The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO)

The Netherlands Institute of Ecology conducts basic and strategic research on organisms, populations, ecological communities and ecosystems on land and in water.

Its researchers study how living organisms interact with one another and their environment. They study nature in the broadest sense of the word, from bacterial DNA to ecosystem biodiversity. Such expert knowledge of ecology can help society avert or solve problems related to nature and the environment and take informed decisions about how to keep the earth habitable. 

What international experts have to say about the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO)

In late 2012, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) was assessed as excellent – the highest possible score – by a committee of international experts. In order to maintain the current quality, the committee made a number of recommendations. For instance, the committee recommended that a strategic plan be drawn up in order to be better prepared for the future and to ensure greater interaction between the PhD students and research fellows from the various departments of the institute. The NIOO management board has taken these recommendations to heart. The Academy Board is delighted with the positive evaluation, which will help the institute to maintain its current quality. You will find the evaluation documents in the right-hand column on this page.


Visiting address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

Postal address

Postbus 50
6700 AB Wageningen
Phone: 0317 473 400

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