Jiska Joanneke Van Dijk

Position:    Researcher I

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 E-mail: jiska.van.dijk@nina.no
 Department:Terrestrial biodiversity

Knowledge areas

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

Key qualifications
  • 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


Coordinator EU biodiversity research consortium ALTER-Net (23 partner institutes), 2009-2012

Strategic advisor ALTER-Net (27 European partner institutes in 2013) - see www.alter-net.info, 2012-2013

Vice-chair ALTER-Net management board, 2014-2017

Chair ALTER-Net management board, 2017-...


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


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

Conference contributions

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

- Leading a group of 44 people (scientific committee, session organizers and organizing committee)

Professional societies

• 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