Professor Vincent Nijman

Professor in Anthropology


I have taught for five years on an MSc course in Animal Behaviour at the University of Amsterdam and I am currently module leader for four modules for the MSc in Primate Conservation (Department of Social Sciences) and the MSc in International Conservation (Department of Biological and Medical Sciences).


  • P10203 International Legislation, Humans and Wildlife
  • P20101 Primate Diversity and Conservation
  • P20104 Population Genetics and Management
  • P20107 Final project


My research programme focuses on assessing the impact of human-induced disturbances (logging, fire, fragmentation, wildlife trade) on vertebrates, with primates as one of the model groups. I am furthermore interested in biogeography, hotspot analysis and conservation area selection, and phylogeny and DNA-barcoding.

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  • PhD – Primate Conservation, University of Amsterdam
  • MSc – Behavioural Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • MSc – Ecology, Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Amsterdam
  • BSc – Biology, University of Amsterdam