Background and activities

I am a PhD student from the Netherlands 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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Journal publications