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Olff, Prof. Han

Han Olff
Han Olff

Han Olff is Professor of Ecology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He is specialised in ecology, biodiversity, nature management, nature protection and sustainable landscapes. Olff graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Groningen in 1988. In 1992, he gained his PhD in Groningen in the field of ecology, after which he worked as a researcher at the University of Wageningen and in the United States. In 2002, Olff was appointed as Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology at the UG. Here, he researched biodiversity and nature management in the Netherlands as well as in the tropical savannahs and rainforests.

In his research, Olff has a focus on the structure and functioning of diverse communities and ecosystems, giving special attention to the interaction between plants, herbivores, detrivores and predators. Olff uses the outcomes of his research to give regular advice about nature protection. Alongside his work at the UG, Olff is a member of the supervisory board of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and of ARK Nature. Olff also sits on the Academic Advisory Board of the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania and of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. In addition, he is a board member of the Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN).

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Leurs, G., van der Reijden, K. J., Lemrabott, S. Y., Barry, I., Nonque, D. M., Olff, H., Ledo Pontes, S., Regalla, A., & Govers, L. (Accepted/In press). Industrial fishing near West African Marine Protected Areas and its potential effects on mobile marine predators. Frontiers in Marine Science.


Tittonell, P., Piñeiro, G., Garibaldi , L. A., Dogliotti , S., Olff, H., & Jobbagy , E. G. (2020). Agroecology in large scale farming: A research agenda. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems , 4, [584605].
Mestdagh, S., Amiri-Simkooei, A., van der Reijden, K. J., Koop, L., O'Flynn, S., Snellen, M., Van Sluis, C., Govers, L. L., Simons, D. G., Herman, P. M. J., Olff, H., & Ysebaert, T. (2020). Linking the morphology and ecology of subtidal soft-bottom marine benthic habitats: A novel multiscale approach. Estuarine coastal and shelf science, 238, [106687].
El-Hacen, E-H. M., Sidi Cheikh, M. A., Bouma, T. J., Olff, H., & Piersma, T. (2020). Long-term changes in seagrass and benthos at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, the premier intertidal system along the East Atlantic Flyway. Global Ecology and Conservation, 24, [e01364].
Koop, L., van der Reijden, K. J., Mestdagh, S., Ysebaert, T., Govers, L. L., Olff, H., Herman, P. M. J., Snellen, M., & Simons, D. G. (2020). Measuring centimeter-scale sand ripples using multibeam echosounder backscatter data from the Brown Bank area of the Dutch continental shelf. Geosciences, 10(12).
Fokkema, W., van der Jeugd, H. P., Lameris, T. K., Dokter, A. M., Ebbinge, B. S., de Roos, A. M., Nolet, B. A., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2020). Ontogenetic niche shifts as a driver of seasonal migration. Oecologia, 193(2), 285–297.
Kihwele, E., Mchomvu, V., Owen-Smith, N., Hetem, R. S., Hutchinson, M. C., Potter, A. B., Olff, H., & Veldhuis, M. (2020). Quantifying water requirements of African ungulates through a combination of functional traits. Ecological monographs, 90(2), [e01404].


de Fouw, J., van der Zee, E. M., van Gils, J. A., Eriksson, B. K., Weerman, E. J., Donadi, S., van der Veer, H. W., Olff, H., Piersma, T., & van der Heide, T. (2020). The interactive role of predation, competition and habitat conditions in structuring an intertidal bivalve population. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 523, [151267].
Ogutu, J. O., Veldhuis, M. P., Morrison, T. A., Hopcraft, J. G. C., & Olff, H. (2019). Conservation: Beyond population growth - Response. Science, 365(6449), 133-134.
Veldhuis, M. P., Ritchie, M. E., Ogutu, J. O., Morrison, T. A., Beale, C. M., Estes, A. B., Mwakilema, W., Ojwang, G. O., Parr, C. L., Probert, J., Wargute, P. W., Hopcraft, J. G. C., & Olff, H. (2019). Cross-boundary human impacts compromise the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Science, 363(6434), 1424–1428.
Onrust, J., Wymenga, E., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Earthworm activity and availability for meadow birds is restricted in intensively managed grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(6), 1333-1342.
Veldhuis, M. P., Kihwele, E. S., Ogutu, J. O., Hoperaft, J. G. C., Owen-Smith, N., & Olff, H. (2019). Large herbivore assemblages in a changing climate: Incorporating water dependence and thermoregulation. Ecology Letters, 22(10), 1536-1546.
El-Hacen, E. H. M., Bouma, T. J., Oomen, P., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Large-scale ecosystem engineering by flamingos and fiddler crabs on West-African intertidal flats promote joint food availability. Oikos, 128(5), 753-764.
Reijers, V. C., Cruijsen, P. M. J. M., Hoetjes, S. C. S., van den Akker, M., Heusinkveld, J. H. T., van de Koppel, J., Lamers, L. P. M., Olff, H., & van der Heide, T. (2019). Loss of spatial structure after temporary herbivore absence in a high-productivity reed marsh. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(7), 1817-1826.
El-Hacen, E. H. M., Bouma, T. J., Govers, L. L., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Seagrass Sensitivity to Collapse Along a Hydrodynamic Gradient: Evidence from a Pristine Subtropical Intertidal Ecosystem. Ecosystems, 22(5), 1007-1023.
Olff, H. (Author), & Veldhuis, M. (Author). (2019). Serengeti Squeeze - Interactive storymap. Digital or Visual Products
Chen, Q., Howison, R. A., Bakker, J. P., Alberti, J., Kuijper, D. P. J., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2019). Small herbivores slow down species loss up to 22 years but only at early successional stage. Journal of Ecology, 107, 2688-2696.


van der Reijden, K. J., Koop, L., O'Flynn, S., Garcia, S., Bos, O., van der Sluis, C., Maaholm, D. J., Herman, P. M. J., Simons, D. G., Olff, H., Ysebaert, T., Snellen, M., Govers, L. L., Rijnsdorp, A. D., & Aquilar, R. (2019). Discovery of Sabellaria spinulosa reefs in an intensively fished area of the Dutch Continental Shelf, North Sea. Journal of Sea Research, 144, 85-94.
de Fouw, J., van der Heide, T., van Belzen, J., Govers, L. L., Sidi Cheikh, M. A., Olff, H., van de Koppel, J., & van Gils, J. A. (2018). A facultative mutualistic feedback enhances the stability of tropical intertidal seagrass beds. Scientific Reports, 8, [12988].
Dokter, A. M., Fokkema, W., Ebbinge, B. S., Olff, H., van der Jeugd, H. P., & Nolet, B. A. (2018). Agricultural pastures challenge the attractiveness of natural saltmarsh for a migratory goose. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(6), 2707-2718.
te Beest, M., Mpandza, N. J., & Olff, H. (2018). Biotic resistance affects growth and reproduction, but not survival of a high-impact woody invader in African savannas. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29(3), 532-540.
Dokter, A. M., Fokkema, W., Bekker , S. K., Bouten, W., Ebbinge, B. S., Müskens, G., Olff, H., van der Jeugd, H. P., & Nolet, B. A. (2018). Body stores persist as fitness correlate in a long-distance migrant released from food constraints. Behavioral Ecology, 29(5), 1157–1166.
Koerner, S. E., Smith, M. D., Burkepile, D. E., Hanan, N. P., Avolio, M. L., Collins, S. L., Knapp, A. K., Lemoine, N. P., Forrestel, E. J., Eby, S., Thompson, D. I., Aguado-Santacruz, G. A., Anderson, J. P., Anderson, T. M., Angassa, A., Bagchi, S., Bakker, E. S., Bastin, G., Baur, L. E., ... Smit, C. (2018). Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 1925-1932.
Dini-Andreote, F., van Elsas, J. D., Olff, H., & Salles, J. F. (2018). Dispersal-competition tradeoff in microbiomes in the quest for land colonization. Scientific Reports, 8(1), [9451].
Veldhuis, M. P., Berg, M. P., Loreau, M., & Olff, H. (2018). Ecological autocatalysis: A central principle in ecosystem organization? Ecological monographs, 88(3), 304-319.
El-Hacen, E-H. M., Bouma, T. J., Fivash, G. S., Sall, A. A., Piersma, T., Olff, H., & Govers, L. L. (2018). Evidence for 'critical slowing down' in seagrass: a stress gradient experiment at the southern limit of its range. Scientific Reports, 8(1), [17263].
van Donk, E., Olff, H., Reumer, J., & Buiter, R. (Eds.) (2018). Natuur in Nederland: Beheren, behouden of beheersen? Cahiers Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, 37(4).
van der Reijden, K. J., Hintzen, N. T., Govers, L. L., Rijnsdorp, A. D., & Olff, H. (2018). North Sea demersal fisheries prefer specific benthic habitats. PLoS ONE, 13(12), [e0208338].
Olff, H., & Berendse, F. (2018). Oostvaardersplassen: Het dier of het systeem? Cahiers Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, 37(4), 68-69.
Mas-Carrio, E., Dini-Andreote, F., Brossi, M. J. D. L., Salles, J. F., & Olff, H. (2018). Organic amendment under increasing agricultural intensification: Effects on soil bacterial communities and plant productivity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, [2612].
Howison, R. A., Piersma, T., Kentie, R., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., & Olff, H. (2018). Quantifying landscape-level land-use intensity patterns through radar-based remote sensing. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(3), 1276-1287.
Veldhuis, M. P., Gommers, M. I., Olff, H., & Berg, M. P. (2018). Spatial redistribution of nutrients by large herbivores and dung beetles in a savanna ecosystem. Journal of Ecology, 106(1), 422-433.
Jouta, J., de Goeij, P., Lok, T., Velilla, E., Camphuysen, C. J., Leopold, M., van der Veer, H. W., Olff, H., Overdijk, O., & Piersma, T. (2018). Unexpected dietary preferences of Eurasian Spoonbills in the Dutch Wadden Sea: Spoonbills mainly feed on small fish not shrimp. Journal of Ornithology, 159(3), 839-849.
Damveld, J. H., van der Reijden, K. J., Cheng, C., Koop, L., Haaksma, L. R., Walsh, C. A. J., Soetaert, K., Borsje, B. W., Govers, L. L., Roos, P. C., Olff, H., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2018). Video transects reveal that tidal sand waves affect the spatial distribution of benthic organisms and sand ripples. Geophysical research letters, 45(21), 11,837-11,846.


Christianen, M. J. A., Middelburg, J. J., Holthuijsen, S. J., Jouta, J., Compton, T. J., van der Heide, T., Piersma, T., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., van der Veer, H. W., Schouten, S., & Olff, H. (2017). Benthic primary producers are key to sustain the Wadden Sea food web: Stable carbon isotope analysis at landscape scale. Ecology, 98(6), 1498-1512.
Howison, R. A., Olff, H., van de Koppel, J., & Smit, C. (2017). Biotically driven vegetation mosaics in grazing ecosystems: The battle between bioturbation and biocompaction. Ecological monographs, 87(3), 363-378.
Eriksson, B. K., Westra, J., van Gerwen, I., Weerman, E., van der Zee, E., van der Heide, T., van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Piersma, T., & Donadi, S. (2017). Facilitation by ecosystem engineers enhances nutrient effects in an intertidal system. Ecosphere, 8(12), [e02051].
Alberti, J., Bakker, E. S., van Klink, R., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2017). Herbivore exclusion promotes a more stochastic plant community assembly in a natural grassland. Ecology, 98(4), 961-970.
Govers, L., van der Heide, T., Olff, H., Smeele, Q., & van der Eijk, A. (2017). Laat Griend weer wandelen. De Levende Natuur, 118(5), 181-187.
van der Plas, F., van Klink, R., Manning, P., Olff, H., & Fischer, A. (2017). Sensitivity of functional diversity metrics to sampling intensity. Methods in ecology and evolution, 8(9), 1072-1080.
Veldhuis, M. P., Laso, F. J., Olff, H., & Berg, M. P. (2017). Termites promote resistance of decomposition to spatiotemporal variability in rainfall. Ecology, 98(2), 467-477.
Howison, R. A., Olff, H., Owen-Smith, N., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., & Archibald, S. (2017). The abiotic template for the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park's landscape heterogeneity. In Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene: The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story (pp. 33-55). Cambridge University Press.


Christianen, M. J. A., van der Heide, T., Holthuijsen, S. J., van der Reijden, K. J., Borst, A. C. W., & Olff, H. (2017). Biodiversity and food web indicators of community recovery in intertidal shellfish reefs. Biological Conservation, 213(Part B), 317-324.
Schrama, M., van der Plas, F., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2017). Decoupled diversity dynamics in green and brown webs during primary succession in a salt marsh. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(1), 158-169.
Veldhuis, M. P., Rozen-Rechels, D., le Roux, E., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2016). Determinants of patchiness of woody vegetation in an African savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(1), 93-104.
van der Plas, F., Howison, R. A., Mpanza, N., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., & Olff, H. (2016). Different-sized grazers have distinctive effects on plant functional composition of an African savannah. Journal of Ecology, 104(3), 864-875.
de Fouw, J., Govers, L. L., van de Koppel, J., van Belzen, J., Dorigo, W., Sidi Cheikh, M. A., Christianen, M. J. A., van der Reijden, K. J., van der Geest, M., Piersma, T., Smolders, A. J. P., Olff, H., Lamers, L. P. M., van Gils, J. A., & van der Heide, T. (2016). Drought, mutualism breakdown, and landscape-scale degradation of seagrass beds. Current Biology, 26, 1051-1056.
Howison, R. A., Olff, H., van Puijenbroek, M. E. B., & Smit, C. (2016). Facultative grazing and bioturbation by macrodetritivores alter saltmarsh plant-plant interactions under stress. Journal of Ecology, 104(4), 1149-1157.
Veldhuis, M., Fakkert, H. F., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2016). Grassland structural heterogeneity in a savanna is driven more by productivity differences than by consumption differences between lawn and bunch grasses. Oecologia, 182(3), 841. [DOI: 10.1007/s0042-016-3698-y].
van der Zee, E. M., Angelini, C., Govers, L. L., Christianen, M. J. A., Altieri, A. H., van der Reijden, K. J., Silliman, B. R., van de Koppel, J., van der Geest, M., van Gils, J. A., van der Veer, H. W., Piersma, T., de Ruiter, P. C., Olff, H., & van der Heide, T. (2016). How habitat-modifying organisms structure the food web of two coastal ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 283(1826), 1-9.
Gosling, C. M., Schrama, M., van Erk, A., Olff, H., & Cromsigt, J. P. G. M. (2016). Mammalian herbivores, grass height and rainfall drive termite activity at different spatial scales in an African savanna. Biotropica, 48, 656-666.
Howison, R. A., Berg, M. P., Smit, C., van Dijk, K., & Olff, H. (2016). The importance of coprophagous macrodetritivores for the maintenance of vegetation heterogeneity in an African Savannah. Ecosystems, 19(4), 674-684.
Fokkema, W., de Boer, W., van der Jeugd, H. P., Dokter, A., Nolet, B. A., De Kok, L. J., Elzenga, J. T. M., & Olff, H. (2016). The nature of plant adaptation to salinity stress has trophic consequences. Oikos, 125(6), 804–811.
Veldhuis, M. P., Hulshof, A., Fokkema, W., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2016). Understanding nutrient dynamics in an African savanna: Local biotic interactions outweigh a major regional rainfall gradient. Journal of Ecology, 104(4), 913-923.


van der Plas, F., Janzen, T., Ordonez, A., Fokkema, W., Reinders, J., Etienne, R. S., & Olff, H. (2015). A new modeling approach estimates the relative importance of different community assembly processes. Ecology, 96(6), 1502-1515.
Ruifrok, J. L., Janzen, T., Kuijper, D. P. J., Rietkerk, M., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2015). Cyclical succession in grazed ecosystems: The importance of interactions between different-sized herbivores and different-sized predators. Theoretical Population Biology, 101, 31-39.
van Klink, R., van der Plas, F., van Noordwijk, C. G. E. T., WallisDeVries, M. F., & Olff, H. (2015). Effects of large herbivores on grassland arthropod diversity. Biological Reviews, 90(2), 347-366.
te Beest, M., Mpandza, N. J., & Olff, H. (2015). Fire and simulated herbivory have antagonistic effects on resistance of savanna grasslands to alien shrub invasion. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26(1), 114-122.
van der Zee, E. M., Tielens, E., Holthuijsen, S., Donadi, S., Eriksson, B. K., van der Veer, H. W., Piersma, T., Olff, H., & van der Heide, T. (2015). Habitat modification drives benthic trophic diversity in an intertidal soft-bottom ecosystem. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 465, 41-48.
Schrama, M., van Boheemen, L. A., Olff, H., & Berg, M. P. (2015). How the litter-feeding bioturbator Orchestia gammarellus promotes late-successional saltmarsh vegetation. Journal of Ecology, 103(4), 915-924.
Garzon-Lopez, C. X., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Ordoñez, A., Bohlman, S. A., Olff, H., & Jansen, P. A. (2015). Indirect interactions among tropical tree species through shared rodent seed predators: A novel mechanism of tree species coexistence. Ecology Letters, 18(8), 752-760.
Olff, H. (Author). (2015). Interactieve Waddennatuurkaart. Digital or Visual Products
Howison, R. A., Olff, H., Steever, R., & Smit, C. (2015). Large herbivores change the direction of interactions within plant communities along a salt marsh stress gradient. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26(6), 1159-1170.
van de Koppel, J., van der Heide, T., Altieri, A. H., Eriksson, B. K., Bouma, T. J., Olff, H., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Long-distance interactions regulate the structure and resilience of coastal ecosystems. Annual Review of Marine Science, 7, 139-158.
Donadi, S., van der Heide, T., Piersma, T., van der Zee, E. M., Weerman, E. J., van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Devine, C., Hernawan, U. E., Boers, M., Planthof, L., & Eriksson, B. K. (2015). Multi-scale habitat modification by coexisting ecosystem engineers drives spatial separation of macrobenthic functional groups. Oikos, 124(11), 1502-1510.
de Paoli, H., van de Koppel, J., van der Zee, E., Kangeri, A., van Belzen, J., Holthuijsen, S., van den Berg, A., Herman, P., Olff, H., & van der Heide, T. (2015). Processes limiting mussel bed restoration in the Wadden-Sea. Journal of Sea Research, 103, 42-49.
Smit, C., Ruifrok, J. L., van Klink, R., & Olff, H. (2015). Rewilding with large herbivores: The importance of grazing refuges for sapling establishment and wood-pasture formation. Biological Conservation, 182, 134-142.


Veldhuis, M., Howison, R., Fokkema, R., Tielens, E., & Olff, H. (2014). A novel mechanism for grazing lawn formation: Large herbivore-induced modification of the plant-soil water balance. Journal of Ecology, 102(6), 1506-1517.
Liu, Q., Weerman, E. J., Gupta, R., Herman, P. M. J., Olff, H., & van de Koppel, J. (2014). Biogenic gradients in algal density affect the emergent properties of spatially self-organized mussel beds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 11(96), [20140089].
Hopcraft, J. G. C., Morales, J. M., Beyer, H. L., Borner, M., Mwangomo, E., Sinclair, A. R. E., Olff, H., & Haydon, D. T. (2014). Competition, predation, and migration: Individual choice patterns of Serengeti migrants captured by hierarchical models. Ecological monographs, 84(3), 355-372.
Garzon-Lopez, C. X., Jansen, P. A., Bohlman, S. A., Ordonez Gloria, A., & Olff, H. (2014). Effects of sampling scale on patterns of habitat association in tropical trees. Journal of Vegetation Science, 25(2), 349-362.
du Toit, J. T., & Olff, H. (2014). Generalities in grazing and browsing ecology: Using across-guild comparisons to control contingencies. Oecologia, 174(4), 1075-1083.
Veen, G. F. C., de Vries, S., Bakker, E. S., van der Putten, W. H., & Olff, H. (2014). Grazing-induced changes in plant-soil feedback alter plant biomass allocation. Oikos, 123(7), 800-806.
van der Plas, F., & Olff, H. (2014). Mesoherbivores affect grasshopper communities in a megaherbivore-dominated South African savannah. Oecologia, 175(2), 639-649.
Liu, Q., Herman, P. M. J., Mooij, W. M., Huisman, J., Scheffer, M., Olff, H., & van de Koppel, J. (2014). Pattern formation at multiple spatial scales drives the resilience of mussel bed ecosystems. Nature Communications, 5, [5234].
van der Heide, T., Tielens, E., van der Zee, E., Weerman, E. J., Holthuijsen, S., Eriksson, B. K., Piersma, T., van de Koppel, J., & Olff, H. (2014). Predation and habitat modification synergistically interact to control bivalve recruitment on intertidal mudflats. Biological Conservation, 172, 163-169.
Weerman, E., Eriksson, B. K., Olff, H., & van der Heide, T. (2014). Predation by native brown shrimp on invasive Pacific oyster spat. Journal of Sea Research, 85, 126-130.
Ruifrok, J. L., Postma, F., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2014). Scale-dependent effects of grazing and topographic heterogeneity on plant species richness in a Dutch salt marsh ecosystem. Applied Vegetation Science, 17(4), 615-624.
Donadi, S., van der Zee, E., van der Heide, T., Weerman, E., Piersma, T., van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Bartelds, M., van Gerwen, I., & Eriksson, K. (2014). The bivalve loop: Intra-specific facilitation in burrowing cockles through habitat modification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461, 44-52.


Schrama, M., Veen, G. F. C., Bakker, E. S. L., Ruifrok, J. L., Bakker, J. P., & Olff, H. (2013). An integrated perspective to explain nitrogen mineralization in grazed ecosystems. Perspectives in plant ecology evolution and systematics, 15(1), 32-44.
Donadi, S., van der Heide, T., van der Zee, E. M., Eklöf, J. S., van de Koppel, J., Weerman, E. J., Piersma, T., Olff, H., & Eriksson, B. K. (2013). Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats. Ecology, 94(2), 489-498.
Anderson, T. M., Kumordzi, B. B., Fokkema, W., Valls Fox, H., & Olff, H. (2013). Distinct physiological responses underlie defoliation tolerance in African lawn and bunch grasses. International journal of plant sciences, 174(5), 769-778.
Ordonez, A., & Olff, H. (2013). Do alien plant species profit more from high resource supply than natives? A trait-based analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22(6), 648-658.
Schrama, M., Jouta, J., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2013). Food web assembly at the landscape scale: Using stable isotopes to reveal changes in trophic structure during succession. Ecosystems, 16(4), 627-638.
van der Plas, F., Howison, R., Reinders, J., Fokkema, W., & Olff, H. (2013). Functional traits of trees on and off termite mounds: Understanding the origin of biotically-driven heterogeneity in savannas. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24(2), 227-238.
Schrama, M., Heijning, P., Bakker, J. P., van Wijnen, H. J., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2013). Herbivore trampling as an alternative pathway for explaining differences in nitrogen mineralization in moist grasslands. Oecologia, 172(1), 231-243.
Kanga, E. M., Ogutu, J. O., Piepho, H-P., & Olff, H. (2013). Hippopotamus and livestock grazing: Influences on riparian vegetation and facilitation of other herbivores in the Mara Region of Kenya. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 9(1), 47-58.
El-Hacen, E-H. M., Overdijk, O., Lok, T., Olff, H., & Piersma, T. (2013). Home range, habitat selection, and foraging rhythm in Mauritanian spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia balsaci): A satellite tracking study. Waterbirds, 36(3), 277-286.
te Beest, M., Elschot, K., Olff, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2013). Invasion success in a marginal habitat: An experimental test of competitive ability and drought tolerance in Chromolaena odorata. PLoS ONE, 8(8), [e68274].
Garzon-Lopez, C. X., Bohlman, S. A., Olff, H., & Jansen, P. A. (2013). Mapping tropical forest trees using high-resolution aerial digital photographs. Biotropica, 45(3), 308-316.
Donadi, S., Westra, J., Weerman, E. J., van der Heide, T., van der Zee, E. M., van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Piersma, T., van der Veer, H. W., & Eriksson, B. K. (2013). Non-trophic interactions control benthic producers on intertidal flats. Ecosystems, 16(7), 1325-1335.
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