Work experience

Below you can find out more about my work experience. If you are interested in my voluntary work please visit the voluntary work page.

06/2016 – Ongoing Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology

Researcher / PhD Student /Research assistant (after finalisation of PhD on 26-04-2021)

Research on the role of plant functional traits in organising plant-pollinator interactions

04/2016 – 05/2016 Naturalis Biodiversity Center


Involved in the improvement and digitization of the botanical collections done for the Dutch Flora DNA Barcoding project.

10/2015 – 11/2015 Naturalis Biodiversity Center


Instructor at the “Capture of Primary Biodiversity Data on West African Plants” training course held at the National Herbarium of Cameroon in Yaounde, Cameroon at the end of October 2015. Training Subjects: Database management and Botanical software; specifically BRAHMS.

09/2015 – 09/2015 Jane Goodall Institute Republic of Congo

Interim head of Mandrill field research

Field site management and researcher in the Conkouati-Douli National Park. Behavioural research on Mandrills whom have been released back into the wild.

05/2014 – 07/2015 Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Quality controller

Import and quality control of terrestrial and marine botanical collections being entered for the Naturalis Bioportal, with the main tasks being:

  • Development of the import process
  • Import of data in the main database
  • Solving issues regarding the digitalized collections from the Wageningen herbarium

02/2014 – 03/2014 Esri Rwanda

GIS Intern

Using Geographic Information Systems in a developmental context:

  • Preparing and co-training a GIS course on mapping land related taxes and improving tax collection with GIS in cooperation with the GIZ.
  • Updating the roadmap for the capital of Rwanda: Kigali.

03/2013 – 01/2014 Naturalis Biodiversity Center

(Senior-) Registrator

Registration of botanical collections in the Naturalis BRAHMS Database and maintenance of the quality

  • Data entry
  • Training of new employees
  • Quality control

04/2012 – 10/2012 Staatsbosbeheer

Intern division Development and Management

Roe Deer management intern:

  • Research on management of Roe Deer worldwide
  • Creation of a Roe Deer management guideline for three provinces in the Netherlands

05/2011 – 04/2012 Wageningen University

MSc researcher Terra Preta Programme

Researching the influence of “Amazonian Dark Earths” on a Bolivian old growth forest. Links for the thesis and associated publications can be found on my website.

06/2009 – 06/2010 Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania

Researcher TACARE

Research on: Fuel wood usage of households in the working area of the TACARE project and sustainable solutions.

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