People

Permanent staff

Dr. rer. nat. W.D. (Daniel) Kissling

Head of BIOMAC lab & Associate Professor of Quantitative Biodiversity

Macroecology, ecological informatics, global biodiversity change

Phone: +31 (0)20 525 8423

 

Dr. A.C. (Harry) Seijmonsbergen

Assistant Professor

Geomorphology, geodiversity, remote sensing, natural hazards, LiDAR

Phone: +31 (0)20 5258137

 

Dr. K.F. (Kenneth) Rijsdijk

Assistant Professor

Island biogeography, geodiversity, geology

Phone: +31 (0)20 5258288

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Scientific developers

Dr. Y. (Yifang) Shi

Scientific developer for ecological applications of LiDAR Remote Sensing (LifeWatch-ERIC Virtual Laboratory Innovation Center)

Remote sensing, LiDAR, multi-source data fusion, ecosystem structure mapping

 

Dr. ir. J. (Joris) Timmermans

Scientific developer for essential biodiversity variables workflows (LifeWatch-ERIC Virtual Laboratory Innovation Center)

Remote sensing, geodata-science, ecology, hydrology

 

Postdoctoral researchers

 

Project managment support

R. (Rotem) Zilber

Assistant Project & Site Manager for NIEBA ARISE

Biodiversity, island biogeography, ecology

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MSc students

Pauline Lange

MSc student

Wildlife ecology and conservation

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A.E. (Ashleigh) Campbell

MSc student

Conservation biology, macroecology, GIS & remote sensing, sustainability

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F. (Flavia) Aschi

MSc student

Macroecology, climate change, human impacts on biodiversity

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Former lab members

 

  • Z.V. (Zsófia) Koma (PhD student, 2018-2021). Research interests in LiDAR, GIS, and remote sensing.

  • T.P. (Tim) Lenters (MSc student, 2019-2021). Research interests in data science, ecological informatics, and macroecology.

  • I.K. (Iris) de Wolf (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in tropical ecology, distribution modelling, paleoecology, and human interaction.

  • R.J.M. (Remco) Dudink (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in macroecology, biotic interactions, and climate change.

  • D.M. (Dobrochna) Delsen (MSc student, 2019-2021). Research interests in rewilding, conservation biology, animal behaviour, terrestrial ecology and palaeoecology.

  • M.P.C. (Marijn) Tromp (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in environmental management, climate modelling, and extreme weather conditions.

  • L. (Laura) Butula (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in biodiversity, sustainability, conservation, science in policy, and citizen science.

  • A.K. (Amélie) Tatin (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in biodiversity conservation, animal behaviour, GIS, climate change, and human threats.

  • E.S. (Eline) Rentier (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in geo-ecological dynamics, spatial data analysis, geodiversity, GIS and remote sensing.

  • L.L. (Linde) Berbers (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in biogeography, landscape ecology, physical geography, and sustainability.

  • E.M.N. (Emma) Polman (MSc student, 2020-2021). Research interests in GIS & remote sensing, abiotic-biotic interactions, spatial data analysis, and bio-geochemical cycles.

  • Dr. J.R. (James) Allan (Postdoc, 2019-2021). Research interests in biodiversity conservation, macroecology, decision science, conservation policy, and conservation planning.

  • J. (Joeri) Morpurgo (MSc student, 2020). Research interests in deforestation and human impacts on biodiversity.

  • L. (Larissa) Nowak (external PhD student, based at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany, 2018-2021). Research interests in functional diversity, mutualistic networks and climate change.

  • S.-L. (Samantha) Jamison (external PhD student, based at University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2018-2021). Research interests in bush encroachment, frugivory and succession.

  • C.M. (Caroline) Dracxler (Postdoc, 2019-2020). Research interests in Neotropical palms, species interactions, seed dispersal, and trait variation of tropical plants.

  • K. (Klaas) Land (MSc student, 2020). Research interests in tropical ecology, morphology, evolution, and ecosystem dynamics.

  • J.P.R. (Reinier) de Vries (MSc student, 2019-2020). Research interests in environmental and ecosystem dynamics.

  • A. (Amalia) Llano Bojanini (MSc student, 2019-2020). Research interests in systems ecology, tropical ecology and biodiversity loss.

  • L. (Luca) Rieger (MSc student 2019-2020). Research interests in biodiversity, ecology, morphology and genetics.

  • Q.D. (Quinten) Mudde (MSc student 2019-2020). Research interests in macroecology, population dynamics, herpetology, and distribution modelling.

  • J. (Jorin) Veen (MSc student 2019). Research interests in macroecology, plant-frugivore interactions and primatology.

  • M.J.S. (Sebastiaan) Haverhoek (MSc student 2019). Research interests in plant ecology and functional traits.

  • R. (Rick) de Regt (MSc student 2019). Research interests in paleoecology, conservation and species distribution modelling.

  • Dr. J.Y. (Jun) Lim (Postdoc 2018-2019). Research interests in macroevolution, macroecology, community ecology, biogeography, phylogenetics, and tropical plants.

  • P.J. (Pablo) Varas Enríquez (MSc student 2018-2019). Research interests in macrecology, evolutionary demography, human behavioral ecology and evolutionary anthropology.

  • Dr. B. (Babak) Naimi (Postdoc 2018-2019). Research interests in remote sensing, spatio-temporal statistics, spatial modelling, geo-informatics and environmental science.

  • L. (Leila) Meyer (visiting PhD student from Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil). Research interests in diversity patterns, plant ecology and macroecology.

  • J. (Jim) Groot (MSc student 2017-2018). Research interests in remote sensing, GIS, LiDAR, and modelling.

  • Dr. R.E. (Renske) Onstein (Postdoc 2016-2018). Research interests in macroevolution, functional traits, comparative biology, phylogenetics, angiosperms and evolutionary radiations.

  • T. (Tristan) Bakx (MSc student 2017-2018). Research interests in bird ecology, behaviour and LiDAR.

  • I.M.A. (Irene) Bender (PhD student 2013-2018). Research interests in tropical ecology, functional diversity, ecological networks.

  • J.H. (Julia) Heinen (MSc student, 2016-2017). Research interest in islands, macroecology, species interactions, extinction and conservation.

  • D.N. (Daphne) Vink (MSc student 2016-2017). Research interest in primates, functional traits, evolution, conservation, species interactions.

  • Gabriel Muñoz (MSc student 2016-2017). Research interest in biogeography, conservation and computational ecology.

  • A.J. (Aurisel) Mata Velasquez (MSc student 2017). Research interest in Earth observation, GIS, remote sensing, environmental management and geo-ecology.