prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff

Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology

prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
Telephone:
+31 50 36 32214 (office: +31 50 363 6133)
E-mail:
h.olff rug.nl

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. Biotic resistance affects growth and reproduction, but not survival of a high-impact woody invader in African savannas

    te Beest, M., Mpandza, N. J. & Olff, H., May-2018, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 29, 3, p. 532-540 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Ontogenetic niche shifts as a driver of seasonal migration

    Fokkema, W., van der Jeugd, H. P., Lameris, T. K., Dokter, A. M., Ebbinge, B. S., de Roos, A. M., Nolet, B. A., Piersma, T. & Olff, H., 11-Jun-2020, In : Oecologia. 193, p. 285–297 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Linking the morphology and ecology of subtidal soft-bottom marine benthic habitats: A novel multiscale approach

    Mestdagh, S., Amiri-Simkooei, A., van der Reijden, K. J., Koop, L., O'Flynn, S., Snellen, M., Van Sluis, C., Govers, L. L., Simons, D. G., Herman, P. M. J., Olff, H. & Ysebaert, T., 5-Jun-2020, In : Estuarine coastal and shelf science. 238, 10 p., 106687.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Quantifying water requirements of African ungulates through a combination of functional traits

    Kihwele, E., Mchomvu, V., Owen-Smith, N., Hetem, R. S., Hutchinson, M. C., Potter, A. B., Olff, H. & Veldhuis, M., May-2020, In : Ecological monographs. 90, 2, e01404.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Loss of spatial structure after temporary herbivore absence in a high-productivity reed marsh

    Reijers, V. C., Cruijsen, P. M. J. M., Hoetjes, S. C. S., van den Akker, M., Heusinkveld, J. H. T., van de Koppel, J., Lamers, L. P. M., Olff, H. & van der Heide, T., Jul-2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 7, p. 1817-1826 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Datasets
  1. Data from: Quantifying water requirements of African ungulates through a combination of functional traits

    Kihwele, E. (Creator), Mchomvu, V. (Creator), Owen-Smith, N. (Creator), Hetem, R. (Creator), Hutchinson, M. (Creator), Potter, A. (Creator), Olff, H. (Creator), Veldhuis, M. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 29-Jan-2020

    Dataset

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Activities
  1. Red de rijkdom

    Han Olff (Consultant)
    1-Jul-2020

    Activity: ConsultancyOutreachPopular

  2. The Collective Landscape

    Han Olff (Advisor), Theunis Piersma (Advisor), Raymond Klaassen (Advisor), Selin Ersoy (Advisor), Henk Folmer (Advisor), Allert Bijleveld (Advisor), Roeland Bom (Advisor), Christian Smit (Advisor), Yvonne Kahlert (Advisor), Laura Govers (Advisor)
    28-Sep-20195-Jan-2020

    Activity: ConsultancyOutreachPopular

  3. Waddenplastic.nl

    Laura Govers (Advisor), Tjisse van der Heide (Advisor), Han Olff (Advisor)
    8-Jun-2019

    Activity: ConsultancyOutreachPopular

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Press / Media
  1. Panda doet het goed, de rest iets minder

    Han Olff

    04/08/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentAcademic

  2. Staatsbosbeheer plant ruim 200.000 extra bomen in Groningen en Drenthe (maar wat is de winst?)

    Han Olff

    27/07/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentProfessional

  3. 'Uitspraak over herten Oostvaardersplassen waarschuwing voor provincies'

    Frans Vera & Han Olff

    12/11/201921/07/2020

    4 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

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