Stijn Cooleman


About me

My ornithological research got launched due to a Master's dissertation at Ghent University by analyzing the movement dynamics of the Canada Goose as an exotic species in Flanders. My subsequent activities are more focused on native bird species, including census and mapping in Special Protection Areas.

For the STERNA project (Semantic Web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application), I coordinated the RMCA’s bird-related data transfer to a distributed digital library, thereby improving online access to biological collection data via search portals including GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).

My current perspectives include ornithological monitoring (mainly based on Bulbuls Pycnonotidae as bioindicators) in collaboration with African experts.

My info

Full name
Stijn Cooleman
Curator level
Full Curator


105 objects curated
123 taxa curated
26 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
0 preferred classifications selected

1 common name added
0 common names removed
3 common names curated

12 taxa commented
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Curator qualifications

EOL Rubenstein Fellow and Research Associate, Biology Department, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Tervuren, Belgium
Curation scope
Aves (especially African birds)