Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ms C. (Lotte) de Vries MSc

PhD Candidate
  • Faculty of Science
    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C4.163
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94248
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
    T: 0205258419

My research focuses on developing mathematical frameworks to incorporate novel kinds of individual information (incorporating different sources of heterogeneity). For example, the first part of my thesis is focused on incorporating some memory into matrix population models (building so called second-order matrix models). The second part of my thesis will be about incorporating simple Mendelian recombination into a matrix population model. Combining the powerful demographic approach of matrix models with Mendelian genetics leads to a model with eco-evolutionary interactions and feedbacks. We apply this model to study genotype coexistence, pesticide resistance and assortative mating. This work is part of Hal Caswell's advanced ERC grant entitled "Individual stochasticity and population heterogeneity in plant and animal demography."



  • van Bavel, J., Hukkelhoven, C. W. P. M., de Vries, C., Papatsonis, D. N. M., de Vogel, J., Roovers, J-P. W. R., ... de Leeuw, J. W. (2017). The effectiveness of mediolateral episiotomy in preventing obstetric anal sphincter injuries during operative vaginal delivery: a ten-year analysis of a national registry. International Urogynecology Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s00192-017-3422-4 


  • Goossens, S. M. T. A., Hukkelhoven, C. W. P. M., de Vries, L., Mol, B. W., Nijhuis, J. G., & Roumen, F. J. M. E. (2015). Clinical indicators associated with the mode of twin delivery: an analysis of 22,712 twin pairs. European journal of obstetrics & gynecology and reproductive biology, 195, 133-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.09.034 

Talk / presentation

  • de Vries, L. (speaker) (5-4-2017). Combining stage-classified demography and population genetics to study eco-evolutionary dynamics., Modeling Biological Evolution 2017, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • de Vries, L. (speaker) & Caswell, H. (speaker) (15-2-2017). A genetic matrix population model for eco-evolutionary dynamics., Netherlands Annual Ecological Meeting, Lunteren.
  • de Vries, C. (speaker) & Caswell, H. (speaker) (10-2015). Demography when history matters: a framework for investigating second-order matrix population models, Evolutionary Demography Society Annual Meeting 2015.
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