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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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2021

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.602917

2020

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]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.584605
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]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106687
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]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.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). https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10120495
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04682-0
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]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1404

2019

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]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2019.151267
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. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay3049
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. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aav0564
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13356
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13350
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.05261
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13394
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0319-0
Olff, H. (Author), & Veldhuis, M. (Author). (2019). Serengeti Squeeze - Interactive storymap. Digital or Visual Products https://arcg.is/01CjXW
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13236

2018

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.11.008
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]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-31060-x
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13168
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12633
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary080
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y
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]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27783-6
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1292
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]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34977-5
van Donk, E., Olff, H., Reumer, J., & Buiter, R. (Eds.) (2018). Natuur in Nederland: Beheren, behouden of beheersen? Cahiers Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, 37(4). https://www.biomaatschappij.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Natuur-in-Nederland.pdf
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]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208338
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]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02612
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13077
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12874
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-018-1551-2
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. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL079858

2017

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1837
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1259
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]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2051
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1741
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. http://www.delevendenatuur.nl/tijdschrift.php?editie=11224
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12728
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1658
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. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139382793.007

2016

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.028
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12602
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12461
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12549
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.023
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12581
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]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-016-3698-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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2326
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12337
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-016-9960-7
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.02757
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12569

2015

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. https://doi.org/10.1890/14-0454.1
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2015.02.001
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12113
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12208
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.01.001
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12418
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12452
Olff, H. (Author). (2015). Interactieve Waddennatuurkaart. Digital or Visual Products https://rug.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3b63d3b2fea14a38943ab08d5ed4b184
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12317
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. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015805
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.02100
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.05.008
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.11.047

2014

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12322
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]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.0089
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. https://doi.org/10.1890/13-1446.1
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12090
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-013-2864-8
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.01077.x
van der Plas, F., & Olff, H. (2014). Mesoherbivores affect grasshopper communities in a megaherbivore-dominated South African savannah. Oecologia, 175(2), 639-649. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2920-z
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]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6234
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.036
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.04.010
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12107
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.019

2013

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2012.12.001
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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. https://doi.org/10.1086/670237
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12019
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-013-9636-5
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01459.x
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-012-2484-8
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11355-011-0175-y
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. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.036.0305
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]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068274
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12009
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-013-9686-8
van der Plas, A., Zeinstra, P., Veldhuis, M., Fokkema, R., Tielens, E., Howison, R., & Olff, H. (2013). Responses of savanna lawn and bunch grasses to water limitation. Plant ecology, 214(9), 1157-1168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-013-0240-8

2012

van der Heide, T., Govers, L. L., de Fouw, J., Olff, H., van der Geest, M., van Katwijk, M. M., Piersma, T., van de Koppel, J., Silliman, B. R., Smolders, A. J. P., & van Gils, J. A. (2012). A three-stage symbiosis forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems. Science, 336(6087), 1432-1434. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1219973
Liu, Q-X., Weerman, E. J., Herman, P. M. J., Olff, H., & van de Koppel, J. (2012). Alternative mechanisms alter the emergent properties of self-organization in mussel beds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 279(1739), 2744-2753. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.0157
Hopcraft, J. G. C., Anderson, T. M., Perez-Vila, S., Mayemba, E., & Olff, H. (2012). Body size and the division of niche space: food and predation differentially shape the distribution of Serengeti grazers. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81(1), 201-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01885.x
Etienne, R. S., de Visser, S. N., Janzen, T., Olsen, J. L., Olff, H., & Rosindell, J. (2012). Can clade age alone explain the relationship between body size and diversity? Interface Focus, 2(2), 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2011.0075
Bhola, N., Ogutu, J. O., Piepho, H-P., Said, M. Y., Reid, R. S., Hobbs, N. T., & Olff, H. (2012). Comparative changes in density and demography of large herbivores in the Masai Mara Reserve and its surrounding human-dominated pastoral ranches in Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(6), 1509-1530. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-012-0261-y
Schrama, M., Berg, M. P., & Olff, H. (2012). Ecosystem assembly rules: the interplay of green and brown webs during salt marsh succession. Ecology, 93(11), 2353-2364. https://doi.org/10.1890/11-1102.1
van der Heide, T., Eklof, J. S., van Nes, E. H., van der Zee, E. M., Donadi, S., Weerman, E. J., Olff, H., & Eriksson, B. K. (2012). Ecosystem engineering by seagrasses interacts with grazing to shape an intertidal landscape. PLoS ONE, 7(8), [e42060]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042060
Gosling, C. M., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., Mpanza, N., & Olff, H. (2012). Effects of erosion from mounds of different termite genera on distinct functional grassland types in an African savannah. Ecosystems, 15(1), 128-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-011-9497-8
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