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Viva la Voyage: the power of natural history expeditions

  • Norbert Peeters
  • Werner de Gier
  • Dr. Lisa Mevenkamp
  • Dr. Klaas- Douwe Dijkstra
  • Tim Rietbergen
  • Lisette Mekkes
  • Dr. Maarten Schrama
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

"Viva la Voyage: the power of natural history expeditions" - A symposium organised by the Leidse Biologen Club.

The speakers will tell everything about (their) research abroad and what travelling means for a biologists. Why is research abroad important? What are the struggles? What are the results? And are there possibilities to do my research abroad as well? We hope to get these and many more answers during the symposium.


Norbert Peeters, MA (Studium Generale, Leiden University)

Sikkem Sojourn - Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) in the Himalayas

Werner de Gier, MSc (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University)

Catching Calappids in Curacao - Utilisation of stomach content DNA to determine diet diversity in shame-faced crabs

Dr. Lisa Mevenkamp (Ghent University, Belgium)

Discovering the beauty in the dark: Diving to the depest parts of our planet

Dr. Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra (Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Naturalis

Dragonflies and damselflies in Africa - natural history and conservation in the continent of change

Tim Rietbergen, BSc (America Museum of Natural History, USA and Naturalis)

On the origin of bats

Lisette Mekkes, MSc (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

Searching for tiny snails in an immense ocean

Dr. Maarten Schrama (CML and Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

Justifying the journey - finding the best biological alibi for traveling

Tickets for LBC-members cost €7,50 / Non-member tickets are €15. The price includes hot beverages, lunch and drinks afterwards.

More information and tickets -> LBC

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