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Scientists

Our senior researchers, research associates, research fellows, tenure trackers and many PhD candidates contribute to a wide range of biodiversity studies. Here you meet them personally and learn about their expertises and scientific goals.

Koos Biesmeijer Prof. dr. J. C. (Koos) Biesmeijer, Scientific director - Biodiversity Dynamics Vincent Merckx V.S.F.T. (Vincent) Merckx, Group leader - Understanding Evolution Berry van der Hoorn B. (Berry) van der Hoorn, MSc., a.i. Group leader - Biodiversity Discovery Menno Schilthuizen lead Menno Schilthuizen Prof. Dr. M. (Menno) Schilthuizen, group leader - Endless Forms Willem Renema Willem Renema Dr. W. (Willem) Renema, Groupleader - Marine Biodiversity Hans in Caxiuana Hans ter Steege Prof. Dr. H. (Hans) ter Steege, Group leader - Biodiversity Dynamics
Name Expertise Function
Kees van Achterberg Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Jesus Aguirre Gutierrez Biodiversity Dynamics Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tinde van Andel Biodiversity Dynamics Research fellow
Susana Arias Guerrero Biodiversity Discovery Research fellow
Pim Arntzen Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Mega Atria Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
Pieter Baas Understanding Evolution Research associate
Lisa Becking Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Kevin Beentjes Biodiversity Discovery PhD
Matty Berg Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Chequita Bhikhi - Research fellow
Pulcherie Bissiengou Taxonomy and Systematics PhD candidate
Eduard Boer Taxonomy and Systematics Research fellow
Hugo de Boer Endless forms Research fellow
Diego Bogarín Endless forms PhD
Marina Bonfim Santos Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
Arthur Bos - Research Associate
Hylke Bosma Taxonomy and Systematics PhD candidate
Roderick Bouman - PhD candidate
Bram Breure - Research associate
Alice K. Burridge Marine Biodiversity PhD candidate
Luisa Carvalheiro Biodiversity Discovery Research fellow
Nicolas Castaño - PhD candidate
Larissa Chacon Doria Understanding Evolution PhD
Pingping Chen Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Laura Cotton Marine Biodiversity Research fellow
Aidan Couzens - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nicolas Davin Understanding Evolution PhD candidate
Francien Dieleman Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Henk H. Dijkstra Taxonomy & Systematics Research associate
KD Dijkstra Freshwater Biodiversity and Odonata Researcher
Anita Dirks Mulder Endless forms PhD candidate
Steve Donovan Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Camiel Doorenweerd Biodiversity Discovery Researcher associate
Leni Duistermaat Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Esther Ent, van der Marine biodiversity PhD candidate
Marco Faasse Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Hans Feijen Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Cobi Feijen-van Soest Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Charles Fransen Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Frietson Galis Endless forms Senior researcher
Renato Gama Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
József Geml Biodiversity Dynamics Scientific Researcher
Arjan Gittenberger Marine Zoology Research associate
Edmund (Edi) Gittenberger - Senior researcher
Aleksandre Gogaladze Marine Biodiversity Early Stage Researcher
Sofia Gomes Understanding Evolution PhD candidate
Barbara Gravendeel Endless Forms Senior researcher, Biodiversity chair
Dick Groenenberg Endless forms Senior researcher
Tom Hakbijl Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Raymond van der Ham Understanding Evolution Senior researcher
Matti Hämäläinen Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Peter van Helsdingen Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Renate Helwerda Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Ir. Kasper Hendriks Endless forms PhD student
Anneke van Heteren - Research associate
Hannes Hettling Endless forms Research fellow
Auke-Florian Hiemstra Endless forms Student researcher
Flip Hoedemaeker - Research associate
Lars van den Hoek Ostende Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Bert Hoeksema Taxonomy and Systematics Senior Research Scientist
Paul Hoekstra Understanding Evolution PhD candidate
Wout Holverda Biodiversity Discovery Research assistant
Peter Hovenkamp Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Eka iskandar - PhD candidate
Arie W. Janssen Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Herman de Jong Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Rienk de Jong Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Vincent Kalkman Biodiversity Discovery Research associate EIS
Pepijn Kamminga Vertebrate collections - Mammals & Birds PhD candidate, Collection manager
Adam P. Karremans Endless forms PhD candidate
Abdulrokhman Kartonegoro Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
Mohd Zacaery bin Khalik Endless forms PhD
Roy Kleukers Biodiversity Discovery Manager EIS expertise center invertebrates
Joris M. Koene Endless forms Research associate
Bram Koese Biodiversity Discovery Research associate EIS
Bas Kokshoorn - Research associate
Han van Konijnenburg-van Cittert - Research associate
Sjaak Koster Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Leo Kriegsman Taxonomy and Systematics Researcher
Jan Krikken Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Richa Kusumawati Endless forms PhD
Youri Lammers - Research assistant
Annick S. Lang - PhD candidate
Frederic Lens Understanding Evolution Assistant Professor
André van Loon Biodiversity Discovery Research associate EIS
Anneke Madern Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
Jos van der Maesen Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Leon Marshall Biodiversity dynamics PhD
Irene Martorelli Understanding Evolution PhD candidate
Susanne Masters - PhD Candidate
Sancia van der Meij Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Tom Meijer Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Hanneke Meijer Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Lisette Mekkes Marine Biodiversity PhD candidate
Thibaut de Meulemeester Biodiversity Dynamics Research fellow
Jeremy Miller Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Kenneth Monsch Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Luis N. Morgado Biodiversity Dynamics PhD candidate
Sylvia Mota de Oliveira Biodiversity Discovery Research fellow
Erik van Nieukerken Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Freddy van Nieulande Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Jinze Noordijk Biodiversity Discovery Research associate EIS
Jorinde Nuytinck Understanding Evolution Research fellow
Leen van Ofwegen - Senior researcher
Martien van Oijen Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Aafke Oldenbeuving Biodiversity dynamics PhD candidate
Katja Peijnenburg Marine Biodiversity Research fellow
Edwin Pos Biodiversity Dynamics PhD student
André van Proosdij Biodiversity Dynamics PhD student
Diana Quiroz Biodiversity Dynamics Research fellow
Niels Raes Biodiversity Dynamics Research fellow
Han Raven Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Menno Reemer Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Bastian Reijnen Taxonomy and Systematics Research Associate
Jeannette Ridder-Numan Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
Jacco van Rijssel Endless forms Research associate
Andrés Rivera Quiroz Biodiversity Discovery PhD candidate
Marco Roos Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Saroj Ruchisansakun Understanding Evolution PhD candidate
Martin Rücklin Endless Forms Research fellow
Kaveh Samimi-Namin Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
David Scager Endless forms PhD candidate
Anne Schulp - Senior researcher
Tatiana Semenova Biodiversity dynamics PhD candidate
Soraya Sierra Taxonomy and Systematics Research fellow
Ronald Sluys Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Erik Smets Taxonomy and Systematics Scientific director and Group leader
Harry Smit Biodiversity Discovery Research associate
John Smit Biodiversity Discovery Research associate EIS
Menno Soes - Research associate
Rob van Soest Marine Biodiversity Research associate
Max Sparreboom Taxonomy & Systematics Deceased
Arjen Speksnijder Laboratories Head of Laboratories
Michael Stech Biodiversity Discovery Researcher
Herre Stegenga Taxonomy and Systematics Research fellow
Frank Stokvis Laboratories Senior research technician
Paul Storm - Research associate
Robbert Striekwold - PhD candidate
Thomas Swierts - PhD candidate
Harry ten Hove Taxonomy and Systematics Research Associate
Jan van Tol Biodiversity dynamics Research associate
Alexandra Towns - PhD Researcher
Dennis Uit de Weerd Molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, character evolution Research associate
Sandrine Ulenberg Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Sabrina van de Velde Marine Biodiversity Early Stage Researcher
Alexandra (Sandra) van der Geer Island Evolution, Biogeography Research associate
Tiedo van Kuijk Biodiversity Discovery PhD
Gerard van der Velde Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Sarina Veldman Biodiversity Dynamics PhD candidate
Tamara Vernimmen Taxonomy and Systematics PhD candidate
Ed de Vogel Endless forms Research associate
Freek Vonk Character Evolution Research fellow
Ronald Vonk Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher
Nicole de Voogd Marine Biodiversity Senior researcher
Oscar Vorst Laboratories Research associate
Rutger Vos Endless forms Research fellow
John de Vos Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Zarinah Waheed Taxonomy and Systematics PhD candidate
Isabel van Waveren - Senior researcher
Peter van Welzen Biodiversity Discovery Senior researcher
Frank Wesselingh Marine Biodiversity Senior researcher
Ben Wielstra Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Jan Wieringa Taxonomy and Systematics, Botanical collections Senior researcher, Collection manager
Cor Winkler Prins Taxonomy and Systematics Research associate
Ton de Winter - Senior researcher
Renyong Yu Biodiversity Discovery PhD
Hanco Zwaan Taxonomy and Systematics Senior researcher