Healthy environment

At Radboud University we focus on making people and the planet healthier. We do this by contributing scientific research to knowledge development and solutions, for example in the field of biodiversity. We apply the insights to our own green campus.

What would the world look like without insects?

The conclusion that three quarters of flying insects in nature have disappeared was big news in 2017. Professor of Experimental Plant Ecology Hans de Kroon led the research project in Germany that came to this conclusion. The number of insects is also declining dramatically in the Netherlands.

Healthy Landscape: we change together

Healthy Landscape is a large collaboration between ecologists, policy and communication scientists, lawyers and historians, among others. With Healthy Landscape, Radboud University wants to upscale and accelerate innovations that have a proven positive effect on biodiversity.

Time to deal with nature differently

Nature is important for our survival: nature captures particulate matter, stores CO₂ and purifies air and water. Radboud researcher contribute to a new form of nature conservation: nature creation on the Marker Wadden. And an international team of Radboud researchers, among others, has found an easier way to restore coastal ecosystems.

Connecting people and nature

Centre Connecting Humans and Nature studies the connection of people with nature in different contexts and during the human life course. Its mission is to contribute to connecting people and nature through research, and by organizing and stimulating dialogues between science and society.