Judith is part of the New Product Development Team at NatureMetrics, working with our business development and science teams to provide support to clients and collaborators conducting marine monitoring projects, and to design optimal sampling strategies for complex client and R&D projects.
Judith is a marine biologist interested in multidisciplinary research rooted in molecular biology. She holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (focussed on human and animal anatomy and (neuro)physiology), and a MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Amsterdam, working on coral recruitment in Curaçao and the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on juvenile lemon sharks in the Bahamas. During her PhD at the University of Salford, she worked on the development and application of environmental DNA approaches for the assessment and monitoring of marine communities with a special focus on sharks. Her post-doctoral research at Florida International University continued to build upon the advancement of eDNA applications for the assessment and monitoring of shark and fish diversity, seasonal migrations, and the high-resolution investigation of diet composition.