Ms Freya van Kesteren
I was born in the Netherlands and raised in Colombia, Nicaragua and Spain. In 2004 I obtained a BSc degree in Biology from the Free University of Amsterdam. My undergraduate thesis was on Arctic systems ecology, and I conducted three months of fieldwork in Svalbard for my research.
In 2005 I moved to Oxford to pursue an MSc in Integrative Bioscience. I did two research projects during this degree, both at WildCRU. My first project was on the effects of different ways of farming on rare butterflies that breed in hedges, the second was on lion diet in Zimbabwe. I completed my MSc in 2006 and after a few months away from Oxford, returned to pursue a PhD.
ProjectsReproductive Physiology of Ethiopian wolves
Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme