Our research includes projects that are built around collaborations within and across research groups at IBED, as well as research projects with international collaborators from different countries and disciplines. Most of our research projects are directly related to our research themes.

Current projects with funding include:

  • eEcoLiDAR, an Accelerating Scientific Discovery (ASDI) project for developing an eScience infrastructure for ecological applications of LiDAR point clouds. Related to research theme LiDAR. Funded by the Netherlands eScience Center. BIOMAC participants: Daniel Kissling (PI), Harry Seijmonsbergen (Co-PI), Zsófia Koma (PhD student) and MSc students

  • Global Ecology & Biodiversity, several projects to conduct research on global biodiversity patterns and ecosystem functioning, human impacts on biodiversity, biogeography of species interactions, and global changes in ecosystems, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Related to research themes macroecology, biotic interactions and global biodiversity change. Funding support from the University of Amsterdam Faculty Research Cluster ‘Global Ecology’ and from a University of Amsterdam starting grant. BIOMAC participants: Daniel Kissling (PI), James Allan (Postdoc) and MSc students

Recently finished projects:

  • Frugivory & palm diversification, a postdoc project to investigate how fruit-eating animals have influenced the macroevolution of palms. Related to research theme macroecology. Funded by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). BIOMAC participants: Daniel Kissling (PI)

  • GLOBIS-B, a Horizon 2020 project to facilitate the collaboration of biodiversity research infrastructures through applying the concept of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Supported by GEO BON and funded by the European Commission. BIOMAC participants: Daniel Kissling (PI)