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Research Associate at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Leiden University

I'm interested in how the rapidly developing field of genomics can contribute to the field of conservation biology. During my PhD I applied various genetic techniques to gain insight into the distribution of genetic diversity in the lion. These data provide a rational basis for prioritising populations for conservation efforts, but also give insight into evolutionary drivers which may have contributed to the current genetic make-up.The integration of multiple datasources, such as environmental information from satellite data, can help to detect adaptation and possible vulnerability of populations. I have also worked on metabarcoding and environmental DNA for assessing diet and community composition.


  • –present
    Researcher in Conservation genetics,Phylogeny/ Phylogeography, Population genetics and Environmental DNA, Leiden University