Martin Scholten

DIRECTOR OF GENERAL ANIMAL SCIENCES AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH (WUR)

Martin is member of the Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands. He has been working for WUR since 2002, first as the Director of the Marine Institute IMARES and since 2008 as the Director of General Animal Sciences. Between 1986 and 2002 he worked for the applied research organisation TNO as Director of Marine Research. He studied biology at the Free University Amsterdam (VU), where he graduated cum laude in 1984 and earned his PhD in ecotoxicology. As an ecologist by background he is now active in the field of agro-sciences and introduced the principles of “Feeding the World within the Carrying Capacity of Planet Earth”, “Livestock Farming with Care”, “A circular food production in a biobased society” and “Disruptive Technologies in responsible innovation in Agribusiness”. Martin is the former president of the European public-private livestock innovation platform Animal Task Force (ATF); co-chairman of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases; chairman of the Dutch Dairy Campus Board and chairman of the Netherlands Centre for One Health. He is an expert advisor regarding the future perspectives of food production in the Netherlands and Europe.