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I am Jurgen van Hal and I am working as an ecological research technician at the dept. of Ecological science.

My current tasks and skills are:


Determination of invertebrates, incl. Collembola.

Breeding of various invertebrates, currently Nasonia and Drosophila

Teaching assistant 1st years course: field-entomology and lab-determination

Experimental work and field experiments

Setting up and maintaining diverse field, greenhouse and climate- room experiments. These experiments include work with mesocosms, stable isotopes, plants, plant-litter, invertebrates, algae and micro-organisms.

Chemical and animal traits measurements

Diverse chemical analysis and animal-traits such as fat-content, drought tolerance, inundation tolerance, upper thermal limit.


DNA isolation, PCR, high-throughput sequencing and microbial community analysis.


I am working on my histology skills at the moment…

Additional skills and useful hobbies


Maintaining technical installations such as climate-rooms and analytical equipment.

Macro and invertebrate photography

freediving (and scubadiving)


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