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.
Norder, S.J., Lima, R.F., De Nascimento, L., Lim, J.Y., Fernandez-Palacios, J.M., Romeiras, M.M., Elias, R.B., Cabezas, F.J., Catarino, L., Ceríaco, L.M.P., Castilla-Beltrán, A., Gabriel, R., Menezes de Sequeira, M., Kissling, W.D., Nogué, S., Hall, M., van Loon, E.E., Rijsdijk, K., Matos, M. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020) Global change in microcosms: environmental and societal predictors of land cover change on the Atlantic Ocean Islands.Anthropocene, 30, 1-9. DOI:10.1016/j.ancene.2020.100242 (IF2019 3,390; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Norder, S.J. (2019) Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859): connecting geodiversity, biodiversity and society.Journal of Biogeography, 46(8), 1-4. DOI:10.1111/jbi.13500 (IF2018 3,884; Q1 Ecology)
Norder, S.J., Proios, K.V., Whittaker, R.A., Alonso, M., Borges, P.A.V., Borregaard, M., Cowie, R.H., Florens, V., de Frias Martins, A.M., Ibáñez, M., Kissling, W., de Nacimento, L. Otto, R., Parent, C., Rigal, F., Warren, B.H., Fernandez-Palacios, J.M., Van Loon, E., Triantis, K.A. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2019) Beyond the Last Glacial Maximum: Island endemism is best explained by long-lasting archipelago configurations.Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(2), 184-197. DOI:10.1111/geb.12835 (IF2018 5,667; Q1 Ecology)