L (Lowieke) Vermeulen

L (Lowieke) Vermeulen


As a PhD candidate, I am currently working on a research project that examines the attitudes and values surrounding the management of invasive alien species, with a particular focus on feral cats and other non-native predators in the Netherlands and Australia. This research is being conducted as part of the Philosophy group and Forest and Nature Conservation Policy group.

I completed my undergraduate studies in Political Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, where I subsequently specialized in Political Theory. This background has helped to inform my current research project, which focuses on the political and ethical dimensions of invasive species management. By examining the attitudes and values expressed in this field, I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing policymakers and conservationists working to manage and control invasive alien species.

Invasive alien species, such as feral cats, can have a significant impact on native ecosystems and wildlife. As such, their management and control is an important issue for conservationists and policymakers. My research project aims to understand the range of attitudes and values that are expressed in the problem assessment and management of these species, in order to identify potential areas for improvement in policy and management practices. As such, I hope to contribute to the development of more effective and sustainable management strategies.

Overall, my research aims to shed light on an important and complex issue, and to contribute to the development of better policies and practices for managing invasive alien species.