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Masters degree: Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 27/03/2007
PhD degree: Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 27/06/2012
ru toplogo nl nieuw                        Promotors: Prof. J.M. van Groenendael, Prof. M. Klaassen
                        Title of thesis: Speeding up the snail´s pace: bird-mediated dispersal of aquatic organisms full text pdf
2022 -              Postdoctoral researcher
                        Department of Aquatic Ecology, NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands
2021 -2022      Postdoctoral researcher/teacher
                        Aquatic Ecology & Environmental Biology, Radboud University, The Netherlands
2017 – 2021    Junior Group Leader
                        Department of Aquatic Ecology, NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands
2016 – 2017    Postdoctoral researcher
                        Ecology and Biodiversity Group, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2013 – 2016    Postdoctoral researcher
                        Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Norway and
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
(NINA), Norway
2012                Postdoctoral researcher
                        Department of Aquatic Ecology, NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands
2018 –             Supervisor PhD student María José Navarro Ramos, Doñana Biological Station, Spain
2020 – 2021    Supervisor PhD student Hui Jin, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands (graduated 13/12/2021)
2018 – 2021    Thesis committee PhD student Victor Martín Velez, Doñana Biological Station, Spain
2017 – 2019    Supervisor PhD student Antonella Petruzzella, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (graduated 12/06/2019)
2016 – 2018    Supervisor PhD student Peiyu Zhang, Utrecht University (graduated 28/09/2018)

2008 –             Continuous supervision MSc, BSc and Applied Sciences students
2021                Co-teaching MSc course Management of Ecosystems
2019                Guest lecturer Biodiversity course - Wageningen University & Research
2017                Workshop leader, Avian anatomy, Dutch Ornithological Union meeting, The Netherlands
2012                Workshop leader, Statistical analyses in R, University of Tübingen, Germany
2009 – 2011    Student supervisor, bachelors course Aquatic Ecology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2005                Teaching assistant, bachelors course Nutrient cycles in wetlands, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2021 –             Spanish National program, co-applicant
2019                Ecology fund KNAW, main applicant, "Dispersal of plant seeds by waterbirds across habitat types"
2017 – 2019    H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, main applicant, "The impact of seed-dispersal by animals on plant distributions: an experimental and modeling approach"
2017 – 2019    Spanish National program, co-applicant, "Migratory waterbirds as key vectors for the co-dispersal of alien and native species in different biomes"
2018                Postdoc grant Wageningen University & Research, co-applicant, "Resilience of aquatic systems under biological invasions: From ecosystems to genomes"
2009                ICTS program Doñana Scientific Reserve, main applicant, "Bird-mediated gene flow in aquatic snails in Doñana"
2008                Ecology fund KNAW, main applicant, "Bird-mediated dispersal of aquatic organisms: a novel solution to an old problem?"
2006                Ecology fund KNAW, main applicant, "Optimal clutch size of waders: are production costs and egg viability limiting clutch size?"
2017 – 2019    Editor Research Topic “Animal-mediated dispersal in understudied systems”, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
2018 –             Editorial board Limosa (quarterly journal of the Dutch Ornithological Union)
2007 –             Peer-reviewer for >25 international journals and funding bodies:
                       Acta Oecologica, African Journal of Aquatic Sciences, American Journal of Botany, Aquatic Botany, Aquatic Conservation,
                       Aquatic Ecology, Basic and Applied Ecology, Biological Invasions, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biology Letters,
                       Diversity and Distributions, Ecography, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Entemology, Ecology, Ecology of Freshwater Fish,
                       Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Applications, Freshwater Biology, Functional Ecology, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Biogeography,
                       Journal of Ecology, Journal of Fish Biology, Journal of Natural History, Journal of Zoology, Limnologica, PeerJ, PlosONE,
                       Proceedings of the Royal Society B, River Research and Applications