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Marine biodiversity

The team Marine biodiversity elucidates the response of marine organisms to past, present and future environmental change by integrating molecular, ecological, and palaeoecological time series across spatial scales.

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DNA barcoding

DNA barcoding lab

Our DNA barcoding lab offers high-throughput processing of biological samples. Also explore the possiblities of our Geolab, our Morphological lab, and other facilities.

DNA barcoding lab


Berry van der Hoorn

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Tahiti sandpiper

Tahiti sandpiper

The only existing specimen of the extinct Tahiti sandpiper, Prosobonia leucoptera, collected in 1773 during the second voyage of Captain Cook.

Our museum provides the general public with easy access to knowledge on nature and its huge diversity and beauty. It also provides insight into the processes going on in nature.

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