I’m an ecologist and FWO-funded PhD fellow at Ghent University, Belgium. I try to combine scientific research with creating awareness about the world around us – either through divulgation or photography.

My general research interest revolves around gaining practical understanding on how wildlife populations or communities respond to environmental change, and how the environment drives or constrains these responses. My background lies in ecological modelling and biostatistics, but I regularly conduct experimental work as well. Field work forms the basis of most of my research activities. Most of my current work revolves around emergence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe.




Wildlife Health Ghent, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Disases, Ghent University
Salisburylaan 133/VRB
9820 Merelbeke, Belgium

E-mail: wouter.beukema[at]ugent.be