Dr Jeroen Minderman

Research Fellow

Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Jeroen Minderman

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About me

https://jejoenje.github.io/about/ https://sti-cs.org/jeroen-minderman-2/

I studied Biology and Ecology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, with a focus on animal ecology. In 2005 I moved to Newcastle for a PhD in behavioural ecology of starlings. Since then, I’ve worked as a postdoc and research fellow on a range of different projects, including e.g. assessing the effects of wind turbines on wildlife, and international species conservation prioritisation.
Currently (2018-), I am a research fellow in the ConFooBio group at Stirling University, developing and applying models of conservation conflict.

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In general terms, I have very broad interests in animal ecology, conservation biology, statistical and simulation modelling, and ornithology. I particularly enjoy working on a wide range of different research strands with overlapping elements, as well as on cross-disciplinary projects.

Fundamentally, my main interest is in how animal populations respond to environmental change and disturbance, and in how measuring variation and predictors of this can help inform nature conservation and management. Within this (very) broad theme, I work and have worked on a range of levels including behavioural ecology and physiology, movement/population ecology, and conservation planning and management. This has involved both field-based approaches as well as computer modelling (statistical and simulation modelling). My ideal project would be one that combines all of these. Over the years, I have become particularly interested in the link between ecological research and policy/management implementations.


Desk-based review of the methods used to assess the effects of Windfarms on different Bird Species
PI: Professor Kirsty Park
Funded by: Scottish Windfarm Bird Steering Group

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Jones IL, Timoshenko A, Zuban I, Zhadan K, Cusack JJ, Duthie AB, Hodgson ID, Minderman J, Pozo RA, Whytock RC & Bunnefeld N (2022) Achieving international biodiversity targets: learning from local norms, values and actions regarding migratory waterfowl management in Kazakhstan. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59 (7), pp. 1911-1924. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14198

Book Chapter

Hodgson ID, Cusack J, Jones I, Minderman J, Nilsson L, Pozo RA, Rakotonarivo OS & Bunnefeld N (2021) Building Peace to Save Nature: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Managing Conflicts in Conservation. In: Underkoffler SC & Adams HR (eds.) Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation: Multidisciplinary and Forensic Approaches. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 3-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64682-0_1

Book Chapter

Spencer KA & Minderman J (2018) Developmental Programming via Activation of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis: A New Role for Acoustic Stimuli in Shaping Behavior?. In: Naguib M, Podos J, Simmons L, Barrett L, Healy S & Zuk M (eds.) Advances in the Study of Behavior. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 50. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 87-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2017.11.003; https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2017.11.003

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