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New general director ASG Wageningen Uni

Martin Scholten appointed General Director of the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, effective 15 September. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Ruud Huirne, who will now lead the Social Sciences Group.

Besides his position as General Director of the ASG, Scholten will remain Director of Wageningen IMARES, the institute for coastal and sea research of Wageningen UR. There will be no change in the independent status of this institute.

Martin Scholten studied Biology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), where he graduated cum laude in 1984. In 2004 he earned his PhD at the VU for his thesis, "Ecotoxicological effects on zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions in eutrophied waters".

In addition to being director of Wageningen IMARES, Scholten is a member of the Fisheries Innovation Platform, the scientific advisory council of "Building with Nature" and the Executive Committee of the Zeeuwse Tong foundation. He also chairs the European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisation (EFARO) and is vice-chair of the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Due to his new appointment, he will step down as a member of the municipal council of Wieringen.

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