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PhD Thesis gallery IBED

At this place we provide an overview of the various PhD Theses that were produced within IBED. Where possible a link to the full text of the thesis is provided.

PhD Theses published in 2020


Gea van der Lee (1 October 2020)

Organisms make ecosystems function: Identifying functional indicators of anthropogenic stress in aquatic ecosystems

Supervisor: P.F.M. Verdonschot, M.H.S. Kraak
Co-supervisor:  R.C.M. Verdonschot, J.A. Vonk

Milo de Baat (25 September 2020)

Advancements in effect-based water quality assessment

Supervisor: M.H.S. Kraak, P.F.M. Verdonschot
Co-supervisor: W.P. de Voogt, R. van der Oost

Rascha Nuijten (8 September 2020)

Bewick’s swans in a changing world: Species responses and the need for dynamic nature conservation

Supervisor: B.A. Nolet
Co-supervisor: H.P. van der Jeugd


Ke Gao (4 June 2020)

Sexual selection in a dynamic world: The causes and consequences of variation in sexual signals and responses

Supervisor: A.T. Groot
Co-supervisor: E. Burdfield Steel

Milan Teunissen van Manen (20 May 2020)

Plant wax n-alkane biomarkers in the tropical Andes (Ecuador)

Supervisors: W.D. Gosling, B. Jansen

Khayhan Khayhan (1 May 2020)

The Cryptococcus neoformans/Cryptococcus gattii species complex in Asia

Supervisor: T. Boekhout
Co-supervisor: F. Hagen

Louise Lassalle (6 March 2020)

Diversity within: Consequences of individual phenotypic variability on ecological and evolutionary dynamics

Supervisor: A.M. de Roos
Co-supervisor: T.J.M. van Dooren

Jan de Brouwer (3 March 2020)

Spatiotemporal heterogeneity in lowland streams: a benthic macroinvertebrate perspective

Supervisor: P.F.M. Verdonschot, M.H.S. Kraak
Co-supervisor: R.C.M. Verdonschot, A.A. Besse-Lototskaya


Thomas Wagner (25 February 2020)

Removal and transformation of conditioning chemicals in constructed wetlands treating cooling tower water

Supervisor: W.P. de Voogt, H.H.M. Rijnaarts
Co-supervisor: J.R. Parsons, A.A.M. Langenhoff

Baptiste Poursat (20 February 2020)

Implications of microbial adaptation for the persistency assessment of organic chemicals

Supervisor: W.P. de Voogt
Co-supervisors: J.R. Parsons, R.J.M. van Spanning

Charlotte Vavourakis (23 January 2020)

A meta-omics view on prokaryotic life in hypersaline soda lakes

Supervisor: G. Muyzer
Co-supervisor:  D.Y. Sorokin