Prof. dr. Maus Sabelis appointed Academy Professor

10 August 2006

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected four new Academy Professors in 2006 and one of them is an IBED professor: Prof. dr. Maus Sabelis!

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected four new Academy Professors in 2006 and one of them is an IBED professor: Prof. dr. Maus Sabelis!
As Academy Professor, Maus will be able to devote himself full-time to innovative research and the supervision of young researchers, since Academy Professors are released by their universities from administrative obligations. The Academy professorship is being awarded for a period of five years; for each Academy Professor the KNAW is making 1 million euros available for this purpose.

A quote from the jury report:

Professor Sabelis (b. 1950) has been awarded an Academy Professorship for his unique contribution to understanding the mechanisms determining persistence and extinction in communities, and the feedback between population dynamics and natural selection. He discovered plant sos signals: herbivorous arthropods induce their host plant to release volatile chemicals which in turn are used by the natural enemies of herbivores to locate their prey.
Professor Sabelis has formed an internationally recognized research group where theoretical and empirical research is carried out to investigate the role of population structure in determining the dynamics of populations: genetic structure, spatial structure, physiological structure, and food web structure. These structures represent innovative departures from the assumptions made in classic ecological theory.’

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