In The Netherlands



The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of eight research institutes of the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. We’re coordinating a Farmer Cluster pilot on arable farming in the Hoeksche Waard/Flevoland.

We’re also co-lead on providing the modelling framework for identifying the limiting resources for target species and groups and selecting the interventions (at farm and landscape scale) that can optimally support these organisms. It will study the effects of farming practices and interventions on biodiversity and ecosystem services in and around arable fields. It will define the recommendations / tools for the farmers and other stakeholders in the pilot areas, with emphasis on arthropod diversity in arable crops. Based on the knowledge accumulated in this project, IBED will redefine the ecological submodels that are used to evaluate the impact of biodiversity-sensitive farming practices.