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Staff members with discipline Biodiversity Conservation

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Population & conservation genetics
Simulation models & programming (C/C++, NetLogo)
Web & wiki development & maintenance
GELIFES datasteward
GELIFES Pure coordinator
dr. J. (Joke) Bakker
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joke.bakker rug.nl
+31 50 36 38780
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ICT developer (TRÊS) & datasteward (GELIFES)
Kees Bastmeijer is Director of the Arctic Centre and Professor of Arctic and Antarctic Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (0,8) and Board Member of the Wadden Academy, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (0,2). His research relates to the international governance of the Polar Regions (the Antarctic and the Arctic) and to the role of law in protecting nature. Kees is a lawyer and prefers to relate his work to research in other disciplines, including ecology, sociology and philosophy. His current research interests include protected areas in the Polar Regions, property rights and nature, human-nature-relationship and the law, Antarctic tourism regulation, indigenous traditions and ecology, and the role of law in protecting wilderness. Kees is the (co-)author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles, including publications in the American Journal of International Law and Nature.  He has edited the book Wilderness Protection in Europe: the Role of International, European and National Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), is co-editor with Prof. Timo Koivurova of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment: Theory and Practice (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2008) and is author of The Antarctic Environmental Protocol and its Domestic Legal Implementation, (dissertation, Kluwer Law International, 2003). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Yearbook of Polar Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff), the special book series Polar Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff) and of The Polar Journal (Taylor & Francis/Routledge). He is Member of the Standing Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research.  Kees Bastmeijer has been appointed as arbitrator of the Permanent Court of Arbitration under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. As adviser of the Dutch government, he has participated in the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings since 1992.
mr. C.J. (Kees) Bastmeijer, Prof Dr
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c.j.bastmeijer rug.nl
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My main field of research is conservation genetics that studies the consequences of habitat fragmentation and particularly the accompanying genetic process of genetic drift, which causes loss of fitness (inbreeding depression) and loss of genetic variation. The main question addressed is how this so called process of genetic erosion affects the adaptability and persistence of small fragmented populations of endangered species. This includes both applied aspects, studying the genetic structures of endangered species in their natural habitat, and more fundamental aspects by doing decisive experiments using Drosophila melanogaster (banana fly, vinegar fly, fruitvlieg) as model organism.
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r.bijlsma rug.nl
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Professor "Population and Conservation Genetics"
Natural History, Urban Wildlife Conservation, Animal Geographies, Nature-Human Relations, Biology Field Techniques and Bats, Bees, Birds and any Beast!
M.A. (Angelica) Caiza Villegas, M
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m.a.caiza.villegas rug.nl
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Experimental ecology, Wadden Sea benthos, Baltic Sea, Coastal food-webs, Algae, Seagrass ecosystems
B.D.H.K. (Britas Klemens) Eriksson, Prof Dr
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b.d.h.k.eriksson rug.nl
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Associate Professor Marine Ecology
Whole-genome analysis 
Population genetics
Molecular evolution
F.R. (Fabricio) Garcia Furni, MSc
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f.r.garcia.furni rug.nl
+31 50 36 32075
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Dr. Carol X. Garzón López is an assistant professor in Earth and Environmental sciences at the multidisciplinary faculty Campus Fryslân. Dr. Garzon teaches the bachelor courses Earth System, Ecosystem processes and Services and the Birds and the Bees: Knowledge infrastructures for sustainability.

She is a colombian researcher and the director of Verde Elemental, a website in Spanish, dedicated to promoting and disseminating knowledge in ecology and conservation for Latin America. Her expertise lies in the application of spatial ecology tools to gain insights and monitor biodiversity at multiple scales.

Kewywords: Spatial ecology, UAV-based optical and hyperspectral imagery analysis, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics
C.X. (Carol) Garzon Lopez, PhD
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c.x.garzon.lopez rug.nl
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Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Coral reef biology, marine biodiversity, marine conservation, marine zoology, 
prof. dr. B.W. (Bert) Hoeksema
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b.w.hoeksema rug.nl
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Honorary professor Tropical Marine Biodiversity
Land use change
Ecosystem services
GHG emissions
Carbon sequestration
Biodiversity
Peatland use
Forest management
W. (Weier) Liu
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weier.liu rug.nl
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K.J. (Kasper) Meijer, MSc
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k.j.meijer rug.nl
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m.mendez-arostegui rug.nl
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I gained valuable field work experience with cheetah in many game reserves around South Africa and am currently in the process of publishing a scientific paper based on my master’s degree research. During this time, I have worked on various research projects involving cheetah research, namely in Zambia, Benin, and South Africa, where my roles have been to assist with the evaluation and data analysis on existing and reintroduced cheetah populations. I was involved with monitoring a cheetah coalition during their first initial phase of release onto a 90 000-ha property in the Kalahari in South Africa. My duties included tracking (VHF and sign and track) and monitoring the health and wellbeing of the four individuals of the coalition, driving a 4x4 vehicle in a “big 5” reserve, providing reports for management and research purposes, and identifying possible communication hubs within the reserve. I consider myself to be a hard-working individual, who is committed to learning through experiences and applying skills acquired to assist in completing a challenge. I have a good ability to work well with others and can easily communicate with colleagues as well as customers. I am a reliable team player who is able to support and encourage other and thrives in a competitive environment.
A.A. (Allison) Muller
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a.a.muller rug.nl
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PhD student
Ecology, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation, Nature Conservation, Sustainable Landscapes
prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
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h.olff rug.nl
+31 50 36 32214
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Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
Value of nature and landscape; Economics and space; Real estate and green; Evaluation ecology versus economy; Cost-Benefit Analysis, Multi-Criteria Analysis.
dr. F.J. (Frans) Sijtsma
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f.j.sijtsma rug.nl
+31 6 4098 8442
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Director Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development / Associate Professor Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
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b.i.tieleman rug.nl
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Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
PhD student in behavioural physiology and conservation ecology. I specialize in the behaviour and conservation of large carnivores, specifically cheetah, and the relationship between wildlife and humanity.
N. (Nynke) Wemer
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n.wemer rug.nl
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PhD student
Nature policy, national parks, sustainability
J. (Jorien) Zevenberg
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j.zevenberg rug.nl
+31 50 36 38776
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Lecturer Science & Society and PhD Sustainable nature conservation
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