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2020

International scientists formulate a roadmap for insect conservation and recovery

Harvey, J. A., Heinen, R., Armbrecht, I., Basset, Y., Baxter-Gilbert, J. H., Bezemer, T. M., Böhm, M., Bommarco, R., Borges, P. A. V., Cardoso, P., Clausnitzer, V., Cornelisse, T., Crone, E. E., Dicke, M., Dijkstra, K. D. B., Dyer, L., Ellers, J., Fartmann, T., Forister, M. L., Furlong, M. J. & 53 others, Garcia-Aguayo, A., Gerlach, J., Gols, R., Goulson, D., Habel, J. C., Haddad, N. M., Hallmann, C. A., Henriques, S., Herberstein, M. E., Hochkirch, A., Hughes, A. C., Jepsen, S., Jones, T. H., Kaydan, B. M., Kleijn, D., Klein, A. M., Latty, T., Leather, S. R., Lewis, S. M., Lister, B. C., Losey, J. E., Lowe, E. C., Macadam, C. R., Montoya-Lerma, J., Nagano, C. D., Ogan, S., Orr, M. C., Painting, C. J., Pham, T. H., Potts, S. G., Rauf, A., Roslin, T. L., Samways, M. J., Sanchez-Bayo, F., Sar, S. A., Schultz, C. B., Soares, A. O., Thancharoen, A., Tscharntke, T., Tylianakis, J. M., Umbers, K. D. L., Vet, L. E. M., Visser, M. E., Vujic, A., Wagner, D. L., WallisDeVries, M. F., Westphal, C., White, T. E., Wilkins, V. L., Williams, P. H., Wyckhuys, K. A. G., Zhu, Z. R. & de Kroon, H., 6 Jan 2020, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

A 7000-year history of changing plant trait composition in an Amazonian landscape; the role of humans and climate

van der Sande, M. T., Gosling, W., Correa-Metrio, A., Prado-Junior, J. A., Poorter, L., Oliveira, R. S., Mazzei, L. & Bush, M. B., Jun 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 6, p. 925-935

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
tropical forests
tropical forest
climate
disturbance
forest dynamics
9 Citations (Scopus)

Amazonian rainforest tree mortality driven by climate and functional traits

Aleixo, I., Norris, D., Hemerik, L., Barbosa, A., Prata, E., Costa, F. & Poorter, L., 22 Apr 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 5, p. 384-388 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

rainforest
mortality
climate
carbon sequestration
tropical forest

Approaches to analyse and model changes in impacts: reply to discussions of “How to improve attribution of changes in drought and flood impacts”*

Kreibich, H., Blauhut, V., Aerts, J. C. J. H., Bouwer, L. M., Van Lanen, H. A. J., Mejia, A., Mens, M. & Van Loon, A. F., 18 Dec 2019, In : Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

drought
time series
vulnerability
hazard
exposure
18 Citations (Scopus)

Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses

Steidinger, B. S., Crowther, T. W., Liang, J., Van Nuland, M. E., Werner, G. D. A., Reich, P. B., Nabuurs, G., de-Miguel, S., Zhou, M., Picard, N., Herault, B., Zhao, X., Zhang, C., Routh, D., Peay, K. G., Herold, M., Decuyper, M., Avitabile, V., DeVries, B. R., Hengeveld, G. M. & 3 others, Poorter, L., Schelhaas, M. & Bongers, F., 15 May 2019, In : Nature. 569, 7756, p. 404-408

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

symbiosis
biogeography
decomposition
climate
biome
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effectiveness of agri-environmental management on pollinators is moderated more by ecological contrast than by landscape structure or land-use intensity

Marja, R., Kleijn, D., Tscharntke, T., Klein, A. M., Frank, T. & Batáry, P., Sep 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 9, p. 1493-1500

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

landscape structure
environmental management
pollinator
pollinators
land use
Open Access
Lyme disease
connectivity
disease spread
risk factor
temperature

Horizontal and vertical diversity jointly shape food web stability against small and large perturbations

Zhao, Q., Van den Brink, P. J., Carpentier, C., Wang, Y. X. G., Rodríguez-Sánchez, P., Xu, C., Vollbrecht, S., Gillissen, F., Vollebregt, M., Wang, S. & De Laender, F., Jul 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 7, p. 1152-1162

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
food webs
food web
perturbation
trophic level
biodiversity
5 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrogen and phosphorus constrain the CO2 fertilization of global plant biomass

Terrer, C., Jackson, R. B., Prentice, I. C., Keenan, T. F., Kaiser, C., Vicca, S., Fisher, J. B., Reich, P. B., Stocker, B. D., Hungate, B. A., Peñuelas, J., McCallum, I., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Cernusak, L. A., Talhelm, A. F., Van Sundert, K., Piao, S., Newton, P. C. D., Hovenden, M. J., Blumenthal, D. M. & 12 others, Liu, Y. Y., Müller, C., Winter, K., Field, C. B., Viechtbauer, W., Van Lissa, C. J., Hoosbeek, M. R., Watanabe, M., Koike, T., Leshyk, V. O., Polley, H. W. & Franklin, O., 12 Aug 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, p. 684-689

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

phosphorus
nitrogen
experiment
biomass
projection
1 Citation (Scopus)

Robust eligibility criteria essential for new global scheme to offset aviation emissions

Warnecke, C., Schneider, L., Day, T., La Hoz Theuer, S. & Fearnehough, H., 1 Mar 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 3, p. 218-221 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

air traffic
credit
greenhouse gas
carbon dioxide
organization

Superorganisms or loose collections of species? A unifying theory of community patterns along environmental gradients

Liautaud, K., van Nes, E. H., Barbier, M., Scheffer, M. & Loreau, M., Aug 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 8, p. 1243-1252

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

environmental gradient
species diversity
ecology
organisms
community organization
9 Citations (Scopus)

The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across Europe

Martin, E. A., Dainese, M., Clough, Y., Báldi, A., Bommarco, R., Gagic, V., Garratt, M. P. D., Holzschuh, A., Kleijn, D., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Marini, L., Potts, S. G., Smith, H. G., Al Hassan, D., Albrecht, M., Andersson, G. K. S., Asís, J. D., Aviron, S., Balzan, M. V., Baños-Picón, L. & 45 others, Bartomeus, I., Batáry, P., Burel, F., Caballero-López, B., Concepción, E. D., Coudrain, V., Dänhardt, J., Diaz, M., Diekötter, T., Dormann, C. F., Duflot, R., Entling, M. H., Farwig, N., Fischer, C., Frank, T., Garibaldi, L. A., Hermann, J., Herzog, F., Inclán, D., Jacot, K., Jauker, F., Jeanneret, P., Kaiser, M., Krauss, J., Le Féon, V., Marshall, J., Moonen, A. C., Moreno, G., Riedinger, V., Rundlöf, M., Rusch, A., Scheper, J., Schneider, G., Schüepp, C., Stutz, S., Sutter, L., Tamburini, G., Thies, C., Tormos, J., Tscharntke, T., Tschumi, M., Uzman, D., Wagner, C., Zubair-Anjum, M. & Steffan-Dewenter, I., Jul 2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 7, p. 1083-1094

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

agricultural ecosystem
agroecosystems
biodiversity
pest control
pollination
2018
6 Citations (Scopus)

Agriculture-driven deforestation in the tropics from 1990 to-2015: emissions, trends and uncertainties

Carter, S., Herold, M., Avitabile, V., de Bruin, S., de Sy, V., Kooistra, L. & Rufino, M. C., 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 1, 014002.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Deforestation
Tropics
Conservation of Natural Resources
Agriculture
deforestation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Bee conservation: Inclusive solutions

Kleijn, D., Biesmeijer, K., Dupont, Y. L., Nielsen, A., Potts, S. G. & Settele, J., 27 Apr 2018, In : Science. 360, 6387, p. 389-390

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

Focus on a locus

Mommer, L. & van Ruijven, J., 5 Nov 2018, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2, p. 1838-1839

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

biomass production
biodiversity
loci
biomass
experiment
6 Citations (Scopus)

Symmetric assembly and disassembly processes in an ecological network

Tylianakis, J. M., Martínez-García, L. B., Richardson, S. J., Peltzer, D. A. & Dickie, I. A., Jun 2018, In : Ecology Letters. 21, 6, p. 896-904

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

retrogression
nestedness
fungal communities
chronosequences
chronosequence
17 Citations (Scopus)

The legacy of 4,500 years of polyculture agroforestry in the eastern Amazon

Maezumi, S. Y., Alves, D., Robinson, M., de Souza, J. G., Levis, C., Barnett, R. L., Almeida de Oliveira, E., Urrego, D., Schaan, D. & Iriarte, J., 23 Jul 2018, In : Nature Plants. 4, 8, p. 540-547

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

agroforestry
land use
fire severity
social change
vegetation
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

Add a tax to the EU agricultural policy: Health and environment

Berendse, F., 2017, In : Nature. 543, 7645, p. 315 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

26 Citations (Scopus)

Amplification of wildfire area burnt by hydrological drought in the humid tropics

Muh, T., Torfs, P. J. J. F., Uijlenhoet, R., Jones, P. D., Murdiyarso, D. & van Lanen, H. A. J., 2017, In : Nature Climate Change. 7, 6, p. 428-431

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

humid tropics
tropics
drought
wildfire
amplification
17 Citations (Scopus)

Combined effects of agrochemicals and ecosystem services on crop yield across Europe

Gagic, V., Kleijn, D., Báldi, A., Boros, G., Jørgensen, H. B., Elek, Z., Garratt, M. P. D., de Groot, A., Hedlund, K., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Marini, L., Martin, E. A., Pevere, I., Potts, S. G., Redlich, S., Senapathi, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Świtek, S., Smith, H. G., Takács, V. & 4 others, Tryjanowski, P., van der Putten, W. H., van Gils, S. & Bommarco, R., Nov 2017, In : Ecology Letters. 20, 11, p. 1427-1436

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

agrochemical
agrochemicals
ecosystem service
crop yield
ecosystem services
1 Citation (Scopus)

Comments on "effects of Environmental Temperature Change on the Efficiency of Coal- and Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants"

Yearsley, J. R., van Vliet, M. T. H., Lettenmaier, D. P., Ludwig, F. & Vögele, S., 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 9, p. 5343-5344

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Gap assessment in current soil monitoring networks across Europe for measuring soil functions

Van Leeuwen, J. P., Saby, N. P. A., Jones, A., Louwagie, G., Micheli, E., Rutgers, M., Schulte, R. P. O., Spiegel, H., Toth, G. & Creamer, R. E., 12 Dec 2017, In : Environmental Research Letters. 12, 12, 124007.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Soil
Soils
Monitoring
soil
Soil surveys
4 Citations (Scopus)

Letter to the editor: Forest conservation: Humans’ handprints

Levis, C., Clement, R., Ter Steege, H., Bongers, F., Braga Junqueira, A., Pitman, N. C. A., Pena Claros, M. & Costa, F. R. C., 2 Feb 2017, In : Science. 355, 6324, p. 466-467

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

Nested achetypes of vulnerability in African drylands: where lies potential for sustainable Agricultural intensification?

Sietz, D., Ordonez, J. C., Kok, M. T. J., Janssen, P., Hilderink, H. B. M., Tittonell, P. A. & van Dijk, J. W. M., 2017, In : Environmental Research Letters. 12, 9, 095006.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
agricultural intensification
Africa South of the Sahara
vulnerability
Food Supply
Erosion
3 Citations (Scopus)

Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Our Viewpoint "sequestering Soil Organic Carbon: A Nitrogen Dilemma"

Van Groenigen, J. W., van Kessel, C., Hungate, B. A., Oenema, O., Powlson, D. S. & Van Groenigen, K. J., 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 20, p. 11503-11504

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
20 Citations (Scopus)

Shifts of community composition and population density substantially affect ecosystem function despite invariant richness

Spaak, J. W., Baert, J. M., Baird, D. J., Eisenhauer, N., Maltby, L., Pomati, F., Radchuk, V., Rohr, J. R., van den Brink, P. J. & De Laender, F., 2017, In : Ecology Letters. 20, 10, p. 1315-1324

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
ecosystem function
community composition
environmental change
population density
ecosystems
5 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in tropical tree growth: re-analyses confirm earlier findings

van der Sleen, P., Groenendijk, P., Vlam, M., Anten, N. P. R., Bongers, F. & Zuidema, P. A., 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 5, p. 1761-1762

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
tree ring
regeneration
trend
effect
method
2 Citations (Scopus)

What type of rigorous experiments are needed to investigate the impact of artificial light at night on individuals and populations?

Ouyang, J. Q., de Jong, M., van Grunsven, R. H. A., Matson, K. D., Haussmann, M. F., Meerlo, P., Visser, M. & Spoelstra, K., 1 Dec 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 12, p. e9-e10

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2016
70 Citations (Scopus)

Mass-flowering crops dilute pollinator abundance in agricultural landscapes across Europe

Holzschuh, A., Dainese, M., González-Varo, J. P., Mudri-Stojnić, S., Riedinger, V., Rundlöf, M., Scheper, J., Wickens, J. B., Wickens, V. J., Bommarco, R., Kleijn, D., Potts, S. G., Roberts, S. P. M., Smith, H. G., Vilà, M., Vujić, A. & Steffan-Dewenter, I., 2016, In : Ecology Letters. 19, 10, p. 1228-1236

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
pollinating insects
pollinator
flowering
Ecosystem
agricultural land
2015

Can the Dutch National Ecological Network meet its goals

Bakker, M. M., 16 Jul 2015, In : Science for environment policy. 421, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

Open Access
36 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of short-lived non-CO2 mitigation on carbon budgets for stabilizing global warming

Rogelj, J., Meinshausen, M., Schaeffer, M., Knutti, R. & Riahi, K., 2015, In : Environmental Research Letters. 10, 7, 10 p., 075001.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Global Warming
carbon budget
Global warming
Budgets
Carbon black
5 Citations (Scopus)

The mystery of missing trubs revisited: a response to McGlone et al. and Qian and Ricklefs

Scheffer, M., Vergnon, R. O. H., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Hantson, S., Holmgren, M., van Nes, E. H. & Xu, C., 2015, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30, 1, p. 7-8

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

70 Citations (Scopus)

Zero emission targets as long-term global goals for climate protection

Rogelj, J., Schaeffer, M., Meinshausen, M. & Knutti, R., 2015, In : Environmental Research Letters. 10, 11 p., 105007.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Climate
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Temperature
Carbon
2014
15 Citations (Scopus)

A comment on 'Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta-analysis': on the importance of acccurate reporting in supporting a fast-moving resarch field with policy implications

Jeffery, S. L., Verheijen, F. G. A., Bastos, A. C. & Velde, M., 2014, In : Global change biology Bioenergy. 6, 3, p. 176-179

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A more realistic portrayal of tropical forestry: response to Kormos and Zimmerman

Putz, F. E., Zuidema, P. A., Synnott, T., Pena Claros, M., Pinard, M. A., Sheil, D., Vanclay, J. K., Sist, P., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Griscom, B., Palmer, J. & Zagt, R., 2014, In : Conservation Letters. 7, 2, p. 145-146

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)

Human Exposure to Tickborne Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi, the Netherlands

Fonville, M., Friesema, I. H. M., Hengeveld, P. D., Docters van Leeuwen, A., Jahfari, S., Harms, M. G., van Vliet, A. J. H., Hofhuis, A., van Pelt, W., Sprong, H. & van den Wijngaard, C. C., 2014, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20, 7, p. 1244-1246

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Letter: role of diet in the onset and relapse of inflammatory bowel disease from the patients' perspective - authors' reply

Spooren, C. E. G. M., Pierik, M., Zeegers, M. P. A., Feskens, E. J. M., Masclee, A. A. M. & Jonkers, D. M. A. E., 2014, In : Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 39, 3, p. 340-341

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
47 Citations (Scopus)

Negative density dependence of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment in a Neotropical palm

Jansen, P. A., Visser, M. D., Joseph Wright, S., Rutten, G. & Muller-Landau, H. C., 2014, In : Ecology Letters. 17, 9, p. 1111-1120

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

density dependence
seed dispersal
seedling
seed
population density
5 Citations (Scopus)

Reply to Bos and De Jonge: Between-subject data do provide first empirical support for critical slowing down in depression

Wichers, M., Borsboom, D., Tuerlinckx, F., Kuppens, P., Viechtbauer, W., van de Leemput, I. A., Kendler, K. S. & Scheffer, M., 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 10, p. E879-E879

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

11 Citations (Scopus)

Technocratic and Economic ideals in the ecosystem services discourse

Turnhout, E., Waterton, C., Neves, K. & Buizer, M., 2014, In : Conservation Letters. 7, 3, p. 336-337

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

100 Citations (Scopus)

The sudden collapse of pollinator communities

Lever, J. J., van Nes, E. H., Scheffer, M. & Bascompte, J., 2014, In : Ecology Letters. 17, 3, p. 350-359 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

pollinator
pollinators
nestedness
sustainability
biodiversity
2013

Correspondence - Satellites: Ambition for forest initiative

Foody, G., Achard, F., Held, A., Herold, M., Jonckheere, I., Penman, J. & Wulder, M., 2013, In : Nature. 498, 7452, p. 37-37

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

15 Citations (Scopus)

Correspondence - Satellites: Make data freely accessible

Turner, W., Buchanan, G., Rondini, C., Dwyer, J., Herold, M., Koh, L. P., Leidner, A., Leimgruber, P., Mora, B., Pettorelli, N., Szantoi, Z., Taubenboeck, H., Wegmann, M. & Wikelski, M., 2013, In : Nature. 498, 7452, p. 37-37

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

Diatom flickering prior to regime shift : Reply

Wang, R., Dearing, J. A., Langdon, P. G., Zhang, E. L., Yang, X. D., Dakos, V. & Scheffer, M., 2013, In : Nature. 498, 7455, p. E12-E13

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

4 Citations (Scopus)

Does systematic variation improve the reproducibility of animal experiments?

Jonker, R. M., Guenther, A., Engqvist, L. & Schmoll, T., 2013, In : Nature Methods : techniques for life scientists and chemists. 10, 5, p. 373-373

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

Reproducibility of Results
Standardization
Animals
Statistics
Experiments
10 Citations (Scopus)

Ecosystem services: accounting standards : Letters

Obst, C., Edens, B. & Hein, L. G., 2013, In : Science. 342, 6157, p. 420-420

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

191 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

Scheper, J. A., Holzschuh, A., Kuussaari, M., Potts, S. G., Rundlöf, M., Smith, H. & Kleijn, D., 2013, In : Ecology Letters. 16, 7, p. 912-920

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

meta-analysis
pollinator
pollinators
environmental factor
environmental factors

Letter: NextGen Speaks

van der Ploeg, M. J., 2013, In : Science. 342, 6154, p. 36-38 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademic

1 Citation (Scopus)

Letters to the editor : Assembling the pieces of Lake Victoria's many food webs: Reply to Kolding

Downing, A. S., van Nes, E. H., Janse, J. H., Witte, F., Cornelissen, J. J. L. M., Scheffer, M. & Mooij, W. M., 2013, In : Ecological Applications. 23, 3, p. 671-675

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

food web
ecology
lake
environmental assessment
fishery