Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

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prof. dr. J. (Jef) Huisman

Professor of Aquatic Microbial Ecology - Head of Fame department
  • Faculty of Science
    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C4.221
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94248
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
    T: 0205257085


  • Branco, P., Egas, M., Elser, J. J., & Huisman, J. (in press). Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Ecological Stoichiometry in Plankton Communities. american naturalist. DOI: 10.1086/697472 
  • Burson, A., Stomp, M., Greenwell, E., Grosse, J., & Huisman, J. (2018). Competition for nutrients and light: testing advances in resource competition with a natural phytoplankton community. Ecology, 99(5), 1108-1118. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2187 
  • Diao, M., Huisman, J., & Muyzer, G. (2018). Spatio-temporal dynamics of sulfur bacteria during oxic-anoxic regime shifts in a seasonally stratified lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(4), [fiy040]. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiy040  [details] 
  • Blauw, A. N., Benincà, E., Laane, R. W. P. M., Greenwood, N., & Huisman, J. (2018). Predictability and environmental drivers of chlorophyll fluctuations vary across different time scales and regions of the North Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 161, 1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.01.005  [details] 
  • Massoud, E. C., Huisman, J., Beninca, E., Dietze, M. C., Bouten, W., & Vrugt, J. A. (2018). Probing the limits of predictability: data assimilation of chaotic dynamics in complex food webs. Ecology Letters, 21(1), 93-103. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12876  [details] 
  • Linden, B., Huisman, J., & Rinkevich, B. (2018). Circatrigintan instead of lunar periodicity of larval release in a brooding coral species. Scientific Reports, 8(1), [5668]. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23274-w 





  • Burson, A., Matthijs, H. C. P., de Bruijne, W., Talens, R., Hoogenboom, R., Gerssen, A., ... Huisman, J. (2014). Termination of a toxic Alexandrium bloom with hydrogen peroxide. Harmful Algae, 31, 125-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2013.10.017  [details] 
  • Liu, Q-X., Herman, P. M. J., Mooij, W. M., Huisman, J., Scheffer, M., Olff, H., & van de Koppel, J. (2014). Pattern formation at multiple spatial scales drives the resilience of mussel bed ecosystems. Nature Communications, 5, 5234. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6234  [details] 
  • Rabouille, S., van de Waal, D. B., Matthijs, H. C. P., & Huisman, J. (2014). Nitrogen fixation and respiratory electron transport in the cyanobacterium Cyanothece under different light/dark cycles. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 87(3), 630-638. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12251  [details] 
  • Sandrini, G., Matthijs, H. C. P., Verspagen, J. M. H., Muyzer, G., & Huisman, J. (2014). Genetic diversity of inorganic carbon uptake systems causes variation in CO2 response of the cyanobacterium Microcystis. The ISME Journal, 8, 589-600. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.179  [details] 
  • Verspagen, J. M. H., van de Waal, D. B., Finke, J. F., Visser, P. M., van Donk, E., & Huisman, J. (2014). Rising CO2 levels will intensify phytoplankton blooms in eutrophic and hypertrophic lakes. PLoS One, 9(8), [e104325]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104325  [details] 
  • Verspagen, J. M. H., van de Waal, D. B., Finke, J. F., Visser, P. M., & Huisman, J. (2014). Contrasting effects of rising CO2 on primary production and ecological stoichiometry at different nutrient levels. Ecology Letters, 17(8), 951-960. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12298  [details] 
  • Visser, F., Miller, P. J. O., Antunes, R. N., Oudejans, M. G., MacKenzie, M. L., Aoki, K., ... Tyack, P. (2014). The social context of individual foraging behaviour in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas). Behaviour, 151(10), 1453-1477. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003195  [details] 
  • Wilken, S., Verspagen, J. M. H., Naus-Wiezer, S., van Donk, E., & Huisman, J. (2014). Biological control of toxic cyanobacteria by mixotrophic predators: an experimental test of intraguild predation theory. Ecological Applications, 24(5), 1235-1249. DOI: 10.1890/13-0218.1  [details] 
  • Wilken, S., Verspagen, J. M. H., Naus-Wiezer, S., van Donk, E., & Huisman, J. (2014). Comparison of predator-prey interactions with and without intraguild predation by manipulation of the nitrogen source. Oikos, 123(4), 423-432. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00736.x  [details] 
  • den Haan, J., Visser, P. M., Ganase, A. E., Gooren, E. E., Stal, L. J., van Duyl, F. C., ... Huisman, J. (2014). Nitrogen fixation rates in algal turf communities of a degraded versus less degraded coral reef. Coral reefs, 33(4), 1003-1015. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1207-5  [details] 


  • Brauer, V. S., Stomp, M., Rosso, C., van Beusekom, S. A. M., Emmerich, B., Stal, L. J., & Huisman, J. (2013). Low temperature delays timing and enhances the cost of nitrogen fixation in the unicellular cyanobacterium Cyanothece. The ISME Journal, 7, 2105-2115. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.103  [details] 
  • den Haan, J., Huisman, J., Dekker, F., ten Brinke, J. L., Ford, A. K., van Ooijen, J., ... Visser, P. M. (2013). Fast detection of nutrient limitation in macroalgae and seagrass with nutrient-induced fluorescence. PLoS One, 8(7), e68834. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068834  [details] 
  • Verschoor, A. M., van Dijk, M. A., Huisman, J., & van Donk, E. (2013). Elevated CO2 concentrations affect the elemental stoichiometry and species composition of an experimental phytoplankton community. Freshwater Biology, 58(3), 597-611. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02833.x  [details] 
  • Wilken, S., Huisman, J., Naus-Wiezer, S., & van Donk, E. (2013). Mixotrophic organisms become more heterotrophic with rising temperature. Ecology Letters, 16(2), 225-233. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12033  [details] 


  • Blauw, A. N., Beninca, E., Laane, R. W. P. M., Greenwood, N., & Huisman, J. (2012). Dancing with the tides: fluctuations of coastal phytoplankton orchestrated by different oscillatory modes of the tidal cycle. PLoS One, 7(11), [e49319]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049319  [details] 
  • Brauer, V. S., Stomp, M., & Huisman, J. (2012). The nutrient-load hypothesis: patterns of resource limitation and community structure driven by competition for nutrients and light. American Naturalist, 179(6), 721-740. DOI: 10.1086/665650  [details] 
  • Krasikov, V., Aguirre von Wobeser, E., Dekker, H. L., Huisman, J., & Matthijs, H. C. P. (2012). Time-series resolution of gradual nitrogen starvation and its impact on photosynthesis in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803. Physiologia Plantarum, 145(3), 426-439. DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01585.x  [details] 
  • Matthijs, H. C. P., Visser, P. M., Reeze, B., Meeuse, J., Slot, P. C., Wijn, G., ... Huisman, J. (2012). Selective suppression of harmful cyanobacteria in an entire lake with hydrogen peroxide. Water Research, 46(5), 1460-1472. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.11.016  [details] 


  • Aguirre von Wobeser, E., Ibelings, B. W., Bok, J., Krasikov, V., Huisman, J., & Matthijs, H. C. P. (2011). Concerted changes in gene expression and cell physiology of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 during transitions between nitrogen and light-limited growth. Plant Physiology, 155(3), 1445-1457. DOI: 10.1104/pp.110.165837  [details] 
  • Benincà, E., Dakos, V., van Nes, E. H., Huisman, J., & Scheffer, M. (2011). Resonance of plankton communities with temperature fluctuations. American Naturalist, 178(4), E85-E95. DOI: 10.1086/661902  [details] 
  • Stomp, M., Huisman, J., Mittelbach, G. G., Litchman, E., & Klausmeier, C. A. (2011). Large-scale biodiversity patterns in freshwater phytoplankton. Ecology, 92(11), 2096-2107. DOI: 10.1890/10-1023.1  [details] 
  • Visser, F., Hartman, K. L., Pierce, G. J., Valavanis, V. D., & Huisman, J. (2011). Timing of migratory baleen whales at the Azores in relation to the North Atlantic spring bloom. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 440, 267-279. DOI: 10.3354/meps09349  [details] 
  • Visser, F., Hartman, K. L., Rood, E. J. J., Hendriks, A. J. E., Zult, D. B., Wolff, W. J., ... Pierce, G. J. (2011). Risso’s dolphins alter daily resting pattern in response to whale watching at the Azores. Marine Mammal Science, 27(2), 366-381. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00398.x  [details] 
  • van de Waal, D. B., Verspagen, J. M. H., Finke, J. F., Vournazou, V., Immers, A. K., Kardinaal, W. E. A., ... Huisman, J. (2011). Reversal in competitive dominance of a toxic versus non-toxic cyanobacterium in response to rising CO2. The ISME Journal, 5(9), 1438-1450. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2011.28  [details] 
  • Gerla, D. J., Mooij, W. M., & Huisman, J. (2011). Photoinhibition and the assembly of light-limited phytoplankton communities. Oikos, 120(3), 359-368. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18573.x  [details] 


  • Blauw, A. N., Los, F. J., Huisman, J., & Peperzak, L. (2010). Nuisance foam events and Phaeocystis globosa blooms in Dutch coastal waters analyzed with fuzzy logic. Journal of Marine Systems, 83(3-4), 115-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.05.003  [details] 
  • Branco, P., Stomp, M., Egas, M., & Huisman, J. (2010). Evolution of nutrient uptake reveals a trade-off in the ecological stoichiometry of plant-herbivore interactions. American Naturalist, 176(6), E162-E176. DOI: 10.1086/657036  [details] 
  • Huisman, J. (2010). Comment on "Patterns of diversity in marine phytoplankton". Science, 329(5991), 512-512. DOI: 10.1126/science.1189880  [details] 
  • Wilken, S., Wiezer, S., Huisman, J., & van Donk, E. (2010). Microcystins do not provide anti-herbivore defence against mixotrophic flagellates. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 59(3), 207-216. DOI: 10.3354/ame01395  [details] 
  • van de Waal, D. B., Ferreruela, G., Tonk, L., van Donk, E., Huisman, J., Visser, P. M., & Matthijs, H. C. P. (2010). Pulsed nitrogen supply induces dynamic changes in the amino acid composition and microcystin production of the harmful cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 74(2), 430-438. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00958.x  [details] 
  • van de Waal, D. B., Verschoor, A. M., Verspagen, J. M. H., van Donk, E., & Huisman, J. (2010). Climate-driven changes in the ecological stoichiometry of aquatic ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8(3), 145-152. DOI: 10.1890/080178  [details] 


  • Beninca, E., Jöhnk, K., Heerkloss, R., & Huisman, J. (2009). Coupled predator-prey oscillations in a chaotic food web. Ecology Letters, 12(12), 1367-1378. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01391.x  [details] 
  • Dakos, V., Benincà, E., van Nes, E. H., Philippart, C. J. M., Scheffer, M., & Huisman, J. (2009). Interannual variability in species composition explained as seasonally entrained chaos. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 276(1669), 2871-2880. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0584  [details] 
  • Haverkamp, T. H. A., Schouten, D., Doeleman, M., Wollenzien, U., Huisman, J., & Stal, L. J. (2009). Colorful microdiversity of Synechococcus strains (picocyanobacteria) isolated from the Baltic Sea. The ISME Journal, 3(4), 397-408. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2008.118  [details] 
  • Tonk, L., Welker, M., Huisman, J., & Visser, P. M. (2009). Production of cyanopeptolins, anabaenopeptins, and microcystins by the harmful cyanobacteria Anabaena 90 and Microcystis PCC 7806. Harmful Algae, 8(2), 219-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2008.05.005  [details] 
  • van de Waal, D. B., Verspagen, J. M. H., Lürling, M., van Donk, E., Visser, P. M., & Huisman, J. (2009). The ecological stoichiometry of toxins produced by harmful cyanobacteria: An experimental test of the carbon-nutrient balance hypothesis. Ecology Letters, 12(12), 1326-1335. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01383.x  [details] 
  • Acinas, S. G., Haverkamp, T. H. A., Huisman, J., & Stal, L. J. (2009). Phenotypic and genetic diversification of Pseudanabaena spp. (cyanobacteria). The ISME Journal, 3(1), 31-46. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2008.78  [details] 
  • Paerl, H. W., & Huisman, J. (2009). Climate change: A catalyst for global expansion of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1(1), 27-37. DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2008.00004.x  [details] 


  • Benincà, E., Huisman, J., Heerkloss, R., Jöhnk, K. D., Branco, P., van Nes, E. H., ... Ellner, S. P. (2008). Chaos in a long-term experiment with a plankton community. Nature, 451(7180), 822-825. DOI: 10.1038/nature06512  [details] 
  • Haverkamp, T., Acinas, S. G., Doeleman, M., Stomp, M., Huisman, J., & Stal, L. J. (2008). Diversity and phylogeny of Baltic Sea picocyanobacteria inferred from their ITS and phycobiliprotein operons. Environmental Microbiology, 10(1), 174-188. DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01442.x  [details] 
  • Jöhnk, K. D., Huisman, J., Sharples, J., Sommeijer, B., Visser, P. M., & Stroom, J. M. (2008). Summer heatwaves promote blooms of harmful cyanobacteria. Global Change Biology, 14, 495-512. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01510.x  [details] 
  • Passarge, J., & Huisman, J. (2008). Microbial communities. In S. E. Jørgensen, & B. D. Fath (Eds.), Encyclopedia of ecology (pp. 2328-2334). Oxford: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-008045405-4.00652-2  [details] 
  • Stomp, M., van Dijk, M. A., van Overzee, H. M. J., Wortel, M. T., Sigon, C. A. M., Egas, M., ... Huisman, J. (2008). The timescale of phenotypic plasticity and its impact on competition in fluctuating environments. American Naturalist, 172(5), E169-E185. DOI: 10.1086/591680  [details] 
  • Tonk, L., van de Waal, D. B., Slot, P., Huisman, J., Matthijs, H. C. P., & Visser, P. M. (2008). Amino acid availability determines the ratio of microcystin variants in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 65(3), 383-390. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2008.00541.x  [details] 
  • Atamna-Ismaeel, N., Sabehi, G., Sharon, I., Witzel, K. P., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., ... Beja, O. (2008). Widespread distribution of proteorhodopsins in freshwater and brackish ecosystems. The ISME Journal, 2, 656-662. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2008.27  [details] 
  • Paerl, H. W., & Huisman, J. (2008). Blooms like it hot. Science, 320, 57-58. DOI: 10.1126/science.1155398  [details] 


  • Huisman, J., & Visser, P. M. (2016). Licht en leven was zijn passie (in memoriam Hans Matthijs). BioNieuws, 26, 13. [details] 


  • de Senerpont Domis, L., van Donk, E., Lürling, M., Huisman, J., & van Dam, H. (2013). Olivijn lost blauwalgenbloei niet op. H2O, 46(11), 15. [details] 
  • de Bruijne, W. J. J., Huisman, J., Matthijs, H., Burson, A., & Visser, P. M. (2013). Bestrijding van de dinoflagellaat Alexandrium ostenfeldii in de Ouwerkerkse Kreek met waterstofperoxide. Apeldoorn: Arcadis Nederland BV. [details] 


  • Huisman, J., & Rabouille, S. (2009). [Review of: T. Kiørboe (2008) A mechanistic approach to plankton ecology]. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 18(2), 52-54. [details] 


  • Burridge, A. K. (2017). Marine biogeography and evolution: Diversity patterns of planktonic gastropods and amphipods [details] 
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