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., 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 (IF2015 2,890; Q2 Ecology)
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 (IF2015 2,525; Q2 Geography, Physical)
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 (IF2015 3,997; Q1 Ecology)