Welcome to the jungle!

Up and running! The happy faces of the IMAU team with Martin and Sipko, whose help was crucial during installation.
11 August 2022 | Category: frankenstein bladerunner essay questions

Written by: David Bonell (Thenician IMAU, Utrecht University) A troop of howling monkeys wakes the ATTO camp up just in time for breakfast at 5:45 AM. Ham, cheese, eggs, and a colorful line-up of tropical fruits invitingly await on the kitchen’s tables. This week, MAQ and IMAU are working side…

metacognitive essay

2 August 2022 | Category: frankenstein bladerunner essay questions

Monday morning 0600. Dawn breaks over the metropolis that is Manaus. The city is fully awake and the sound of accelerating scooters, heavy engines and car horns already fill the air. If it weren’t for the heat, humidity and dots of convection that already punctuate the sky, this could be…

Crossing borders

2 August 2022 | Category: frankenstein bladerunner essay questions

We are constantly encouraged to cross borders. To move out of our comfort zone to become creative, original and innovative in our research. These borders are always abstract, undefined and uncharted. They force us to develop personally as scientists, but also to work differently in a team to be more…

Business model innovation for Climate Smart Agriculture in India

1 July 2022 | Category: Soil and land use

This blog was written by Alwin Gerritsen, Kalyan Guntuboyina (WUR) and Hari Krishna Vommi (Government of Andhra Pradesh, Department of Agriculture) Climate-Smart Agriculture entails both the reduction of the environmental and climate impact of agricultural activity and the development of food production methods and crops that are well adapted to…

A long and risky trip!

This blog was written by Robbert Moonen, researcher at Utrecht University and a member of the CloudRoots Amazonia field experiment.  Utrecht, May 27th. Good news! After months of preparations, packing, and bureaucratic efforts our instrumentation has touched down on Brazilian shores. While our measurements at the Brazilian Amazon Tall Tower…

Our soil: the basis of life

6 December 2021 | Category: Soil and land use

This article has been written by Saskia Visser, with contributions from Janjo de Haan, Jennie van der Kolk, Dorothee Tol-Leenders and Rudi Hessel. We expect a great deal from our soils. And, as we have previously explained, rightly so: soils that are treated well and managed properly can make an…

Winning teams for future food production

21 May 2021 | Category: Biodiversity

As a student, I did a six-month internship at TropenBos. During my internship I lived in the rainforest in British Guiana. There I slept in a hammock and washed myself at the river that ran along the camp. I enjoyed the sight of the enormous diversity in the forest. It…

Abandoned land; a wealth of opportunities

Abandoned land; a wealth of opportunities
4 December 2020 | Category: Soil and land use

I live in the Netherlands, with over 17 million inhabitants it is a densely populated country, in which we managed to provide a use for each and every piece of land. Land is extremely valuable; the lease prices for the agricultural land are by far the highest in Europe, and…