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.


Sophie Raterman met begeleider Juriaan Metz in de Zebravis faciliteit

More insight into craniofacial malformations through zebrafish research

In a publication in Frontiers, PhD candidate Sophie Raterman and her colleagues have shown that a specific gene has an important function in the development of the facial skeleton.

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.

Dissertation Natasha Y. Flores

Longitudinal Training Dams (LTDs) as Nature-based Solutions

Natasha Y. Flores of the Animal Ecology & Physiology research group of RIBES will defend her dissertation: Longitudinal training dams (LTDs) as nature-based solutions. Improving riverine habitats in multifunctional heavily modified rivers.


NCR DAYS 2023: Towards 2048: the Next 25 Years of River Studies

Inaugural lecture prof. dr. B. Wicke

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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