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Current PhD Projects

2020
Cargi Ahuja

Cargi Ahuja

Supervisors: Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio), Arjan Kortholt (GBB)

Combating Parkinson’s disease by modulating the activity of the kinase LRKK2 by way of passive exercise and an evolutionary approach


Misshelle Bustamante Ordonez

Misshelle A. Bustamante Ordonez

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Oscar Kuipers (GBB), Marjon de Vos (GREEN)

The role of eco-evolutionary interactions on the spread of antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic microbial communities


Isabelle Buyens

Isabelle P.R. Buyens

Supervisor: Chris Smit (ConsEco)


When the going gets tough - How facilitation influences plant community structure across severity gradients


Hannah Charan-Dixon

Hannah C. Charan-Dixon

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Ingrid Tulp (Wageningen Marine Research)


The function of salt marches for fish in the Wadden Sea


Janet Chik

H.Y. Janet Chik

Supervisors: Hannh Dugdale (BPE), Simon Griffith (Macquarie University), Julia Schroeder (Imperial College London)

The effects of sociality on senescence under an environmental pollution context


Werner de Gier

Werner de Gier

Supervisors: Bert Hoeksema (ConsEco/Naturalis), Charles Fransen (Naturalis), Ronald Vonk (Naturalis)

Ecomorphological aspects in the evolution of symbiotic marine crustaceans


Maarten Hamberg

Maarten R. Hamberg

Supervisors: Roelof Hut (NeuBio), Maarten Krol (WUR), Robbert Havekes (NeuBio)


The cool brain - How hibernators maintain neuronal integrity


Solveig Höfer

Solveig H. Höfer

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


Space for sand


Jan Kreider

Jan J. Kreider

Supervisors: Ido Pen (TRÊS), Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Jan Komdeur (BPE)

Towards an eco-evo-devo theory for the evolution of eusociality - Integrating theory, field experiments and molecular genetics


Sanne Lamers

Sanne J.C. Lamers

Supervisors: Jean-Christophe Billeter (EGDB), Martien Kas (NeuBio)


A fly as best friend is an option too - The evolutionary conserved genetic pathways of sociability


Anna Langener

Anna M.Langener

Supervisors: Martien Kas (NeuBio), Laura Bringmann (FBSS), Gert Stulp (FBSS)

Using multimodal data to understand the social environment and its effect on wellbeing


Eva Lansu

Eva M. Lansu

Supervisors: Tjisse van der Heide (ConsEco), Valérie Reijers (NIOZ)


C-Scape - Defining the spatial dimensions of climate-resilient natural beach-dune landscapes


Kasper Meijer

Kasper J. Meijer

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

How effective are marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Wadden Sea?


Paolo Panizzon

Paolo Panizzon

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


Fitness consequences of laterality and personality


Mayerli Prado Rivera

Mayerli A. Prado Rivera

Supervisors: Jocelien Olivier (NeuBio), Sietse de Boer (NeuBio)

Early life stress and development of the antisocial brain - Individual differences, neurobiological correlates and epigenetic mechanisms


Katrin Rehlmeyer

Katrin Rehlmeyer

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

Exploring possibilities for subtidal seagrass restoration in the Dutch Wadden Sea


Jana Riederer

Jana M. Riederer

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Jan Komdeur (BPE)



Social determinants of evolvability


Lizzie Roeble

E.E. (Lizzie) Roeble

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



Global island biogeography and diversity dynamics of Asteraceae


Adithya Sarma

Adithya Sarma

Supervisors: Robbert Havekes (NeuBio), Jean-Christophe Billeter (EGDB)

An evolutionarily conserved pathway that links sociability, sleep and memory


Aurelia Strauss

Aurelia F.T. Strauss

Supervisors: Barbara Helm (NeuBio), Marcel Visser (NIOO)



Chronotype of wild birds - Causes and consequences


Marcos Suarez Menendez

Marcos Suarez Menendez

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Rampal Etienne (TRÊS)

Ecosystem iron retention and recycling in the pelagic phase via top predators


Marianthi Tangili

Marianthi Tangili

Supervisors: Simon Verhulst (BPE), Per Palsboll (GREEN), Hannah Dugdale (BPE)

DNA methylation as an epigenetic clock of biological age – A new tool to study ageing and ecology & evolution of life histories?


Marrit van der Bruggen

Marrit van der Bruggen

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN)

Insects as sustainable feed for a circular economy - Housefly behaviour and well-being under mass rearing conditions


Maaike Vogel

Maaike Vogel

Supervisors: Bregje Wertheim (EGDB), Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN)

Insects as sustainable feed for a circular economy - Housefly health and immunology under mass rearing conditions


Maryann Watson

Maryann S. Watson


Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Laura Govers (ConsEco)


The function of subtidal reefs for fish


Sterre Witte

E. Sterre Witte

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


Wadden Mosaic – Restoration of epibenthic shellfish beds


Tianhao Zhao

Tianhao Zhao

Supervisors: Barbara Helm (NeuBio), Bregje Wertheim (EGDB)


Phenotypic and genetic differences of migratory songbirds from central China migration flyway


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