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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. 

External positions

Adviesgroep Beheer Oostvaardersplassen

Scientific Board Parc National du Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania

Board Kroondomein het Loo

Advisor Raad voor de Leefomgeving (rli)

Natural Environment Panel, National Trust (UK)

Board Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN)

Board of Directors WWF netherlands


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