Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

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prof. dr. W. (Wim) Admiraal


  • Faculty of Science
    IBED
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C4.208
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94248
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • W.Admiraal@uva.nl
    T: 0205257672

Department of Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology

The department of Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology aspires to be an international center of excellence in biological research at the sediment water interface. The overarching goal is to understand the biocomplexity, arising from the multitude of biological, physical and chemical processes that sustain and modify benthic life formed by compact consortia of specialized micro-algae, bacteria and (burrowing) invertebrates.
Individual organisms, populations of species and multi-trophic consortia depend on, interact with and adapt to abiotic processes, such as diffusion of oxygen, and sedimentation of silt and detritus. Simultaneously, biota modifies also these processes through their activities and natural conditions are strongly modified by man-made perturbation. In field and experimental studies, we search for new theories to describe the complexity associated the sediment water interface.

2016

2015

  • Goldenberg Vilar, A., Vonk, J. A., Bichebois, S., van Dam, H., Admiraal, W., & van der Geest, H. G. (2015). Suspended organic particles drive the development of attached algal communities in degraded peatlands. Hydrobiologia, 744(1), 211-221. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-2077-0  [details] 
  • Hunting, E. R., Vijver, M. G., van der Geest, H. G., Mulder, C., Kraak, M. H. S., Breure, A. M., & Admiraal, W. (2015). Resource niche overlap promotes stability of bacterial community metabolism in experimental microcosms. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, [105]. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00105  [details] 
  • Whatley, M. H., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2015). Temporal abiotic variability structures invertebrate communities in agricultural drainage ditches. limnologica, 52, 20-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2015.03.001  [details] 
  • Booij, P., Sjollema, S. B., van der Geest, H. G., Leonards, P. E. G., Lamoree, M. H., de Voogt, W. P., ... Vethaak, A. D. (2015). Toxic pressure of herbicides on microalgae in Dutch estuarine and coastal waters. Journal of Sea Research, 102, 48-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2015.05.001  [details] 

2014

  • Alexander, B. E., Liebrand, K., Osinga, R., van der Geest, H. G., Admiraal, W., Cleutjens, J. P. M., ... de Goeij, J. M. (2014). Cell turnover and detritus production in marine sponges from tropical and temperate benthic ecosystems. PLoS One, 9(10), e109486. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109486  [details] 
  • Goldenberg Vilar, A., van Dam, H., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Typology of diatom communities in the Dutch delta: recognizing patterns of environmental drivers in nutrient rich ditches. Ecological Indicators, 45, 561-569. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.05.016  [details] 
  • Goldenberg Vilar, A., van Dam, H., van Loon, E. E., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Eutrophication decreases distance decay of similarity in diatom communities. Freshwater Biology, 59(7), 1522-1531. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12363  [details] 
  • Loayza-Muro, R. A., de Baat, M., Palomino, E. J., Kuperus, P., Kraak, M. H. S., Admiraal, W., & Breeuwer, H. (2014). Metals and altitude drive genetic diversity of chironomids in Andean streams. Freshwater Biology, 59(1), 56-63. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12245  [details] 
  • Loayza-Muro, R. A., Duivenvoorden, J. F., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Metal leaching, acidity and altitude confine benthic macroinvertebrate community composition in Andean streams. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(2), 404-411. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2436  [details] 
  • Mulling, B. T. M., Soeter, A. M., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Changes in the planktonic microbial community during residence in a surface flow constructed wetland used for tertiary wastewater treatment. Science of the Total Environment, 466-467, 881-887. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.103  [details] 
  • Sjollema, S. B., MartínezGarcía, G., van der Geest, H. G., Kraak, M. H. S., Booij, P., Vethaak, A. D., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Hazard and risk of herbicides for marine microalgae. Environmental Pollution, 187, 106-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.12.019  [details] 
  • Sjollema, S. B., Vavourakis, C. D., van der Geest, H. G., Vethaak, A. D., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Seasonal variability in irradiance affects herbicide toxicity to the marine flagellate Dunaliella tertiolecta. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1, [13]. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00013  [details] 
  • Sjollema, S. B., van Beusekom, S. A. M., van der Geest, H. G., Booij, P., de Zwart, D., Vethaak, A. D., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Laboratory algal bioassays using PAM fluorometry: effects of test conditions on the determination of herbicide and field sample toxicity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(5), 1017-1022. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2537  [details] 
  • Whatley, M. H., van Loon, E. E., Cerli, C., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Linkages between benthic microbial and feshwater insect communities in degraded peatland ditches. Ecological Indicators, 46, 415-425. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.06.031  [details] 
  • Whatley, M. H., van Loon, E. E., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). The role of emergent vegetation in structuring aquatic insect communities in peatland drainage ditches. Aquatic Ecology, 48, 267-283. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-014-9482-3  [details] 
  • Whatley, M. H., van Loon, E., van Dam, H., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2014). Macrophyte loss drives decadal change in benthic invertebrates in peatland drainage ditches. Freshwater Biology, 59(1), 114-126. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12252  [details] 

2013

  • Hunting, E. R., White, C. M., van Gemert, M., Mes, D., Stam, E., van der Geest, H. G., ... Admiraal, W. (2013). UV radiation and organic matter composition shape bacterial functional diversity in sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 317. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00317  [details] 
  • Hunting, E. R., Mulder, C., Kraak, M. H. S., Breure, A. M., & Admiraal, W. (2013). Effects of copper on invertebrate-sediment interactions. Environmental Pollution, 180, 131-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.05.027  [details] 
  • Loayza Muro, R. A., Marticorena-Ruíz, J. K., Palomino, E. J., Merrit, C., Breeuwer, J. A. J., Kuperus, P., ... Admiraal, W. (2013). Ultraviolet-B-driven pigmentation and genetic diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates from high-altitude Andean streams. Freshwater Biology, 58(8), 1710-1719. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12161  [details] 
  • Loayza Muro, R. A., Marticorena-Ruíz, J. K., Palomino, E. J., Merritt, C., de Baat, M. L., van Gemert, M., ... Admiraal, W. (2013). Persistence of chironomids in metal polluted Andean high altitude streams: does melanin play a role? Environmental Science and Technology, 47(1), 601-607. DOI: 10.1021/es302779b  [details] 
  • Mulling, B. T. M., van den Boomen, R. M., Claassen, T. H. L., van der Geest, H. G., Kappelhof, J. W. N. M., & Admiraal, W. (2013). Physical and biological changes of suspended particles in a free surface flow constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering, 60, 10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.017  [details] 
  • Mulling, B. T. M., van den Boomen, R. M., van der Geest, H. G., Kappelhof, J. W. N. M., & Admiraal, W. (2013). Suspended particle and pathogen peak discharge buffering by a surface-flow constructed wetland. Water Research, 47(3), 1091-1100. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.11.032  [details] 
  • Waaijers, S. L., Bleyenberg, T. E., Dits, A., Schoorl, M., Schütt, J., Kools, S. A. E., ... Kraak, M. H. S. (2013). Daphnid life cycle response to new generation of flame retardants. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(23), 13798-13803. DOI: 10.1021/es4031529  [details] 
  • Waaijers, S. L., Hartmann, J., Soeter, A. M., Helmus, R., Kools, S. A. E., de Voogt, P., ... Kraak, M. H. S. (2013). Toxicity of new generation flame retardants to Daphnia magna. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464, 1042-1048. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.110  [details] 
  • Waaijers, S. L., Kong, D., Hendriks, H. S., de Wit, C. A., Cousins, I. T., Westerink, R. H. S., ... Parsons, J. R. (2013). Persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity of halogen-free flame retardants. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 222, 1-71. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4717-7_1  [details] 
  • de Goeij, J. M., van Oevelen, D., Vermeij, M. J. A., Osinga, R., Middelburg, J. J., de Goeij, A. F. P. M., & Admiraal, W. (2013). Surviving in a Marine Desert: The Sponge Loop Retains Resources Within Coral Reefs. Science, 342(6154), 108-110. DOI: 10.1126/science.1241981  [details] 
  • Oyoo-Okoth, E., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., Manguya-Lusega, D., Ngure, V., Kraak, M. H. S., ... Makwali, J. (2013). Contribution of soil, water and food consumption to metal exposure of children from geological enriched environments in the coastal zone of Lake Victoria, Kenya. International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 216(1), 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.05.004  [details] 

2012

  • Hunting, E. R., Whatley, M. H., van der Geest, H. G., Mulder, C., Kraak, M. H. S., Breure, A. M., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Invertebrate footprints on detritus processing, bacterial community structure, and spatiotemporal redox profiles. Freshwater Science, 31(3), 724-732. DOI: 10.1899/11-134.1  [details] 
  • Marinković, M., de Bruijn, K., Asselman, M., Bogaert, M., Jonker, M. J., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Response of the nonbiting midge Chironomus riparius to multigeneration toxicant exposure. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(21), 12105-12111. DOI: 10.1021/es300421r  [details] 
  • Marinković, M., de Leeuw, W. C., Ensink, W. A., de Jong, M., Breit, T. M., Admiraal, W., ... Jonker, M. J. (2012). Gene expression patterns and life cycle responses of toxicant-exposed chironomids. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(22), 12679-12686. DOI: 10.1021/es3033617  [details] 
  • Marinković, M., de Leeuw, W. C., de Jong, M., Kraak, M. H. S., Admiraal, W., Breit, T. M., & Jonker, M. J. (2012). Combining next-generation sequencing and microarray technology into a transcriptomics approach for the non-model organism Chironomus riparius. PLoS One, 7(10), e48096. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048096  [details] 
  • Oyoo-Okoth, E., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., & Kraak, M. H. S. (2012). Element profiles in hair and nails of children reflect the uptake from food and the environment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(7), 1461-1469. DOI: 10.1002/etc.1863  [details] 
  • Oyoo-Okoth, E., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., Kraak, M. H. S., Gichuki, J., & Ogwai, C. (2012). Parasites modify sub-cellular partitioning of metals in the gut of fish. Aquatic Toxicology, 106-107, 76-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.10.014  [details] 
  • Oyoo-Okoth, E., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., Kraak, M. H. S., Were-Kogogo, P. J. A., Gichuki, J., ... Ogwai, C. (2012). Dynamics of metal uptake and depuration in a parasitized cyprinid fish (Rastrineobola argentea). Aquatic Toxicology, 124-125, 34-40. DOI: 10.1016/J.AQUATOX.2012.07.006  [details] 
  • Di Veroli, A., Goretti, E., León Paumen, M., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Induction of mouthpart deformities in chironomid larvae exposed to contaminated sediments. Environmental Pollution, 166, 212-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.03.029  [details] 
  • Kampfraath, A. A., Hunting, E. R., Mulder, C., Breure, A. M., Gessner, M. O., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2012). DECOTAB: a multipurpose standard substrate to assess effects of litter quality on microbial decomposition and invertebrate consumption. Freshwater Science, 31(4), 1156-1162. DOI: 10.1899/12-075.1  [details] 

2011

  • Marinkovic, M., Verweij, R. A., Nummerdor, G. A., Jonker, M. J., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2011). Life cycle responses of the midge Chironomus riparius to compounds with different modes of action. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(4), 1645-1651. DOI: 10.1021/es102904y  [details] 
  • Weerman, E. J., van der Geest, H. G., van der Meulen, M. D., Manders, E. M. M., van de Koppel, J., Herman, P. M. J., & Admiraal, W. (2011). Ciliates as engineers of phototrophic biofilms. Freshwater Biology, 56(7), 1358-1369. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02574.x  [details] 

2010

  • Loayza-Muro, R. A., Elías-Letts, R., Marticorena-Ruíz, J. K., Palomino, E. J., Duivenvoorden, J. F., Kraak, M. H. S., & Admiraal, W. (2010). Metal-induced shifts in benthic macroinvertebrate community composition in Andean high altitude streams. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29(12), 2761-2768. DOI: 10.1002/etc.327  [details] 
  • Okoth, E. O., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., Ngure, V., Kraak, M. H. S., & Omutange, E. S. (2010). Monitoring exposure to heavy metals among children in Lake Victoria, Kenya: Environmental and fish matrix. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 73(7), 1797-1803. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2010.07.040  [details] 
  • Oyoo-Okoth, E., Admiraal, W., Osano, O., Hoitinga, L., & Kraak, M. H. S. (2010). Metal specific partitioning in a parasite-host assemblage of the cestode Ligula intestinalis and the cyprinid fish Rastrineobola argentea. Science of the Total Environment, 408(7), 1557-1562. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.11.054  [details] 
  • Serra, A., Guasch, H., Admiraal, W., van der Geest, H. G., & van Beusekom, S. A. M. (2010). Influence of phosphorus on copper sensitivity of fluvial periphyton: the role of chemical, physiological and community-related factors. Ecotoxicology, 19(4), 770-780. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-009-0454-7  [details] 

2008

  • Caramujo, M. J., Boschker, H. T. S., & Admiraal, W. (2008). Fatty acid profiles of algae mark the development and composition of harpacticoid copepods. Freshwater Biology, 53(1), 77-90. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01868.x  [details] 
  • León Paumen, M., Borgman, E., Kraak, M. H. S., van Gestel, C. A. M., & Admiraal, W. (2008). Life cycle responses of the midge Chironomus riparius to polycyclic aromatic compound exposure. Environmental Pollution, 152(1), 225-232. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.04.027  [details] 
  • León Paumen, M., Stol, P., ter Laak, T. L., Kraak, M. H. S., van Gestel, C. A. M., & Admiraal, W. (2008). Chronic exposure of the oligochaete Lumbriculus variegatus to Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs): Bioavailability and effects on reproduction. Environmental Science and Technology, 42(9), 3434-3440. DOI: 10.1021/es702500t  [details] 
  • van der Grinten, E., Admiraal, W., & Kraak, M. H. S. (2008). Periodic flooding restrains local succession of microphytobenthos in floodplain lakes. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 173(3), 227-236. DOI: 10.1127/1863-9135/2008/0173-0227  [details] 

2013

  • Sjollema, S. B., Booij, P., van der Geest, H. G., Laane, R. W. P. M., Leonards, P. E. G., Lamoree, M. H., ... Vethaak, A. D. (2013). Living in contaminated coastal waters.Toxic effects of contaminants on marine phytoplankton. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong, June 2013., .

2012

  • Mulling, B. T. M., Soeter, A. M., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Changes in planktonic bacterial community composition in constructed wetlands. Paper presented at 9th INTECOL international Wetlands conference, .
  • Waaijers, S. L., Parsons, J. R., Kraak, M. H. S., de Voogt, P., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Aquatic Ecotoxicity & Biodegradability of Halogen Free Flame Retardants.. Paper presented at ENFIRO, A workshop on alternative flame retardants looking at flammability, applications, toxicity, exposure to life cycle assessment, Brussels, Belgium, November 2012, .
  • Whatley, M. H., van Dam, H., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Particle sedimentation drives benthic invertebrate community composition in degraded peatland waters. Paper presented at Society for Wetland Scientists Conference, .
  • Whatley, M. H., van Loon, E. E., van Dam, H., Vonk, J. A., van der Geest, H. G., & Admiraal, W. (2012). Vegetation governs aquatic invertebrate composition in agricultural peatlands. Paper presented at New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Conference, .

2011

  • Sjollema, S. B., Booij, P., van der Geest, H. G., Laane, R. W. P. M., Leonards, P. E. G., Lamoree, M. H., ... Vethaak, A. D. (2011). Combined effect of anthropogenic contaminants and natural algal toxins on primary producers in the Dutch coastal waters. Paper presented at International Symposium on the Ecology of the Wadden Sea, Texel, The Netherlands, .
  • Sjollema, S. B., Booij, P., van der Geest, H., Laane, R., Leonards, P., Lamoree, M., ... de Voogt, P. (2011). Toxicity of coastal waters: use of a quick algal bioassay. 160. Abstract from SETAC Europe 21nd Annual Meeting Milan, . [details] 
  • Booij, P., Sjollema, S., Lamoree, M. H., Leonards, P. E. G., de Voogt, P., van der Geest, H. G., ... Vethaak, A. D. (2011). Toxic pressure on algae: extraction tools for identification of contaminants in marine waters. Paper presented at SETAC, .

2017

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