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SofaScience: On the couch with WUR scientists

Published on
June 16, 2021

In Resource SofaScience, WUR scientists tell student editors and WUR students Anna den Hartog and Laura Bergshoef about their research. But also about what drives them. Sit back, watch and listen!

Laura Bergshoef and Anna den Hartog are literally on the scientist's couch. A conscious choice, because they are not only curious about the scientific aspects of the research, but also about the personal ones:

Why did you choose this subject, what drives you as a researcher, what does the research mean for society, how important do you think that is as a scientist?

At the moment there are three episodes of SofaScience online for you to watch.

#1. Plastic in rivers

Tim van Emmerik does research on macro-plastics in rivers. Tim tells Anna why he dived into this research, what drives him & shares his favourite books.

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#2. Food in space

Wieger Wamelink investigates how future space colonists can grow vegetables on Mars and the moon. He already has a shopping list ready. In this video Laura talks to Wieger about his research, his fascination and his own space travel plans.

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#3. No livable income for coffee farmers

Anna has found a place on the sofa with Yuca Waarts. Yuca is doing research on certificates, among other things. She investigates what the farmers are paid and what the effect of Fair Trade labels is. Spoiler: a label alone will not solve the gap between a liveable income and the actual income.

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