DR. BERT HOEKSEMA

DR. BERT HOEKSEMA

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘Diving in a submersible can best be described as ever-deeper, darker, unfamiliar and mysterious.’

  • Curaçao

    DR. BERT HOEKSEMA

    Dr. Bert Hoeksema is a senior researcher at Naturalis, with a specialisation in coral research that goes back to 1983. Bert lived in the tropics for 10 years, where his broad interest in the richness of coral reefs has grown to become a life-long passion.

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DR. VINCENT KALKMAN

DR. VINCENT KALKMAN

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘Bhutan is the nicest country I’ve ever worked in. The climate, the space, the culture; everything is just pleasant. Every time I visit, it feels like an honour to be able to work there.’

  • Bhutan

    Dr. Vincent Kalkman

    Dr. Vincent Kalkman is a researcher at Naturalis and programme leader for the expedition to Bhutan. He has many years of experience working in the tropics, and is an expert in the fields of dragonflies and bumblebee preservation. Vincent also works for the EIS Insects Knowledge Center.

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DR. ANNE SCHULP

DR. ANNE SCHULP

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘Nothing is as exciting as digging gradually deeper and watching a skeleton emerge bone-by-bone. Is this one connected to the next bone? And the next?’

  • USA, portugal, angola

    Dr. Anne Schulp

    Dr. Anne Schulp is a palaeontologist and researcher at Naturalis. He earned his PhD at the VU Amsterdam for his research on the Mosasaurus of Maastricht. At Naturalis, Anne achieved renown in his role as the leader of the expedition that uncovered the T. rex Trix in Montana (USA).

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PROF. HANS TER STEEGE

PROF. HANS TER STEEGE

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘Nothing compares to spending time in the biggest, richest rainforest on earth.’

  • The Amazon

    PROF. HANS TER STEEGE

    Prof. Hans ter Steege is a senior researcher at Naturalis and leader of the Biodiversity Dynamics research group. He is also a respected scientist in the international Amazon Tree Diversity Network (ATDN).

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PROF. NICOLE DE VOOGD

PROF. NICOLE DE VOOGD

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘At a depth of 300 meters, it seems like we’re floating over the surface of the moon. A unique experience!’

  • Curaçao

    PROF. NICOLE DE VOOGD

    Prof. Nicole de Voogd is a senior researcher at Naturalis and Endowed Professor at the University of Leiden. Nicole is a marine biologist and taxonomist, studying the role sponges play in coral reef ecosystems.

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PROF. JOSEPHINE JOORDENS

PROF. JOSEPHINE JOORDENS

RESEARCHER / Naturalis

‘Science is the work of humans, so tunnel vision is always a risk. That’s why I believe now is the ideal time to be critical and innovative.’

  • indonesië

    Prof. Josephine Joordens

    Prof. Josephine Joordens, researcher at Naturalis. Josephine has accepted an endowed chair at the University of Maastricht; the Naturalis Dubois Chair in Hominin Paleoecology and Evolution.

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