NZCS consists of three sections: the vertebrate section, the
invertebrate section and the library.
was appointed head of the NZCS in 1987. He has initiated
and coordinated a considerable number of research
projects and expeditions. He is also curator of the
Vertebrate Section, and obtained his PhD on the ecology
of Surinamese Caimans.
came to the NZCS in February 1997 as
curator for the invertebrate section. She has
participated in different research projects. She is
currently working on Triatominae, which are the insect vector of Chagas Disease.
found her joy in working at the NZCS as
an assistant- curator for the vertebrate section. She is
experienced in field and laboratory research and has worked
mostly on fishes, amphibians and reptiles.
is the NZCS administrative assistant. She
helps lighten the administrative burden for Paul Ouboter
and everyone else in the NZCS.
Jairam works for the NZCS
vertebrate section as a preparator and general
assistant. He also takes part in ongoing research
regarding environmental issues.
Starke works at the
invertebrate section of the NZCS as assistant for vector
research. She helped with research regarding the black
widow spiders and the Chagas disease vector in Suriname.
Gangadin is a field and
laboratory assistant for the invertebrate department.
During the years he worked for the NZCS he gained
knowledge and experience in invertebrate collecting and
is coordinator of the NZCS
library and as such has developed the library to be an
independently functioning service, to be used by
students, national and international scientists and
other interested individuals.
Sariredjo was hired as an
assistant for the NZCS library and has taken over much
of Mia Quiks’ administrative duties since then.
started her career at the NZCS as typist, but now helps
managing the library.