Nick Huisman, MSc

Nick Huisman, Project Manager based in Tamsweg

As a graduate biologist from the Wageningen University in The Netherlands, I joined the Wilderness Team in 2017 and am working from the main office in Tamsweg in the Biosphere Reserve Lungau, Austria.

By the end of 2016 I finished my Biology studies in Wageningen. I took almost every opportunity to study and live abroad, as a result I studied in Norway, worked in South Africa, and was an conservation intern at a bison-project in Romania. I received an award for the best fieldwork of 2016 from my chair group at the Wageningen University. During my projects my interest in ecology and nature conservation grew more and more. Now I am eager to start my career at the European Wilderness Society. Although I has worked a lot with larger herbivores, my interest is much wider. My knowledge on (marine) mammals, birds, insects and plants, make him an allrounder in the biological field and very interested in the new WILDIslands, WILDCoasts and WILDRiver wilderness categories.

The world of biology is immensely diverse. We are still discovering new species and places every year. Nature’s complexity fascinates me, and pushes me to put my efforts into the conservation of nature.

I inherited the drive to travel from my family and has explored over 30 different countries across our planet. Also, I love to spend time outside in nature, hiking in the mountains and cycling. During my first week in Tamsweg I already fell in love with the surrounding mountains and meadows.

I will be working on new upcoming projects connected to WILDArts, Erasmus, Interreg an many more.


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