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Thomas Luypaert

Research student

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Thomas is a researcher in the ABC Expeditions project, in the fields of large vertebrate surveys, camera trapping, bioacoustics, and environmental DNA.

Thomas Luypaert holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Ghent (Belgium), and a joint Master's degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems from the University of Brussels, University of Florence, and University of Malaysia Terengganu. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Norway, investigating how ecological information can be distilled from big acoustic datasets in tropical rainforest ecosystems. Thomas is broadly interested in the use of ecological monitoring technologies to investigate the biodiversity of large rainforest vertebrates, including (i) line-transect surveys; (ii) camera trapping; (iii) acoustic monitoring; and (iv) environmental DNA. In this capacity, he was involved in the design and implementation of the large vertebrate monitoring surveys for the ABC expeditions in 2019-2020.

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