IBED in the media
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).
Field edges basis for 'hunters'
In addition to stimulating biodiversity and beautifying the landscape, a field edge can be functional as a basis for natural enemies of pest insects. Researcher Paul van Rijn explains more about the importance of field edges in relation to biological control in an online publsihed interview.
Radio portret Katja Peijnenburg - Plankton
Vroege Vogels made a radio portret of Katja Peijnenburg, who works as a researcher at IBED and Naturalis. As a child, Katja Peijnenburg was already watching crabs and snails at the beach. That love for sea animals has always remained. She now works as an evolutionary biologist and has studied zooplankton for more than twenty years. Especially sea butterflies as they say a lot about the acidification of the oceans.
Why are deep sea sponges so fascinating?
Sponge researcher Jasper de Goeij explains why sponges are so important for the functioning of coral reefs and other ecosystems.
Stress caused by underwater noise
IBED researcher Fleur Visser tells on the website Kennislink about her whale and dolphin research in the Azoren.
Cyanobacterial blooms | Blauwalgen
Many bathing waters in the Netherlands are currently being threatened by, possibly toxic, cyanobacterial blooms. Petra Visser and her team are currently treating several lakes with hydrogen peroxide to suppress cyanobacterial blooms. NPO Radio 1 interviewed her while working at the Oosterduinse meer.
Predictive bird migration model
Numerous birds are killed by wind mill parks. Willem Bouten was on NOS news to tell more about the bird migration predication model that is currently being developed by his research group. Such a model could help to predict when large numbers of birds will approach wind mill parks, so that wind mills can be temporarily shut down.
Studying dolphins on the Azores
Fleur Visser is studying dolphins around the Azores. She was visited by a reporter from the radio show Vroege Vogels while she was tagging dolphins to learn more about the underwater life of dolphins.
Where are all the pinguins?
The largest colony of king penguins has shrunk by 90%! To find out how that can happen NPO radio 1 called with IBED PhD candidate Sietze Norder.
Bathing water more often contaminated with cyanobacteria
Petra Visser gave her expert vision to NOS.nl on the increase of cyanobacteria in bathing water due to the ongoing heat.
Why your dog does not have to eat fruit
With his new book 'Waarom je hond geen fruit hoeft eten' Ken Kraaijeveld wants to make knowledge about DNA accessible to everyone. In the radio show Vroege Vogels he tells more about his book and gives examples of how DNA research affects different aspects of our life.
Mangabey monkey makes complicated choices
Karline Janmaat en Bryndan van Pinxteren talked in the radio show Vroege Vogels about their research on the special foraging behaviour of Mangabey monkeys: they feed on the nut cracking remains of Chimpansees. However, this is not without danger...
More wasps compared to previous years
Biologist Hans Breeuwer explains in Hart van Nederland why we have more wasps this year compared to previous years.
Is the earth a kind of Noah's Ark that can only carry a maximum number of living beings? Are we actually already with too much or are we just scaring each other with ill-conceived doom scenarios? The TV programme 'Het Filisofisch Kwintet' discusses overpopulation and one of the guests at the table is IBED lecturer Marc Davidson.
Rare Manta Ray nurserary discovered
Marine biologist Mark Vermij in KIJK Magazine abou the discovery of a nurserary for Manta Rays.
Great Barrier Reef has "died" five times already
Mark Vermeij in KIJK Magazine about the question whether the Great Barrier Reef is more resilient than we think.
40 years of solving crimes
Prof. Ate Kloosterman, professor by special appointment of Forensic Biology, retired to the position of emeritus. In Parool he tells about 40 years of solving crimes.
Bullet needed for less herbivores
An opinion paper by André de Roos and Peter van Tienderen in NRC about the new nature manegement plan for the Oostvaardersplassen.
Bird migration prediction model should save birds from wind turbines
IBED researchers are involved in developing a bird migration prediction model that can be used to reduce the number birds killed by wind turbines. Willem Bouten explains more about this line of research in the TV programme 'Monitor'.
Gulls in the city
Gulls are increasingly causing nuisance in Dutch cities. IBED researcher Judy Shamoun-Baranes explains in AD Haagse Courant why gulls move to the cities and that the presence of gulls can also be seen as usefull.
Research grant for Hal Caswell
IBED reseacher Hal Caswell appeared in Folia since he received for the second time the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).
Waste-water based tracing of drug use
Pim de Voogt, professor of Chemical-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems at UvA, appeared in several media to talk about waste-water based tracing of cocaine, xtc and doping use.
Lessons from the past
Jan Sevink, emeritus professor in Physical Geography, in the Volkskrant and radio show Vroege Vogels about the lessons we can learn from paleoecological research with respect to current nature management in the Netherlands.
Research ship Pelagia - NICO expedition
Over seven months, nearly 130 scientists aboard the research ship Pelagia to study the changing oceans in various locations, including the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Biscay. The RV Pelagia departed from Texel in December 2017. Also a number of UvA researchers and students join this expedition and talked about their research with the media.
Kingfisher on UvA Science Park
On UvA Science Park it is possible to spot the kingfisher. Jan van Arkel, digital illustrator at IBED, was very lucky to make some beautiful pictures of this birds and was interviewed by UvA medium Folia.
Water, too few and too many
Researcher Emiel van Loon talks on Radio Swammerdam about the interaction between water infrastructure and animals in the Netherlands. For example, musk rats dig corridors in our dykes, but this same dike also has a lot of influence on the life of other residents in the environment.
Sowing method to restore damaged coral
Various media payed attention to a new method of IBED PhD candidate Valérie Chamberland and reserach Mark Vermeij to restore damaged coral reefs.