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My Team

At Naturalis Biodiversity Center, I lead bachelor and master students on projects about the evolution of animal phenotypic diversity. At the University of Ghent I co-founded, along with Prof. Matthew Shawkey, the Evolution and Optics of Nanostructures research group. There, I work with a dynamic group of postdocs, PhD and master students on research topics from animal coloration to the evolution of animal egg morphology and function.


Matthew Shawkey

Co-Founder EON lab

Gerben Debruyn

Functional morphology of reptile eggshells
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Jessica Dobson

Mammal color evolution

Jonathan Goldenberg

Squamate color diversity and evolution

Former students


Svana Rogalla

Thermal effects of avian coloration
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