prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff

Hoogleraar Ecologie

prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
Contact:
050 36 32214 (secretariaat: 050 363 6133)
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Research

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Research interests

I am interested in the structure and functioning of diverse communities and ecosystems, with special attention on how plants, herbivores, detritivores and predators interact in ecosystems. Working in a range of temperate to tropical ecosystems, I combine experimental work with the advancement of a various types new ecological theory. I frequently use the outcomes of this research for providing advice on nature conservation issues. 

Publications
  1. Organic Amendment Under Increasing Agricultural Intensification: Effects on Soil Bacterial Communities and Plant Productivity

    Mas-Carrio, E., Dini-Andreote, F., Brossi, M. J. D. L., Salles, J. F. & Olff, H. 31-Oct-2018 In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 12 p., 2612

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity

    Koerner, S. E., Smith, M. D., Burkepile, D. E., Hanan, N. P., Avolio, M. L., Collins, S. L., Knapp, A. K., Lemoine, N. P., Forrestel, E. J., Eby, S., Thompson, D. I., Aguado-Santacruz, G. A., Anderson, J. P., Anderson, T. M., Angassa, A., Bagchi, S., Bakker, E. S., Bastin, G., Baur, L. E., Beard, K. H., Beever, E. A., Bohlen, P. J., Boughton, E. H., Canestro, D., Cesa, A., Chaneton, E., Cheng, J., D'Antonio, C. M., Deleglise, C., Dembélé, F., Dorrough, J., Eldridge, D. J., Fernandez-Going, B., Fernández-Lugo, S., Fraser, L. H., Freedman, B., García-Salgado, G., Goheen, J. R., Guo, L., Husheer, S., Karembé, M., Knops, J. M. H., Kraaij, T., Kulmatiski, A., Kytöviita, M-M., Lezama, F., Loucougaray, G., Olff, H., Sankaran, M. & Smit, C. 2018 In : Nature Ecology & Evolution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Agricultural pastures challenge the attractiveness of natural saltmarsh for a migratory goose

    Dokter, A. M., Fokkema, W., Ebbinge, B. S., Olff, H., van der Jeugd, H. P. & Nolet, B. A. Nov-2018 In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 6, p. 2707-2718 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Video transects reveal that tidal sand waves affect the spatial distribution of benthic organisms and sand ripples

    Damveld, J. H., van der Reijden, K. J., Cheng, C., Koop, L., Haaksma, L. R., Walsh, C. A. J., Soetaert, K., Borsje, B. W., Govers, L. L., Roos, P. C., Olff, H. & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. 25-Oct-2018 In : Geophysical research letters.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Body stores persist as fitness correlate in a long-distance migrant released from food constraints

    Dokter, A. M., Fokkema, W., Bekker , S. K., Bouten, W., Ebbinge, B. S., Müskens, . G., Olff, H., van der Jeugd, H. P. & Nolet, B. A. 10-Sep-2018 In : Behavioral Ecology. 29, 5, p. 1157–1166 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Datasets
  1. Data from: Decoupled diversity dynamics in green and brown webs during primary succession in a salt marsh

    Schrama, M. (Creator), van der Plas, A. (Creator), Berg, M. (Creator), Olff, H. (Creator), University of Groningen, 20-Oct-2016

    Dataset

  2. Data from: Agricultural pastures challenge the attractiveness of natural saltmarsh for a migratory goose

    Dokter, A. M. (Creator), Fokkema, W. (Creator), Ebbinge, B. S. (Creator), Olff, H. (Creator), van der Jeugd, H. (Creator), Nolet, B. A. (Creator), University of Groningen, 4-May-2018

    Dataset

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Activities
  1. Eric Higgs

    Olff, H. (Host)
    1-Sep-201731-Jul-2018

    Activity: ScientificHosting a visitor

  2. Hoorzitting provinciale staten ten aanzien van het beheer van de Oostvaardersplassen

    Olff, H. (Invited speaker)
    2-Feb-2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (External organisation)

    Olff, H. (Member)
    2016 → …

    Activity: ScientificMembership of network

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Press / Media
  1. About 1,000 deer to be culled at controversial Dutch rewilding park

    Han Olff & Franciscus Wilhelmus Maria Vera

    20/09/2018

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

  2. Oostvaardersplassen: De grenzen van de gemaakte natuur

    Han Olff & Franciscus Wilhelmus Maria Vera

    22/08/2018

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

  3. Noorderlicht to showcase professors Piersma, Olff and Folmer’s love for nature

    Theunis Piersma, Han Olff & Henk Folmer

    25/06/2018

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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