“Nature is a library from which we can learn”

Welcome to our moss laboratory!
According to UNESCO, “Nature is a library from which we can learn” – so true!
“By studying the ways in which animals and plants have adapted to their environment, we can learn how to mimic these coping mechanisms in industry”, they continue in “How do basic sciences contribute to sustainable development?”
Thus, also in 2023 we are continuing with our research of new types of moss and their potential to filter pollutants such as fine dust from the air.
Moss is a sensitive and complex plant with amazing abilities. Therefore it is important to understand this little super heroes. With 450 million years, mosses are the oldest land plants on earth. They have used the long time of their existence to acquire amazing abilities. If you would like to read more about the inconspicuous super plant, we recommend THIS ARTICLE.
In 2021, the UN General Assembly noted that “we need more basic science to achieve The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals”. Thus, the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development kicked off in July 2022.
More examples of the many ways in which basic research is “paving the way to sustainable development” can be found HERE.