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prof. dr. C.P.D. (Corina) Brussaard

Special Chair of Viral Ecology
Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Photographer: Jeroen Oerlemans

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number:
Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
  • Publications


    • Grosse, J., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Boschker, H. T. S. (2019). Nutrient limitation driven dynamics of amino acids and fatty acids in coastal phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography, 64(1), 302-316. DOI: 10.1002/lno.11040


    • Nausch, M., Achterberg, E. P., Bach, L. T., Brussaard, C. P. D., Crawfurd, K. J., Fabian, J., ... Wannicke, N. (2018). Concentrations and uptake of dissolved organic phosphorus compounds in the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, [386]. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00386
    • Piedade, G. J., Wesdorp, E. M., Montenegro-Borbolla , E., Maat, D. S., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2018). Influence of irradiance and temperature on the virus MpoV-45T infecting the Arctic picophytoplankter Micromonas polaris. Viruses, 10(12), [676]. DOI: 10.3390/v10120676 [details]
    • Balzano, S., Lattaud, J., Villanueva, L., Rampen, S. W., Brussaard, C. P. D., Van Bleijswijk, J., ... Schouten, S. (2018). A quest for the biological sources of long chain alkyl diols in the western tropical North Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 15(19), 5951-5968. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-5951-2018
    • Martin, R. M., Moniruzzaman, M., Mucci, N. C., Willis, A., Woodhouse, J. N., Xian, Y., ... Wilhelm, S. W. (2018). Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii Virus and host: genomic characterization and ecological relevance. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14425
    • Taylor, B. P., Weitz, J. S., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Fischer, M. G. (2018). Quantitative Infection Dynamics of Cafeteria Roenbergensis Virus. Viruses, 10(9), [468]. DOI: 10.3390/v10090468 [details]
    • Van De Poll, W. H., Kulk, G., Rozema, P. D., Brussaard, C. P. D., Visser, R. J. W., & Buma, A. G. J. (2018). Contrasting glacial meltwater effects on post-bloom phytoplankton on temporal and spatial scales in Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen. Elementa, 6(1), [50]. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.307
    • Alvarez-Fernandez, S., Bach, L. T., Taucher, J., Riebesell, U., Sommer, U., Aberle, N., ... Boersma, M. (2018). Plankton responses to ocean acidification: The role of nutrient limitation. Progress in Oceanography, 165, 11-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.04.006
    • Bale, N. J., Villareal, T. A., Hopmans, E. C., Brussaard, C. P. D., Besseling, M., Dorhout, D., ... Schouten, S. (2018). C5 glycolipids of heterocystous cyanobacteria track symbiont abundance in the diatom Hemiaulus hauckii across the tropical North Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 15(4), 1229-1241. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-1229-2018
    • Noor, L. H. W., van der Kroef, D. A., Wattam, D., Pinnock, M., van Rossum, R., Smit, M. G., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2018). Innovative transportable laboratories for polar science. Polar Record, 54(1), 18-28. DOI: 10.1017/S0032247418000050


    • Evans, C., Brandsma, J., Pond, D. W., Venables, H. J., Meredith, M. P., Witte, H. J., ... Brussaard, C. P. D. (2017). Drivers of interannual variability in virioplankton abundance at the coastal western Antarctic peninsula and the potential effects of climate change. Environmental Microbiology, 19(2), 740-755. [details]
    • Hornick, T., Bach, L. T., Crawfurd, K. J., Spilling, K., Achterberg, E. P., Woodhouse, J. N., ... Grossart, H-P. (2017). Ocean acidification impacts bacteria-phytoplankton coupling at low-nutrient conditions. Biogeosciences, 14(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-1-2017 [details]
    • Brussaard, C. P. D., Bidle, K. D., Pedros-Alio, C., & Legrand, C. (2017). The interactive microbial ocean. Nature Microbiology, 2. DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.255



    • Mojica, K. D. A., van de Poll, W. H., Kehoe, M. J., Huisman, J., Timmermans, K. R., Buma, A. G. J., ... Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). Phytoplankton community structure in relation to vertical stratification along a north-south gradient in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 60(5), 1498-1521. [details]
    • Bale, N. J., Maat, D. S., Hopmans, E. C., Mets, A., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Schouten, S. (2015). Fatty acid dynamics during viral infection of Phaeocystis globosa. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 74(1), 85-94. DOI: 10.3354/ame01730 [details]
    • Bonin, P., Vieira, C., Grimaud, R., Militon, C., Cuny, P., Lima, O., ... Michotey, V. (2015). Substrates specialization in lipid compounds and hydrocarbons of Marinobacter genus. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(20), 15347-15359. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-4009-y [details]
    • Carreira, C., Piel, T., Staal, M., Stuut, J. B. W., Middelboe, M., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). Microscale spatial distributions of microbes and viruses in intertidal photosynthetic microbial mats. SpringerPlus, 4, [239]. DOI: 10.1186/s40064-015-0977-8 [details]
    • Carreira, C., Staal, M., Falkoski, D., de Vries, R. P., Middelboe, M., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). Disruption of photoautotrophic intertidal mats by filamentous fungi. Environmental Microbiology, 17(8), 2910-2921. [details]
    • Carreira, C., Staal, M., Middelboe, M., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). Autofluorescence imaging system to discriminate and quantify the distribution of benthic cyanobacteria and diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography, Methods, 13(4), 169-177. DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10016 [details]
    • Carreira, C., Staal, M., Middelboe, M., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). Counting viruses and bacteria in photosynthetic microbial mats. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(6), 2149-2155. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02863-14 [details]
    • Chronopoulou, P. M., Sanni, G. O., Silas-Olu, D. I., van der Meer, J. R., Timmis, K. N., Brussaard, C. P. D., & McGenity, T. J. (2015). Generalist hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial communities in the oil-polluted water column of the North Sea. Microbial Biotechnology, 8(3), 434-447. DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.12176 [details]
    • Martínez Martínez, J., Boere, A., Gilg, I., van Lent, J. W. M., Witte, H. J., van Bleijswijk, J. D. L., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). New lipid envelop-containing dsDNA virus isolates infecting Micromonas pusilla reveal a separate phylogenetic group. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 74(1), 17-28. DOI: 10.3354/ame01723 [details]


    • Mojica, K. D. A., Evans, C., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2014). Flow cytometric enumeration of marine viral populations at low abundances. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 71, 203-209. DOI: 10.3354/ame01672 [details]
    • Mojica, K. D. A., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2014). Factors affecting virus dynamics and microbial host-virus interactions in marine environments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 89(3), 495-515. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12343 [details]
    • Gros, J., Nabi, D., Würz, B., Wick, L. Y., Brussaard, C. P. D., Huisman, J., ... Arey, J. S. (2014). First day of an oil spill on the open sea: Early mass transfers of hydrocarbons to air and water. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(16), 9400-9411. [details]
    • Maat, D. S., Bale, N. J., Hopmans, E. C., Baudoux, A. C., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., Schouten, S., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2014). Acquisition of intact polar lipids from the prymnesiophyte Phaeocystis globosa by its lytic virus PgV-07T. Biogeosciences, 11(1), 185-194. DOI: 10.5194/bg-11-185-2014 [details]
    • Maat, D. S., Crawfurd, K. J., Timmermans, K. R., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2014). Elevated CO2 and Phosphate Limitation Favor Micromonas pusilla through Stimulated Growth and Reduced Viral Impact. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(10), 3119-3127. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03639-13 [details]
    • Pavlov, A. K., Silyakova, A., Granskog, M. A., Bellerby, R. G. J., Engel, A., Schulz, K. G., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2014). Marine CDOM accumulation during a coastal Arctic mesocosm experiment: No response to elevated pCO2 levels. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES, 119(6), 1216-1230. DOI: 10.1002/2013JG002587 [details]
    • Sheik, A. R., Brussaard, C. P. D., Lavik, G., Lam, P., Musat, N., Krupke, A., ... Kuypers, M. M. M. (2014). Responses of the coastal bacterial community to viral infection of the algae Phaeocystis globosa. The ISME Journal, 8, 212-225. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.135 [details]
    • Steenhauer, L. M., Pollard, P. C., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Säwström, C. (2014). Lysogenic infection in sub-tropical freshwater cyanobacteria cultures and natural blooms. Marine and Freshwater research, 65(7), 624-632. DOI: 10.1071/MF13094 [details]
    • Welsh, J. E., van der Meer, J., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Thieltges, D. W. (2014). Inventory of organisms interfering with transmission of a marine trematode. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 94(4), 697-702. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315414000034 [details]


    • Brussaard, C. P. D., Noordeloos, A. A. M., Witte, H., Collenteur, M. C. J., Schulz, K., Ludwig, A., & Riebesell, U. (2013). Arctic microbial community dynamids influenced by elevated CO2 levels. Biogeosciences, 10, 719-731. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-719-2013 [details]
    • Santini, S., Jeudy, S., Bartoli, J., Poirot, O., Lescot, M., Abergel, C., ... Claverie, J. M. (2013). Genome of Phaeocystis globosa virus PgV-16T highlights the common ancestry of the largest known DNA viruses infecting eukaryotes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(26), 10800-10805. [details]
    • Brandsma, J., Martínez Martínez, J., Slagter, H. A., Evans, C., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2013). Microbial biogeography of the North Sea during summer. Biogeochemistry, 113(1-3), 119-136. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9783-3 [details]
    • Carreira, C., Larsen, M., Glud, R. N., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Middelboe, M. (2013). Heterogeneous distribution of prokaryotes and viruses at the microscale in a tidal sediment. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 69(3), 183-192. DOI: 10.3354/ame01639 [details]
    • Hopkins, F. E., Kimmance, S. A., Stephens, J. A., Bellerby, R. G. J., Brussaard, C. P. D., Czerny, J., ... Archer, S. D. (2013). Response of halocarbons to ocean acidification in the Arctic. Biogeosciences, 10, 2331-2345. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-2331-2013 [details]
    • Lønborg, C., Middelboe, M., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2013). Viral lysis of Micromonas pusilla: impacts on dissolved organic matter production and composition. Biogeochemistry, 116(1-3), 231-240. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9853-1 [details]
    • Motegi, C., Tanaka, T., Piontek, J., Brussaard, C. P. D., Gattuso, J. P., & Weinbauer, M. G. (2013). Effect of CO2 enrichment on bacterial metabolism in an Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences, 10, 3285-3296. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-3285-2013 [details]
    • Schulz, K. G., Bellerby, R. G. J., Brussaard, C. P. D., Büdenbender, J., Czerny, J., Engel, A., ... Riebesell, U. (2013). Temporal biomass dynamics of an Arctic plankton bloom in response to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Biogeosciences, 10, 161-180. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-161-2013 [details]
    • Sheik, A. R., Brussaard, C. P. D., Lavik, G., Foster, R. A., Musat, N., Adam, B., & Kuypers, M. M. M. (2013). Viral infection of Phaeocystis globosa impedes release of chitinous star-like structures: quantification using single cell approaches. Environmental Microbiology, 15(5), 1441-1451. [details]
    • Wilhartilz, I. C., Krischner, A. K. T., Brussaard, C. P. D., Fisher, U. R., Wieltschnig, C., Stadler, H., & Farnleitner, A. H. (2013). Dynamics of natural prokaryotes, viruses and heterotrophic nanoflagellates in alpine karstic groundwater. MicrobiologyOpen, 2(4), 633-643. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.98 [details]
    • van de Poll, W. H., Kulk, G., Timmermans, K. R., Brussaard, C. P. D., van der Woerd, H. J., Kehoe, M. J., ... Buma, A. G. J. (2013). Phytoplankton chlorophyll a biomass, composition, and productivity along a temperature and stratification gradient in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 10, 4227-4240. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-4227-2013 [details]


    • Brussaard, C. P. D., & Biggs, T. (2016). Antarctic phytoplankton in a changing world and its consequences for the lower pelagic food web.. Poster session presented at Viruses of Microbes (VoM), Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Brussaard, C. P. D., & Mojica, K. D. A. (2016). Large-scale variation in viral lysis of marine phytoplankton across the North Atlantic.. Poster session presented at Viruses of Microbes (VoM), Liverpool, United Kingdom.


    • Brussaard, C. (2016).  Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM).

    Journal editor

    • Brussaard, C. (reviewer) (2016). Biogeosciences (Journal).
    • Brussaard, C. (reviewer) (2016). Viruses (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Brussaard, C. (invited speaker) (30-11-2016). Career advice, European Women in Mathematics Nederland (EWM-NL) meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Brussaard, C. (keynote speaker) (12-10-2016). Hoe beinvloedt klimaatverandering het leven in zee – de functie van virussen, Beta in de Binnenstad , Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Brussaard, C. (speaker) (18-7-2016). Phytoplankton-virus growth characteristics strongly affected by global climate-induced changes in the marine environment, Viruses of Microbes (VoM), Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Brussaard, C. (speaker) (10-7-2016). Effects of glacier-derived silt and clay particles on microbial grazing and viral lysis, Aquatic Virus Workshop, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Brussaard, C. (speaker) (10-7-2016). Viral lysis of Antarctic phytoplankton – results from two 4-months field campaigns, Aquatic Virus Workshop, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Brussaard, C. (invited speaker) (24-6-2016). Synthesis of GRC Marine Microbes, Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes, Girona, Spain.
    • Brussaard, C. (invited speaker) (24-5-2016). Plenary lecture on gender issues, Insight Out - NWO Conference for Women in Science, Ede, Netherlands.
    • Brussaard, C. (keynote speaker) (28-2-2016). Marine Viruses, Profs on stage (“Professoren op het Podium”): a dialogue between science and theatre, Utrecht, Netherlands.


    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (2016).  Member of Joint PICES-ICES Working Group Climate Change and Biologially-Driven Ocean Carbon Sequestration (WG-33) (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (27-6-2016). Member Panel discussion 1st International Marine Microbiome Industry & Science Conference (MaCuMBA organized (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (2015).  Member of the American Society for Microbiology’s Communication Committee’s Environmental Microbiology Taskforce (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (11-2015). KNAW Fonds Ecologie (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (10-2014 - 12-2016). President International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms (ISVM). (other).
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