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Current PhD Projects

2017
Jorge E. Amaya Romero

Jorge E. Amaya Romero

Supervisors: Michael Fontaine (GREEN), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS)

How species of malaria vector mosquitoes emerged and evolved in the Anopheles gambiae complex in face of widespread introgressive hybridization - Theoretical and empirical approaches


Sajad Ashghali Farahani

Sajad Ashghali Farahani

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Per Palsbøll (GREEN)

Effects of an acanthocephalan parasite behaviour and trophic interaction of the native and invasive amphipods species with their non-host predator


Tiphaine P.M. Bailly

Tiphaine P.M. Bailly

Supervisors: Jean-Christophe Billeter (EGDB), Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Rampal Etienne (TRÊS)

Should I stay or should I go? - Mechanisms and evolution of optimal group size determination in Drosophila melanogaster


Martje L.M. Birker

Martje L.M. Birker

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Ton Groothuis (EGDB), Rodrigo Vásquez Salfate (University of Chile)

Do parental effects mediate adaptation to climate differences? - A study in a bird species breeding at different latitudes


Youri G. Bolsius

Youri G. Bolsius

Supervisors: Martien Kas (NeuBio), Robbert Havekes (NeuBio), Peter Meerlo (NeuBio)

Memory and plasticity impairments associated with sleep deprivation - The role of the molecular clock


Pina Brinker

Pina Brinker

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN), Michael Fontaine (GREEN)

Reproductive parasitism in a love triangle – Wolbachia, master manipulator or microbe mediator?


Lauren de Wit

Lauren de Wit

Supervisors: Roelof Hut (NeuBio), Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio), Rob Henning (UMCG)

What doesn`t kill you, makes you stronger - Increased lifespan in hibernators despite DNA damage


Merijn M.G. Driessen

Merijn M.G. Driessen

Supervisors: Ido Pen (TRÊS), Irene Tieleman (BPE), Simon Verhulst (BPE)

Mosaic aging


Yoran H. Gerritsma

Yoran H. Gerritsma

Supervisors: Simon Verhulst (BPE), Sietse de Boer (NeuBio)


Parsing developmental plasticity of personality in zebra finches


Moniek I. Gommers

Moniek I. Gommers

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Melanie Bishop (Macquarie University)

Long-distance facilitation cascades as drivers of ecosystem structure and function


Pinar Güler

Pinar Güler

Supervisors: Ido Pen (TRÊS), Jean-Christophe Billeter (EGDB), Ton Groothuis (EGDB)

Adaptive parental effects in fluctuating environments - Integration of experimental evolution, genomics, physiology and theoretical modelling


Kiran Gurung

Kiran Gurung

Supervisors: Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN), Jean-Christophe Billeter (EGDB)

The role of microbial symbionts in the niche shift of Drososphila suzukii


Shandong Han

Shandong Han

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Luit de Kok (GREEN)

QTL mapping of resistance to the drought stress conditions and the functional verification of the candidate-genes


Peter K. Hoitinga

Peter K. Hoitinga

Supervisors: Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Michael Fontaine (GREEN), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS)

Evolution of complex molecular networks in immunity


Yvonne Kahlert

Yvonne Kahlert

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Leon Lamers (Radboud University), Liesbeth Bakker (NIOO)

Development of trophic interactions in a newly created wetland


Giorgio Karapetsas

Giorgio Karapetsas

Supervisors: Gertjan van Dijk (NeuBio), Jan Komdeur (BPE)

Fitness and reproductive success - Developmental plasticity as tools for adaptation


Shem C. Kifugo

Shem C. Kifugo

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Joseph Ogutu (University of Hohenheim)

Spatial pattern of land use change and its driving forces in the greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem


Kevin Kort

Kevin Kort

Supervisors: Sander van Doorn (TRÊS), Hermie Harmsen (UMCG), Franjo Weissing (TRÊS)

Eco-evolutionary dynamics and control of the gut microbiome


Megan K. Korte

Megan K. Korte

Supervisors: Chris Smit (ConsEco), Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Facilitation - A novel mechanism of adaptive capacity


Koosje P. Lamers

Koosje P. Lamers

Supervisors: Christiaan Both (ConsEco), Raymond Klaassen (ConsEco)

Dispersing to northern breeding areas as adaptation to climate change in migrant birds


Paula M. Machín Alvarez

Paula M. Machín Alvarez

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Raymond Klaassen (ConsEco), Jose Aquirre (Complutense University of Madrid)

Reproductive ecology of waders in Swedish Lapland


Beatriz Marin Diaz

Beatriz Marin Diaz

Supervisors: Tjeerd Bouma (ConsEco/NIOZ), Han Olff (ConsEco), Laura Govers (ConsEco), Daphne van der Wal (NIOZ)

How to manage & design foreshore ecosystems to gain both coastal protection and ecological value?


Maria E. Mngulwi

Maria E. Mngulwi

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), George Kajembe (Sokoine University of Agriculture), Martin Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)

Development and implementation of wildlife policy in Tanzania and Kenya - The case of the greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem


Ivo V. Moes

Ivo V. Moes

Supervisors: Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Roelof Hut (NeuBio), Marcel Visser (NIOO)

Evolutionary dynamics to understand the mechanisms of adaptation to changing ecological conditions in the winter moth


Sasirekha M. Munikumar

Sasirekha M. Munikumar

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Dick van Elsas (GREEN), Karaba Nataraja (UAS Bangalore)

Identification of salt tolerant endophytic fungi from Solanaceae plants and evaluation of molecular mechanisms associated with endophytic fungi-induced stress tolerance


Gordon S.O. Ojwang

Gordon S.O. Ojwang

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Joseph Ogutu (University of Hohenheim)

Savannah herbivore dynamics and changing landscapes of the Maasai pastoral lands within the Mara ecosystem, East Africa


Marina Papadopoulou

Marina Papadopoulou

Supervisors: Charlotte Hemelrijk (TRÊS), Colin Torney (University of Glasgow), Hanno Hildenbrandt (TRÊS)

Towards an understanding of collective escape of bird flocks using computational models


Suzanne S.H. Poiesz

Suzanne S.H. Poiesz

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Henk van der Veer (NIOZ), Katja Philippart (NIOZ)

Changes in coastal North Sea fish communities - Causes and consequences


Aparajitha Ramesh

Aparajitha Ramesh

Supervisors: Marion Nicolaus (ConsEco), Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Ton Groothuis (EGDB)

The eco-evo-devo of migration syndromes


Pedro M. Santos Neves

Pedro M. Santos Neves

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Alex Pigot (TRÊS)


Determining the drivers of diversification


Raphaël Scherrer

Raphaël Scherrer

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS), Michael Fontaine (GREEN)

Adaptive diversity and eco-evolutionary dynamics


Felicia (Fee) O.H. Smulders

F.O.H. (Fee) Smulders

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Tjeerd Bouma (ConsEco/NIOZ), Laura Govers (ConsEco), Daphne van der Wal (NIOZ)

Resilience of tidal flats to sea-level rise


Laura Staal

Laura Staal

Supervisors: Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Jocelien Oloivier (NeuBio), Torsten Plösch (UMCG), Bart Pollux (WUR)

The role of the placenta in transmitting disturbed serotonin levels from the maternal environment - A comparative study with livebearing fish, rats and humans


Rolf F. Storms

Rolf F. Storms

Supervisors: Charlotte Hemelrijk (TRÊS), Simon Verhulst (BPE), Claudio Carere (Tuscia University, Italy)

Preventing bird strikes - Developing RoboFalcons to deter bird flocks


Els van der Goot

Els van der Goot

Supervisors: Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN), Francjan van Spronsen (UMCG)

The role of the microbiome in disease–associated mental and behavioral problems - The case of phenylketonuria (PKU)


Isabelle B.C. van der Ouderaa

Isabelle B.C. van der Ouderaa

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Johan van de Koppel (ConsEco/NIOZ), Melanie Bishop (Macquarie University)

Landscapes of facilitation - Interactions between long-range and short-range facilitation cascades in intertidal systems


Sjoerd J. van Hasselt

Sjoerd J. van Hasselt

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Peter Meerlo (NeuBio)

The ecology of sleep - New insights on sleep homeostasis from EEG studies in the wild


A.-M. (Anni) Veenstra-Skirl

A.-M. (Anni) Veenstra-Skirl

Supervisors: Sander van Doorn (TRÊS), Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Oscar Kuipers (GBB)

Variation and adaptive potential in bacterial gene pools exposed to different mechanisms of mutation


E.R. (Rik) Veldhuis

E.R. (Rik) Veldhuis

Supervisors: Chris Smit (ConsEco), Fons Smolders (Radboud University), Kris Verheyen (Ghent University)

Impacts of atmospheric deposition on soil chemistry, mycorrhiza, recruitment and vitality of juniper (Juniperus communis)


Xuelai Wang

Xuelai Wang

Supervisors: Christiaan Both (ConsEco), Roelof Hut (NeuBio)

Tracing evolution of annual timing in a long distance migratory song bird - A combined natural behaviour and neuro-genetics approach


Xiaocui Wang

Xiaocui Wang

Supervisors: Jean-Cristophe Billeter (EGDB), Martine Maan (EGDB)

The evolutionary impact of habitat-dependent reproductive decisions - Comparing apples and grapes


Yanfang Wang

Yanfang Wang

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Dick van Elsas (GREEN)

Understanding lignocellulose degradation using microbial consortia


Elodie Wilwert

Elodie Wilwert

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Martine Maan (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Phenotypic plasticity and species divergence - Linking trait architecture, fitness and macro-evolution


Tao Yang

Tao Yang

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Luit de Kok (GREEN)

Role of receptor-like kinases in stress-tolerance traits in root-architecture of Arabidopsis thaliana and selected fodder plants


Casey L. Yanos

Casey L. Yanos

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Michael Fontaine (GREEN), Martine Maan (EGDB)

Human induced eco-evolutionary feedbacks restructure ecosystems and limit their recovery


Lisheng Zhang

Lisheng Zhang

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Tamás Székely (University of Bat)

Implications of adult sex ratios on sexual dimorphism and sex roles


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