Research Coordination Office (RCO)

Researchers in the field

The Research Coordination Office (RCO) supports the Naturalis Research and Education (R&E) sector with the aim to realise the institute’s ambition to perform excellent and high impact science. We assist in positioning the institute strategically in the (inter)national biodiversity framework,  and provide support to our researchers.

Head of department

Johan Mols
johan.mols@naturalis.nl

What we
do

  • Positioning Naturalis on the (inter)national biodiversity research policy agenda
  • Facilitating (inter)national collaborations with other top scientific institutes, universities and universities of applied sciences in the biodiversity research field
  • Monitoring (inter)national research policies on their relevance for the institute and translating them into internal policies
  • Attracting talented high quality early career researchers
  • Monitoring and implementing the Naturalis PhD track
  • Acquisition of external research funding
  • Consultancy services. As first point of contact (Expertcenter) answering issues on biodiversity from external professionals and public bodies
  • The Naturalis higher education agenda (Bachelor and Master)
  • Facilitating (inter)national collaborations with companies and stakeholder organisations in the biodiversity research field 
  • Facilitating citizen science collaborations

Who
work here

Johan Mols
Head of the department, johan.mols@naturalis.nl

Maita Latijnhouwers
Senior policy officer, maita.latijnhouwers@naturalis.nl

Dominique van der Sterren
Junior policy officer, dominique.vandersterren@naturalis.nl

Caroline van Impelen
Business developer, caroline.vanimpelen@naturalis.nl

Ate-alma Cohen
Coordinator Expertcentrum, expertcentrum@naturalis.nlate.cohen@naturalis.nl

Marco Roos
Coordinator Education, marco.roos@naturalis.nl

Frequently asked
questions

Some of the questions most received at the Research Coordination Office linked to the location where you can find the answers.

Does Naturalis offer Bachelor and Master courses?
Yes we do! More information

What are the PhD and postdoc opportunities at Naturalis?
More infomation 

I have to write a paper or a presentation on biodiversity, insects, iceage...... Where can I find more information?
Check the Natuurwijzer (Dutch)

Did you find something outdoors but don't know what it is? 
Photograph the object and send the picture in an e-mail to expertcentrum@naturalis.nl

PhD research