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Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Matty Berg

Matty P. Berg

Endowed Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen Chair of Soil Fauna and Natural Ecosystem Dynamics
Associate Professor of Animal Ecology, VU Amsterdam

Community, spatial & food web ecology, soil fauna taxonomy, biogeography, ecosystem dynamics, litter decomposition, isopods, collembola, termites, dung beetles, tropical savanna, salt marsh

Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Christiaan Both

Christiaan Both

Associate Professor of Global Change Ecology
Both group

Avian migration, evolutionary ecology, climate change, dispersal, population ecology



Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Klemens Eriksson

B.D.H. Klemens Eriksson

Associate Professor of Marine Ecology
Eriksson lab

Experimental ecology, Wadden Sea benthos, Baltic Sea, coastal food-webs, algae, seagrass ecosystems



Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Rampal Etienne

Rampal S. Etienne

Associate Professor of Theoretical & Evolutionary Community Ecology
Etienne group

Community phylogenetics, phylogenetic community ecology, diversification models, experimental evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Mathematical & Computational Biology


Joana Falcao Salles

Joana Falcao Salles

Associate Professor of Microbial Community Ecology
Falcao Salles lab

Microbial community ecology, gut microbiome, soil microbiome



Ecology, Population & Evolutionary Genetics, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Laura Govers

Laura L. Govers

Assistent Professor of Marine Conservation Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Govers group

Marine ecology, conservation ecology, coastal ecology, community ecology, biogeochemistry, Wadden Sea ecology, seagrass ecology


Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Bert Hoeksema

Bert W. Hoeksema

Honorary Professor of Tropical Marine Biodiversity
Senior Researcher of Taxonomy & Systematics, Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden

Coral reef biology, marine biodiversity, marine conservation, marine zoology


Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Marine Biology


Jan Komdeur

Jan Komdeur

Professor of Evolutionary Ecology
Komdeur group

Dynamics of parental behaviour, early-life environment, social stress and individual behaviour, physiology of life histories and senescence, fitness consequences and heritability of life-history decisions, conserving threatened species

Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour, Plant & Animal Physiology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Han Olff

Han Olff

Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
Olff group

We study the structure and functioning of diverse communities and ecosystems, with special attention on how plants, herbivores, detritivores and predators interact


Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Per Palsbøll

Per J. Palsbøll

Professor of Marine Evolution & Conservation
Palsbøll lab

Population genetics, conservation genetics, evolutionary genetics, marine mammals


Evolution, Population & Evolutionary Genetics, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Theunis Piersma

Theunis Piersma

Endowed Chair of Global Flyway Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Piersma group

Habitat selection and distributional ecology, organismal design, marine biology, physiological, behavioural, population and community ecology, evolutionary and molecular ecology, animal migration, evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Chris Smit

Chris Smit

Associate Professor of Experimental Conservation Ecology
Smit group

Community ecology, plant communities, plant-plant interactions, facilitation, grazing, vertebrate herbivory, seed predation, tree recruitment, exclosure studies, ecology of fear, half-open woodlands, salt marshes, semi-arid steppes, temperate forests

Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Pablo Tittonell

Pablo A. Tittonell

WWF-endorsed Chair of Resilient Landscapes
Principal Research Scientist, National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET), Argentina

Agronomy, soil fertility, agroecology, biodiversity, farming systems analysis


Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Tjisse van der Heide

Tjisse van der Heide

Professor of Coastal Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Van der Heide group

Interactions between organisms and their environment in coastal ecosystems, ecosystem engineers, bivalve reefs, seagrass meadows, salt marshes

Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Sancia van der Meij

Sancia E.T. van der Meij

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Diversification of Reef-Associated Marine Organisms
Van der Meij lab

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

Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


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