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Kevin Groen

PhD candidate

Mr. K. Groen MSc
+31 71 527 6822

Kevin Groen is a PhD candidate at the CML focussing on unraveling the effect of human impacts on predator-prey interactions, using quantitative diet (DNA) analyses.

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Professional Experience

Kevin Groen has a B.Sc. degree in Life Science & Technology from the Technical University of Delft and Leiden University with a chemistry minor from Glasgow University.
Furthermore, he holds an MSc degree in Biology, specializing in the field of conservation biology and ecology, from Leiden University. His first M.Sc. research project, at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden, focused on linking bee distribution to landscape configuration using GIS, for which he was awarded the Stans prize in 2015. The second research project he conducted took place in the Indian part of the Himalaya (Ladakh), in collaboration with Wageningen University and the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust. Where he surveyed macroinvertebrates and bird diversity along a high altitudinal gradient, to determine the food availability for birds using the Central Asian flyway. At the start of 2017, Kevin also worked as a research assistant to update the Gene technology practical at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry.

Research topic

Kevin’s Ph.D. at the CML will focus on unraveling the effect of human impacts on predator-prey interactions, using quantitative diet (DNA) analyses.


Jeremy A. Miller, Menno Schilthuizen, Jennie Lilliendahl Burmester, Lot van der Graaf, Vincent Merckx, Merlijn Jocqué, Paul Joseph Antonius Kessler, Tom Maurice Fayle, Thijmen Breeschoten, Regi Broeren, Roderick Bouman, Wan-Ji Chua, Frida Feijen, Tanita Fermont, Kevin Groen, Marvin Groen, Nicolaas Johannes Cornelis Kil, Henrica Allegonda de Laat, Michelangelo Sergio Moerland, Carole Moncoquet, Elisa Panjang, Amelia Joyce Philip, Rebecca Roca-Eriksen, Bastiaan Rooduijn, Marit van Santen, Violet Swakman, Meaghan N. Evans, Luke J. Evans, Kieran Love, Sarah H Joscelyne, Anya Victoria Tober, Hannah F. Wilson, Laurentius N. Ambu, Benoit Goossens (2014).
Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Symphytognathidae). Biodiversity Data Journal, (2), e1076. Advance online publication.

PhD candidate

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

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B3.22




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