Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate from the Netherlnads working on the project 'Evolution in a Changing Climate' (EVOCLIM), where we ask the question: how are populations able to adapt to a changing environment? Using a unique set of long-term studies on European hole-nesting passerines, I explore how population demography, phenotypic selection and life-history traits vary in space and to what degree temporal variation in those ecological parameters can be explained by temporal variation in the environment.

I am also involved in:

  • SPI-Birds Network & Database, an initiative to create a community-defined, standardized method for formatting data on hole-nesting passerines (and other birds) making it much easier to exchange data and ideas within the network.
  • sTraitChange, a sDiv collaborative project with the focus on: how do trait responses to climate change translate into demographic rates and population dynamics?

I have participated in the organization of three conferences in Trondheim and Røros: 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Culina, Antica; Adriaensen, Frank; Bailey, Liam D.; Burgess, Malcolm; Charmantier, Anne; Cole, Ella F; Eeva, Tapio; Matthysen, Erik; Nater, Chloe Rebecca; Sheldon, Ben C.; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Vriend, Stefan J.G.; Zajkova, Zuzana; Adamik, Peter; Aplin, Lucy M.; Angulo, Elena; Artemyev, Alexandr; Barba, Emilio; Barišić, Sanja; Belda, Eduardo; Bilgin, Cemal Can; Bleu, Josefa; Both, Christiaan; Bouwhuis, Sandra; Branston, Claire J.; Broggi, Juli; Burke, Terry; Bushuev, Andrey; Camacho, Carlos; Campobello, Daniela; Canal, David; Cantarero, Alejandro; Caro, Samuel P.; Chaine, Alexis; Cauchoix, Maxime; Cichoń, Mariusz; Ćiković, Davor; Cusimano, Camillo A.; Deimel, Caroline; Dhondt, André A.; Dingemanse, Niels J.; Doligez, Blandine; Doutrelant, Claire; Drobniak, Szymon M.; Dubiec, Anna; Eens, Marcel; Erikstad, Kjell E; Espín, Silvia; Farine, Damien R.; Mennerat, Adele; Slagsvold, Tore. (2020) Connecting the data landscape of long‐term ecological studies: The SPI‐Birds data hub. Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Nuijten, Rascha J.M.; Vriend, Stefan J.G.; Wood, Kevin A.; Haitjema, Trinus; Rees, Eileen C.; Jongejans, Eelke; Nolet, Bart A.. (2020) Apparent breeding success drives long-term population dynamics of a migratory swan. Journal of Avian Biology.