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Professor Liesje Mommer is a passionate advocate of biodiversity: are you too?

Published on
July 5, 2021

Liesje Mommer is clear: we are facing the greatest challenge ever! Biodiversity is not doing well: we see disappearing insects, soils without earthworms and coral reefs dying. Ecosystems are crumbling and with them, the survival of our people is hanging by a thread. Time for action!

Biodiversity is the essence of life
Liesje Mommer

Wageningen Biodiversity Initiative

Wageningen University & Research does a lot of research into agriculture and ecology, but these worlds didn't come together on a daily basis. With the newly established Wageningen Biodiversity Initiative, Liesje Mommer (professor of plant ecology and nature management) and other researchers want to bring this together. 

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We can only stop the loss of biodiversity if we work together. This applies to the government, companies, scientists and NGOs, but also to students!

Learn more about biodiversity in these programmes

Are you ready for this challenge, are you open to the complexity of the subject and would you like to search for answers together? Then these programmes are perfect for you!