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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
2021 -              Postdoctoral researcher
                        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 –             Supervisor PhD student Hui Jin, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Netherlands
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 –             Supervision 13 MSc students, 5 students from Applied Sciences and 8 BSc students
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

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

2020    Viseters als verspreiders van zaden, ongewervelden en nutriënten, Dutch Ornithological Union, The Netherlands
2019    Effecten van de Marker Wadden op vissen, RAVON, The Netherlands
2018    Species movement across aquatic landscapes, Doñana Biological Station, Spain
2018    Species movement across landscapes, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
2015    Ecological and evolutionary consequences of river fragmentation for migratory salmonids, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
2015    Ecological consequences of waterbird movement, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2015    Fish in fragmented rivers: ecological and evolutionary effects of dams on salmonids, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway
2013    Dispersal of aquatic organisms by waterbirds, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2013    Dispersal of aquatic organisms by waterbirds, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2010    Dispersal of aquatic organisms by waterbirds, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia


2020   Connecting Rewilding Science and Practice (Dec 3), online event

2019   Mini-symposium: "Seed dispersal by vertebrates in forests and wetlands: unifying concepts in tropical and temperate systems", Wageningen, The Netherlands

2019   Netherlands Ecological Research Network annual meeting (Feb 12-13), Lunteren, The Netherlands

2018   Pan-European Duck Symposium 5, Millport, Scotland

2018   Netherlands Ecological Research Network annual meeting (Feb 12-13), Lunteren, The Netherlands

2017   British Ecological Society Annual Meeting (Dec 11-14), Ghent, Belgium

2017   "Reassessing the importance of avian vectors in plant dispersal" - workshop at Doñana Biological Station (Feb 20-21), Seville, Spain

2017   Netherlands Ecological Research Network annual meeting (Feb 14-15), Lunteren, The Netherlands

2017   Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie days (Jan 28-29), Nunspeet, The Netherlands - organising workshop "bird anatomy"

2016   Netherlands Ecological Research Network annual meeting (Feb 9-10), Lunteren, The Netherlands

2016   Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie  - days (Feb 5-7), Haren, The Netherlands

2015   World Fishpassage Conference (June 22-24), Groningen, The Netherlands

2015   Advances in the Population Ecology of Stream Salmonids IV  (May 25-29), Girona, Spain

2015   NoWPaS  international network meeting on migratory salmonids (April 7-10), Galway, Ireland

2013   Causes and consequences of organism dispersal, Lund, Sweden

2012   Global change in the Mediterranean, Seville, Spain

2012   Pan-European Duck Symposium III, Jindrichuv-Hradec, Czechia

2010   Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, USA

2009   DISPERSAL conference, Ghent, Belgium

2009   Pan-European Duck Symposium II, Arles, France

2008   European Ecological Federation EURECO-GFOE, Leipzig, Germany

2007   DISPERSAL conference, Paris, France

2006   WESA-X: Western Sandpiper conference, Vancouver, Canada

‘08-‘12 Netherlands Annual Ecological Meeting, Lunteren, The Netherlands

2009   Sixteenth Benelux congress of Zoology, Wageningen, The Netherlands

2008   Island Biogeography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007   Phenotypic flexibility, Texel, The Netherlands

2005   Measuring Behaviour, Wageningen, The Netherlands

2018    Doñana Biological Station, Seville, Spain (3 months research visit)

2017    Doñana Biological Station, Seville, Spain

2015    Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden

2015    Norwegian Institue for Water Research, Oslo, Norway

2013    Department of Aquatic Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2013    Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), Mallorca, Spain

’09,’12 Donaña Biological Station, Sevilla, Spain

‘10-‘11  Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia

2009    Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

2006    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
2006    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, USA