Staff members with discipline Ecology
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Simulation models & programming (C/C++, NetLogo)
Web & wiki development & maintenance
GELIFES Pure coordinator
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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)
physiology & ecology of microalgae
impact studies e.g. plastics, flame retardants
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Key words: marine phytoplankton, marine carbon cycle, marine polar ecology, global change, harmful algal blooms, (micro)algal applications.
I am interested in all factors that control the growth and diversity of marine phytoplankton. In practice I was involved in projects that deal with climate change and (Ant)Arctic algal productivity and diversity, harmful algal blooms and algal applications. We executed experimental work in the lab, based on our extensive culture collection. Furthermore, we participated in field campaigns, for example to the open Atlantic, both polar regions, or Indonesia.
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Community phylogenetics, phylogenetic community ecology, diversification models, experimental evolution
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She is a colombian researcher and the director of Verde Elemental, a website in Spanish, dedicated to promoting and disseminating knowledge in ecology and conservation for Latin America. Her expertise lies in the application of spatial ecology tools to gain insights and monitor biodiversity at multiple scales.
Kewywords: Spatial ecology, UAV-based optical and hyperspectral imagery analysis, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics
Wadden Sea Ecology
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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 these processes, and how the pattern forming processes affect ecosystem functioning. The focus is on self-organized spatial complexity, e.g., patterns and other spatial structures that result from the interactions between organisms, or between organisms and their physical environment. Examples of systems that have such patterns are mussel beds, arid bush lands, and salt marshes.
Using self-organization for virtual ecosystems
Scientific results are not always easily accessible for the general public, creating a communication gap between science and society. To bridge this gap, I use modern computer graphics to visualise my self-organisation models, and to depict how the ecosystems would actually look like. Please look at my personal website for more information: http://johanvandekoppel.nl
Integrating math with experiments
Integration of experimental and mathematical approaches is an important characteristic of my work. I try to develop general concepts that should work in many ecosystems, but provide clear-cut examples of these concepts in my study systems (mussel beds, salt marshes, intertidal flats), and try to experimentally test both the assumptions and predictions of these models.I am a member of the Spatial Ecology group at NIOZ-Yerseke since 2002, first as a postdoc researcher, and as a tenured senior scientist since May 2007. Since November 2011, I am honorary professor at the University of Groningen. My area of expertise is the spatial ecology of intertidal ecosystems, and spatial ecology in general.
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Key words: adaptive divergence, biogeography, biodiversity, (co-)evolution, coral reefs, (co-)speciation, Crustacea, genetics, host specificity, human impact, marine invertebrates, Mollusca, morphology, phylogeny reconstruction, phylogeography, Scleractinia, systematics, taxonomy
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wintering ecology of Afro-palearctic migrants
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Also visit our tracking site of Gobal Flyway Network: https://www.globalflywaynetwork.org/
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I have a broad knowledge in plant and microbial (bacteria and fungi) ecology and have competence in bioinformatics and data analysis of molecular data.
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We study these eco-evolutionary processes using molecular biological tools, by performing phenotypic and growth measurements, and modeling.
By unveiling the fundamental ecological and evolutionary microbial processes in infectious disease, we hope to improve and contribute to strategies that can alleviate infectious diseases and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance.
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Innate immunity in insects
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