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E. Atema (Behavioural Biology): Telomeres, workload and life-history in great tits (thesis)

Promotor Prof. S. Verhulst; copromotor Dr A.J. van Noordwijk (NIOO-KNAW)


V.M. Bruinenberg (Neurobiology): Phenylketonuria studies in mice and men (thesis)

Promotores Prof. E.A. van der Zee, Prof. F.J. van Spronsen (UMCG)


W. Crets-Fokkema (COCON): Brent geese in a meta-ecosystem - The ecology of migratory species at different scales (thesis)

Promotor Prof. H. Olff; copromotor Dr H.P. van der Jeugd (NIOO-KNAW)

de Paoli

H.C. de Paoli (COCON): Restoring mussel bed - A guide on how to survive on an intertidal mudflat (thesis)

Promotor Prof. J. van de Koppel; copromotor Dr T. van der Heide (RU Nijmegen)


W. Diao (Evolutionary Genetics): Genetic architecture of prezygotic reproductive isolation in the parasitic wasp genus Nasonia (thesis)

Promotor Prof. L.W. Beukeboom; copromotor Dr L.W.P.G.M. van de Zande


M. Dillen (COCON): Local neighbourhood tree species composition effects in young forest stands - Impact of stress, species identity and multitrophic interactions (thesis)

Promotores Prof. C. Smit, Prof. K. Verheyen (Ghent University)


Y. Dong (Neurobiology): Therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disorders (thesis)

Promotores Prof. U.L.M. Eisel, Prof. E.A. van der Zee


K. Fietz (MarECon): Divergence and adaptive capacity of marine keystone species (thesis)

Promotores Prof. P.J. Palsbøll, Prof. M.T.P. Gilbert (University of Denmark)


R.W. Fokkema (Animal Ecology): Family planning under social competition (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J.M. Tinbergen, Prof. C. Both


M. Geerdink (Chronobiology): In search of light therapy to optimize the internal clock, performance and sleep (thesis)

Promotores Prof. D.G.M. Beersma, Prof. R.A. Hut


E. Geuverink (Evolutionary Genetics): Parental and endosymbiont effects on sex determination in haplodiploid wasps - Who is in control? (thesis)

Promotor Prof. L.W. Beukeboom; copromotores Dr L. van de Zande, Dr E. Verhulst (WUR)

Gil Ponce

E.A. Gil Ponce (Chronobiology): Ambulatory assessment of human circadian phase and related sleep disorders from heart rate variability and other non-invasive physiological measurements (thesis)

Promotores Prof. D.G.M. Beersma, Prof. R.A. Hut; copromotor Dr X. Aubert


M.D.T. Hinsch (Animal Ecology/Theoretical Biology): Why do animals have territories? (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J. Komdeur, Prof. I.R. Pen, Prof. F.J. Weissing


S.D. Jurburg (Microbial Ecology): Ecological resilience of soil microbial communities (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J. Falcao Salles, Prof. J.D. van Elsas


J. Kamphuis (Behavioural Biology): The relation between sleep and violent aggression (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J.M. Koolhaas, Prof. D.J. Dijk (University of Surrey); copromotores Dr M. Lancel (GZZ Drenthe), Dr P. Meerlo


E.A. Kurtys (UMCG/Molecular Neurobiology): The impact of nutrition on neuroinflammation in vitro and in vivo (thesis)

Promotores Prof. R.A.J.O. Dierckx, Prof. U.L.M. Eisel; copromotores Dr E.F.J. de Vries, Dr J.C.V.M. Copray


V.J.D. Lecheval (TRÊS): Experimental analysis and modelling of the behavioural interactions underlying the coordination of collective motion and the propagation of information in fish schools (thesis)

Promotores Prof. C.K. Hemelrijk, Prof. G. Theraulaz (Paul Sabatier University)

Leite Gusmao Junior

J.B. Leite Gusmao Junior (MarBEE): Sediments and functional traits - Applying a functional trait approach to assess marine macrobenthic function (thesis)

Promotores Prof. B.D.H.K. Eriksson, Prof. P. da Cunha Lana (UFPR)

Marutha Muthu

M. Marutha Muthu (Microbial Ecology): Novel bacterial enzymes for plant biomass degradation discovered by meta-omics approach (thesis)

Promotor Prof. J.D. van Elsas

Mizumo Tomotani

B. Mizumo Tomotani (Chronobiology): Managing time in a changing world - Timing of avian annual cycle stages under climate change (thesis)

Promotores Prof. M.E. Visser, Prof. D.G.M. Beersma


J. Onrust (Animal Ecology): Earth, worms & birds (thesis)

Promotores Prof. T. Piersma, Prof. H. Olff


T. Oudman (Animal Ecology): Red knot habits - An optimal foraging perspective on tidal life at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania (thesis)

Promotor Prof. T. Piersma; copromotor Dr J.A. van Gils (NIOZ)

van Buel

E.M. van Buel (Neurobiology): Towards a neurobiological view of depression - Search for diagnostic biomarkers and alterations by electroconvulsive therapy (thesis)

Promotores Prof. U.L.M. Eisel, Prof. R.A. Schoevers (UMCG); copromotores Dr H.C. Klein (UMCG), Dr F.J. Bosker (UMCG)


M. Wang (Microbial Ecology): The dynamics of root microbiomes along a salt marsh primary succession (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J. Falcao Salles, Prof. J.D. van Elsas


P. Yang (Microbial Ecology): Mechanisms of migration of Paraburkholderia terrae BS001 in the mycosphere (thesis)

Promotores Prof. J.D. van Elsas, Prof. J. Falcao Salles


N. Yu (Plant Ecophysiology): Regulation of Arabidopsis root development by receptor-like kinase RGIR1 and abiotic stress (thesis)

Promotor Prof. J.T.M. Elzenga


G. Zerbini (Chronobiology): Conflicted clocks - Social jetlag, entrainment and the role of chronotype (thesis)

Promotores Prof. D.G.M. Beersma, Prof. M. Merrow


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