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On Thursday 12 December 2019 Professor Annemarie van Wezel, Scientific Director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and named Professor of Environmental Ecology, delivered her inaugural lecture "Chemophilia/Chemophobia" at the University of Amsterdam.

Prof. Annemarie van Wezel
Prof. Annemarie van Wezel (fotograaf: Dirk Gillissen)

In her lecture Annemarie van Wezel tells her audience about the use of chemical products, why this grew so enormously over the last decades (Chemophilia), but also about the toxicity and the risks for the environment (Chemophobia).

The complete text of the lecture can be downloaded here:

Download text Inaugural lecture Annemarie van Wezel (PDF)
prof. dr. A.P. (Annemarie) van Wezel

Professor of Environmental Ecology