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Geert de Snoo

Professor Conservation Biology

Prof.dr. G.R. de Snoo
+31 71 527 2727

As a Professor, De Snoo's research and education concerns: biodiversity and sustainability in rural areas. At the moment he is supervisor of about 10 Ph.D. candidates. So far he wrote about 250 scientific and professional publications.

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Professional experience

As a Professor, his research and education concerns: biodiversity and sustainability in rural areas. Important research items are:

  • Impacts of chemicals on biodiversity, ecological risk assessment and development of recovery strategies
  • Impacts of land use changes on biodiversity, biodiversity & landscape management, ecological restoration and transition towards sustainable production and land use.

At the moment, De Snoo supervises several PhD candidates. He is also the author of about 250 scientific and professional publications.

1986            MSc Biology (Ecology / Ecotoxicology), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1995            PhD Environmental Sciences, Leiden University

Faculty Board

From 2012 till 2019, De Snoo was the Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Professor Conservation Biology

  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Environmental Biology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B3.08




  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) Director
  • Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden Lid
  • Society for Conservation Biology Lid European Section - Policy Committee
  • Geldersch Landschap en Kasteelen member nature management advisory committee
  • Centre of Excellence for Netherlands Biodiversity Research member of the board
  • Council for Biology member
  • Gemeente Leiden Congresambasadeur Gemeente Leiden
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