Aquatic Ecology
Aquatic Ecology

Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences

The Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES) aims to perform world leading research in order to understand the response of the natural environment to human impact. With this knowledge, the institute contributes to mitigating ecosystem degradation and finding solutions to restore the natural environment.



Grant for research on Antarctic marine animals

Aquatic ecologist Wilco Verberk of Radboud University has received a grant of nearly 1 million euros from NWO to conduct research in Antarctica. From the money, he will investigate the influence of global warming on marine animals in Antarctica.

Dr Conall Holohan (left) and dr Cornelia Welte in white lab coats next to their bioelectrochemical systems in the lab

Radboud-Glasgow microbiology collaboration to unlock physiology behind electricity-producing nitrogen-removing bacteria

Dr. Cornelia Welte and Dr. Conall Holohan of RIBES have been awarded a Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Grant to advance solutions to the global and local Nitrogen crisis with ammonium-removing bacteria that can also produce electricity.

Photo of a ditch in an autumn landscape with trees and grass

Researchers map aquatic-based, human-driven impacts on climate change

A study published in the journal Science illustrates how human impacts to aquatic ecosystems are contributing to the global climate crisis. One of the study's takeaways is that humans are impacting decomposition rates in rivers on a global scale.


Flush and Away? Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Urban Wastewater

Insect-microbe symbiosis in Nezara viridula

RIBES Day 2024

Visiting address

Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences is located in the Huygens building in Nijmegen.

Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen


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