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Ms S. (Stacy) Shinneman MSc

Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number:C4.204
Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    As the Geoinformatician at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, I support scientific staff and students with processing, management and knowledge transfer of geodata. I support ongoing research, generate spatial visualizations, and develop geospatial analysis workflows.

    I use my expertise to access, analyze, visualize and integrate multiple sources of information, including LIDAR data, weather and bird radar data, and GPS tracking data (UvA-BiTS). My research activities include data management, analysis/interpretation and visualization using SQL, R, ArcGIS or any other computational tool that best solves the problem.

    I enjoy working on interdisciplinary, collaborative projects with multiple partners from across academia, industry, government and consulting. I have extensive experience in project management, technical writing and facilitating communication amongst stakeholders and collaborators, especially for large, technical projects. My work also includes fostering a collaborative work environment for researchers and students by ensuring that knowledge and skills are being communicated and shared efficiently.

    Work History

    As a Research Assistant at IBED from 2018-2019 I worked on the Eemshaven Showcase project, a feasibility study designed to investigate spatial and temporal dynamics of bird migration around the Eemshaven wind  park using meteorological radar data, improve knowledge about collision-induced mortality of migrating birds, and explore the use of temporary shutdowns to mitigate bird mortality. From 2015-2017 I was a Research Fellow in the Clinical Informatics & Health Outcomes Research Group at University of Surrey, UK, where I supported the Integrate study, a real-world implementation of one-health and big data concepts which focused on innovative, rapid gastroenteritis surveillance based on UK primary care data. From 2010-2014 I was a Research Assistant at IBED in animal movement and also supported education and research activities at UvA’s GIS Studio. Prior to that, I worked for over ten years in environmental consulting in the United States and Venezuela on projects that gave me extensive experience with field work and kick-started my interest in data collection, management, and analysis using GIS and environmental databases.


    I earned a master's degree in environmental biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA and a bachelor's degree in environmental science and biology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  • Publications
  • Publications


    • De Jong, M., Sterk, H. P., Shinneman, S., & Seijmonsbergen, A. C. (Accepted/In press). Hierarchical geomorphological mapping in mountainous areas. Journal of Maps.


    • Rijsdijk, K. F., Buijs, S., Quartau, R., Aguilée, R., Norder, S. J., Teixeira de Medeiros, S. M., Carreiro Nunes, J. C., Elias, R. B., Melo, C. S., Stocchi, P., Shinneman, S., Koene, E. F. M., Seijmonsbergen, A. C., De Boer, W. M., & Borges, P. A. V. (2020). Recent geospatial dynamics of Terceira (Azores, Portugal) and the theoretical implications for the biogeography of active volcanic islands. Frontiers of Biogeography, 12(3), [e45003]. [details]


    • Liyanage, H., Shinneman, S., Hoang, U., Ferreira, F., Alexander, D., Rigby, M., Blair, M., & de Lusignan, S. (2018). Profiling Databases to Facilitate Comparison of Child Health Systems Across Europe Using Standardised Quality Markers. In Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth (Vol. 247, pp. 61-65). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). IOS Press.


    • de Lusignan, S., Shinneman, S., Yonova, I., van Vlymen, J., Elliot, A. J., Bolton, F., Smith, G. E., & O'Brien, S. (2017). An Ontology to Improve Transparency in Case Definition and Increase Case Finding of Infectious Intestinal Disease: Database Study in English General Practice. JMIR medical informatics, 5(3), e34.



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