Research interests

∙ Ecology over organizational scales: individual, population, ecosystem levels
∙ Energy dynamics of food webs and host organisms, life-history theory
∙ Parasite-host and predator-prey interactions in size-structured communities

2016 – present

Writing in Science and Engineering Fellow [Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University]

2015 – present

Postdoctoral research associate: Social-ecological complexity and adaptation in marine systems [Princeton University]

2013 – 2015

Postdoctoral research associate: Castrating parasites in size-structured ecological networks [Princeton University]

2008 – 2012

Ph.D. Theoretical Ecology: The Cod delusion – Implications of life history complexity for predator-prey community dynamics [University of Amsterdam]


M.Sc. Biological Sciences – with distinction
How Cod shapes its world [University of Amsterdam]


B.Sc. General Biology
Empirical evidence for apparent competition [University of Amsterdam]


Netherlands Ecological Research Network publication award 1st prize 2014
Predators with multiple ontogenetic niche shifts have limited potential for population growth and top-down control of their prey

University of Amsterdam Master thesis award 2nd prize 2009