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. Unexpected dietary preferences of Eurasian Spoonbills in the Dutch Wadden Sea: Spoonbills mainly feed on small fish not shrimp

    Jouta, J., de Goeij, P., Lok, T., Velilla, E., Camphuysen, C. J., Leopold, M., van der Veer, H. W., Olff, H., Overdijk, O. & Piersma, T. Jul-2018 In : Journal of ornithology. 159, 3, p. 839-849 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Dispersal-competition tradeoff in microbiomes in the quest for land colonization

    Dini-Andreote, F., van Elsas, J. D., Olff, H. & Salles, J. F. 21-Jun-2018 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 9451

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. 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

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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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