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Christmas lecture 2015

The annual Darwin Chrismas lecture continues, organized by the Darwin Center's successor NESSC (Netherlands Earth System Science Center).This lecture will take place on December 20th. This year’s lecture will be given by NESSC-researcher prof. dr. Michiel van den Broeke (Utrecht University). Note: this lecture will be in Dutch. From mid-November, you can register for the NESSC Christmas lecture on

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IJs bij Tasiilaq, Groenland. Foto: Christine Zenino via Wikimedia Commons

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Jaap Sinninghe Damsté wins Heineken prize for academic oeuvre
The Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam has announced that Professor Jaap Sinninghe Damsté has been awarded the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences. | read more

Darwin Christmas lecture by Louise Vet now online
If you were unable to attend last December’s Darwin Christmas lecture or would like to hear it again, you can view it online now.

Over 50 million euros for research on microbes and climate
Two Dutch research teams, comprising many Darwin Center affiliates, have been awarded the prestigious Gravitation grant, to set up long-term and large-scale research programmes. | read more

Sponge feces as the driving force behind tropical coral reefs
How can coral reefs survive in nutrient-poor tropical waters, like an oasis in a marine desert?
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Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate
As the climate changes and oceans’ acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. An international researchteam has found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. | read more

Second ERC Advanced grant for Mike jetten
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a second prestigious €2.5 million grant to Professor Mike Jetten.
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Darwin Christmas Lecture 2014

De Darwin Christmas lecture wordt voortgezet door de Darwin-opvolger NESSC (Netherlands Earth System Science Center). Dit jaar wordt de lezing gehouden in Science Center NEMO op 20 december 2015, door prof. dr. Michiel van den Broeke. Meer informatie.

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