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.


The pond bat in the Netherlands. Energetic challenges during foraging, pregnancy, lactation, mating and hibernation.

Pond bats live in buildings. They make use of gaps under roof tiles and in cavity walls. They need habitats of varying temperatures. Just like most European bats, the pond bat is heterothermic: it can choose between self-regulating its body...

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher in High-Integrity Voluntary Climate Action

Would you like to help move climate action towards high integrity and effectively contribute to a sustainable and net-zero world? If yes, come and join the Horizon Europe funded 'Achieving High Integrity Voluntary Climate Action' (ACHIEVE) project as a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University...

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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