Hoge Veluwe is one of four areas in NIOO-AnE's long-term monitoring research on great tits and other bird species that started in 1955. It consists of a large forest area of more than 350 ha of mainly conifers and oak on poor sandy soil. This area is part of the largest forest complex in the Netherlands, De Veluwe. Most of the questions in NIOO's long-term research are/were studied here. Every breeding season, many students and researchers are involved in doing field work at Hoge Veluwe.
    AnE nestkasten
  8. Hole-breeding passerines monitoring: Liesbos

    Faciliteit
    Dry sandy areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    Liesbos is one of four areas in NIOO-AnE's long-term monitoring research on great tits and other bird species that started in 1955. It consists of a large forest area of about 100 ha of deciduous trees, mainly oak, on rich sandy-loam soil.
    Liesbos
  9. Hole-breeding passerines monitoring: Oosterhout

    Faciliteit
    Dry sandy areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    Oosterhout is the last of four areas in NIOO-AnE's long-term monitoring research on great tits and other bird species. Research there started in 1956, one year after the other three areas. It consists of deciduous forest of mainly oak trees on a country estate of about 8 ha, and has a rich clay-sandy-loam soil. Oosterhout has around 150 nestboxes.
    Oosterhout
  10. Hole-breeding passerines monitoring: Vlieland

    Faciliteit
    Dunes and coastal areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    Vlieland is one of four areas in NIOO-AnE's long-term monitoring research on great tits and other bird species that started in 1955. It consists of several smaller forest areas, which together cover about 250 ha of mainly conifers and oak on poor sandy soil. As Vlieland is an island in the Wadden Sea, the area stands completely on its own. Important population questions in NIOO's long term research are/were studied here.
    Vlieland
  11. Land van Ons - Warmond

    Faciliteit
    Fen and Sea Clay landscapes
    Agricultural and Rural Areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    The foundation 'Land van Ons' has obtained a peat meadow area near Leiden to increase biodiversity in this intensively used agricultural area. The goal is not to recreate nature, but to develop sustainable agricultural use of this land with the goal of increasing biodiversity in the area and developing management strategies that optimise its ecological, economic and recreational value.
    Land van Ons - Warmond
  12. Marker Wadden

    Faciliteit
    Large fresh water areas
    NIOO-KNAW
    The Marker Wadden is a newly constructed archipelago in lake Markermeer, which aims to improve the lake’s degrading food web by stimulating primary productivity. The archipelago consists of five islands that add a currently missing habitat type to the lake: shallow, sheltered waters with high nutrient availability and gradual land-water transitions.
    Marker Wadden 2018