Wieteke Holthuijzen | Board Member
Wieteke completed her M.Sc. at Northern Illinois University, where she worked on research about the ecological impacts of invasive house mice on Midway Atoll NWR. In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the non-profit organization Island Conservation, Wieteke studies invasive mouse diets on Midway via eDNA metabarcoding and stable isotope analysis. She also helps on other Midway-related research projects, including terrestrial arthropod monitoring and Laysan Duck diet analysis. Wieteke has spent considerable time on Midway as a USFWS volunteer with the biological program and later as an AmeriCorps member through Kupu, aiding with the Refuge’s invasive plant species management program. As a board member with FOMA, Wieteke is passionate about sharing the science and research efforts from Midway and connecting the public to this wonderful and unique atoll system. Wieteke joined the FOMA board in 2015.