Dr H.J.R. Lenders (Rob)

Assistant professor - Institute for Science in Society
Assistant professor - Environmental Science

Dr H.J.R. Lenders (Rob)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 89

Postal address

Postbus 9010

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Rob Lenders is an animal ecologist and environmentalist by training, and a specialist in the historical ecology of north-western Europe, especially from the perspective of human-animal relationships (notably fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals). He approaches these relationships from both an ecological and a humanities perspective. How have animals been influenced by humans throughout history and how have humans been influenced by animals? Temporally, his interest covers the entire Holocene, with a special focus on the period from the Iron Age through the Roman Period and the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period. In his research, he collaborates with archaeologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, linguists and philosophers. He is co-founder of the Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Research Netherlands Foundation (RAVON) and one of the initiators of the ATHENA project (Access Tool for Historical Ecology and Environmental Archaeology: https://athena.huygens.knaw.nl).

Research theme
  • Socio-ecological interactions
Research group
  • Institute for Science in Society / Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences