Bart SteenInstitute for Nature education and sustainability
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Ecologist with a specialization in Species Distribution Modelling. I have used it to identify areas of high conservation importance, project habitat suitability models to the future and to guide conservation efforts regarding alien species. My professional experiences also include setting up and conducting correlative and manipulative fieldwork studies and site-focused research on bats and swifts. At the moment, I am working both as an activist and as a field ecologist.
Economic development and energy exploration are increasing in the Arctic. Important breeding habitats for many waterbird species, which have previously been relatively undisturbed, are now being subjected to these anthropogenic pressures. The conservation of the habitats and the species they support is a significant challenge for sustainable develo...
Elodea nuttallii is an invasive plant widely distributed in many European freshwater habitats. The species has been recently added to the list of invasive alien species of Union concern (European Union (EU) Regulation 1143/2014). We aim to investigate the species’ potential distribution across the EU to provide a scientific basis for preventing fur...