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My background is computing, and research and I also was a partner, business analyst in a care home for many years.
My PhD at the British Library
My undergrad is in zoology, ecology, landscape engineering, and wild animal biology (that’s big mammals, like bears, wolves etc).

Online Courses (MOOCs) with Certificates:

I furthered my knowledge also with these courses, as I was interested after the financial crisis, how it all happened:

  • Derivative Pricing – Anke Wiese – Herriot Watt
  • Matlab Programming – Gabriel Lord – Heriot Watt
  • Financial Markets – Dr Bing Xu – Heriot Watt
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning – Dave Corne – Heriot Watt

Various Publications, I was part of when I still worked in British Universities

  • 2006 Andrew P Beckerman, Tim G Benton, Craig T Lapsley and
    Nils Kösters How effective are maternal effects at having
    effects?, Proc. R. Soc. B 22 February 2006 vol. 273 no.
    1585 485-493
  • 2004 Buckland, S., Newman, K., Thomas, L. and Kösters, N.
    State-space models for the dynamics of wild animal populations., Ecological Modelling 171 (1-2)
  • 2003 Kösters, N. and Buckland, S. Developing a management
    strategy for Sika Deer in Scotland. Technical report, CREEM
  • 2003 Beckerman , A.P., Benton, T.G., C.T. Lapsley, and Kösters,
    N. Talkin’ Bout My Generation – Environmental Variability
    and Cohort Effects. American Naturalist, 162 (6), 1-14
  • 2002 Buckland, S, Kösters, N., Newman, K. and Atkinson, R.
    Inference for stochastic process models: incorporating model
    uncertainty. Proceedings of the International Conference of
    Biometrics, Freiburg Germany, 2002
  • 2001 Foster, R. Free Press, Article about software developed by Kösters, N. and Owens, D., LinuxUser/July-August.
  • 1999 Kösters, N. and Michael Böckl, Perspectives for biologists
    using the Internet. ISBN: 3-9806803-0-4
  • 1999 Kösters, N. www.biocrawler.com/www.biologie.de; A web
    portal for biologists. Biologists today; VdBiol 445 ISSN 1432-
    8631
  • 1996 Mommertz, S., Schauer, C., Kösters, N., Lang, A. and
    Filser, J. A comparison of D-Vac suction, fenced and un-
    fenced pitfall trap sampling of epigeal arthropods in agroe-
    cosystems. Annales Zoologica Fennici 33, 117-124 Press}