I am a biologist with a master degree in biostatistics. After my graduate work at the
lab of animal ecology
(1993-1997) studying various aspects of the population structure of the winter moth (Operophtera brumata L.), I worked at the
lab of Chemical Ecology
in Lund for one year investigating chemical comminucation in my favorite moth species. I then returned to the Animal Ecology lab in Antwerp and continued my work on the winter moth but also became more an more interested in the use of developmental instability as a measure of various forms of stress. This aspect is still dominating my current research projects. Between 2001 and 2003, I worked as a statistician at Johnson and Johnson, and in November 2003 returned to the University of Antwerp as senior Lecturer in the
group of Evolutionary Biology
. Here I have picked up on my previous interests, and am responsible for biostatistics and zoology courses
at the different levels of education at our university.