Network participants

Jan van der Winden

Ecologist with more than 20 years of experience in managing project teams and since 2015 owner of Jan van der Winden Ecology, research & consultancy. He wants to contribute to nature conservation policy with thorough field knowledge and research. Specialized in research and advice in the field of birds with an emphasis on marsh birds (terns and herons), channel surveys, marsh development and field ecology. Specific expertise in peat bogs and the IJsselmeer region. He believes it is important that knowledge is widely disseminated and realizes this through lectures, publications in magazines and on social media. As an expert associated with the EIA Committee. International research and nature conservation projects conducted in Central and Eastern Europe, West Africa and South America.

Camilla Dreef

Ecologist who combines applied ecological research and advice with communication activities. After completing her Bèta-Gamma Bachelor's degree, with interdisciplinary research as the guiding thread, she completed her Master's in Biological Sciences - ecology & evolution in 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. She investigated the foraging behaviour of spoonbills with GPS trackers. The fascination for birds and their migratory behaviour grew, which led to her internship at Birdlife Netherlands. During this study she implemented a science-based method to improve identification of conservation priorities for migratory birds along their flyway.

After her studies, she decided to work as an independent ecologist. Currently, her work mainly concentrates on birds in relation to their environment. She combines ecological research with communication. For example, since 2016 she has been ambassador for Birdlife Netherlands and bird expert on the TV program BinnensteBuiten in which she shows the most beautiful places for bird watching in the Netherlands. Her first book "Kwie-kwie-kwie-kwie-kwie" was published in May 2018 and contains personal stories about bird watching, research and conservation. She is also a regular guest on TV and radio and gives lectures. With her stories she wants to reach a broader audience and thus create more support for conservation.

Peter van Horssen

Geographer with more than 15 year of experience with statistical and GIS support for ecological research. Since 2015 owner of GreenStat. He advices and supports on spatial statistics, population modelling, data visualization and environmental modelling for ecological research projects. He combines general ecological knowledge with technical competences in GIS and statistics. Besides technical knowledge he is also at home in field ecological research.

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Martin Poot

Ecologist who has been working since 2015 as a statistical researcher in the Nature department of Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Since 2018 he also works  as an independent ecologist at Martin Poot Ecology. This new company gives him the chance to study the relationship between  birds a and their environment, one of his great passions. Since graduation in biology  / bird ecology, Martin has more than 25 years of experience with ecological bird research and consultancy projects in the Netherlands and abroad. In the course of time, seabird research and in particular systematic counts from aircraft has become one of his specializations. As an expert associated with the EIA Committee. As a statistician, he brings his analytical expertise to ecological projects, but his greatest strength lies in the pleasure of working together on applied ecological issues.