Sam started as a PhD researcher at the department of Environmental Biology of CML in February 2020.
Sam Boerlijst received his B.Sc. degree in Biology in 2017 and his M.Sc. degree in Biology – Biodiversity and Sustainability in 2019 at Leiden University. During his studies, Sam developed a research interest in the use of environmental DNA as a means to study a wide variety of organisms ranging from indicator species to vector species.
During his studies, he performed three major research projects, the first of which took place during his bachelor. This project, at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden, focussed on the spatio-temporal distribution of macroinvertebrate eDNA. This project was furthered as a joint-project with Naturalis Biodiversity Center, for which Sam worked as analyst.
During his first master project, at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, he worked on a comparison between traditional and molecular culicid detection techniques in the Dutch Caribbean. For his second master project, at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden, Sam worked on a method to genotype the African Lion from stool samples via sequencing of microsatellites.
Sam started as a PhD researcher at the department of Conservation Biology of CML in February 2020.
Sam’s Ph.D. at the CML is part of the One Health Consortium, funded by the NWA. His project will focus on characterization of the effects of stressors, such as predicted climate change, water management and farming practices on (culicid) vector population parameters.
For an overview of the publications of Sam's work before CML, please follow this link.
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