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Medewerkers met het vakgebied Ecologie

Wetenschap ontwikkelt zich waar verschillende vakgebieden samenkomen. Alleen al daarom bestaat er binnen de RUG een grote verscheidenheid aan vakgebieden, met daarbinnen een groot aantal vakspecialisten. Met behulp van onderstaand overzicht, gebaseerd op een vaststaande indeling van wetenschapsgebieden, vindt u op elk vakgebied de juiste deskundige. Komt de deskundige die u zoekt niet voor in deze lijst? Via een vergelijkbaar vakgebied of een gerelateerde faculteit vindt u mogelijk alsnog de juiste persoon.

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Population & conservation genetics
Simulation models & programming (C/C++, NetLogo)
Web & wiki development & maintenance
Research data stewardship
PURE
dr. J. (Joke) Bakker
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Functie
ICT developer (TRÊS) & coordinator datamanagement (GELIFES)
Ecologie in het bijzonder Natuurbeheer van Kustsystemen

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Functie
Hoogleraar
Vakgebied
Community Ecology, Spatial Ecology, Soil fauna taxonomy, Biogeography, Ecosystem Dynamics, Isopoda, Collembola, Salt marsh, Termites, Dung Beetles, Tropical Savanna, Litter decomposition, Food web Ecology
prof. dr. M.P. (Matty) Berg
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Functie
Bijzonder hoogleraar Bodemfauna en natuurlijke Ecpsysteem Dynamiek
dr. M. (Martine) Bérubé
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Functie
Onderwijs- en Onderzoeksmedwerker 1
Ecologie en klimaatsverandering, Vogeltrek
prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
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Functie
Onderzoeker
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 interactions by ecosystem engineers can have a strong spatial explicit character, with major consequences for the functioning and development of the estuarine and coastal landscape. I’m interested in obtaining a better understanding of ecosystem engineering as a strategy (basic ecology), the thresholds ecosystem engineers encounter in establishing (bottle neck in restoration), the influence ecosystem engineers have on ecosystem functioning by altering resource fluxes, biodiversity, ecosystem resilience and landscape evolution (management implications) and the opportunities this offer for benefiting from ecosystem services (e.g., Building with Nature opportunities for coastal defence). I study these topics, using the broad range of contrasting organisms, mostly on intertidal areas but also in deeper waters.
prof. dr. T.J. Bouma
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Functie
Honorary Professor Biogeomorphological Dynamics and Ecosystem Services of Coastal Zones
Vakgebied
Leerstoel: Ecofysiologie van mariene microalgen
prof. dr. A.G.J. (Anita) Buma
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Functie
Hoogleraar en voorzitter Basiseenheid.
Migration ecology, movement ecology, foraging ecology
Y.C. (Ying-Chi) Chan, MSc
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Functie
Promovendus
Vakgebied
Biotechnology 
Metabolic Engineering Pathway
Dierecologie, Ecofysiologie, Microbioom
dr. M.W. (Maurine) Dietz
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Functie
Senior scientist
Coaching en onderwijs voor promovendi
dr. C.M. (Corine) Eising
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Functie
Beleidsmedewerker / PhD Coordinator
Microbial Ecology, Genetics
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Functie
Hoogleraar
Microphytobenthos and Phytoplankton Ecology
Biological Oceanography
Research Interests I am interested in the interaction between humans and our natural habitat: specifically, which impact we have on aquatic ecosystems and the communities therein, what properties that promote desirable ecosystem states, and ultimately how we can make sustainable use of aquatic resources. Promoting desirable ecosystem states: I use experimental methods to test the function of different biological properties for community-responses to human impacts. For example, if the number of species, species functional traits or the presence of important species groups control effects of nutrient enrichment. I am especially interested in what biological properties are important sources of community resilience*; i. e. what biological factors increase resistance of the communities to change or increase the ability to regenerate functions in the system after a disturbance, and thereby prohibit the system from collapsing into an undesirable state.
Conclusions from such experiments will promote the understanding of ecological resilience*, which is essential to sustain and repair aquatic ecosystems in the future and thereby secure important resources on which we depend. * Note: Resilience = the amount of disturbance a system can absorb without changing to another state of attraction. The three themes of the research group: Consequences of predator declines for coastal resilience to eutrophication: Participants: Katrin Sieben PhD; Cooperating partners: Ulf Bergström, Lars Ljungren & Alfred Sandström – Swedish Board of Fisheries. In this project we study how important predator communities are  for food-web structure and function. We test how predator diversity through different degrees of omnivory and carnivory, influence top-down control in benthic communities. In this project we also specifically explore the impacts on marine communities from the documented large-scale and world-wide eutrophication of aquatic habitats the last 50-60 years, and an even historically longer strong exploitation of marine resources (fishing and hunting). Consequences of ecosystem engineers for the trophic structure and recovery potential of the Wadden Sea ecosystem: Participants: Serena Donadi PhD, Johan Eklöv post-doc; Cooperating partners: Theunis Piersma, Els van der Zee –Animal Ecology, University of Groningen; Han Olff, Tjisse van der Heide – Cocon, University of Groningen. Henk van der Veer, Johan van der Koppel – NIOZ. In this project we study interactions between benthic soft-bottom communities dominated by ecosystem engineers and local resource conditions. We suggests that feedbacks between ecosystem engineers and local resource conditions generate alternative stable benthic communities with distinctly different trophic structures and function. We specifically study engineering effects of sediment destabilizing ecosystem engineers (seagrass, mussels, cockles) and sediment stabilizing suspension feeders (polychaete worms), and how such relations may be modified by human impacts on sediment stability (dredging, trawling, engineering). The relation between biodiversity and resilience in source-sink meta communities: Participants: Karin de Boer post-doc. Cooperating partners: Birte Matthiesen, Lena Eggers – Leibnitz Institute for Marine Sciences. Helmut Hillebrand  - Planktologie, University of Oldenburg. In this project we aim to predict consequences of species loss for the ability of communities to cope with environmental stress and disturbances, i.e. community resilience. To test this we establish meta communities consisting of connected habitats of marine benthic microalgae in the laboratory. This means allowing for patch-dynamics by including environmental disturbance and dispersal, which are natural processes that promote species coexistence – but are so far neglected processes when it comes to biodiversity-ecosystem function experiments. Master research projects There is a number of master research projects available within the above subjects.
prof. dr. B.D.H.K. (Britas Klemens) Eriksson
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Associate Professor Marine Ecology
Microbial Community Ecology
prof. dr. J. (Joana) Falcao Salles
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Functie
Associate professor
Keywords: Molecular Ecology | Population genetics / genomics | Bioinformatics | Phylogeography | Speciation | Evolutionary Biology
M.C. (Michael C.) Fontaine, PhD
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Functie
Assistant Professor
Microbial Community Ecology
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Functie
PhD student
H.A.L. (Annelies) van Ginkel
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Functie
PhD-student
Vakgebied
Mariene Ecologie
Systeemecologie
Biogeochemie
Conservation
Waddenecologie
Zeegrasecologie
kustecologie
dr. L.L. (Laura) Govers
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Functie
Postdoc
Professor Grootjans expertise is on  ecohydrological approaches to nature conservation and restoration ecology. This research is carried out on the landscape scale but also on the habitat scale. Recent research is on or less natural mires in various countries and continents. The focus is on  relationships of wet ecosystems with the hydrological cycle on the landscape level.  Research areas are coastal wetlands in The Netherlands, England, South Africa and West-Australia. The focus is on establishment of restoration perspectives of damaged wetland and peatlands and monitoring long-term results of restoration projects. The hydrological functioning of peatlands and adaptations of peatland species have been studied in Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, South-Africa, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) and The Netherlands.
K. (Kiran) Gurung
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Functie
PhD student
Veroudering
Sociaal gedrag bij dieren
Natuurbescherming
dr. M. (Martijn) Hammers
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Veni research fellow
Biogeografie, eilandsystemen, soortsvorming, microslakken van Sabah (Maleisisch Borneo), vogelsystematiek en taxonomie
K.P. (Kasper) Hendriks, MSc
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Functie
PhD student
Microbial Ecology
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Functie
PhD student
Vakgebied
ecology, population ecology, breeding ecology, migration, shorebirds, survival analyses
dr. R. Kentie
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Functie
Post-doc
Vakgebied
Reproductive systems biology; Evolution; Ecology; Botany; Pollination; Flower colour; Optics; Asexual reproduction; Parthenogenesis
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Functie
VENI fellow
De ruimtelijke ecologie van getijdesystemen
prof. dr. J. (Johan) van de Koppel
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Functie
Buitengewoon hoogleraar
Vakgebied
Gedrag, ecologie & evolutie
dr. P. (Peter) Korsten
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Functie
Wetenschappelijk onderzoeker
M.K. (Megan) Korte
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Functie
PhD student
Fytoplankton, Ecofysiologie, Fotosynthese, Primaire productie, Klimaatverandering
dr. G. (Gemma) Kulk
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Functie
Postdoc onderzoeker
Evolutionary Biologie, Molecular Ecology, Population Genetics, Pathology
F. (Frédéric) Labbé, PhD
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Functie
Postdoctoral Research Associate
biologie, poolgebieden ecologie, ganzen, migratie
dr. M.J.J.E. (Maarten J J E) Loonen
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Functie
Universitair hoofddocent Arctische Ecologie
animal behaviour, evolution of animal signals, sexual selection and mate choice, sensory ecology, phenotypic plasticity, speciation and biodiversity
dr. M.E. (Martine) Maan
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Functie
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
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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Functie
Universitair Docent
Ecology of fear
Functie
PhD student
Vakgebied
Ecologie, biodiversiteit, natuurbeheer, natuurbescherming, duurzame landschappen
prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
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Functie
Hoogleraar Ecologie
Vakgebied
J. (Jeroen) Onrust, PhD
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Functie
Promovendus
Vakgebied
LANDSCAPES OF FACILITATION

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

For decades research has mainly focused on negative species interactions such as competition and predation. Nowadays the importance of positive (indirect) interactions between species is recognized and it is indispensable when considering management plans. When a species facilitates a secondary species, this species can (positively) effect a third species; creating a cascade of facilitation that can influence e.g. biodiversity. On the mudflats of Schiermonnikoog, I study a long-range facilitation cascade created by mussel beds. Mussel beds ameliorate stressors such as sediment erosion and wave power, hereby creating a unique habitat in their landward wake where cockles prefer to settle, along with many other benthic species. Also, on the short-range, mussel beds contain water in pools on the mussel bed that provide a sheltered habitat in which biodiversity may peak and conditions are mediated.
I.B.C. (Isabelle) van der Ouderaa
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Functie
PhD student
Molecular ecology
Population genetics
Conservation genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Marine mammals
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 in which the organism in its natural world takes centre stage in the search for evolution-based explanations.
prof. dr. T. (Theunis) Piersma
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Functie
Hoogleraar Trekvogelecologie
Vakgebied
Gedurende mijn phd project zal ik me richten op de ruimtelijke verdeling van verschillende benthische levensgemeenschappen op de bodem van de Noordzee over het gehele Nederlandse Continentale Plat. Daarnaast wil ik van elke levensgemeenschap de individuele veerkracht tegen natuurlijke en menselijke invloeden kwantificeren. Dit project is een samenwerking met een PhD in Yerseke (NIOZ) en een PhD in Delft (TU Delft), waarbij alle drie de deelprojecten gebruik maken van verschillende ruimtelijke schalen om de benthische levensgemeenschappen te bestuderen. Door gebruik te maken van acoustische gegevens (multibeam scatter; Delft), onderwatervideo analyse (ik) en bodemmonsters gegevens (Yerseke) kan het gehele Nedelandse Continentaal Plat worden bestudeerd, waarbij uiteindelijk de kwetsbaarheid van de verschillende levensgemeenschappen geidentificeerd kan worden om beleid en manegement van de Noordzee te vergemakkelijken.
Kwaliteitszorg Onderzoek, Onderzoekstrategie, Institutional Research, Valorisatie van Onderzoek, Kengetallen (KUOZ, 1cijferHO), Promotierendement, University Rankings, Citatie impact analyse, Web of Science, Scopus, Onderzoeksinformatiesysteem (PURE)
dr. J.M. (Jules) van Rooij
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Senior Adviseur Onderzoeksbeleid en Institutional Research, Coördinator Kwaliteitszorg Onderzoek
My research is focussed on the complex interaction between people and the natural environment in dynamic coastal landscapes. The classic perception of wetland landscapes is too much focussed on the wet component alone. In coastal areas, presumed permanent high salinity values and disastrous floods add to the psychological reconstruction of a landscape in which problems prevailed over opportunities.

The Dutch and German coastal salt marshes are renowned for their 'terps'. Prior to the construction of dikes, terps guaranteed a safe haven for the local populations in times of severe floods. In general, however, both archaeologists and the general public are insufficiently aware of the fact that these severe floodings took place rarely, and primarily in the winter season. A more detailed understanding of the enormous diversity there must have been in this wide-stretched landscape, both in time and space, might dramatically alter our view of the people who chose to inhabit these seemingly hostile landscapes.

As such, we might rethink (coastal) wetland exploitation in other areas as well, both from an archaeological and a contemporary world point of view.

In 2015, I was awarded NWO VENI grant to study early crop cultivation in the coastal salt marshes of the Netherlands and Germany. The project will include a very much needed review of all the data currently scattered in dozens of reports, papers and books, palaeoecological analyses on actual excavated tillage levels, and experimental crop cultivation in the present marsh.

In order to make this project a success, I participate with a number of people and institutions, both outside and inside academia. An incomplete list;

Prof.Dr. Karl-Ernst Behre,  Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research: review of crops
Dr. Welmoed Out, Moesgaard museum: palaeoecological analysis of tillage levels
Dr. Niek Scheepens, University of Tübingen: partner for experimental agriculture
It Fryske gea, Landscape organisation of the province of Friesland: experimental agriculture
Café Hammingh: public outreach, restaurant will use my data as inspiration for a menu
dr. M. (Mans) Schepers
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Functie
Post-doc
ir. H. (Harm) Smeenge
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Functie
PhD student
Ecologie, natuurbeheer, begrazingsonderzoek, plant-dier interacties, veldexperimenten
prof. dr. ir. C. (Chris) Smit
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Functie
Associate Professor in Ecologie en Natuurbeheer
Vakgebied
prof. dr. J.M. (Joost) Tinbergen
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Functie
Professor in ecologie van de levenslooop
Vakgebied
Medische Microbiologie, Humane Microbiota, Microbiële Ecologie, Moleculaire Microbiologie
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Functie
Onderzoeker
Veldwerk, observaties, vogeltellingen, meedenken en opzetten van experimenten/veldprojecten, programmeren, het opzetten van databases en het beheer daarvan, contacten onderhouden, organisatie en beheer.
drs. R. (Richard) Ubels
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Functie
Onderzoeks-/Onderwijsmedewerker
Moleculaire DNA technieken
DNA lab
dr. M. (Marco) van der Velde
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Functie
Onderzoeks-/Onderwijsmedewerker
Telomeres, life history evolution, ageing.
prof. dr. S. (Simon) Verhulst
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Functie
Professor of the Evolutionary Biology of Ageing
I am a community microbial ecologist with expertise in community composition of a variety of different soil organisms.
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Functie
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Functie
Hoogleraar
Microbial Population Biology
dr. ir. M.G.J. (Marjon) de Vos
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Functie
Assistant Professor
Behavioral ecology, neurogenetics, Drosophila
X. (Xiaocui) Wang
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Functie
PhD student
Samenwerking met Afrikaanse universiteiten
Wetenschap, Bedrijf & Beleid
dr. P.D.M. (Peter) Weesie
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Functie
Projectleider
Theoretical Biology; Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution; Evolutionary Game Theory; Dynamical Systems; Cultural Evolution; Evolutionary Systems Biology.
Ecological and evolutionary genomics
Host-parasite interactions
Innate immunity in insects

prof. dr. B. (Bregje) Wertheim
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Functie
Adjunct Hoogleraar & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions
B. Zhu
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Functie
PhD student
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