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Staff members with discipline Ecology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Population & conservation genetics
Simulation models & programming (C/C++, NetLogo)
Web & wiki development & maintenance
GELIFES datasteward
GELIFES Pure coordinator
dr. J. (Joke) Bakker
Contact
joke.bakker rug.nl
+31 50 36 38780
Function
ICT developer (TRÊS) & datasteward (GELIFES)
Ecology; especially Coastal Conservation Ecology
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Contact
j.p.bakker rug.nl
Function
Professor
Field / Discipline
K.L. (Kat) Bebbington, PhD
Contact
k.bebbington rug.nl
+31 50 36 32378
Function
NWO Veni Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
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Contact
h.y.ben.chehida rug.nl
Function
M. (Martine) Bérubé, Dr
Contact
m.berube rug.nl
Function
Researcher_Senior Technicien
Marine Environment
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)
physiology & ecology of microalgae
impact studies e.g. plastics, flame retardants
ballast water
dr. M.K. (Karin) de Boer
Contact
m.k.de.boer rug.nl
+31 50 36 34686
Function
Beta Science Shop & marine biologist; lecturer
Avian Migration, Evolutionary ecology, Climate change, Dispersal, Population ecology, Adaptation to changing environments
prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
Contact
c.both rug.nl
Function
Professor of Animal Ecology
During the last 10 years, I focussed my research on bio-physical interactions between the forces originating from tidal currents and waves, and species that alter these forces and thereby the environment (i.e., ecosystem engineers). Biophysical... read more
T.J. Bouma
Contact
t.j.bouma rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor Biogeomorphological Dynamics and Ecosystem Services of Coastal Zones
Field / Discipline
Zooarchaeology; archaeology; Anthropocene; historical ecology; camels; groupers; sea turtles; archaeology of dairying; stable isotope analysis of archaeological organic remains; malacology; Bronze Age; Neolithic; Open Science; domestication
C. (Canan) Çakirlar, PhD
Contact
c.cakirlar rug.nl
Function
Senior lecturer
Field / Discipline
Migration ecology, movement ecology, foraging ecology
dr. Y.C. (Ying-Chi) Chan, PhD
Contact
y.c.chan rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Climate Science and Avian Physiology
J.E. (Joseph Churchill) Churchill
Contact
j.e.churchill rug.nl
Function
PhD student
R. (Ricardo) Contreras Osorio
Contact
r.contreras.osorio rug.nl
Function
PhD student
S.D.K. (Delip) Das
Contact
s.d.k.das rug.nl
Mob ile
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Otter, radiotracking, wildlife management
dr. ing. A.W.J.J. (Addy) de Jongh
Contact
a.w.j.j.de.jongh rug.nl
Function
Researcher
Field / Discipline
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Contact
j.j.a.dekker rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Animal Ecology, Ecophysiology, Microbiome
dr. M.W. (Maurine) Dietz
Contact
m.w.dietz rug.nl
+31 50 36 32044
Function
Research Associate
Field / Discipline
B. (Bass) Dye
Contact
b.dye rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Policy officer / Coaching and training for PhD students
dr. C.M. (Corine) Eising
Contact
c.m.eising rug.nl
+31 50 36 39140
Function
PhD Coordinator
Field / Discipline
Microbial Ecology, Genetics
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Contact
j.d.van.elsas rug.nl
Function
Professor
Experimental ecology, Wadden Sea benthos, Baltic Sea, Coastal food-webs, Algae, Seagrass ecosystems
B.D.H.K. (Britas Klemens) Eriksson, Prof
Contact
b.d.h.k.eriksson rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor Marine Ecology
(Palaeo)Genomics, evolution, bioinformatics, animal behaviour, ecology
No picture available
Contact
j.a.m.erven rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Conservation, Entomology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, Fruit protection
K. (Karla) Escobedo Quevedo, Msc
Contact
k.escobedo.quevedo rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
Community phylogenetics, phylogenetic community ecology, diversification models, experimental evolution
prof. dr. R.S. (Rampal) Etienne
Contact
r.s.etienne rug.nl
+31 50 36 32230
Function
Full professor in theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
L.R.O. (Linde) Ex, MA
Contact
l.r.o.ex rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Microbial Community Ecology
J. (Joana) Falcao Salles, Prof
Contact
j.falcao.salles rug.nl
+31 50 36 32162
Function
Professor
Field / Discipline
Keywords: Molecular Ecology | Population genetics / genomics | Bioinformatics | Phylogeography | Speciation | Evolutionary Biology
M.C. (Michael C.) Fontaine, PhD
Contact
m.c.fontaine rug.nl
+31 50 36 32146
Function
Assistant Professor
Whole-genome analysis 
Population genetics
Molecular evolution
F.R. (Fabricio) Garcia Furni, MSc
Contact
f.r.garcia.furni rug.nl
+31 50 36 32075
Function
Microbial Community Ecology
D.E. (Edisa) Garcia-Hernandez, MSc
Contact
d.e.garcia-hernandez rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Dr. Carol X. Garzón López is an assistant professor in Earth and Environmental sciences at the multidisciplinary faculty Campus Fryslân. Dr. Garzon teaches the bachelor courses Earth System, Ecosystem processes and Services and the Birds and the Bees:... read more
C.X. (Carol) Garzon Lopez, PhD
Contact
c.x.garzon.lopez rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marine Ecology
Conservation Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Community Ecology
Biogeochemistry
Wadden Sea Ecology
Seagrass Ecology
prof. dr. L.L. (Laura) Govers
Contact
l.l.govers rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Scientific programmer
C.J.M. (Claire) Guérin, MSc
Contact
c.j.m.guerin rug.nl
Function
V. (Veronika) Gvoždíková Javurková, PhD
Contact
v.gvozdikova.javurkova rug.nl
Function
Postdoc
Field / Discipline
T. (Thomas) Hackl, PhD
Contact
t.hackl rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1962
Function
Assistant Professor | Eco-Evolutionary Bioinformatics
Marine ecology & ecological parasitology
H. (Haiyan) He
Contact
haiyan.he rug.nl
Function
PhD student
I’m researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and a professor of Coastal Ecology at the University of Groningen. I study interactions between organisms and their environment in coastal ecosystems. My research primarily focuses... read more
prof. dr. ir. T. (Tjisse) van der Heide
Contact
t.van.der.heide rug.nl
Function
Professor of Coastal Ecology
R.A. (Ruth) Howison, PhD
Contact
r.a.howison-fraser rug.nl
Function
No picture available
Contact
l.jardim.de.queiroz rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Microbial Ecology
X. (Xiu) Jia, PhD
Contact
x.jia rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
P. (Pinar Guler) P Kohlmeier, MSc
Contact
p.kohlmeier rug.nl
Function
Behavioural ecology, Bioacoustics, Marine biology, Fish, Marine mammals
dr. A.C.M. (Annebelle) Kok
Contact
a.c.m.kok rug.nl
Function
Postdoc
Evolution of parental behaviour, group living and cooperative breeding
Early-life environment, social stress and individual behaviour
Physiology of life histories and senescence
Fitness consequences and heritability of life-history decisions
Conserving...
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prof. dr. ir. J. (Jan) Komdeur
Contact
j.komdeur rug.nl
Function
Prof. dr. ir.
Flowers; Optics; Reproductive systems biology; Evolution; Botany; Pollination; Asexual reproduction; Parthenogenesis; Biophysics;
dr. C.J. (Casper) van der Kooi
Contact
c.j.van.der.kooi rug.nl
+31 50 36 32277
Function
Group leader
Field / Discipline
Spatial ecology of intertidal systems My primary interests are the processes that generate spatial complexity in ecosystems, in the form of spatial patterns, aggregations and fronts in marine intertidal ecosystems. I study the principles that underlie... read more
prof. dr. J. (Johan) van de Koppel, PhD
Contact
j.van.de.koppel rug.nl
Function
Honorary professor
Field / Discipline
Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Quantitative Genetics
dr. P. (Peter) Korsten
Contact
p.korsten rug.nl
Function
Visiting Researcher
M.K. (Megan) Korte, MSc
Contact
m.k.korte rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Soil functions and ecosystem services
Soil resilience 
Planetary health
C.T. (Clarisse) Kraamwinkel, MSc
Contact
c.t.kraamwinkel rug.nl
Function
PhD researcher
J.J. (Jan) Kreider
Contact
j.j.kreider rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Meadow birds & Coastal breeding birds
Fieldwork
I.M. (Iris) Kromhout Van Der Meer, MSc
Contact
i.m.kromhout.van.der.meer rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1452
Function
Research / Education employee
Field / Discipline
For more information on my current projects, please visit: https://emjlaetz.wixsite.com/evolution-and-ecophy
E.M.J. (Ellie) Laetz, PhD
Contact
e.m.j.laetz rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Marine Biology, Ecology and Evolution and Veni Laureate
D.D.G. (Georgette) Lagendijk, PhD
Contact
d.d.g.lagendijk rug.nl
Function
Virus ecology and evolution, phylogenetics, virus discovery, high-throughput sequencing, molecular epidemiology
S.J.J. (Sebastian) Lequime, Dr
Contact
s.j.j.lequime rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor | Virus Ecology & Evolution
Biology and ecology of sharks and rays (elasmobranchs), mainly focused on intertidal ecosystems and tropical systems. Species that I have worked with include the great hammerhead shark, white shark, various reef shark species, stingrays, guitarfish and... lees meer
G.H.L. (Guido) Leurs, MSc
Contact
g.h.l.leurs rug.nl
Function
spatial data analysis; Geographical information technology
K. (Keke) Li, PhD
Contact
keke.li rug.nl
Function
No picture available
Contact
m.ligtelijn rug.nl
Function
I am a PhD-student in the Conservation Ecology Group. During my masters at the VU (Amsterdam) I worked on the effect of neonicotinoids (first project) and nitrogen deposition caused by dairy farms (second project) on soil mesofauna communities. I started my PhD in September 2021 and during this time I will extent my knowledge on arthropod communities. This all will be in relation to godwits, since the chicks feed on arthropod. The arthropod populations will be monitored using several methods (malaise traps, sticky traps, pitfall traps, and emergence traps). This all will be done on several farm, which differ in their management in terms of land-use intensity and ground water levels.
Field / Discipline
Island Biogeography, Phylogenetics, Biodiversity
L.M. (Luís) Lima Valente, Dr PhD
Contact
l.m.lima.valente rug.nl
+31 6 1328 5222
Function
Associate Professor, GELIFES
Field / Discipline
biology, polar regions, arctic, ecology, geese, migration, grazing
dr. M.J.J.E. (Maarten J J E) Loonen
Contact
m.j.j.e.loonen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36056
Function
Associate Professor Arctic Ecology
Field / Discipline
animal behaviour, evolution of animal signals, sexual selection and mate choice, sensory ecology, phenotypic plasticity, speciation, biodiversity
prof. dr. M.E. (Martine) Maan
Contact
m.e.maan rug.nl
+31 50 36 32196
Function
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Field / Discipline
My research is concerned with the diversity on coral reefs, with the main focus on reef-associated taxa.

Key words: adaptive divergence, biogeography, biodiversity, (co-)evolution, coral reefs, (co-)speciation, Crustacea, genetics, host specificity,...
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S.E.T. (Sancia) van der Meij, PhD
Contact
sancia.van.der.meij rug.nl
+31 50 36 35274
Function
Assistant Professor
K.J. (Kasper) Meijer, MSc
Contact
k.j.meijer rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate - Marine Conservation Ecology
No picture available
Contact
m.mendez-arostegui rug.nl
Function
Ecology of fear
B. (Bjorn) Mols
Contact
b.mols rug.nl
+32 477 4070 43
Function
PhD candidate
Field / Discipline
I gained valuable field work experience with cheetah in many game reserves around South Africa and am currently in the process of publishing a scientific paper based on my master’s degree research. During this time, I have worked on various research... read more
A.A. (Allison) Muller
Contact
a.a.muller rug.nl
Function
PhD student
animal personality
M. (Marion) Nicolaus, PhD
Contact
m.nicolaus rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Seaweed and mussel cultivation
F.C.M. (Femke) van Nimwegen, MSc
Contact
f.c.m.van.nimwegen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Ecology, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation, Nature Conservation, Sustainable Landscapes
prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
Contact
h.olff rug.nl
+31 50 36 32214
Function
Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
J. (Jeroen) Onrust, PhD
Contact
j.onrust rug.nl
Function
post-doctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Population genetics, Conservation genetics, Evolutionary genetics, Genomics,
Molecular ecology,
Marine mammals
P.J. (Per) Palsboll, Prof
Contact
p.j.palsboll rug.nl
+31 6 4870 3295
Function
Professor of Marine Evolution and Conservation
Habitat selection and distributional ecology; organismal design; marine biology; physiological, behavioural, population and community ecology; evolutionary and molecular ecology; animal migration; evolution. I am a firm adherent of an integrative biology... lees meer
prof. dr. T. (Theunis) Piersma
Contact
t.piersma rug.nl
Function
Rudi Drent Chair in Global Flyway Ecology
Field / Discipline
Molecular DNA techniques; DNA metabarcoding; Bioinformatics
G. (Gerrit) Potkamp
Contact
g.potkamp rug.nl
Function
Molecular lab technician
Field / Discipline
Cnidarians, algae, photosynthesis, fluorescent microscope
Z. (Zhen) Qin
Contact
z.qin rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Arctic bird ecology, human geography, science and technology studies, nature conservation policy, post-humanism
D.U.B. (Benedikt) Rakotonirina-Hess
Contact
d.u.b.rakotonirina-hess rug.nl
Function
PhD student
dr. B.J. (Bernd) Riedstra
Contact
b.j.riedstra rug.nl
Function
docent 3
M.F. (Mohamed Henriques) Romero-Henriques Baldé, MSc
Contact
m.f.henriques rug.nl
Function
Research Assistant
Field / Discipline
Assessment of Research Quality, Research Strategy, Institutional Research, Responsible metrics, Benchmarking, University Rankings, Bibliometrics, Open Science, Current Research information Systems (CRIS)
dr. J.M. (Jules) van Rooij
Contact
j.m.van.rooij rug.nl
+31 6 8152 0257
Function
Senior Adviser Research Policy and Institutional Research, Co-ordinator Research Assessment
With Herpetology in the center, I have a background in infectious diseases, microbiology, genetics, transcriptomics, and developmental biology.
J.I. (Joana) Sabino Pinto, PhD
Contact
j.i.sabino.pinto rug.nl
+31 50 36 32378
Function
A.E. (Almut) Schlaich
Contact
a.e.schlaich rug.nl
+31 6 5045 9766
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
A.A. (Alexander) Schlatmann, MSc
Contact
alexander.schlatmann rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Climate change ecology
N. (Nomikos) Skyllas, MSc
Contact
n.skyllas rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
community ecology, plant communities, plant-plant interactions, facilitation, grazing, vertebrate herbivory, rewilding, seed predation, tree recruitment, exclosure studies, ecology of fear, return of the wolf, trophic cascades, predation, feral cats,... read more
prof. dr. ir. C. (Chris) Smit
Contact
c.smit rug.nl
+31 50 36 38833
Function
Professor in Experimental Conservation Ecology
Field / Discipline
F.J.D. (Frigg) Speelman
Contact
f.j.d.speelman rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
M.E.M. Stessens, MSc
Contact
m.e.m.stessens rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
M. (Marcos) Suarez Menendez
Contact
m.suarez.menendez rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Life-history
Ageing
Telomeres
DNA methylation
Urban ecology
J.O. (Joanna) Sudyka, PhD
Contact
j.o.sudyka rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Y. (Yuheng) Sun
Contact
y.sun rug.nl
+31 6 3097 9752
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
R programming
Python programming
Bioinformatics
Epigenetics
M. (Marianthi) Tangili
Contact
m.tangili rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Marine ecology & ecological parasitology - biodiversity and disease risk - climate change, species invasions and parasitism - parasite biogeography and macroecology - ecology of the Wadden Sea
D.W. (David) Thieltges, Prof
Contact
d.w.thieltges rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor Marine Parasite Ecology
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
Contact
b.i.tieleman rug.nl
Function
Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
Pablo Tittonell is Professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Landscapes at the University of Groningen, and Senior associate researcher at the French International Cooperation Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD). He holds a WWF-endowed... read more
P.A. (Pablo) Tittonell, Prof
Contact
p.a.tittonell rug.nl
Function
Experimental ecology
M. (Monika) Trienens, Dr
Contact
m.trienens rug.nl
Function
L.S. (Claire) Tsui
Contact
l.s.tsui rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Fieldwork, observations, bird counts, designing field experiments, programming (VBA), design and maintenance of databases, organization, maintenance of fieldequipment.
drs. R. (Richard) Ubels
Contact
r.ubels rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1436
Function
Education / Research Assistant
Molecular DNA techniques
DNA lab
dr. M. (Marco) van der Velde
Contact
m.van.der.velde rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1437
Function
Research Assistant
Field / Discipline
Telomeres, life history evolution, ageing.
prof. dr. S. (Simon) Verhulst
Contact
s.verhulst rug.nl
+50 .363 2059
Function
Professor of the Evolutionary Biology of Ageing
Please refer and to: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yvonne_Verkuil, and to my profile on LinkedIn.
dr. Y.I. (Yvonne) Verkuil
Contact
y.i.verkuil rug.nl
+31 50 36 32040
Function
Research & teaching technician
Field / Discipline
I am a community microbial ecologist with expertise in community composition of a variety of different soil organisms. My primary interest is in assessing the relationship between microbial and above-ground plant communities in semi-natural ecosystems and... read more
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Contact
s.n.vink rug.nl
+31 50 36 32228 4
Function
Guest Researcher
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. M.E. (Marcel) Visser
Contact
m.e.visser rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor
Field / Discipline
The group investigates ecological and evolutionary processes in (infectious) microbial communities. We aim to understand the genotype-phenotype-fitness relationships within (evolving) communities, and aim to elucidate the ecological drivers of evolution. ... read more
dr. ir. M.G.J. (Marjon) de Vos
Contact
m.g.j.de.vos rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1482
Function
Assistant Professor
A. (Anna) Voulgari Kokota
Contact
a.voulgari.kokota rug.nl
Function
R.J.B. (Rik) Waenink, MSc
Contact
rik.waenink rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
PhD student in behavioural physiology and conservation ecology. I specialize in the behaviour and conservation of large carnivores, specifically cheetah, and the relationship between wildlife and humanity.
N. (Nynke) Wemer
Contact
n.wemer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Ecological and evolutionary genomics
Host-parasite interactions
Innate immunity in insects

prof. dr. B. (Bregje) Wertheim
Contact
b.wertheim rug.nl
+31 50 36 39039
Function
Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Evolutionary biology of ecological interactions
No picture available
Contact
g.yu rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
b.zhu rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
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