I am an Associate Professor for Quantitative Biodiversity and head of the Biogeography & Macroecology (BIOMAC) lab at the University of Amsterdam. With my research I am embedded in the Department Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE) at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). Most of my research is focused on large-scale biodiversity patterns, especially macroecology, ecoinformatics, biodiversity monitoring and global change. With my work, I aim to understand how past, present and future environmental factors, species interactions, human impacts and evolutionary history influence species distributions and the structure and assembly of biological communities.
At IBED, I am the coordinator of the MSc course 'Global Ecology and Biodiversity'. I am further leading several research projects and the scientific coordination of the Virtual Laboratory & Innovation Center (LW-VLIC) of LifeWatch-ERIC. For more details, please see my personal homepage and our BIOMAC lab webpage.