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Opening of the colloquium by Ms. Pisani, Managing Director of RBINS. (Photo: RBINS/T. Hubin)
23/08/2018

Biodiversity for development, a way forward to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Kelle Moreau

Five years of successful integration of biodiversity in the Belgian development cooperation forms the basis for further cooperation. In the week of 28 May to 1 June 2018, the involved Belgian and foreign partners gathered in Brussels.

De slang Opisthotropis spenceri scheurt onder water een krab uit elkaar (foto: Nirut Chomngam)
18/07/2018

How to eat crab without hands?

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Charlotte Degueldre

While opening and eating crabs represents a challenge for many people as they do not know how to rightly use the designated utensils, some animals manage to do it without tools and even without hands!

Opgravingen Sint-Romboutskerkhof Mechelen (Foto: Dienst Archeologie - Stad Mechelen)
25/06/2018

Belgium's Largest Collection of Human Remains Reveals Its Secrets

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Reinout Verbeke

An anthropologist from our Institute has analyzed 350 human skeletons from a cemetery in Malines, Belgium. The human remains date from the 10th until the 18th century, and are part of the largest skeletal assemblage ever found in Belgium.

The Seatrout is pulled from a sandbank in the turn of Bath (Western Scheldt) by tuggers. © RBINS/SURV
08/06/2018

Aerial Surveys over the North Sea in 2017

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Kelle Moreau

A total of 222 flight hours has been performed at sea in the framework of the Belgian North Sea aerial survey programme in 2017. In and nearby the Belgian marine areas 11 spillages were observed, of which 10 operational slicks and 1 accidental spill.

Urbanization puts a great selection pressure on species and could disrupt ecosystems. (Photo: RBINS)
23/05/2018

Urbanization Affects Animal Body Size

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Reinout Verbeke

Animals in cities are considerably smaller or larger than species on the countryside, a large study concludes. Co-author Frederik Hendrickx (RBINS): ‘Urbanization puts a great selection pressure on species and could disrupt ecosystems.’

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