Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Species in ecosystems often form complex networks of different kinds of interactions, such as between predators and prey, between consumers and abiotic resources, between mutualists, between hosts and pathogens, and between organisms through modification of physical environmental conditions. Most research in current community ecology focuses on one of these interaction types, and select one suitable type of ecosystem to study it. Instead, it is our ambition to study multiple interaction types simultaneously, in order to link species traits to community structure and dynamics on both ecological and evolutionary time scales. We study these multiple interactions in a variety of ecosystems to achieve generalizations and oversight.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Unilever Research Prize 2022

    Thijssen, V. (Recipient), 24-Nov-2022


  • Business Daily - Top 40 Women 2021

    Senteu, J. (Recipient), 30-Nov-2021

    Prize: Other distinctionProfessional

  • Best Oral presentation, NAEM 2020

    Marin Diaz, B. (Recipient), 11-Feb-2020