PhD defence ceremony – Systemic Risk in EcosystemsOn the 19th of February I successfully defended my PhD thesis entitled ‘Systemic Risk in Ecosystems’ at Wageningen University. A result of many years of hard work in the labs of Jordi Bascompte (ecological networks) and Marten Scheffer (critical transitions). A summary of the thesis can be dowloaded […]
‘Foreseeing the future of mutualistic communities beyond collapse’ Gradual changes in environmental conditions may lead to sudden shifts in the state of ecosystems when tipping points are passed. Well-known examples of such ‘transitions’ lead to predictable outcomes such as a turbid lake or a degraded landscape. Not all ecosystems, however, behave in such a predictable […]
A new challengeAs per September I will follow a one-year course at the University of Cambridge to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I hope it will help me to become a good science educator!