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Effect of insecticides on damselflies greater than expected
The latest research from the Leiden outdoor laboratory ‘Living Lab’ shows that the insecticide thiacloprid strongly influences even the most common and robust dragonfly species in the Netherlands. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
Neonicotinoids in nature: The effects on aquatic invertebrates and their role in ecosystems
This thesis describes the role of pollution, specifically neonicotinoid insecticides, as an actor of the ongoing biodiversity decline.
Henrik Barmentlo is our Institute of Environmental Sciences' nominee for the C.J. Kok Jury Award 2020.
Thrips resistance in strawberry: more fruits with less pesticides
Can thrips resistance in strawberry be explained based on secondary metabolite profiles and plant morphological traits?
A large-scale crop protection bioassay data set
ChEMBL is a large-scale drug discovery database containing bioactivity information primarily extracted from scientific literature.
Green defense against thrips- Exploring natural products for early management of western flower thrips
As a contribution to the changing legislation and evolving societal attitudes concerning environmental issues, this project aims to enhance and manipulate the plants’ own natural defense mechanisms against western flower thrips (WFT).
Unsprayed field margins: effects on environment, biodiversity and agricultural practice
A management strategy has been developed for field margins to reduce pesticide drift to non-target areas and to promote biodiversity on arable land. To this end, 3 and 6 m wide strips along the edges of winter wheat, sugar beet and potato crops have been left unsprayed with herbicides and insecticides…
Which DNA is floating in the ditch?
You pour a scoop of ditch water in the DNA scanner, and voilà: you know exactly which plants and animals the ditch accommodates. Well, it is not that simple yet, but according to PhD candidate Kevin Beentjes, we can already use DNA techniques to monitor the quality of freshwater. For his PhD research,…
Bioactive Molecules in Plant Sciences
Plant Sciences' contribution to the Bioactive Molecules research theme is to identify new plant bioactive molecules, and unravel their mechanisms of action in plant development or health, and the regulatory networks and (bio)synthetic pathways required for their production.
Marker assisted breeding for thrips resistance in tomato
Which plant leaf characteristics are involved in thrips resistance in tomato?
Pesticides Atlas, Pilot Study
Description of Atlas of the surfacewater concentrations of pesticides in the Netherlands, a pilotstudy.
Renewed online atlas provides better insight into pesticides in surface waters
On 24 September the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) in Leiden will launch the new version of the Pesticides Atlas in cooperation with Rijkswaterstaat and Royal HaskoningDHV. The online tool is now faster, more user-friendly, more accessible and all data can be downloaded directly. Users can…
IBL-research interview: Kirsten Leiss
Kirsten Leiss, at the IBL since 2001, is developing new ways of crop protection in order to decrease the use of pesticides: As a model she uses the thrip, a tiny insect which causes economic losses worldwide by silver- and growth damage and virus transmission to vegetables, fruits and flowers.
More realistic research needed on substances that enter the environment
Chemical substances and nanomaterials are processed on a massive scale in diverse products, while their risks have not been properly assessed. Time and again synthesised substances have been shown to pollute the environment more than lab tests predicted. This is the warning given by Professor of Ecotoxicology…
Dutch National Research Agenda supports five ‘Leiden’ public-private projects
The Dutch National Research Agenda announced today that it will provide 17 research projects with a total of 61 million euros in funding. Researchers from Leiden University or the Leiden University Medical Center are involved in five of the projects. All of the projects are interdisciplinary partnerships…