Lisette van Kolfschoten

Photo Lisette in the field

Lisette van Kolfschoten is a researcher focusing on wild bee ecology. She graduated as a Biology master doing an internship where she studied the effect of different wildflower mixes on the local bee community. She is working in the Nederland zoemt project and the bloeibogen project as a researcher, supervises the student internships of the group and is responsible for the experiment at the solarpark at Shell Moerdijk.

Keywords

Wild bees, ecology, flower mixes, interaction networks.

Lisette van Kolfschoten MSc.

Researcher
Pollinator ecology

lisette.vankolfschoten@naturalis.nl
+31 (0)71 751 9141
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Research
interest

Lisette van Kolfschoten is a researcher focusing on wild bee ecology. She has studied the effect of different wildflower mixes on the local bee community.

Lisette is working in the Nederland zoemt project and the bloeibogen project as a researcher, supervises the student internships of the group and is responsible for the experiment at the solarpark at Shell Moerdijk.

As a scientist, Lisette van Kolfschoten is contributing to the awareness of the general public about her research field. She write blogs about different aspects of wild bee conservation, produced 7 vlogs in the Nederland Zoemt project, and has given presentations about wild bees to diverse audiences.

Lisette van Kolfschoten in the field
Bumblebee

Current
topics

A selection of the topics I am working on currently.

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Nederland Zoemt

Citizen science project in which measures taken for bees and pollinators are promoted. Cooperation with different partners and different targetgroups in the Netherlands.
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Solar panels

Solar park diversity

Cooperation with Solar park Shell Moerdijk where we investigate how we can improve the park's insect-diversity by testing different seed mixtures sown under the solar panels.
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Eucera longicornis

Bloeibogen

Makes information about bees and their food plants publicly available to improve and enrich wild bee research all over the world.
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Nationale Bijenstrategie

As Naturalis Biodiversity Center we are an advising partner of the Dutch National Pollinator Initiative which brings together all of the bee supporting initiatives.
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Key
publications

  • van Kolfschoten, L., Selveno, S., Stark, D. J., & Schilthuizen, M. (2016). Nest density of the Black-and-Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhyncos) along the Kinabatangan River, in Relation to Riverine Habitat Reduction. Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation (JTBC), 13.

In the
media

Lisette is active in local and national media as a wild bee biologist, especially around the annual National bee count. Furthermore she writes blogs and made some vlogs with information about wild bees and her experiences in the field.

Lisette counting bees during National bee count