MSc Ecology & Evolution and BSc Wildlife Management

MSc Ecology & Evolution – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008

Major thesis Island evolution in Túngara frogs. In partnership with the University of Austin, Texas and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Click here for the publication.

During my stay in Panama I was privileged to visit the Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Centre in Coclé, who’s mission is to rescue and establish sustainable assurance colonies of amphibian species that are in extreme danger of extinction throughout Panama.

Minor thesis The influence of genetic and phenotypic diversity on population viability in Orchesella cincta. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Click here for the publication.



BSc Wildlife Management – University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, 2005

Major thesis Frogs diversity and habitat disturbance. In partnership with Iracambi Brazil, leading to baseline data used for the local frog guide

Minor thesis Influence of the cat as a predator of meadow birds. Ministry of forest economics, The Netherlands. Consulted >50 managers and performed scat analyses.

Literature study Invasive mammals in The Netherlands, AAP Foundation