Koen van Benthem | PhD Student

KoenMy research focuses on early warning signals: how can we predict critical transitions in populations. The aim is to base these predictions on a mechanistic understanding, rather than the predictions being purely phenomenological. To this end I will work with multiple long-term datasets. I will try to balance my work between more empirical and more theoretical approaches, such as the Price equations and its extensions. These two approaches will complement each other and create the desired more mechanistic understanding.



  • 2013-present, PhD student, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies,
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011-2013, MSc in Natural Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2008-2011, BSc in Natural Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands