We carry out research into:
If you would like more information on our projects and our expertise, please do not hesitate in contacting us. Below you find a limited overview of the research projects we're involved in.
- Influence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the chytrid fungus that causes the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis on amphibian population dynamics. Partner: Ghent University (Belgium). (Conservation Biology paper)
- Factsheet on the salamander-eating fungus: Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal). (PNAS paper)
- Assessing the impact on amphibians of certain colours of artificial light. Partners: Wageningen University (WUR) and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). (More information)
- Gathering information about the home range and dispersal patterns of the Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita) by using radio transmitters.
- Telemetric (PIT tag) research on the seasonal migration of several fish species. Partner: VisAdvies BV.
- Research into the occurrence of the invasive species Topmouth Gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) and Sphaerothecum destruens, the parasite it carries, which is a threat to several native freshwater fish species. Partner: Department of Microbiology and Dept. of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology of Radboud University Nijmegen.
- Detection of secretive and exotic species using environmental DNA (eDNA) and further research on eDNA. Partner: Spygen (Grenoble, France).