prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff

Hoogleraar Ecologie

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


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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. 

  1. Facilitation by ecosystem engineers enhances nutrient effects in an intertidal system

    Eriksson, B. K., Westra, J., van Gerwen, I., Weerman, E., Zee, E. V., Heide, T. V., Van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Piersma, T. & Donadi, S. Dec-2017 In : Ecosphere. 8, 12, 12 p., e02051

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Spatial redistribution of nutrients by large herbivores and dung beetles in a savanna ecosystem

    Veldhuis, M. P., Gommers, M. I., Olff, H. & Berg, M. P. Jan-2018 In : Journal of Ecology. 106, 1, p. 422-433 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Sensitivity of functional diversity metrics to sampling intensity

    van der Plas, F., van Klink, R., Manning, P., Olff, H. & Fischer, A. Sep-2017 In : Methods in ecology and evolution. 8, 9, p. 1072-1080 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. Waddensleutels

    Olff, H., Piersma, T., Eriksson, K., Heide, van der, T., Weerman, E., Christianen, M. & Zee, van der, E.


    Project: ResearchNational collaboration

  2. Metawad

    Piersma, T., Olff, H., Govers, L., Crets - Fokkema, W., Reneerkens, J., Oudman, T., Geest ,van der, M., Goeij, de, P., Hooijmeijer, J., Bijleveld, A., Lok, T. & Duijns, S.


    Project: ResearchNational collaboration

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  1. Eric Higgs

    Olff, H. (Host)

    Activity: ScientificHosting a visitor

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

    Olff, H. (Invited speaker)

    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. Met balen hooi naar de plassen

    Han Olff, Frans Vera & Jasper Ruifrok


    7 items of media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

  2. Minder grazers, meer toeristen naar Oostvaardersplassen

    Han Olff


    1 item of media coverage, 2 media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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