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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
Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
  • Publications


    • Bart, M. C., Mueller, B., Rombouts, T., van de Ven, C., Tompkins, G. J., Osinga, R., Brussaard, C. P. D., MacDonald, B., Engel, A., Rapp, H. T., & de Goeij, J. M. (2021). Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is essential to balance the metabolic demands of four dominant North-Atlantic deep-sea sponges. Limnology and Oceanography, 66(3), 925-938. [details]
    • Evans, C., Brandsma, J., Meredith, M. P., Thomas, D. N., Venables, H. J., Pond, D. W., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2021). Shift from carbon flow through the microbial loop to the viral shunt in coastal antarctic waters during austral summer. Microorganisms, 9(2), [460].
    • Van Haren, H., Brussaard, C. P. D., Gerringa, L. J. A., Van Manen, M. H., Middag, R., & Groenewegen, R. (2021). Diapycnal mixing across the photic zone of the NE Atlantic. Ocean Science, 17(1), 301-318.
    • vd Poll, W. H., Maat, D. S., Fischer, P., Visser, R. JW., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Buma, A. GJ. (2021). Solar radiation and solar radiation driven cycles in warming and freshwater discharge control seasonal and inter-annual phytoplankton chlorophyll a and taxonomic composition in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen). Limnology and Oceanography, 66(4), 1221-1236.


    • Biggs, T. E. G., Brussaard, C. P. D., Evans, C., Venables, H. J., & Pond, D. W. (2020). Plasticity in dormancy behaviour of Calanoides acutus in Antarctic coastal waters. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77(5), 1738–1751. [details]
    • Frenken, T., Brussaard, C. P. D., Velthuis, M., Aben, R., Kazanjian, G., Hilt, S., Kosten, S., Peeters, ETHM., de Senerpont Domis, L. N., Stephan, S., Van Donk, E., & Van de Waal, DB. (2020). Warming advances virus population dynamics in a temperate freshwater plankton community. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, 5(4), 295–304.
    • Mojica, K. D. A., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2020). Significance of Viral Activity for Regulating Heterotrophic Prokaryote Community Dynamics along a Meridional Gradient of Stratification in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Viruses, 12(11).
    • Welsh, J. E., Steenhuis, P., Ribeiro de Moraes, K., Van der Meer , J., Thieltges, DW., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2020). Marine virus predation by non-host organisms. Scientific Reports, 10, [5221].



    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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].
    • 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.
    • 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]. [details]
    • 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]. [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].


    • Brussaard, C. P. D., Bidle, K. D., Pedros-Alio, C., & Legrand, C. (2017). The interactive microbial ocean. Nature Microbiology, 2.
    • Coutinho, F. H., Silveira, C. B., Gregoracci, G. B., Thompson, C. C., Edwards, R. A., Brussaard, C. P. D., ... Thompson, F. L. (2017). Marine viruses discovered via metagenomics shed light on viral strategies throughout the oceans. Nature Communications, 8, [15955]. [details]
    • Crawfurd, K. J., Alvarez-Fernandez, S., Mojica, K. D. A., Riebesell, U., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2017). Alterations in microbial community composition with increasing fCO2: a mesocosm study in the eastern Baltic Sea. Biogeosciences, 14(16), 3831–3849. [details]
    • 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]
    • Grosse, J., van Breugel, P., Brussaard, C. P. D., & Boschker, H. T. S. (2017). A biosynthesis view on nutrient stress in coastal phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography, 62(2), 490-506.
    • 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. [details]
    • Maat, D. S., Biggs, T. E. G., Evans, C., van Bleijswijk, J. D. L., van der Wel, N. N., Dutilh, B. E., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2017). Characterization and Temperature Dependence of Arctic Micromonas polaris Viruses. Viruses, 9(6), [134].




    • 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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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.


    • Brandsma, J., Sutton, T., Herniman, J., Hunter, J., Biggs, T., Evans, C., ... Langley, J. (2015). Rapid normal-phase separation of phytoplankton lipids by ultraperformance convergence chromatography (UPC2). Poster session presented at EuroFed Plant Lipids Symposium, Florence, Italy.
    • Maat, D., & Brussaard, C. P. D. (2015). The effects of glacier derived sediments on phytoplankton grazing over viral lysis in a changing Arctic fjord. Poster session presented at NWO Polar Symposium 2015, The Hague, Netherlands.


    • 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.
    • Brussaard, C. (keynote speaker) (12-10-2016). Hoe beinvloedt klimaatverandering het leven in zee – de functie van virussen, Beta in de Binnenstad , Amsterdam.
    • 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.
    • Brussaard, C. (speaker) (10-7-2016). Effects of glacier-derived silt and clay particles on microbial grazing and viral lysis, Aquatic Virus Workshop, Liverpool.
    • Brussaard, C. (speaker) (10-7-2016). Viral lysis of Antarctic phytoplankton – results from two 4-months field campaigns, Aquatic Virus Workshop, Liverpool.
    • Brussaard, C. (invited speaker) (24-6-2016). Synthesis of GRC Marine Microbes, Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes, Girona.
    • Brussaard, C. (invited speaker) (24-5-2016). Plenary lecture on gender issues, Insight Out - NWO Conference for Women in Science, Ede.
    • Brussaard, C. (keynote speaker) (28-2-2016). Marine Viruses, Profs on stage (“Professoren op het Podium”): a dialogue between science and theatre, Utrecht.


    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (27-6-2016). Member Panel discussion 1st International Marine Microbiome Industry & Science Conference (MaCuMBA organized (other).
    • 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) (11-2015). KNAW Fonds Ecologie (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (2015).  Member of the American Society for Microbiology’s Communication Committee’s Environmental Microbiology Taskforce (other).
    • Brussaard, C. (participant) (10-2014 - 12-2016). President International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms (ISVM). (other).
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  • Ancillary activities
    • NIOZ
      Scientific team leader