Jurrian van Irsel

Jurrian van Irsel MSc

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Visiting Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands



My research focusses on vector borne diseases in bird populations to investigate which birds are impacted by these diseases and detect the underlying mechanism of these effects. My project includes an in-depth study on Common blackbirds.


I started in 2016 with the study Applied Biology at the HAS Hogeschool, which was followed by the Master Biology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. During my masters I worked on modelling population dynamics and effects of environmental conditions on the populations of Oystercatchers, Kentish and Ringed plovers.


Projects & collaborations


  • One Health PACT - Predicting Arboviruses Climate Tipping points

    Project 2020–2025
    Our water-dominated landscape, combined with a dense human- and livestock population make the Netherlands particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of zoonotic viral diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes among avian and mammalian host species.