Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
How to find us prof. dr. ir. C. (Chris) Smit

prof. dr. ir. C. Smit

Associate Professor in Ecologie en Natuurbeheer

Involved in the following BSc & MSc courses (Ecology and Evolution): 

- BSc: Ecological Interactions 

- BSc: Research Skills Ecology & Evolution (former Flora & Fauna course) (coordinator)

- BSc: Research Course Community Ecology

- MSc: Conservation Ecology Practices (coordinator)

Titles of finished and ongoing MSc research projects  (Ecology and Evolution). Please contact me ( when interested in these or related themes for your MSc project:

Tirza Moerman: “The interplay between grazing and elevation affected soil fauna abundance in Lauwersmeer” March 2021

Josefien Tankink: “The  influence of variation in human disturbance on antipredator behaviour in ungulates”. March 2020 (ongoing).

Krissie van den Heuvel: “Impacts of wolves and humans on ungulates at the Veluwe”. March 2020 (ongoing)

- Jagua Lamfers: “Domestic cats at Schiermonnikoog”. March 2020 (ongoing)

Denise Roffel SBP internship, Invasieve exoten in Noord-Nederlandse moerassystemen: beheer, beleid en bestrijding. July 2020

Maaike van Bodegom SBP internship, water holding capacity and peat building in the Onlanden. Oct 2020

Bernhard Budin: “Juniper fitness and Aluminum toxicity” May 2020

Esther van Swankhuizen: “Behavioural responses of deer to tree logs in a human dominated area” April 2020

Joe Churchill: “What makes an ecosystem tick? How two invertebrates respond to altered ungulate behavior through human disturbance in the landscape of fear ticks and fear” Jan 2020

Jelle Wichers: “Geese behaviour towards human disturbance in Svalbard” July 2019 (with Maarten Loonen)

Frank Luijckx: “Behavioural response of deer to human disturbance at the Veluwe” July 2019

- Evert Lambers: “Impacts of human disturbance and hunting on deer behaviour and browsing at Veluwe”. April 2018.

- Sterre Koops: “Towards more Ecology at the Zernike complex”. Dec 2018

- Sanne Moedt: “Effects of geese on high arctic ponds”. July 2018 (with Maarten Loonen)

- Annabet Galema: “Evaluatie N2000 beheerplan Groote Wielen.” July 2018.

- Christina Lijclama a Nije: “Making a new house feel like home: Optimal foraging movements and behaviour in introduced African ungulates”. May 2017 (ongoing, with Frank Langenvelde, WUR).

- Sanne Moedt: “Effects of geese on high arctic ponds”. April 2017 (ongoing, with Maarten Loonen)

- Jelle Wichers: “The impact of wolves on meso-predator activity in the BiaƂowieza Primeval forest”. March 2017 (ongoing)

- Koen Brouwer: “Fear of humans? Effect of human disturbance on tree regeneration”.  Feb 2017 (ongoing)-

- Maarten Doornkamp: “Water soldier (Stratiotes aloides) as morphology as indicator for success of the green hawker (Aeshna viridis)”. April 2017 (with Christophe Brochard).

- Sanne Moedt: “Food availability for breeding birds (Meadow Pipits) on a high salt marsh with different grazing treatments”. March 2017.

- Marjanne Havinga: “How do Dutch deer react to predator cues?”. Feb 2017

- Jesse Jorna: “Summer abundance of arctic arthropods; relations to environmental and vegetation changes”. Nov 2016 (with Maarten Loonen).

- Erik van Haeringen: “Long-term impacts of geese and hare grazing on vegetation dynamics along successional salt marsh gradient”. Dec 2016.

- Wypkelien van Guldener, July 2016. “Effects of different grazing regimes on voles in the salt marshes of Noard- Fryslân Bûtendyks”.  

- Charis Döring, Jan 2016 (University Hamburg/ RUG). “Impact of the mound building common yellow ant Lasius flavus on vegetation diversity, plant composition and soil conditions in salt marshes”. 

- Jildou Schotanus, Oct 2015. “Ecology of fear in closed canopy forest in Bialowieza National Park, Poland”. 

- Mark Eerkens, Aug 2015. “Facilitation as driver of evolutionary adaptation under increased environmental stress”.  

- Martijn van der Ende, Jan 2015 (VU/RUG). “Behaviour,  habitat  use  and  prey  preference  of feral  cats  during  the  breeding  season  of  ground nesting birds on Schiermonnikoog”. 

- Kasper Eising, Dec 2014. “The effects of drought and grazing pressure on the physiology and morphology of the protégé species Anthyllis cytisoides in SE Spain”.  

- Aron te Winkel, Dec 2014. “Plant-plant interaction and local adaptation in a grazed salt marsh”.

- Nieck Kromkamp, July 2014. “Recruitment limitation of Juniper in Drenthe”.  

Laatst gewijzigd:11 maart 2021 14:14

Contact information

room 05.66