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Research interests

I am interested in the processes that shape the world around us, particularly the biological diversity, and on developing theoretical models and methods to infer these processes from observational data. I am fascinated by biology, resulting in a broad range of collaborations on, for example, population consequences of bovine tuberculosis in African buffalo, aggregation behavior in fruit flies, the visual system in cichlids and its role in phenotypic plasticity, the evolutionary potential of spider mites to adapt to new host plants in the presence of sister species, the diversification of microbes in a chemostat, the interactions of annual plants with perennial potential nurse species in an arid landscape, and population genetics of whales.


Can we ignore trait-dependent colonization and diversification in island biogeography?

DAISIE package for R: Dynamical Assembly of Islands by Speciation, Immigration and Extinction

DDD package for R: Diversity-Dependent Diversification

Evolutionary radiation in canids following continental colonizations

Contribution of opsins and chromophores to cone pigment variation across populations of Lake Victoria cichlids

Diversity-Dependent Diversification

How melanism affects the sensitivity of lizards to climate change

Microbiome Heritability and Its Role in Adaptation of Hosts to Novel Resources

Miocene climate and habitat change drove diversification in Bicyclus, Africa's largest radiation of satyrine butterflies

Nucleotide substitutions during speciation may explain substitution rate variation

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Massavaccinatie remt juist de ontwikkeling van nieuwe virusvarianten | Opinie


Descartes-Huygensprijs 2020 en 23.000 euro voor Groningse RUG-hoogleraar

Herstel vogelstand Nieuw-Zeeland duurt minstens 50 miljoen jaar

Global relationships that determine bird diversity on islands uncovered

Verlies predatorherkenning op eiland

Spinnen op Hawaï kennen vast evolutiepatroon

Island biodiversity: Stable but vulnerable

Number of species depends how you count them

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