Scientific research is way to understand the world, but can also make our societies more sustainable. I enjoy sharing my fascination for science with a wider public. Currently I am working on a popular science book about human-environment interactions on islands. It will be published in 2020 by Prometheus (in Dutch). I am also writing a children’s book about a spider with a dream who arrives on an uninhabited island (illustrations by Jitske Wadman). I occasionally give public talks or write pieces for newspapers and magazines, see my Dutch page for an overview.