Research projects

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  • Carbon Connects

    Carbon Connects is an Interreg North-West Europe initiative with a primary focus on peatland restoration. Originally slated for a four-year period commencing in 2018, the project's timeline has now been extended to December 2023.

  • Protestbord Climate Action Now. Afbeelding van Filmbetrachter van Pixabay

    Achieving High-Integrity Voluntary Climate Action (ACHIEVE)

    The ACHIEVE research project will identify opportunities to strenghten and scale up voluntary climate action, to achieve a worldwide net-zero society by 2050.

  • Ecological Microbiology


    The ERC synergy project MARIX studies marine redox transitions to understand how they remove toxic ammonium and methane. It combines fieldwork, lab experiments and modelling to explore new microbial pathways and their environmental impact.

  • Several glass bottles marked BES1, BES2, etc, in a laboratory situation

    Biogas to bioenergy

    The project Biogas to bioenergy investigates how certain micro-organisms generate electricity, and how we can apply this quality for electricity production and for reducing methane emissions from e.g. water treatment plants.

  • Rosa Boone, Foto door Femke Reijerman

    Towards smart soil-sensing: developing a proxy for soil health

    Rosa Boone is studying how the restoration of soil diversity contributes to the condition of soil. To do this, she's developing a new measuring method that farmers can use to track the health of the soil beneath their feet.

  • Duin met sterke soortenrijke grasbekleding

    Future Dikes

    The Future Dikes project investigates how we can strengthen the Dutch dikes with a species-rich grass covering.

  • Restoration of ancient oak forests with stone meal

    Ancient oak forests are threatened by nitrogen deposition and are now on the verge of collapse. Stone meal restores acidification and mineral imbalance. We combine soil and plant chemistry with soil biology and microbiology, among other things.

  • Surface water, oppervlaktewater


    Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from surface waters with the aim to unravel their drivers and develop mitigation measures using field measurements, experiments and modelling approaches.

  • Aquaculture

    Environmental impact of inland aquaculture in Brazil

    In this research we aim to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient budgets of aquaculture ponds in Brazil and relate them to management practices.

  • Inland waters, meertje, beek

    Effects of bioturbation on microbial CH4 production, accumulation and emission from inland waters

    This research focuses on providing a mechanistic understanding of how bioturbating organisms affect greenhouse gas (GHG) production (through microbial communities), its rates of emission and emission pathways from aquatic ecosystems.

  • Shallow lake

    Effects of bioturbators in greenhouse gas emissions from shallow inland waters

    The overall aim of the project is to unravel the role of bioturbators on GHG emissions in shallow fresh waters under different scenarios (e.g.: temperature, sediments, bioturbators densities).

  • Rijpe tomaten op takken


    Understanding the interactive effects of temperature and humidity on plant reproduction.

  • Red and Green Tomato Fruits


    The project will contribute fundamental biological insight as well as materials and strategies for breeding of heat tolerant crop varieties.

  • HeatGenes

    Discovering general genetic determinants of plant heat tolereance.

  • druppels op drijvende varen

    AZOPRO - Azolla farming on rewetted agricultural lands

    The AzoPro project investigates the potential of Azolla for phosphate removal from former agricultural lands in transition to nature.

  • Living Lab Ooijpolder

    Living Lab Ooijpolder

    In recent years, scientists have experimented with innovative forms of biodiversity restoration in the Ooijpolder in Gelderland. The Living Lab looks at how the existing pilot schemes and initiatives have improved biodiversity in this region.

  • Een meting van medicijnresten in het Nijmeegse riool in 2019.

    Prioritisation and Risk Evaluation of Medicines in the EnviRonment (PREMIER)

    Pharmaceutical residue can cause environmental damage. Much of the medicines that we use are released into the sewer via excretion. That is why a European research consortium is developing a system that analyses the environmental risks of medicines.