People

Research 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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Prof. Dr. M.D. (Marc) Davidson

Lecturer

Environmental ethics, environmental economics

Phone: +31 (0)20 5257379

 

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Postdoctoral researchers

Dr. J.R. (James) Allan

Postdoc (University of Amsterdam)

Biodiversity conservation, macroecology, decision science, conservation policy, conservation planning

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Dr. C.M. (Caroline) Dracxler

Postdoc (University of Amsterdam)

Frugivory, interaction networks, macroecology, Neotropics, palm ecology, trait matching

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Dr. M. (Michael) Ørsted

Postdoc (external, Aalborg University, Denmark)

Ecology, evolution, species distribution modelling

 

Dr. L.P. (Lilian) Sales

Postdoc (external, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)

Biodiversity redistribution, climate change, macroecology, species interactions, ecological niche models

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PhD students

 

Z.V. (Zsófia) Koma

PhD student (University of Amsterdam)

LiDAR, GIS, remote sensing

 

S.J. (Sietze) Norder

PhD student (University of Amsterdam and University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Island biogeography, human-environment interactions, social-ecological systems

 

S.-L. (Samantha) Jamison

PhD student (external and visiting, based at University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Bush encroachment, frugivory, succession, ecological networks

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L. (Larissa) Nowak

PhD student (external, based at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany)

Functional diversity, mutualistic networks, ecosystem functioning, tropical ecology, climate change

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MSc students

J. (Jorin) Veen

MSc student

Macroecology, plant-frugivore interactions, primatology

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M.J.S. (Sebastiaan) Haverhoek

MSc student

Plant ecology, environmental filtering, functional traits, functional diversity

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R. (Rick) de Regt

MSc student

Paleoecology, conservation and management, species distribution modelling

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Q.D. (Quinten) Mudde

MSc student

Macroecology, population dynamics, herpetology, distribution modelling

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L. (Luca) Rieger

MSc student

Biodiversity, ecology, morphology, genetics

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E.M.N. (Emma) Polman

MSc student

GIS & remote sensing, abiotic-biotic interactions, spatial data analysis, bio-geochemical cycles

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J.P.R. (Reinier) de Vries

MSc student

Environmental and ecosystem dynamics

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A. (Amalia) Llano Bojanini

MSc student

Systems ecology, tropical ecology, biodiversity loss

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Former lab members

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

  • P.J. (Pablo) Varas Enríquez (MSc student 2018-2019). Macrecology, evolutionary demography, human behavioral ecology and evolutionary anthropology. ResearchGate, Linkedin, Facebook.

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

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

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

  • Dr. R.E. (Renske) Onstein (Postdoc 2016-2018). Research interests in macroevolution, functional traits, comparative biology, phylogenetics, angiosperms and evolutionary radiations. Personal website, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin

  • 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. ResearchGate

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

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

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

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