Category: Online resources

The cradles, museums, and graves of biodiversity

Video by Thiago Rangel explaining our recent paper (Rangel et al., 2018).  

UvA Open day – 3D visualization of the ice ages in the Andes

Researchers in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam have been studying the páramos and Andean ecosystems for over 50 years. These highly diverse ecosystems are currently restricted to mountain-tops (resembling an archipelago of islands in the sky),…

Pollen art…

Day 1 of my summer holiday raining = art with the kids.

Exploring ancient cesspits in Deventer (Netherlands)

University of Amsterdam MSc Biological Sciences student Jippe Kreuning investigated the contents of cesspits in the Dutch city of Deventer for his research project. Jippe investigated fossil pollen, seeds and other biological remains to discover what people in the ancient city were eating. In doing…

Fossil Hunters!

New films on how to find out about past environmental change from Elizabeth Alexson (University of Minnesota Duluth, USA)

British Ecological Society 2016 on film

See what it was like at the British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting 2016: See the winning act from the Science Slam: Find out more about the BES: For more videos by the society check out the BES YouTube channel by clicking here.

Software tools

Collated here is a series of blog posts which provide recommended software for biological scientists, which I compiled mostly for my Masters-level module in Research Presentation Skills. It may be … Source: Software tools

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics 2016

A year in the life of IBED… spot the palaeoecologists 🙂

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests PhD defense University of Wageningen Candidate: Masha T. van der Sande Date: 06/07/2016 Watch Masha’s thesis defense on WUR TV (featuring W.D. Gosling as an opponent…) Click here to watch the video

Hunting El Niño

Hunting El Niño video from Timme Donders (Utrecht University)

Humans and fires in the Brazilian Cerrado: A palaeoecological perspective

Fires and biodiversity in Brazilian savanna A new video from Boromir Bogumil on sediment coring and the natural history of the Brazilian savannah (Cerrado):    

Lake sediment coring equipment demonstration

How to assemble a coring equipment to collect lake deposits A new video from Boromir Bogumil on the operation of a Geo-core piston corer: