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Current PhD Projects

2019
Mareike Bach

Mareike G. Bach

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Jaqueline Stefels (GREEN)


Predicting DMS(P) production in a high-CO2 world - Does algal carbon-utilization provide the answer?


Flavia Berlinghieri

Flavia Berlinghieri

Supervisors: Ton Groothuis (EGDB), Culum Brown (Macquarie University)

Hormone-mediated maternal effects and the link between lateralization and personality


Wender Bil

Wender Bil

Supervisors: Christiaan Both (ConsEco), Raymond Klaassen (ConsEco), Janne Ouwehand (ConsEco)

Ecology of Pied flycatchers on the wintering grounds in relation to migration


Mirjam Borger

Mirjam J. Borger

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Franjo Weissing (TRES), David Richardson (University of East Anglia)

A first realistic quantitative test of sex ratio modification theory in a wild population


Henrique Bravo Gouveia

Henrique M. Bravo Gouveia

Supervisors: Per Palsboll (GREEN), Sancia van der Meij (GREEN)



Diversification on coral reefs


Ines Daras

Ines M. Daras

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRES), Sander van Doorn (TRES)


Eco-evolutionary causes and consequences of plasmid-mediated horizontal gene transfer


Nicolas Doubovetzky

Nicolas P. Doubovetzky

Supervisors: Jean-Christoph Billeter (EGDB), Bregje Wertheim (EGDB)

Neurogenetic dissection of a sexual conflict in Drosophila melanogaster


Jean-Yves Duriaux Chavarria

Jean-Yves Duriaux Chavarria

Supervisors: Pablo Tittonell (ConsEco), Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez (Cornell University), Ruth Howison (ConsEco)

People-Nature trade-offs and synergies in agricultural landscapes - Guiding conservation and regeneration from local people’s perspectives


Fabricio Garcia Furni

Fabricio R. Garcia Furni

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Camilla Speller (University of British Columbia, Canada), Eduardo Secchi (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil

Impacts of industrial whaling - Scale, ecological and evolutionary legacies


Aude Giraud

Aude A. Giraud

Supervisors: Martine Maan (EGDB), Han Adriaenssen (Philosophy)

Epigenetics and inheritance of acquired characters - Lamarck's legacy and its relationship to modern advances in evolutionary biology


Jakob Gismann

Jakob R.L. Gismann

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRES), Ton Groothuis (EGDB), Marion Nicolaus (ConsEco)


The eco-evo-devo of social personalities


Max Gräfnings

Max L.E. Gräfnings

Supervisors: Tjisse van der Heide (ConsEco), Laura Govers (ConsEco)


Tinkering with seagrass restoration


Yustina Kiwango

Yustina A. Kiwango

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Michiel Veldhuis (Leiden University), Grant Hopcraft (University of Glasgow)

Restoration of the ecological integrity of two new extensions to the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Dehuang Kong

Dehuang Kong

Supervisors: Gertjan van Dijk (NeuBio), Sahar El Aidy (GBB)


Role of dietary fibers in energy balance regulation of mice: a dual focus on health and growth


Carlijn Lammers

Carlijn Lammers

Supervisors: Tjisse van der Heide (ConsEco), Valérie Reijers (Radboud University Nijmegen)


Restoring coastal landscapes with spatially organizing plants


Simona Laukaityte

Simona Laukaityte

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Melanie Bishop (Macquairie University)


The importance of infauna in maintaining seagrass ecosystems


Fangfei Lin

Fangfei Lin

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)



Characterization of female determining factors in the housefly


Xipeng Liu

Xipeng Liu

Supervisors: Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN), Stefanie Vink (GREEN)



Can microbial teamwork boost the successful invasions?


Xu Liu

Xu Liu

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Luit de Kok (GREEN)


The physiological, biochemical and proteomic contribution of alfalfa under salt stress


Tim Oortwijn

Tim Oortwijn

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Jan van Gils (NIOZ)



Carry-over effects of body shrinkage in red knots


Tianjian Qin

Tianjian Qin

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Luis Lima Valente (Naturalis)


Effects of phylogenetic relatedness and species interactions on macroevolutionary patterns


Lisa Sanchez Aguilar

Lisa Sanchez Aguilar

Supervisors: Chris Smit (ConsEco), Dries Kuijper (Ghent University)


Rewilding and trophic cascades - A scientifically based visual program for long-term and landscape scale ecological processes


Stefano Tiso

Stefano Tiso

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS)



Architectural determinants of evolutionary innovations


Clea van de Ven

Clea N. van de Ven

Supervisors: Tjisse van der Heide (ConsEco), Valérie Reijers (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Small steps, giant leaps - How coastal landscapes are formed by spatially organizing plants


Timo van Eldijk

Timo J.B. van Eldijk

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS)


A mechanistic understanding of the evolution of antibiotic resistance


Tom Versluijs

Tom S.L. Versluijs

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Jeroen Reneerkens (ConsEco), Jan van Gils (NIOZ)

Coping with phenological mismatch - How an insectivorous migrant shorebird may mitigate the negative effects of a warming Arctic by prey and patch selection


Weihong Wang

Weihong Wang

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)



Polyploid variation and mechanisms in Nasonia vitripennis


Wenxia Wang

Wenxia Wang

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Hua Wu (Central China Normal University)


Evolution of parental care and communal breeding


Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

Supervisors: Roelof Hut (NeuBio), Leo Beukeboom (EGDB)



Circadian light entrainment in Nasonia


Tao Xu

Tao Xu

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Sancia van der Meij (GREEN)


Evolutionary diversification on coral reefs


Fuyu Ye

Fuyu Ye

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Molecular genetic regulation of endosymbiont-induced female development and sex determination in the parasitoid wasps Leptopilina clavipes and Encarsia hispida


Tianci Zhao

Tianci Zhao

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN)



Breeding new forage species based on plant-microbial interaction


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