Insect Communities

Yannick Klomberg, Ph.D. student

Born 13th of June 1988 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Education

2008: BTech. in Nature Conservation, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George, South Africa.
2010: Ba in Forest and Nature Management, specialization Tropical Forestry, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Velp, The Netherlands
2012: MSc. in Forest and Nature Conservation, specialization management, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
since 2016: Ph.D. studies in Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Thesis: The role of plant functional traits in the organization of plant-pollinator interactions.

Employment

2013-2016: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Project employee Botanical database management, Wageningen and Leiden, The Netherlands.
2015: Biodiversity Data Capture on West African Plants Initiative, Consultant and trainer at the international workshop held at the National Herbarium of Cameroon, Cameroon.
Since 2016: Ph.D. studies in Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Thesis: The role of plant functional traits in the organization of plant-pollinator interactions.

Research and study experience

2009-2010: The Jane Goodall Institute, Tanzania, bachelor thesis: Fuel wood consumption in the TACARE villages, Kigoma region Tanzania; How can we make it more sustainable?
2011-2012: Wageningen University, The Netherlands, master thesis: The effects of Amazonian Dark Earths on the Composition, Diversity and Density of understory herbs, ferns and palms in a Bolivian tropical forest.
2012: Staatsbosbeheer (State Forestry Service), The Netherlands, internship.
2014: ESRI Rwanda, GIS consultancy (intern, 2 months).
2015: The Jane Goodall Institute Congo, Interim head of Mandrill research, Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (voluntary work, 1 month).
Since 2016: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Honorary research associate at the department of Botany

Grants

2017-2019 – The importance of seasonality in shaping plant-pollinator networks in tropical montane forest, Grant Agency of the Charles University, principal investigator.
2018-2019 – Foraging behaviour and flight kinematics of Cyanomitra oritis, Grant Agency of the Charles University, research team member (PI: Zuzana Sejfová).

Publications
  • Quintero-Vallejo, E., Klomberg, Y., Bongers, F., Poorter, L., Toledo, M. and Peña-Claros, M. (2015), Amazonian Dark Earth Shapes the Understory Plant Community in a Bolivian Forest. Biotropica, 47: 152–161.
  • Dauby, G., Zaiss, R., Blach-Overgaard, A., Catarino, L., Damen, T., Deblauwe, V., Dessein, S., Dransfield, J., Droissart, V., Duarte, M.C., Engledow, H., Fadeur, G., Figueira, R., Gereau, R.E., Hardy, O.J., Harris, D.J., de Heij, J., Janssens, S., Klomberg, Y., Ley, A.C., Mackinder, B.A., Meerts, P., van de Poel, J.L., Sonké, B., Sosef, M.S.M., Stévart, T., Stoffelen, P., Svenning, J-C., Sepulchre, P., van der Burgt, X., Wieringa, J.J., Couvreur, T.L.P. (2016) RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions. PhytoKeys 74: 1-18.
  • Sosef, M.S.M., Dauby, G., Blach-Overgaard, A., van der Burgt, X., Catarino, L., Damen, T., Deblauwe, V., Dessein, S., Dransfield, J., Droissart, V., Duarte, M.C., Engledow, H., Fadeur, G., Figueira, R., Gereau, R.E., Hardy, O.J., Harris, D.J., de Heij, J., Janssens, S., Klomberg, Y., Ley, A.C., Mackinder, B.A., Meerts, P., van de Poel, J.L., Sonké, B., Stévart, T., Stoffelen, P., Svenning, J-C., Sepulchre, P., Zaiss, R., Wieringa, J.J.,  and Couvreur, T.L.P. (2017) Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. BMC Biology 15:15