Karen Cox
  • Gaverstraat 4

    9500 Geraardsbergen



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Research expertise

Karen started out as a forest engineer, but gradually became more and more interested in population and conservation genetics. Initially, the focus of my genetic research was on tree species, such as black alder and elm trees, with adaptation and hybridisation as main topics. Later on, populations of animal species, mostly amphibians and mammals, were the subject of her studies. Karen's current work focuses primarily on the evaluation of the genetic status of populations and on how the surroundings and landscape influence the genetic composition of these populations. The goal is to translate acquired insights into management measures to help maintain current and future populations.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of bioscience engineering: forest and land management, KU Leuven

Thematic List 2020

  • Forest
  • Protected nature


  • genetic technologies

Disciplinecode List

  • Population, ecological and evolutionary genetics

Taxonomic List

  • amphibians (Amphibia)
  • wild boar (Sus scrofa)
  • frogs and toads (Anura)
  • weasel family (Mustelidae)
  • elm family (Ulmaceae)
  • true salamanders and newts (Salamandridae)
  • alder (Alnus glutinosa)
  • rodents (Rodentia)


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