My research focuses on the digitization, standardization and publication of biodiversity data. In the ICEDIG project, I worked on tasks related to collection management systems, image analysis, data quality, semantic interoperability and linked open data. I have also trialed the Google Cloud Vision API for automated data capture from specimen images and the Zenodo infrastructure for mass publication of specimen images and data.
Besides research, I am also involved in the Garden’s data management and publication, both to our own data portals and to external aggregators such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
PhD in Bioscience Engineering – Forest and Nature Management, Ghent University, Belgium & University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2013 - 2017
MSc in Bioscience Engineering – Forest and Nature Management, Ghent University, Belgium, 2010 - 2012
Biodiversity Data Scientist, Meise Botanic Garden, 2018 - ongoing