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Current students

Jiajia Zhao

PhD student 2022- present University of Amsterdam

The evolutionary trade-offs induced by coloration and toxicity in the seed bug, Lygaeus simulans

Hannah Broeckx

PhD student 2022- present University of Amsterdam Co-supervisors: Prof Astrid Groot

The impact of light at night on insect activity and subsequent food web effects.

Renée van Schaijk

PhD student 2020- present University of Amsterdam Co-supervisor: Prof Astrid Groot

Developing a sustainable attract-and-infect strategy to control the newly invaded pest Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa

Chiara De Pasqual

PhD Student 2018- present
University of Jyvaskylä
Co-supervisors: Prof Astrid Groot & Prof Johanna Mappes

Sexual selection for the maintenance of polymorphic colouration in the wood tiger moth

Elise Fruitet

PhD Student
University of Amsterdam
Co-supervisors: Prof Astrid Groot & Prof Heckel

Evolution in an invasive species: How does sexual communication evolve in a recently invaded moth species?

Cristina Ottocento

PhD Student 2019 – present
University of Jyvaskylä
Co-supervisors: Dr Bibiana Rojas, Prof Astrid Groot & Prof Johanna Mappes

Chemical variation across the Wood Tiger Moth

Team Urban Birds 2022

Mariachiara Fagan, Julia Eshuis, Silke Steiner & Shanna Engelsman

MSc students 2022 University of Amsterdam

Effect of urbanisation on Blue and Great tits

Jip Koene

MSc student 2022 University of Amsterdam

Impact of lure type on moth monitoring in urban sites

Lotte Staal

MSc student 2022 University of Amsterdam

Examining UV colouration and sexual dimorphism in the butterfly Boloria pales

Team Urban Predation 2022

Branco Sieljes BSc student Future Planet Studies University of Amsterdam

Lodewijk De Jongh BSc student Biology University of Amsterdam

Previous students

Emma Diepeveen

BSc student 2021 University of Amsterdam

Urban environment affects warning colouration in
Zygaena filipendulae

Team Urban Predation 2021

Eva van Westerlaak – MSc
Reinier van Buchem – BSc
Storm Engelbracht – BSc
Nicky van den Berg – BSc
Emma Laging Tobias Brok – BSc

Mink Amorison

Aeres Internship student

Population genetics of Plutella xylostella

Brenden Baker

MRes student 2018 – 2019
Western Sydney University
Co-supervisors: Dr Kate Umbers & Dr Clarissa House

Investigating the toxins secreted by the aposematic mountain katydid and their contribution to predator defence

Cristina Ottocento

MSc Student 2018 – 2019
U. of Padova, Erasmus Exchange Program to University of Jyväskylä
Co-supervisors: Dr Bibiana Rojas & Prof Johanna Mappes

Honest signalling in the wood tiger moth

Morgan Brain

MSc Student 2014-2016
University of Jyväskylä
Co-supervisors: Dr Bibiana Rojas & Prof Johanna Mappes

Honest signalling in female wood tiger moths

Morgan’s thesis is now published!


Miriam Furlanetto

MSc Student, 2017
U. of Padova, Erasmus Exchange Program to University of Jyväskylä
Co-supervisors: Dr Bibiana Rojas & Prof Johanna Mappes

Investigating the costs of warning signal and chemical defences production in wood tiger moths

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