Nina Wauters, PhD

Project Manager
+32 81 82 63 13
  • Doctor of Science
  • Specialising in conservation biology and scientific mediation
  • Head of “urban biodiversity” activities
  • Head of biological data processing and environmental legislation

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About Nina Wauters

Passionate about insects and understanding the living world, Nina Wauters studied biology (2004-2009) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where she specialised in biodiversity conservation and community ecology. During her final dissertation, she studied ant communities in the Ecuadorian Andes. She holds a Master’s degree in Organismal Biology and Ecology, and her research work earned her the “Jacques Kets Prize” and the “Paul Brienn Prize” in 2009.

In 2010, she obtained a grant from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) to start a PhD thesis under co-supervision at the ULB within the Biological Evolution and Ecology laboratory (thesis supervisor: Denis Fournier) and at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Department of Entomology) on the invasion of the Galapagos Islands by the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata).

This work made it possible to update the distribution of the tropical fire ant throughout the archipelago, to elucidate the invasion pathways of the species and to assess its impact on the entomofauna and giant tortoises in the Galapagos. 

After her PhD, Nina worked in scientific mediation at the UNamur’s Confluent des Savoirs and taught at international schools. In 2018 she joined an environmental impact assessment company as a biologist, focusing on the field of wind energy.

In January 2021, Nina began her career at E-BIOM as a project manager for biodiversity in urban areas.