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Name MF Wallis de Vries
FirstnameMichiel
Emailmichiel.wallisdevries@wur.nl

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DescriptionSpecial Professor
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitPlant Ecology and Nature Conservation
Phone+31 317 483 174
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Phone 2+31 317 467 346
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room100/C.131
Postal addressPostbus 47
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
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  • member Advisory Committy on Nature Conservation - Stichting Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe
    Oct 2016 - Present

  • member of 3 OBN-Expert Teams - Vereniging Bos en Natuur Eigenaren (VBNE)
    Jan 2007 - Present

    OBN: Knowledge Network for Restoration and Management of Nature in the Netherlands; teams: Wet Pleistocene Landscape, Loess and Calcareous Landscape, Expert Group Fauna

  • member of the Commission of Experts - Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
    Jan 2004 - Present

  • member Advisory Board for Conservation Management - Stichting Het Limburgs Landschap
    Oct 1998 - Present

  • senior scientist - De Vlinderstichting (Dutch Butterfly Conservation)
    Oct 1997 - Present


Biography

As special professor in Insect Ecology & Conservation, my mission is to promote evidence-based conservation for insects. Insects represent the highest species diversity on earth and deliver important ecosystem services, such as pollination. Research indicates that species loss is greater in insects than among vertebrates and plants. Yet the attention for insect conservation still lags behind. In my work, I focus on understanding the role of species traits in explaining the response of insects to the three main drivers of environmental change: climate, land use and nitrogen – including their combined impacts. With a focus on butterflies, there are splendid opportunities to benefit from citizen science while advancing the science for effective nature conservation.


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