Stefan Vriend


I’m a Dutch population ecologist at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (NTNU). My PhD thesis focuses on how populations of nestbox-breeding birds – like the great tit – respond to variation in the environment. Specifically, I look at the variation in life-history traits, natural selection and demographic rates across Europe. I’m very excited about solving programming issues in R and spending lots of hours creating figures and other graphics. In addition, I am enthusiastic about maps, typography and hockey, and I love to spend my Sunday mornings listening to ambient music while supping from a carefully brewed coffee.

Click below to read selected works from Stefan on Ecology for the Masses.

The Modern Biologist’s Challenge: Data Management

The Anthropocene: A Human-Dominated Age on the Horizon

Knocking Down the Paywalls: The Quest for Accessible Science

Follow Stefan on Twitter @StefanJGVriend.