IBED researchers frequently appear in the media to present their research and its applications to a wider audience to strengthen the link between Science and Society. Here you can find an overview of IBED research that appeared in magazines/newspapers or was broadcasted on radio/TV (mainly in Dutch).
Misuse of pesticides can pose risks to the environment and health, but in practice the rules for pesticide use are poorly observed. Annemarie van Wezel, professor Environmental Ecology, explains on NPO Radio 1 about the consequences.
Climate change could change microbial life in the oceans in such a way that the color of water will change. IBED professor Jef Huisman explains in science and techonlogy magazine KIJK about the mechanisms behind this potential effect of changing climate conditions.
On 29 March ends the British membership of the European Union. Folia asked British UvA employees, among whom IBED researcher William Gosling, how they experience the Brexit and how this will impact science.
Chemical drug waste is often dumped in the sewage, as it is effective and relatively invisible. Thomas ter Laak, researcher at KWR and associate professor at IBED, explains in newspaper de Gelderlander what the consequences are for the environment.
Can special laundry machine filters prevent micro plastics to end up in the environment? Annemarie van Wezel, professor Environmental Ecology and director of IBED, comments on this technology in Trouw.