Shallow lakes and ditches emit less greenhouse gases if rooted submerged plants are predominant instead of free-floating plants or algae. The researchers recently published their findings in the journal Water Research.
The research programme Future Dikes is researching how species-rich grass revetment can contribute to the erosion durability of a dike. A new research facility has been constructed at the campus to make experiments with grass revetment possible.
Plants anticipate potential heatwaves by already slowing down pollen development under mild heat conditions. This “overreaction” on the part of plants has negative effects on fruit and seed harvests when the weather is warm.
The movement of elephants through wildlife corridors is directly impacted by differing forms of human pressures and development, new research by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and Radboud University shows.
Larger fishes are more likely to experience oxygen deficiency in warming water than smaller species. The same applies to fish with large cells, note researchers at Radboud University in their latest study.
Disasters such as floods cause a lot of suffering, but at the same time they can strengthen national identity. A certain ‘disaster nationalism’ arose in the nineteenth century, according to historian Fons Meijer, who will obtain his PhD on 28 June.
Nature can add something, especially in outdoor play areas where children can release their energy. This was observed by researchers in a study where over 1500 primary school pupils were asked to draw and analyse their favourite place to play outside
On 13 June, Louise Vet and Hans de Kroon will deliver this year’s Westhoff Lecture. Hosted by Radboud University, this lecture is held annually to highlight current issues in nature management and honours the legacy of conservationist Victor Westhoff