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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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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