dr. R. (Ronald) Pierik
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Plant Photobiology: how to grow at high densities.

I am interested in understanding the physiological and molecular photobiological processes that underpin shoot phenotypic plasticity at high plant densities. Plants display a suite of growth responses to nearby neighbours, called shade avoidance, which include enhanced shoot elongation and upward leaf movement in response to far-red light reflection by neighbours (see picture below (Fig1) for tobacco). These responses enable plants to avoid shading by neighbouring plants.

Alternatively, species from shaded forest understories (see e.g. picture below (Fig2) for a temperate rainforest undergrowth) canot outgrow the giant trees around them an have evolved ways to tolerate low light conditions, including the suppression of shade avoidance responses.

Fig1. Shade avoidance in cultivated tobacco


Fig2. Forest understory Vancouver Island, Canada.

My group studies regulatory pathways leading to shade avoidance responses, primarily in Arabidopsis. This work includes plant-plant interactions in Arabidopsis canopies, light signaling, plant volatiles, hormone interactions and gene expression patterns leading to regulation of cell growth. The schematic below (Fig3) depicts a simplified version of our current understanding of light-mediated nieghbor detection and signaling events. I have an additional interest in multiple stress resistance and work on projects studying crosstalk between competition and defense against pathogens and herbivores, as well as on signalling convergence between shade avoidance and submergence escape.


Fig3. Illustration of light-mediated signaling events in response to neighbor proximity. Image taken from Gommers et al. (2013) Trends in Plant Science 18: 65-71.

Team members

PhD students and post-docs involved in shade avoidance and shade tolerance research in my group are:
Paulien Gankema, Debatosh DasLot Gommers, Chrysa Pantazopoulou, Franca Bongers (collaboration with Niels Anten and Jochem Evers at Wageningen University), Chiakai Kang, Kasper van Gelderen and Sara Buti.



This work is supported by various grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO-ALW (including VENI (2007-2010), VIDI (acquired in 2013), open competition (2007, 2014), Ecogenomics (2011-2014) grants), STW (2015) and Utrecht University Focus and Mass investments.

Involved in the following study programme(s)

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Curriculum vitae


Radboud University Nijmegen, 02-10-2003

Title of thesis: Ethylene and plant neighbour detection


Co-promotor and daily supervisor of PhD students:

  • Tanja Djakovic-Petrovic, graduated 2008. DELLA protein regulation during shade avoidance.
  • Xin Chen, graduated 2010. Interspecific variation in flooding-induced petiole elongation in Rumex palustris.
  • Diederik Keuskamp, graduated 2011. Shade avoidance: how auxin controls photoreceptor-mediated shoot elongation.
  • Joanna Polko, graduated 2012. Molecular regulation of ethylene-induced hyponasty.
  • Mieke de Wit, graduated 2012. Neighbour detection and pathogen defense during competition for light.
  • Wouter Kegge, graduated 2013. Volatile organic compounds and plant neighbor detection
  • Paulien Gankema (since 2010). Plant-plant signaling in a changing climate.
  • Lot Gommers (since 2012). Molecular physiology of shade avoidance; an across-species comparison.
  • Debatosh Das (since 2012). Molecular convergence of shade avoidance and ethylene response pathways.
  • Chrysa Pantazopoulou (since 2013). Modifying shade avoidance responses to suppress weeds.
  • Chiakai Kang (since 2014). Shade avoidance - abiotic stress integration.
  • Sara Buti (since 2014). Molecular control of shade tolerance in Geranium.


Reviewer for various international peer-reviewed scientific journals

Editor of Plant Physiology 


Symposium organization:

  • Ecogenomics symposium, Utrecht, the Netehrlands, 2014.
  • Scientific committee and session organizer Plant, Signaling & Behavior conference, Vancouver (Canada), 2013.
  • Organizer 2nd biannual meeting of the Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB), Utrecht University, 2008.
  • Organizer Ecophysiology symposium at the first annual meeting of the Netherlands Ecology Research Network (NERN), Lunteren, NL, 2008, 2011.
  • Session chair at annual Dutch plant science meeting (EPS-NWO) 2011.

Other professional services:

  • PhD thesis defence examiner.
  • Ad-hoc member of grant proposal evaluation committees, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, 2006 - now).
  • International reviewer for grant proposals (NSF, CNRS, GACR, ESF).
  • Supervisor of 20 MSc students during their (6-9) months research internships.
  • Coordinator and teacher Plant Biology, Utrecht University (year 1 Biology course, enrollment: 220 students, yearly, since 2007).
  • Coordinator and teacher Plants, Adaptation and Defense, Utrecht University (year 3 Biology course, enrollment: 40 students, yearly, since 2005).
  • Board of examiners, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, 2012-present

Scholarships, grants and prizes

  • VIDI grant (NWO-ALW) for funding of own position, a PhD student and a postdoc (5 years in total) "When growing tall is not an option: down regulation of shoot elongation in the shade". Awarded 2013.
  • VENI grant (NWO-ALW) for three years of funding of own post-doc (3 years) “Plant-plant interactions: unraveling the molecular and physiological mechanisms of competition for light”. Main applicant and P.I. Awarded 2006, active from February 2007 – February 2010.
  • NWO-ALW open competition grant for a PhD student (4 years) "Unravelling molecular mechanisms of plant competition: the interplay between above and belowground responses in Arabidopsis thaliana". Awarded October 2013.
  • NWO-ALW open competition grant for one PhD student (4 years) “Plant-plant signaling through volatiles in dense stands: mechanisms and functional consequences”. Main applicant and P.I. September 2008 – September 2012.
  • Focus & Mass grant IEB (UU) 2010 for two PhD students (one with IEB, one with IMAU). The impact of pollution on biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Main applicant and P.I. of IEB-part of the grant.
  • Travel grant New Phytologist Eco-Devo workshop 2006. London, UK.
  • NWO Toptalent grant for one PhD student (4 years) “Keeping up multiple stress responses: Interactions between plant competition and pathogen defence”, Daily supervisor (P.I.). October 2007 – October 2011.
  • CBSG-2 (Centre for Biosystems Genomics) grant for one PhD student (4 years) “Genomics of flooding tolerance: exploiting genetic variation in Arabidopsis”. Co-applicant. November 2008 – November 2012.
  • Ecogenomics grant (NWO) 2010 for one post-doc (3 years). Escape from stress: a comparative ecogenomics approach. co-P.I.
  • Utrecht University Senior Researcher qualification (2011) and Senior Teacher qualification (2012). 


Invited lectures:

  • International Plant Photobiology meeting, Austin TX, USA, 2015
  • Keystone symposium on Dynamic signalling in plants, Colorado, USA, 2014.
  • Institute seminar, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2014.
  • Annual Dutch Plant Science meeting, Lunteren, NL, 2014.
  • 21st meeting of the International Plant Growth Substances Association, Shanghai, China, 2013.
  • Plant Photobiology meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013.
  • Plant Signaling & Behavior symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
  • New Phytologist symposium: Plants interaction with other organisms. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.
  • Institute seminar University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2013. 
  • Institute seminar University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013.
  • Plant Biology (American Society of Plant Biology annual meeting). Austin, Texas, USA, 2012.
  • Seminar at SLU (Swedish Agricultural University), Uppsala, Sweden, 2012. 
  • Winter school plant-plant signaling. Swedish Ecology research school. Ekenäs, Sweden, 2011.
  • Botany seminar at Department of Agriculture and Ecology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 2010. 
  • XVII Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB). Valencia, Spain, 2010. 
  • Max Planck Institute seminar series. Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Jena, Germany, 2010. 
  • Annual Plant Science meeting. Lunteren, the Netherlands, 2010. 
  • VIII conference on the plant hormone ethylene. Cornell University, USA, 2009.
  • Institute seminar series at La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy. 2009. 
  • Institute seminar series at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany,. 2009. 
  • 2nd annual Netherlands Ecology Research Network (NERN) meeting. Lunteren, the Netherlands, 2009
  • VOCBAS meeting (EU programme). Tartu, Estonia, 2009. 
  • International workshop plant responses to flooding. Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2009. 
  • Ecogenomics workshop. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2009.
  • 25th meeting of the International Society for Chemical Ecology (ISCE). Penn State University, USA, 2008.
  • Institute seminar series at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology. New Delhi, India, 2008. 
  • Abiotic stress workshops at University of New Delhi, India. New Delhi, India, 2008. 
  • 1st annual Netherlands Ecology Research Network (NERN) meeting. Lunteren, the Netherlands, 2008. 
  • International summerschool on Environmental signaling. Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2007. 
  • Plant Science Symposium - bridging gaps between ecology and plant science. Wageningen, the Netherlands, 2007. 
  • 17th International Botanical Conference (IBC). Vienna, Austria, 2005. 
  • Institute seminar series Ghent University. Ghent, Belgium, 2004. 
  • Institute seminar series University of Leicester. Leicester, UK, 2002. 


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Kegge W, Ninkovic V, Glinwood R, Welschen RAM, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R (2015) Red:far-red light conditions affect the emission of volatile organic compounds from barley (Hordeum vulgare) leading to altered biomass allocation in neighbouring plants. Annals of Botany, in press.

Horvath D, Hansen S, Moriles-Miller J, Pierik R, Yan C, Clay D, Scheffler B and Clay S (2015) RNAseq reveals weed-induced PIF3-like as a candidate target to manipulate weed stress response in soybean. New Phytologist, in press.

Bongers F, Evers JB, Anten NPR and Pierik R (2014)  From shade avoidance to plant performance at vegetation level: using virtual plant modeling as a tool. New Phytologist, 268-272.

Pieterse CMJ. Pierik R and van Wees SCM (2014). Different shades of JAZ during plant growth and defense. New Phytologist, 261-264.

Timovsky J, Gankema P, Pierik R and Holzinger R (2014) A plant chamber system with downstream reaction chamber to study the effects of pollution on biogenic emissions. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/c4em00214h.

Pierik R and Testerink C (2014) The art of being flexible: how to escape from shade, salt and drought. Plant Physiology, 166: 5-22.

Pierik R, Ballaré CL and Dicke M (2014) Ecology of plant volatiles: taking a plant community perspective. Plant, Cell & Environment 37: 1845-1853. 

Gundel PE, Pierik R, Mommer L and Ballaré CL (2014) Competing neighbors: light perception and root function. Oecologia 176: 1-10.

Pierik R & de Wit M (2014) Shade avoidance: phytochrome signalling and other neighbour detection cues. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 2815-2824.

Sasidharan R, Keuskamp DH, Kooke R, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R (2014) Interactions between auxin, microtubules and XTHs mediate green shade-induced petiole elongation in Arabidopsis.
PLOS ONE 9: e90587

van Veen H, Mustroph A, Barding GA, Vergeer-van Eijk M, Welschen-Evertman RAM, Pedersen O, Visser EJW , Larive CK, Pierik R, Bailey-Serres J, Voesenek LACJ and Sasidharan R (2013) Two Rumex species from contrasting hydrological niches regulate flooding tolerance through distinct mechanisms. The Plant Cell 25: 4691–4707

Bours R, van Zanten M, Pierik R, Bouwmeester H, van de Krol A. (2013). Antiphase light and temperature cycles affect phytochrome B-controlled ethylene sensitivity and biosynthesis, limiting leaf movement and growth of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 163: 882-895.

Kegge W, Weldegergis B, Soler R, Vegeer-van Eijck M, Dicke M, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2013). Canopy light cues affect emission of constitutive and methyl jasmonate-induced volatile organic compounds in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 200: 861-874.

de Wit M, Spoel SH, Sanchez-Perez GF, Gommers CMM, Pieterse CMJ,  Voesenek LACJ, Pierik R. (2013). Perception of low Red:Far-red ratio compromisis both salicylic acid- and jasmonic acid-dependent pathogen defences in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal, 75: 90-103.

Pierik R, Mommer L and Voesenek LACJ. (2013)
Molecular mechanisms of plant competition: neighbor detection and response strategies. Functional Ecology, 27: 841-853.

Polko JK, Pierik R, van Zanten M, Tarkowska D, Strand M, Voesenek LAC and Peeters AJM. (2013)
Ethylene promotes hyponastic growth through interaction with ROTUNDIFOLIA3/CYP90C1 in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 613-624.

Gommers CMM, Visser EJW, St. Onge KR, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2013) 
Shade tolerance: when growing tall is not an option. Trends in Plant Science, 18: 65-71.

Yasumura Y, Pierik R, Fricker MD, Voesenek LACL and Harberd NP. (2012) 
Physcomitrella patens studies reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolution. The Plant Journal, 72: 947-959.
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Keuskamp DH, Keller MM, Ballaré CL and Pierik R. (2012)
Blue light regulated shade avoidance. Plant Signaling and Behavior 7(4): 514-517.

Ballaré CL, Mazza CA, Austin AT and Pierik R. (2012)
Canopy light and plant health. Plant Physiology, 160: 145-155

Cerrudo I, Keller MM, Cargnel MD, Demkura PV, de Wit M, Patitucci MS, Pierik R, Pieterse CMJ, Ballaré CL. (2012) 
Low Red:Far-Red ratios reduce Arabidopsis resistance to Botrytis cinerea and jasmonate responses via a COI1-JAZ10-dependent, salicylic acid-independent mechanism. Plant Physiology, 158: 2042-2052.

Polko JK, van Zanten M, van Rooij JA, Marée AFM, Voesenek LACJ, Peeters AJM and Pierik R. (2012)
Ethylene-induced differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana involves local microtubule reorientation and cell expansion.New Phytologist, 193: 339-348.

Polko JK, Voesenek LACJ, Peeters AJM and Pierik R. (2012) 
Petiole hyponasty: an ethylene-driven, adaptive response to changes in the environment. AoB Plants, online.

Polko JK, Temanni M-R, van Zanten M, van Workum W, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Peeters AJM. (2012) 

Illumina sequencing technology as a method of identifying T-DNA insertion loci in activation-tagged Arabidopsis thaliana plants. Molecular Plant, 5: 948-950

Wit de M, Kegge W, Evers JB, Vergeer-van Eijk MH, Gankema P, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2012) 
Plant neighbor detection through touching leaf tips precedes phytochrome signals. PNAS 109: 14705-14710 (pdf) 

Huber H, Chen X, Hendriks M, Keijsers D, Voesenek LACJ, Pierik R, Poorter H, de Kroon H, and Visser EJW. Plasticity as a plastic response: how submergence-induced leaf elongation in Rumex palustris depends on light and nutrient availability in its early life stage. New Phytologist 194: 572-582

Chen X, Visser EJW, de Kroon H, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Huber H. (2011) 
Fitness consequences of natural variation in flooding-induced shoot elongation in Rumex palustris. New Phytologist, 190: 409-420

Keuskamp D, Sasidharan R, Vos I, Peeters AJM, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R (2011).
Blue light-mediated shade avoidance requires combined auxin and brassinosteroid action in Arabidopsis seedlings. The Plant Journal, 67: 208-217

Mommer L, Visser EJW, van Ruijven J, de Caluwe H, Pierik R and de Kroon H.(2011) 
Contrasting root behaviour in two grass species: a test of functionality in dynamic heterogeneous conditions. Plant and Soil, 344: 347-360

Pierik R, de Wit M and Voesenek LACJ. (2011) 
Growth-mediated stress escape: convergence of signal transduction pathways engaged upon exposure to two different environmental stresses. New Phytologist, 189: 122-134

Polko JK, van Zanten M, van Rooij JA, Marée AFM, Voesenek LACJ, Peeters AJM and Pierik R. (2011) 
Ethylene-induced differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana involves local microtubule reorientation and cell expansion.New Phytologist, 193: 339-348.

Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2011) 
Cell-wall modifying proteins mediate plant acclimatization to biotic and abiotic stresses. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 30: 548-562. 

Vashisht D, Hesselink A, Pierik R, Ammerlaan JMH, Bailey-Serres J, Visser EJW, Pedersen O, van Zanten M, Vreugdenhil D, Jamar DCL, Voesenek LACJ and Sasidharan R. (2011) 
Natural variation of submergence tolerance among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. New Phytologist, 190: 299-210 

Anten NPR and Pierik R. (2010) 
Moving resources away from the herbivore: regulation and adaptive significance. New Phytologist, 188: 643-645

Chen X, Pierik R, Peeters AJM, Poorter H, Visser EJW, Huber H, de Kroon H, and Voesenek LACJ. (2010)
Endogenous ABA as a Key Switch for Natural Variation in Flooding-Induced Shoot Elongation. Plant Physiology 154: 969-977

Heydarian Z, Sasidharan R, Cox MCH, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Peeters AJM.(2010)
A kinetic analysis of hyponastic growth and petiole elongation upon ethylene 
exposure in Rumex palustris. Annals of Botany 106: 429-435

Kegge W and Pierik R. (2010)
Biogenic volatile organic compounds and plant competition. Trends in Plant Science, 15(3): 126-132 

Keuskamp DH, Pollmann S, Peeters AJM, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2010)
Auxin transport through PIN-FORMED 3 (PIN3) controls shade avoidance and fitness during competition. Proc. Natl Acad Sci USA 107:22740-22744
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Keuskamp DH, Sasidharan R and Pierik R. (2010)
Physiological regulation and functional significance of shade avoidance responses to neighbours. Plant, Signaling & Behavior, 5(6): 655-662

Sasidharan R, Chinnappa CC, Staal M, Elzenga JTM, Yokoyama R, Nishitani K, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2010)
Light quality-mediated petiole elongation in Arabidopsis during shade avoidance involves cell wall modification by XTHs. Plant Physiology, 154: 978-990

Sasidharan R and Pierik R. (2010) 
Cell wall modification involving XTHs controls phytochrome-mediated petiole elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5: 1491-1492.

Keuskamp DH and Pierik R. (2010) 
Photosensory cues in plant-plant interactions: regulation and functional significance of shade avoidance responses. In " Plant Communication from Ecological Perspective", Ed.: F. Baluska. Springer. (159-178) 

Millenaar FF, van Zanten M, Cox MCH, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Peeters AJM.
Differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana: Photocontrol and hormonal regulation. New Phytologist, 184: 141-152.

Pierik R, van Aken JM and Voesenek LACJ. (2009)
Is elongation-induced leaf emergence beneficial for submerged Rumex species? Annals of Botany, 103: 353-357.

Pierik R, Djakovic-Petrovic T, Keuskamp DH, de Wit M andVoesenek LACJ. (2009)
Auxin and ethylene regulate elongation responses to neighbour proximity signals independent of GA and DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 149: 1701-1712.

Pierik R, Keuskamp DH, Sasidharan R, Djakovic-Petrovic T, de Wit M and Voesenek LACJ. (2009)
Light quality controls shoot elongation through regulation of multiple hormones. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 4: 755-756.

Sasidharan R, Chinnappa CC, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2009)
A molecular basis for the physiological variation in shade avoidance responses : a tale of two ecotypes. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 4: 528-529. 

Zanten M van, Millenaar FF, Cox MCH, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Peeters AJM. (2009)
Auxin perception and polar auxin transport are not always a prerequisite for differential growth. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 4(9): 899-901.

Sasidharan R, Chinnappa CC, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2008)
The regulation of cell wall extensibility during shade avoidance: a study using two contrasting ecotypes of Stellaria longipes. Plant Physiology 148: 1557-1569.

Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2008)
Plant Stress Profiles. Science 320: 880-881. 

Djakovic-Petrovic T, de Wit M, Voesenek LACJ and Pierik R. (2007)
DELLA protein function in growth responses to canopy signals. The Plant Journal 51: 117-126.
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Pierik R, Sasidharan R and Voesenek LACJ. (2007)
Growth control by ethylene: Adjusting phenotypes to the environment. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 26: 188-200. 

Pierik R, Djakovic-Petrovic T, de Wit M and Voesenek LACJ. (2007)
Struggling for light: DELLA regulation during plant-plant interactions. Plant Signaling and Behavior 2(6): 514-516.

Visser EJW and Pierik R. (2007)
Inhibition of root elongation by ethylene in wetland and non-wetland plant species and the impact of longitudinal ventilation. Plant, Cell and Environment 30: 31-38.

Anten NPR, Casado-Garcia R, Pierik R and Pons TL. (2006)
Ethylene sensitivity affects changes in growth patterns, but not stem properties, in response to mechanical stress in tobacco. Physiologia Plantarum 128: 274-282.

Pierik R, Tholen D, Poorter H, Visser EJW and Voesenek LACJ. (2006)
The Janus face of ethylene: growth inhibition and stimulation. Trends in Plant Science 11: 176-183.

Voesenek LACJ, Colmer TD, Pierik R, Millenaar FF and Peeters AJM. (2006)
How plants cope with complete submergence. New Phytologist. 170 213-226.

Millenaar FF, Cox MCH, de Jong van Berkel YEM, Welschen RAM, Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and Peeters AJM. (2005)
Ethylene-induced differential growth of petioles in Arabidopsis thaliana; analyzing natural variation, response kinetics and regulation. Plant Physiology 137: 998-1008.

Mommer L, de Kroon H, Pierik R, Bögemann GM and Visser EJW. (2005)
A functional comparison of acclimation to shade and submergence in two terrestrial plant species. New Phytologist 167: 197-206.

Pierik R, Millenaar FF, Peeters AJM and Voesenek LACJ. (2005)
New perspectives in flooding research: the use of shade avoidance and Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany 96: 533-540.

Vandenbussche F*, Pierik R*, Millenaar FF, Voesenek LACJ and VanderStraeten D. (2005)
Reaching out of the shade. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 8: 462-468.
* shared first auhors

Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ, de Kroon H and Visser EJW. (2004)
Density-induced plant size reduction and size inequalities in ethylene-sensing and ethylene-insensitive tobacco.Plant Biology 6: 201-205.

Pierik R, Whitelam GC, Voesenek LACJ, de Kroon H and Visser EJW. (2004)
Canopy studies on ethylene-insensitive tobacco identify ethylene as a novel element in blue light and plant-plant signaling. The Plant Journal 38: 310-319.
Covered in Editor's Choice, Science, 30 April 2004

Pierik R, Cuppens MLC, Voesenek LACJ and Visser EJW. (2004)
Interactions between ethylene and gibberellins in phytochrome-mediated shade avoidance responses in tobacco. Plant Physiology 136: 2928-2936.

Pierik R, Visser EJW, de Kroon H and Voesenek LACJ. (2003)
Ethylene is required in tobacco to succesfully compete with proximate neighbours. Plant, Cell and Environment 26: 1229-1234.

Pierik R, Voesenek LACJ and  Visser EJW. (2003)
Ethylene: a neglected component in competition between plants. In: Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene III. Eds. M. Vendrell et al. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp 227-230.

Pierik R (2003)
Ethylene and plant neighbour detection. PhD thesis.

Visser EJW, Bögemann GM, Steeg HM van de, Pierik R and Blom CWPM. (2000)
Flooding tolerance of Carex species in relation to field distribution and aerenchyma formation.New Phytologist 148: 93-103.

Pierik R, Verkerke W, Voesenek LACJ, Blom CWPM and Visser EJW. (1999)
Thick root syndrome in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.): A description of the phenomenon and an investigation of the role of ethylene. Annals of Botany 84: 755-762

All publications
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Timovsky, J., Gankema, Paulien, Pierik, Ronald & Holzinger, R. (2014). A plant chamber system with downstream reaction chamber to study the effects of pollution on biogenic emissions. Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts, 16 (10), (pp. 2301–2312).
Gundel, Pedro, Pierik, Ronald, Mommer, L. & Ballaré, C.L. (2014). Competing neighbors: light perception and root function. Oecologia, 176 (1), (pp. 1-10).
Pieterse, Corné M J, Pierik, Ronald & Van Wees, Saskia C M (2014). Different shades of JAZ during plant growth and defense. New Phytologist, 204 (2), (pp. 261-264) (4 p.).
Pierik, Ronald, Ballaré, C.L. & Dicke, M. (2014). Ecology of plant volatiles: taking a plant community perspective. Plant, cell and environment, 37 (8), (pp. 1845-1853).
Bongers, Franca, Evers, J.B., Anten, Niels & Pierik, Ronald (2014). From shade avoidance to plant performance at vegetaion level: using virtuasl plant modeling as a tool. New Phytologist, 204 (2), (pp. 268-272).
Sasidharan, Rashmi, Keuskamp, Diederik, Kooke, R., Voesenek, Laurentius & Pierik, Ronald (2014). Interactions between auxin, microtubules and XTHs mediate green shade-induced petiole elogation in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE, 9 (3) (13 p.).
Pierik, Ronald & de Wit, Mieke (2014). Shade avoidance: phytochrome signalling and other aboveground neighbour detection cues. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65 (11), (pp. 2815-2824) (10 p.).
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