I am a PhD-student at the Conservation Ecology Group of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During my masters at the VU (Amsterdam) I worked on the effect of neonicotinoids (first internship) and nitrogen deposition caused by dairy farms (second internship) on soil mesofauna communities.

I started my PhD in September 2021 and during this time I will extent my knowledge on insect communities. This all will be in relation to godwits, since the chicks use insects as there food source. The insect populations will be monitored with both modern (cameras) and traditional monitoring methods (malaise traps, sticky traps, pitfall traps, emergence traps). This all will be done on several farm, which differ in their management in terms of intensity and ground water levels.