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Dr. Abbo van Neer

Abbo van Neer

Secondary Education

  • 10/2013 – present: Doctoral Thesis „ Predation of marine mammals by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) – Assessment of the background, the extent and the potential effects on the ecosystem" (ITAW, Büsum)
  • 07/2011 – 07/2012: “Master of Conservation Biology“ (Sydney/Wellington) with emphasis on: Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Conservation in Aquatic Ecosystems, Conservation Ecology and Ecological Restoration  
  • 05/2009 – 09/2009: Bachelor thesis on: “Analysing community assembly of West-African Trinervitermes Termites“  (Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology of Organisms)
  • 03/2008 – 03/2010: Main study “Biology of Organisms“ with emphasis on: 
     Behavioural Biology and Evolution, Ecology and Marine Biology
  • 10/2006 – 03/2008: Basic study “Biology of Organisms“ 

Primary Education

  • 2000 – 2004: “Ulrichsgymnasium Norden" (Degree: German Abitur)
  • 1999 – 2000: “Bandon Grammar School“ (Ireland)
  • 1996 – 1999 “Ulrichsgymnasium Norden“
  • 1994 – 1996 “Orientierungsstufe Wildbahn“
  • 1990 – 1994 “Primary school Norddeich“

Jobs and Work Experience/Internships

  • 01/2013 – present: Member of research staff at the Institute for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife research (Büsum, Germany)
  • 10/2012 – 12/2012 : Research assistant at the Institute for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife research (Büsum, Germany)
  • 04/2010 – 10/2010: National Park Carer at the Association of Nature Conservation “Schutzstation Wattenmeer e.V.“ in the “Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park” (Büsum, Germany)
  • 10/2009 – 03/2010: Research assistant at the University of Osnabrück, Department of Behavioural Biology and Evolution (Osnabrück, Germany)
  • 10/2007 – 12/2008: Pedagogic staff in a Zoological Garden (Osnabrück, Germany)

Additional qualifications

  • Computer literacy:  Accomplished course in “PC- Usage in a scientific surrounding“    Experience with statistical programs such as “SPSS” and “Excel”
  • Languages: German, English, some French, some Dutch
  • other:                                                                                                                                   •miscellaneous accomplished First-Aid-courses
    •one-year unofficial apprenticeship as pedagogical staff in the Zoological Garden  Osnabrück.
    •additional long-term experience in environmental education following the ESD-  concept (“Education for Sustainable Development”).
    •distinctive international experience due to scientific expeditions and private  travelling experience 


 A complete list here available

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
Tel.:+49 511 856-8162
Fax.:+49 511 856-8181
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