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Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
Travel reveals the mind
Travel reveals the mind
Exploring the minds of our primate cousins in the wild, using under-exploited observations of their travel paths A large set of observations of the travel paths of wild primates provides new opportunities for in-depth insights in the evolution of the mental abilities that primates, including ourselves, use to know where and when to travel in the most efficient way.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.03.2021
Measuring bird migration above ARTIS as part of a demonstration site
Measuring bird migration above ARTIS as part of a demonstration site
Researchers of the University of Amsterdam have installed a BirdScan radar at the elephant enclosure in ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo to record bird migration. This BirdScan radar is part of the first site of the national research project ARISE that has the ultimate aim to monitor biodiversity in the Netherlands.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.02.2021
How sponges dine in a marine desert
How sponges dine in a marine desert
Marine biologists have been able to visualize for the first time how tropical sponges and their symbiotic bacteria work together to consume and recycle organic food. The research led by Meggie Hudspith and Jasper de Goeij from the University of Amsterdam, was a collaborative project with colleagues from the Australian Universities of Sydney, Queensland and Western Australia, and the research institute Carmabi on Curaçao, and is now published in the scientific journal Microbiome.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.01.2021
Eutrophication turns aquatic omnivores into vegetarians
Eutrophication turns aquatic omnivores into vegetarians
The feeding behaviour of several invertebrate animals in aquatic food webs is drastically changed by increasing inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus into surface waters. This is demonstrated in a new study by researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Wageningen Environmental Research, that is now published in the scientific journal Ecology.

Life Sciences - 16.10.2020
Research about restored brain function by using sleeping pills
It has been all over the popular news: a Dutch man who has not been able to move or talk for eight years due to severe brain injury can once again function normally with the use of sleeping pills. Neurobiologists Conrado Bosman and Cyriel Pennartz of the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences are among the scientists behind a study that tries to unravel the working mechanism of this phenomenon.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2020
Extinction of mammals affects the future of tropical palms
Extinction of mammals affects the future of tropical palms
The loss of large mammalian frugivores as seed dispersers in tropical ecosystems will have severe consequences for many rainforest plants. This is the conclusion from a study using empirical data and simulations of fruit-eating mammals and palms, both iconic elements of tropical forests worldwide. The authors of the study, including UvA researchers Jun Ying Lim and W. Daniel Kissling, have published their results in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.04.2020
A new approach to the restoration of ecosystem complexity
A new approach to the restoration of ecosystem complexity
How can we best protect the Earth's biodiversity and ecosystems? Long-term ecosystem restoration strategies should be looking more closely at the complexity of ecosystems, including species interactions and evolution, says an international group of scientists, including UvA soil ecologist Elly Morriën, in the renowned scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.