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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).

Jasper de Goeij talks about sponge research in Vroege Vogels

IBED reseacher Jasper de Goeij talks on the radio show Vroege Vogels about his research on sponges: an animal that is the oldest from of multicellularity and shows remarkable similarities with our intestinal system. During the interview Jasper explains how sponges can dine in a marine dessert and tells about the importance of sponges for coral reefs. 

Bird ringing of great importance: 'Human actions have an effect on animals'

Ringing herring and black-backed gulls is important to keep track of the colonies. IBED reseracher Roos Kentie tells about her research on NH nieuws: 'We conduct research with the aim of mapping changes in the environment and their effect on populations.'

Visualizing the process of digestion in the oldest known animal-microbe symbiosis

Phys.org reports about a new study of IBED researchers Meggie Hudspith, Jasper de Goeij and Gerard Muyzer, in which they have been able to visualize for the first time how tropical sponges and their symbiotic bacteria work together to consume and recycle organic food.

Will the marbled crayfish become the next successful invasive crayfish?

Researchers from Naturalis and IBED special chair Wetland Restoration Ecology Piet Verdonschot have recorded the characteristics of the various species of crayfish found in the Netherlands. Based on their analysis, they expect that the marbled crayfish could become a successful invasive species.

BioJournaal about the call to iclude soils in international agreements on the protection of biodiversity

A group of international biologists, including IBED professor Franciska de Vries, urges in the scientific journal Science not to forget the soil and soil life in international agreements on the protection of biodiversity. Soil protection currently plays a marginal role in international treaties, while healthy soils are essential for the health of the rest of the ecosystem. Professional medium BioJournaal took over the call.

PhD candidate Lisette Mekkes on 'Nieuws en Co' Radio 1

IBED & Naturalis PhD candidate Lisette Mekkes explains on radio 'Nieuws en Co' about her newest publication on the adaptability of pteropods to changing ocean conditions like acidification. She performed her research on board of a large research vessel along the United States West Coast.

How rock flour should restore nature that is affected by nitrogen deposition

Vulnerable nature reserves have become very acidic due to many years of nitrogen deposition. Rockflour seems to be a promising way to do something about this. IBED emeritus professor Jan Sevink explains in Pointer Radio (NPO Radio 1) that more research is needed before rock flour can be used on large scales to restore nature. 

The mandrills in Artis are up to date

Do monkeys have a sense of time? Yes, according to research with mandrills in Artis. Trouw published an article on the research of Artis professor of cognitive behavioral ecology and UvA researcher Karline Janmaat and her student Kavel Ozturk, in which they found that mandrills can keep track of how many days have passed in order to allow them to be the first to gather the food.

Money for coral and climate research

The newspaper Antilliaans Dagblad reports out the the Caribbean Research program of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), that allocated 7 million euros to study corals and climate change. IBED professor of Tropical Marine Ecology Mark Vermeij is one of the research leaders.