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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. 


Conservation implications of Sabellaria spinulosa reef patches in a dynamic sandy-bottom environment

Industrial fishing near West African Marine Protected Areas and its potential effects on mobile marine predators

Reciprocal facilitation between annual plants and burrowing crabs: Implications for the restoration of degraded saltmarshes

Agroecology in large scale farming: A research agenda

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

Long-term changes in seagrass and benthos at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, the premier intertidal system along the East Atlantic Flyway

Measuring centimeter-scale sand ripples using multibeam echosounder backscatter data from the Brown Bank area of the Dutch continental shelf

Ontogenetic niche shifts as a driver of seasonal migration

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

The interactive role of predation, competition and habitat conditions in structuring an intertidal bivalve population

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DISCLOSE Nieuwsbrief

DISCLOSE Newsletter

Manure injection detrimental to meadow birds

‘Uitsterven diersoorten minder massaal dan gedacht’: nieuwe waarheid of rekentruc?

Hoogleraar ecologie: 'Tijd voor kwaliteitsslag in agrarisch gebied'

'Uitspraak over herten Oostvaardersplassen waarschuwing voor provincies'

Panda doet het goed, de rest iets minder

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

The Serengeti-Mara squeeze – One of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure

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