About

I’m a PhD candidate at the Estuarine and Delta systems department of the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research working on mangrove forests for nature-based coastal flood defence with Tjeerd Bouma, Tom Ysebaert and Zhan Hu. I focus on the forces that drive mangrove forest expansion and retreat.

I finished my MSc at the Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group in the School of Biosciences, at the University of Melbourne, Australia in December 2015. I investigated the use of camera traps in fox population monitoring for malleefowl conservation and was supervised by Cindy E. Hauser, José J. Lahoz-Monfort, and Libby Rumpff.

I use this blog as a platform to share bits and pieces about my research, my PhD experience and resources I find helpful. I also to share tips and tricks here on things that have worked for me (but I’m generally no expert, so please use as you see fit :).

Email: rosanna.van.hespen@nioz.nl
Twitter: @rosannavhespen