Since 2016, I am conducting a Ph.D. in the BIODIV doctoral programme by cE3c at the University of Lisbon. I have a broad interest in the biophysical and socio-cultural processes that shape island social-ecological systems. My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: 1) Quantifying Late Quaternary changes in island geographies driven by glacial-interglacial cycles; 2) Understanding the role of these dynamics in shaping present-day island biodiversity patterns; 3) Understanding how historical human-environment interactions shaped present-day island ecosystems and environments relative to baseline dynamics.
In 2010, I finished an interdisciplinary bachelor with majors in human geography and physical geography at the university of Amsterdam. Two years later, I graduated in the MSc. Earth Sciences at the same university. Until starting my Ph.D., I worked as junior lecturer at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Simaiakis, S.M., Rijsdijk, K.F., Koene, E.F.M., Norder, S.J., Van Boxel, J.H., Stocchi, P., Hammoud, C., Kougioumoutzis, K., Georgopouloug, E., Van Loon, E., Tjørve, K.M.C., Tjørve, E. (2017) Geographic changes in the Aegean Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum: postulating biogeographic effects of sea-level rise on islands.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 471, 108-119. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.02.002 (IF2016 2,578; Q2 Geography, Physical)
Norder, S., Seijmonsbergen, A., Rughooputh, S., van Loon, E., Tatayah, V., Kamminga, A. & Rijsdijk, K. (2017) Assessing temporal couplings in social–ecological island systems: historical deforestation and soil loss on Mauritius (Indian Ocean).Ecology and Society, 22(1), 1-16. DOI:10.5751/ES-09073-220129 (IF2016 2,842; Q2 Ecology)
Hansen, D.M., Austin, J.J., Baxter, R.H., de Boer, E.J., Fálcon, W., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Thébaud, C., Bunbury, N.J. & Warren, B.H. (2017) Origins of endemic island tortoises in the western Indian Ocean: a critique of the human-translocation hypothesis.Journal of Biogeography, 44(6), 1430-1435. DOI:10.1111/jbi.12893 (IF2016 4,248; Q1 Ecology)