I am an animal ecologist interested in human-wildlife conflict in the broadest sense (including browsing damage, zoonotic diseases, and traffic accidents). In this aspect, I am also interested in predator-prey interactions and how people influence these interactions.
My main tool to study animals are camera traps, although I don't shy away from other sources of information such as GPS collars or genetic data. I am involved in further development of camera trap deployment and data analysis.
I gave a TED talk at TEDx Ede in 2016, which can be viewed here:
I give some lectures in the Applied Population Ecology course (MX0121)
I coordinate a series of PhD courses entitled 'Ecology for non-ecologists' which is organised by the department of wildlife, fish and environmental studies and the research school ECOS (Ecology & Society). The series contains three courses: 'populations, communities and ecosystems', 'resources, competition and predation' and 'conservation ecology'.
My work is currently focussed on two projects.
Scandcam (https://www.researchgate.net/project/SCANDCAM) is a collaboration between SLU and NINA in Norway that studies mammal communities using camera traps. Our main goal is to utilize data from a camera trapping grid that was deployed to study Lynx family groups to study interactions between species within the whole mammal community.
Beyond Moose (http://www.wildliferesearch.se/beyond-moose.html) studies the interactions between different ungulate species in multi-species communities. I am mainly involved in using camera traps to study these interactions.
I work together with researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
2012-2016 PhD in disease ecology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands
2009 - 2011 MSc (with distinction) in Ecology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Currently I (co-)supervise one PhD student Nannet Fabri and several MSc students.
If you are interested in doing an MSc thesis topic with me, please feel free to contact me.
Tim R Hofmeester, Patrick A Jansen, Hendrikus J Wijnen, E Claudia Coipan, Manoj Fonville, Herbert H T Prins, Hein Sprong & Sip E van Wieren (2017) Cascading effects of predator activity on tick-borne disease risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 284: 20170453. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0453
Tim R Hofmeester, J Marcus Rowcliffe & Patrick A Jansen (2017) A simple method for estimating the effective detection distance of camera traps. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3: 81-89. doi: 10.1002/rse2.25
Tim R Hofmeester, Hein Sprong, Patrick A Jansen, Herbert H T Prins & Sip E van Wieren (2017) Deer presence rather than deer abundance determines the population density of the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, in Dutch forests. Parasites & Vectors 10: 433. doi:10.1186/s13071-017-2370-7.
Tim R Hofmeester, J Marcus Rowcliffe & Patrick A Jansen (2017) Quantifying the availability of vertebrate hosts to ticks: a camera-trapping approach. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4: 115. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00115.