Publications 2009

Academic publications in refereed journals

  • Anten, N.P.R. & Poorter, H. (2009). Carbon balance of the oldest and most-shaded leaves in a vegetation: a litmus test for canopy models. New Phytologist, 183, 1-3.

  • Anten, N.P.R., Pawlowski, M., Wettberg, E. von  & Huber, H. (2009). Interactive effects of spectral shading and mechanical stress on the expression and costs of shade avoidance. American Naturalist, 173, 241-255.

  • Bargmann, B.O.R., Laxalt, A.M., Riet, B.P. van de, Testerink, C., Merquiol, E., Mosblech, A., Leon-Reyes, A., Pieterse, C.M.J., Haring, M.A., Heilmann, I., Bartels, D. & Munnik, T. (2009). Reassessing the role of phospholipase D in the Arabidopsis wounding response. Plant, Cell and Environment, 32, 837-850.

  • Beltman, B., Smolders, A. & Vermaat, J. (2009). Waterberging en natuurontwikkeling op veenweidegronden: De rol van nutriënten. Landschap, 26, 95-102.

  • Chatrou, L.W., Pilar Escribano, M., Viruel, M.A., Maas, J.W., Richardson, J.E. & Hormaza, J.I. (2009). Flanking regions of monomorphic microsatellite loci provide a new source of data for plant species-level phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53, 726-733.

  • Erkens, R.H.J., Maas, J.W. & Couvreur, T.L.P. (2009). From Africa via Europe to South America: Migrational route of a species rich genus of Neotropical lowland rain forest trees (Guatteria; Annonaceae). Journal of Biogeography, 36, 2338-2352.

  • Esmeijer-Liu, A.J., Aerts, R., Kürschner, W.M., Bobbink, R., Lotter, A.F. & Verhoeven, J.T.A. (2009). Nitrogen enrichment lowers betula pendula green and yellow leaf stoichiometry irrespective of effects of elevated carbon dioxide. Plant and Soil, 316, 311-322.

  • Geurts, J.J.M., Sarneel, J.M., Willers, B.J.C., Roelofs, J.G.M., Verhoeven, J.T.A. & Lamers, L.P.M. (2009). Interacting effects of sulphate pollution, sulphide toxicity and eutrophication on vegetation development in fens: A mesocosm experiment.Environmental Pollution, 157, 2072-2081.

  • ​Gloor, M., Phillips, O.L., Malhi, Y., Lloyd, J.J., Lewis, S.L., Baker, T.R. , Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Almeida, P.J.S., Alvarez, E., Alves de Oliveira, A.C., Amaral, I., Andelman, S., Arroyo, L., Aymard, G., Bánki, O.S., Blanc, L., Bonal, D., Brando, P., Chao, K.-J. , Chave, J., Davila, N., Edwin, T., Espejo, J. (, Fiore, A. di, Feldpausch, T., Freitas, A., Herrera, R., Higuchi, N., Honorio, E., Jiménez, E., Killeen, T., Laurance, W., Mendoza, A., Montegudo, H., Nascimento, D., Neill, D., Nepstad, P., Núñez Vargas, J., Olivier, M.C., Penuela, C., Peña Cruz, A., Prieto, A., Pitman, N., Quesada, C., Salamão, R., Schwarz, M., Stropp, J. , Ramírez, F., Ramírez, H., Rudas, A., Steege, H. ter, Silva, N., Torres, A., Terborgh, J & Vásquez, R. (2009). Does the disturbance hypothesis explain the biomass increase in basin-wide Amazon forest plot data? Global Change Biology, 15, 2418-2430.

  • Guo, K. & Werger, M.J.A. (2009). Warum die chinesischen Buchenarten subtropisch und nicht temperat verbreitet sind. Berichte der Reinhold-Tuxen-Gesellschaft, 21, 104-110.

  • Heuvel, R.N. van den, Hefting, M.M., Tan, N.C.G., Jetten, M.S.M. & Verhoeven, J.T.A. (2009). N2O emission hotspots at different spatial scales and governing factors for small scale hotspots. Science of the Total Environment, 407, 2325-2332,

  • Ikegami, M., Whigham, D.F. & Werger, M.J.A. (2009). Ramet phenology and clonal architectures of the clonal sedge Schoenoplectus americanus (Pers.) Volk. ex Schinz & Keller. Plant Ecology, 200, 287-301.
  • Kuijk, M. van  & Anten, N.P.R. (2009). Whole-canopy nitrogen-use efficiency of pioneer species in early secondary forest succession in Vietnam. Ecological Research, 24, 811-820.
  • Malhado, A.C.M., Whittaker, R.J., Malhi, Y., Ladle, R.J., Steege, H. ter, Aragão, L.E.O.C., Quesada, C.A., Araujo, A.M., Phillips, O.L., Peacock, J., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Baker, T., Butt, N., Anderson, L.O., Arroyo, L., Almeida, S., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D., Pitmann, N., Prieto, A., Salomão, R., Silva, N., Vásquez-Martínez, R., Laurance, W., Alexiades, M.N. & Ramírez, H. (2009). Spatial distribution and functional significance of leaf lamina shape in Amazonian forest trees.Biogeosciences, 6, 1577-1590.
  • Malhado, A.C.M., Malhi, Y., Whittaker, R.J. , Ladle, R.J., Steege, H. ter, Aragão, L.E.O.C., Quesada, C.A., Araujo, A.M., Phillips, O.L., Peacock, J., Lopez-Gonzalez, G. , Baker, T., Butt, N., Anderson, L.O., Arroyo, L., Almeida, S., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D., Pitman, N., Prieto, A., Salomão, R., Silva, N., Vásquez-Martínez, R. & Laurance, W. (2009). Spatial trends in leaf size of Amazonian rainforest trees. Biogeosciences, 6, 1563-1576.
  • Martinez-Ramos, M., Anten, N.P.R. & Ackerly, D.D. (2009). Defoliation and ENSO effects on vital rates of an understory rain forest palm. Journal of Ecology, 97, 1050-1061.
  • Mota de Oliveira, S., Steege, H. ter, Cornelissen, J.H.C. & Gradstein, S.R. (2009). Niche assembly of epiphytic bryophyte communities in the Guianas: a regional approach.Journal of Biogeography, 36, 2076-2084.
  • Muller, O., Oguchi, R., Hirose, R., Werger, M.J.A. & Hikosaka, K. (2009). The leaf anatomy of a broad-leaved evergreen allows an increase in leaf nitrogen content in winter. Physiologia Plantarum, 136, 299-309.
  • Phillips, O.L., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Lewis, S.L., Fisher, J.B., Lloyd, J., Lopez-Gonzales, G., Malhi, Y., Monteagudo, A., Peacock, J., Quesada, C.A., Heijden, G. van der, Almeida, S., Amaral, I., Arroyo, L., Aymard, G., Baker, T.R., Banki, O., Blanc, L., Bonal, D., Brando, P., Chave, J., Oliveira, A.C.A., Cardozo, N.D., Czimczik, C.I., Feldpausch, T.R., Freitas, M.A., Gloor, E., Higuchi, N., Jimenez, E., Lloyd, G., Meir, P., Mendoza, C., Morel, A., Neill, D.A., Nepstad, D., Patino, S., Penuela, M.C., Prieto, A., Ramirez, F., Schwarz, M., Silva, J., Silveira, M., Thomas, A.S., Steege, H. ter , Stropp, J., Vasquez, R., Zelazowski, P., Davila, E.A., Andelman, S., Andrade, A., Chao, K.-J., Erwin, T., Fiore, A. di, Keeling, H., Killeen, T.J., Laurance, W.F., Cruz, A.P., Pitman, N.C.A., Vargas, P.N., Ramirez-Angulo, H., Rudas, A., Salamao, R., Silva, N., Terborgh, J. & Torres-Lezama, A. (2009). Drought Sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest. Science, 323, 1344-1347.
  • Raes, N., Roos, M.C., Slik, J.W.F., Loon, E.E. van  & Steege, H. ter  (2009). Botanical richness and endemicity patterns of Borneo derived from species distribution models. Ecography, 32, 180-192.
  • Robroek, B.J.M., Eppinga, M.B., Limpens, J., Wassen, M.J. & Schouten, M. (2009). Bog restoration in the Netherlands: More then just a dream. Landschap, 26, 17-26.
  • Robroek, B.J.M., Schouten, M.G.C., Limpens, J., Berendse, F. & Poorter, H. (2009). Interactive effects of water table and precipitation on net CO2 assimilation of three co-occurring Sphagnum mosses differing in distribution above the water table.Global Change Biology, 15, 680-691.
  • Robroek, B.J.M., Ruijven, J. van, Schouten, M.G.C., Breeuwer, A., Crushell, P.H., Berendse, F. & Limpkens, J. (2009). Sphagnum re-introduction in degraded peatlands: The effects of aggregation, species identity and water table. Basic and Applied Ecology, 10, 697-706.
  • Robroek, B.J.M., Waucomont, J. & Schouten, M.G.C. (2009). The disappearance of S. imbricatum from European raised bogs: a comment on McClymont et al. Holocene, 97, 1093-1097.
  • Saatchi, S., Malhi, Y., Zutta, B., Buermann, W., Anderson, L.O., Araujo, A.M., Phillips, O.L., Peacock, J., Steege, H. ter, Lopez Gonzalez, G., Baker, T., Arroyo, L., Almeida, S., Higuchi, N., Killeen, T., Monteagudo, A., Neill, D., Pitman, N., Prieto, A., Salomão, R., Silva, N., Vásquez Martínez, R. & Laurance, W. (2009). Mapping landscape scale variations of forest structure, biomass, and productivity in Amazonia.Biogeosciences Discussions, 6, 5461-5505.
  • Stropp, J., Steege, H. ter  & Malhi, Y. (2009). Disentangling regional and local tree diversity in the Amazon. Ecography, 32, 46-54.
  • Stuefer, J.F., Anten, N.P.R., Kroon, H. de, Peters, J.L., Smit-Tiekstra, A., Vermeulen, P.J. & During, H.J. (2009). Genotypic selection shapes patterns of within species diversity in experimental plant populations. Journal of Ecology, 97, 1020-1027.
  • Tata, H.L., Noordwijk, M. van  & Werger, M.J.A. (2009). Trees and regeneration in rubber agroforests and other forest-derived vegetation in Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia).Journal of Forest Research, 5, 1-20.
  • Verhoeven, J.T.A. & Setter, T.L. (2009). Agricultural use of wetlands: opportunities and limitations. Annals of Botany, 105, 155-163.
  • Verhoeven, J.T.A. & Sorrell, B.K. (2009). Plant adaptations and microbial processes in wetlands. PREFACE. Annals of Botany, 105, 127-127.
  • Vermeulen, P.J., Stuefer, J.F., Anten, N.P.R. & During, H.J. (2009). Carbon gain in the competition for light between genotypes of the clonal species Potentilla reptans in a five year old competition experiment. Journal of Ecology, 97, 508-517.
  • Vissers, E.W., Bodelier, P.L.E., Muyzer, G. & Laanbroek, H.J (2009). A nested PCR approach for improved recovery of archaeal 16S rRNA gene fragments from freshwater samples. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 298, 193-198.
  • Wang, J.J., Muyzer, G., Bodelier, P.L.E. & Laanbroek, H.J. (2009). Diversity of iron oxidizers in wetland soils revealed by novel 16S rRNA primers targeting Gallionella-related bacteria. The ISME Journal, 3, 715-725.
  • Weijters, M.J., Janse, J.H., Alkemade, R. & Verhoeven, J.T.A. (2009). Quantifying the effect of catchment land use and water nutrient concentrations on freshwater river and stream biodiversity. Aquatic conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 104-112.
  • Whigham, D.F., Verhoeven, J.T.A., Samarkin, V. & Megonigal, P.J. (2009). Responses of Avicennia germinans (Black Mangrove) and the Soil Microbial Community to Nitrogen Addition in a Hypersaline Wetland. Estuaries and Coasts, 32, 926-936.
  • Whigham, D.F. & Verhoeven, J.T.A. (2009). Wetlands of the World: the next installment. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 17, 167-167.
  • Zuidema, P.A., Brienen, R.J.W., During, H.J. & Güneralp, B. (2009). Do persistently fast-growing juveniles contribute disproportionately to population growth? A new analysis tool for matrix models and its application to rainforest trees. American Naturalist, 174, 709-719.


  • Dong, M. & Werger, M.J.A. (2009). A Spectrum of Ecological Studies.  Chongqing, Beibei, China: SW China Normal University Press.

Book Chapter

  • Niinemets, U. & Anten, N.P.R. (2009). Packing the photosynthetic machinery: from leaf to canopy. In A. Laisk, L. Nedbal &  Govindjee (Eds.), Photosynthesis in silico understanding complexity from leaves to ecosystems (pp. 363-399). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Verlag.
  • Pronk, T.E., Schieving, F., During, H.J. & Werger, M.J.A (2009). Differences in reproduction time allow multi-species co-existence in oscillating patterns. In M. Dong & M.J.A. Werger (Eds.), A Spectrum of Ecological Studies (pp. 3-17). Chongqing, Beibei: SW China Normal University Press.
  • Pronk, T.E., During, H.J., Schieving, F. & Werger, M.J.A. (2009). Diversity by temporal oscillations in plant communities with a differential timing of reproduction. In I.N. Haugen & A.S. Nilsen (Eds.), Game Theory: Strategies, equilibria, and theorems(pp. 297-317). New York: NOVA Science Publ..

PhD Thesis

  • Beumer, V. (2009, april 20). Winter flooding in Dutch stream valley floodplains: biogeochemical effects and vegetation consequences. UU  Universiteit Utrecht (143 pag.) ( Utrecht University). Prom./coprom.: prof. dr. J.T.A. Verhoeven, dr. ir. B. Beltman, J. Griffioen & G. van Wirdum.

Dissertatie intern (I) (dissertatie)

  • Bui, My Binh (2009, oktober 14). Rattans of Vietnam: ecology, demography and harvesting. UU  Universiteit Utrecht (194 pag.) ( Utrecht University). Prom./coprom.: prof. dr. M.J.A. Werger, Van Hung Trieu & dr. P.A. Zuidema.

Dissertatie extern voorb.(II) (dissertatie)

  • Haripersaud, P.P. (2009, september 21). Collecting biodiversity. UU  Universiteit Utrecht (144 pag.) ( Utrecht University). Prom./coprom.: prof. dr. M.J.A. Werger & dr. H. ter Steege.

Dissertatie extern voorb.(II) (dissertatie)

  • Hidding, A. (2009, september 16). Avoidance and tolerance to avian herbivores in aquatic plants. UU  Universiteit Utrecht (166 pag.) ( Utrecht University). Prom./coprom.: prof. dr. M.R.J. Klaassen & B.A. Nolet.

Dissertatie extern voorb.(II) (dissertatie)

Professional Publications

  • Erkens, R.H.J. (2009). Oude planten in de hortus opnieuw bekeken. Uniekum, 10-11.