Jiska Joanneke Van Dijk

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 Arbeidssted: Terrestrial biodiversity


Wildlife biology, Fresh water ecosystems, Predator ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and their value pluralism, International cooperation (ALTER-Net), Environmental Education, Human evolution and behaviour, Behavioural economics, Sustainable Development Goals

  • Completed Teachers training (pedagogic & didactic) - Environmental Education: June 2015
  • Working in the field of Human behaviour and sustainability
  • Working in the field of Ecosystem Services and valuation
  • Participatory prosesses
  • Otter expert - Norwegian representative IUCN-Otters SSG
  • Over 10 years of experience in wolverine, high alpine ecology, otter & mink: extensive field work and working in remote areas, data analyses and writing scientific papers, as well as dissemination of salient results.
  • Over 10 years of experience in bear biology, species and nature conservation: coordination of scientific research and international projects, dissemination and encouragement of conservation-related topics.
  • Experience in project coordination, teamwork and supervising students.
  • Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems, image and web-site editors, and multi-software packages.
  • Experience in communicating research results to interested parties (science-policy meetings, seminars, workshops, and writing information letters).

  • June 2015: Teachers Training (Pedagogic and Didactic), Univ. of Trondheim.
  • 2008: Philosophiae doctor, Univ. of Trondheim
  • 1996: Master of Science, Biology, Univ. of Amsterdam
  • 1991: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Univ. of Amsterdam

  • March 2008 - Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim (NINA), Norway
  • Feb. 2003 - March 2008: PhD student, NINA
  • Oct. 1996 - Jan. 2003: Staff member Research & Conservation at Alertis, fund for bear and nature conservation, Rhenen, The Netherlands
  • 1998/2000/2001:During field seasons field work for aerial line transect density estimation of a grizzly bear population in the Brooks Range, Alaska (voluntary).

Kurs mm

Teachers Training (Pedagogic and Didactic), June 2015. Univ. of Trondheim.


Knowledge of English (fluently), Dutch (fluently), Norwegian (fluently), French (moderate) and Spanish (moderate).

Internasjonale arbeidsforhold

Partner in EU projects: KNEU, BESAFE, OpenNESS, IMAGINE (BiodivERsA)

Guest editor Ecosystem Service Journal (Elsevier) OpenNESS Special Issue


Chair ALTER-Net 2017 conference Nature and society: synergies, conflicts, trade-offs.

- Ledet en gruppe av 44 personer (vitenskapelig komite, sesjon arrangører og organisasjonskomite)

Faglige aktiviteter/oppdrag/verv

• 2015-present: Member of the Learning Teacher Network EU • 2013-present: Representative for Norway in IUCN Otter Specialist Group • 2008-present: Member of the IUCN Otter Specialist Group • Registered at the EU experts database as available evaluator • 1997-present: International Association for Bear Research and Management • 1998-2002: European Bear Taxonomy Advisory Group