Maarten Trekels

Biodiversity Data Scientist 
Department: Collections

Phone: +32 2 260 09 86

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Maarten Trekels

My research focuses on the broad area of biodiversity informatics. At the moment, I’m mainly involved in standards development and linked open data. Examples of current topics are: development of the Collection Description standard (TDWG), IIIF compliance and the use of Wikidata/Wikibase in biodiversity data science.


  • MSc, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2009 

Employment history

  • Biodiversity Data Scientist, Meise Botanic Garden, 2019 - ongoing
  • Test, Requirements and Risks Engineer, IBA, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 2017-2019
  • Senior Test Engineer, Septentrio NV, Leuven, Belgium, 2015-2017
  • Technical Expert, Flemish Government, Brussels, Belgium, 2014-2015
  • Research Scientist, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2009-2014


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