Dr. Roel van Klink

Biodiversity Researcher, Biodiversity Synthesis German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Dr. Roel van Klink is a biodiversity researcher focusing on long-term changes in insect (bio)diversity. He works in the Biodiversity Synthesis Research Group at the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

Van Klink has been working on conservation and insect diversity for twelve years, and prior to his current work, he mainly studied the effects of conservation measures on insects, plants and birds.

He has worked in Groningen (Netherlands), Budweis (Czech Republic), Bern (Switzerland), and Leipzig. His most important work to date has been on the topic of insect mortality; for this he has compiled the largest data set in the world and has been able to show that not all insects are doing badly everywhere.