Curriculum vitae

Reviewer experience

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Peer-reviewed journals I have reviewed for:

Annals of Botany, Applied Soil Ecology, Arthropod-Plant Interactions, Biology and Fertility of Soils, Ecological Entomology, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Environmental Entomology, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers in Environmental Science, Functional Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Economic Entomology, New Phytologist, Oikos, PeerJ, Plant and Soil, Plant Ecology.

Work experience

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2019 – present: Technical University of Munich. Postdoctoral researcher.
In my postdoc, I will establish my own line of research, investigating how human impacts, such as urbanization and land use will affect plant-insect interactions.

2015 – 2019: The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). PhD Candidate.
In my PhD research I investigate the relationships between biotic plant-soil legacy effects and insects. Visit the ‘Current Project page for more information.

2013 – 2014: nVWA Microbiology Diagnostics Laboratory.
Analysis of porcine manure samples for various pathogenic bacteria and processing of random commercial product sampling for various microbial agents.

2009 – 2014: Wageningen University.
Teaching Assistant for Biosystematics Group, Experimental Zoology Group, Cell Biology and Immunology Group.

2007 – 2013: Wageningen University (Livestock Research).
Various research projects on GHG emissions in livestock husbandry, partially full-time, partially part-time.

2008 – 2010: Wageningen University (Environmental Technology).
Laboratory assistant in Analytical Chemistry laboratory. Analysis of Livestock Research samples, mainly manure and air filter concentrates.

2005 – 2008: Freelancer in Garden sector.

2005: Heinen Accountancy.
Book keeping and various administrative tasks – A man has got to pay the bills. Most importantly, here I discovered that I absolutely had to pursue my passion for Biology.

2001 – 2005: Nursery Rendering BV.
Part-time assistant in all aspects of plant propagation.


2015 – 2019 (expected graduation year) – PhD Doctoral Degree, The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) & Leiden University.

2013 – 2015 – MSc Bio-interactions, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

2006 – 2011 – BSc Animal Biology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

1998 – 2005 – VWO Diploma, RKSG Marianum High School, Groenlo, The Netherlands.


2017 – The construction, calibration and evaluation of Individual Based Models (IBMs), Ghent, Belgium

2017 – Generalized Linear Models in R, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

2016 – Workshop Microbe-Plant-Insect Interactions, Leipzig, Germany.

2016 – Introduction to Statistics using R, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

2015 – Soil Ecology and the Planetary Boundaries, Lunteren, The Netherlands.

2014 – Spanish A1 & A2, Radboud Into Languages, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

2003 – Anglia Examination, Groenlo, The Netherlands.