Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment


Plastic nanoparticles make larval zebrafish hyperactive Nanoplastics influence the behaviour of larval zebrafish, says new research by the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL) and the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML). The researchers observed that a certain type of nanoparticles leads to stress reactions in the sugar balance, resulting in hyperactivity in the fish larvae. The study was published on 18 October in Nature Communications Biology.
Leiden University, CML, Thursday 24 October 2019
These animal species are dear to us, but can we protect them? Animal species that are dear to us in the Netherlands often spend a large part or all of their lifecycle in other parts of the world. But their habitats worldwide are under increasing pressure, are often inadequately protected and much poorer than the global average. ‘If we truly care about these animals, we must pay more attention to East Africa, and Central and South Asia,’ says Alexander van Oudenhoven, who co-authored a recent publication on this topic.
Leiden University, CLM, Friday 11 October 2019

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PhD graduations

Peter Kalverla Characterisation of offshore winds for energy applications
Wageningen University, Meteorology and Air Quality
Graduation date: 13 November 2019