Elise Bakker graduated in 2014 in a Master Environmental Biology at Utrecht University. Within her studies, she specialized in the direction of behavioral ecology. She has studied abnormal behavior at chimpanzees at Stichting Aap, wrote her Master Thesis about Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Kenya and Tanzania, and focused her graduation research on the determination of densities and diets of spotted hyena in North Cameroon.
After her studies, Elise has always remained involved in large carnivore research in North Cameroon through Leo foundation. Between 2015 and 2017 she worked as a volunteer within different project of Leo foundation in the field of density research, diet research and environmental education. For the ecological studies, Elise is co-author of multiple articles, and more are in preparation. Regarding environmental education, the set up and organization of 2 Childrens Bushcamps in Bénoué NP in North Cameroon was one of the highlights. It was even such a success that Elise was even invited to create the educational content for a Bushcamp in W National Parc in Benin in 2015.
Currently, Elise is working as an ‘advisor ecology’ in the Netherlands. In this function she focusses a lot on the dutch nature protection law, field research and Nitrogen calculations. In her spare time, Elise like to spend her time outside in nature, doing nature photography and painting of natural objects.
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