Curriculum Vitae Jasper Eikelboom

Jasper Eikelboom

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Full name + titles: Jasper Arend Jan Eikelboom MSc MA
First name: Jasper
Nationality: Dutch
Driving license: A-B
Google Scholar: sO2ZvSwAAAAJ
LinkedIn: jaspereikelboom
ResearchGate: Jasper_Eikelboom

Expertise to top

science, education, animal ecology, mathematics, machine learning, high performance computing

Experience to top

January 2017 - Present

PhD Candidate at the Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Research on animal movement with the goal to infer the animals' internal state and surrounding environmental conditions. A hypotheses-free and data-driven study that works towards a deep and fundamental understanding of animal movement, but with an immediate goal to automatically detect poachers in a savanna with sensor-tagged ungulates. Promotor: prof. dr. Herbert Prins. Partners: IBM, MTN, Welgevonden Game Reserve, ESA & JADS.

August 2015 - July 2016

2nd degree Mathematics and Arithmetic teacher at the first three years of pre-university secondary education at Ostrea Lyceum in Goes, The Netherlands.

August 2013 - July 2015

1st degree Geography teacher at the final three years of pre-university secondary education & 2nd degree Mathematics teacher and mentor at the first three years of pre-university secondary education at CSG Reggesteyn in Nijverdal, The Netherlands.

November 2012 - December 2013

Intern ethologist at AAP, Sanctuary for Exotic Animals in Almere, The Netherlands. Research on the effect of an intervention on the reduction of abnormal behaviour in ex-laboratory chimpanzees.

November 2011 - October 2012

Intern biodiversity researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in Bilthoven, The Netherlands and Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Statistical literature research about the indirect effects of infrastructure on biodiversity by performing a systematic review and meta-analyses.

May 2010 - June 2012

Mathematics test author at Cito in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Mathematical questions for Harvard University (USA) grade 7 and 8 & the secondary education VAS-tests.

September 2011 - November 2011

Tutor and homework coach at Studiekring in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Pre-university secondary education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography & homework coach for multiple students at the same time.

February 2011 - July 2011

2nd degree Geography teacher at the first year of pre-university secondary education at Vechtdal College in Hardenberg, The Netherlands.

February 2010 - January 2011

Intern 2nd degree Geography teacher at the three first years of pre-university secondary education at Vechtdal College in Hardenberg, The Netherlands.

Education to top

2014 - 2015

MA(Ed): Geography Education, Utrecht University. Educational Master for 1st degree Geography teacher in pre-university secondary education.

2011 - 2013

MSc: Environmental Biology, Utrecht University. Specialized in Conservation Biology (Ecology and Natural Resource Management & Behavioural Ecology program), thesis on Overpopulation (supervisor: prof. ir. Klaas van Egmond).

2008 - 2011

BSc: Earth Sciences, Utrecht University. Specialized in Climatology and Biogeology (bèta-plus-Biology program), thesis in Paleontology (supervisor: prof. dr. Jelle Reumer).

2010 - 2011

BSc(Ed): Geography Education, Utrecht University. Educational Minor for 2nd degree Geography teacher in pre-university secondary education.

Publications to top

- Benítez-López A., Alkemade R., Schipper A.M., Ingram D.J., Verweij P.A., Eikelboom J.A.J. & Huijbregts M.A.J. (2017). The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations. Science 356(6334): 180-183.

- Eikelboom J.A.J. & Wind J. (2014). Overpopulation. Smartphone and tablet app. Available at the App Store.

- Eikelboom J.A.J. (2013). An essay on the ecological and socio-economic effects of the current and future global human population size. MSc thesis. Available at the Utrecht University Repository.

Volunteering to top

November 2013 - July 2015

Board member and Facebook administrator at Overpopulation Awareness in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. The goal of the foundation is to convince the Dutch citizen of the fact that overpopulation is the main cause of serious problems and should therefore be handled with priority.

2008 - 2010

Animal caretaker at Amigos del Perro in Poago, Langreo and Serin, Spain. Taking care of dogs and cats under bad conditions in animal shelters for one month during three summer holidays.

Courses to top


Basics of beekeeping at Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Course of the Dutch Beekeepers Association with four theory lessons, eight practical lessons and an exam.


Observing behaviour at Utrecht University and BPRC Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Two-week course about observing and studying the behaviour of crab-eating macaques in an animal laboratory.

Languages to top

- Dutch: native proficiency
- English: full professional proficiency
- German: professional proficiency

Hobbies to top

My horse, dogs and triathlon.