prof. dr. Bert van der Zwaan
G.J.vanderZwaan@uu.nl
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Curriculum vitae

Bio Prof. G.J. (Bert) van der Zwaan

Date of Birth: 21 February 1952

From 2011 till 1st of april 2018 Rector Magnificus Utrecht University

Summary academic career and research interests

Since the start of his academic career in 1982, and following the successful completion of

his PhD thesis, Bert van der Zwaan has been working at Utrecht and Nijmegen

universities in the Netherlands, and has held many positions outside of the academia.

Being trained as a paleontologist, his main research interest involved (paleo)ecology,

although already early in his career he participated in many interdisciplinary programs.

This led to building an interdisciplinary research group exploring the (at that time) rather

unknown area between Biology and Geology. Nowadays, Biogeology is a vibrant field of

research where substantial and exciting scientific progress has been made through

collaboration between many disciplines. The research of Bert van der Zwaan and his

group - composed of geologists (paleontologists and geochemists), microbiologists,

ecologists, (paleo)climatologists and modelers - focused on the development of the

modern global climate system and co-evolving ecosystems over the past 60 million

years. The success of this and other research groups, recognized by the Royal Dutch

Academy of Sciences, led to the foundation of the Darwin Center for Biogeology of which

Bert van der Zwaan became the first scientific director.

Bert van der Zwaan has led a substantial number of large scientific programs, has been

amongst others lead-writer and quartermaster for the government funded (100 million

euro) program Knowledge for Climate, coordinator of the Earth and Sustainability

program of Utrecht University and partners in which 1200 scientists participate, chair of

the Utrecht Center of Geosciences, and lately coordinator and interim-CEO of the EU/EIT

Climate-Knowledge and Innovation Community. In the latter program he has been

leading a network of five of Europe’s best universities (Utrecht University, Imperial

College, ETH, Paris Tech and Berlin/Postdam PIK). The aim of the program is to generate

innovation by bringing research-teaching-business together. Through this work he

became very interested in the (regional) impact of universities on innovation.

After becoming dean of the Faculty of Geosciences in 2006, he has left the chair of

Biogeology at Utrecht University since 1 September 2008 and became completely

involved in science management. He was appointed Rector Magnificus of Utrecht

University from April 1, 2011 to April 1, 2018.

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All publications
  2009 - Scholarly publications
van Lith, Y., Langezaal, A.M., de Nooijer, L.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2009). Benthic foraminiferal effect on nitrogen and carbon cycling. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 39 (2), (pp. 97-111) (15 p.).
Schweizer, M., Pawlowski, J., Kouwenhoven, T.J. & van der Zwaan, B. (2009). Molecular phylogeny of common cibicidids and related rotaliida (foraminifera) based on small subunit rDNA sequences. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 39 (4), (pp. 300-315) (16 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Ernst, S., Duijnstee, I., Fontanier, C., Jorissen, F. & van der Zwaan, B. (2008). A comparison of foraminiferal infaunal distributions in field and experimental samples from 550-m depth in the Bay of Biscay. Deep-Sea Research. Part I: oceanographic research papers, 55 (4), (pp. 498-518) (21 p.).
Schweizer, M., Pawlowski, J., Kouwenhoven, T.J., Guiard, J. & van der Zwaan, B. (2008). Molecular phylogeny of Rotaliida (Foraminifera) based on complete small subunit rDNA sequences. Marine Micropaleontology, 66 (3-4), (pp. 233-246) (14 p.).
Koho, K.A., García, R., de Stigter, H.C., Epping, E., Koning, E., Kouwenhoven, T.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2008). Sedimentary labile organic carbon and pore water redox control on species distribution of benthic foraminifera: A case study from Lisbon-Setúbal Canyon. Progress in Oceanography, 79 (1), (pp. 55-82) (28 p.).
de Nooijer, L.J., Duijnstee, I.A.P., Bergman, M.J.N. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2008). The ecology of benthic foraminifera across the Frisian Front, southern North Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 78 (4), (pp. 715-726) (12 p.).
Koho, K.A., Langezaal, A.M., van Lith, Y., Duijnstee, I.A.P. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2008). The influence of a simulated diatom bloom on deep-sea benthic foraminifera and the activity of bacteria: A mesocosm study. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 55 (5), (pp. 696-719) (24 p.).
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Koho, K.A., Kouwenhoven, T.J., de Stigter, H.C. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2007). Benthic foraminifera in the Nazaré canyon, Portuguese continental margin: sedimentary environments and disturbance. Marine Micropaleontology, 66 (1), (pp. 27-51, doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2007.07.005) (2 p.).
de Nooijer, L.J., Reichart, G.-J., Dueñas Bohórquez, A.D.B., Wolthers, M., Ernst, S.R., Mason, P.R.D. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2007). Copper incorporation in foraminiferal calcite: results from culturing experiments. Biogeosciences, 4 (4), (pp. 493-504) (12 p.).
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Kouwenhoven, T.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2006). A reconstruction of late Miocene Mediterranean circulation patterns using benthic foraminifera. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 238 (1-4), (pp. 373-385) (13 p.).
Rogerson, M., Kouwenhoven, T.J., van der Zwaan, G.J., O'Neill, B.J., van der Zwan, C.J., Postma, G., Kleverlaan, K. & Tijbosch, H. (2006). Benthic foraminifera of a Miocene canyon and fan. Marine Micropaleontology, 60 (4), (pp. 295-318) (24 p.).
Risgaard-Petersen, N., Langezaal, A.M., Ingvardsen, S., Schmid, M.C., Jetten, M.S.M., op den Camp, H.J.M., Derksen, J.W.M., Pina-Ochoa, E., Eriksson, S.P., Nielsen, L.P., Revsbech, N.P., Cedhagen, T. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2006). Evidence for complete denitrification in a benthic foraminifer. Nature, 443 (7107), (pp. 93-96) (4 p.).
de Nooijer, L.J., Duijnstee, I.A.P. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2006). Novel application of MTT reduction: A viability assay for temperate shallow-water benthic foraminifera. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 36 (3), (pp. 195-200) (6 p.).
Langezaal, A.M., Jorissen, F.J., Braun, B., Chaillou, G., Fontanier, C., Anschutz, P. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2006). The influence of seasonal processes on geochemical profiles and foraminiferal assemblages on the outer shelf of the Bay of Biscay. Continental Shelf Research, 26 (15), (pp. 1730-1755) (26 p.).
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Ernst, S.R., Bours, R.J.E., Duijnstee, I.A.P. & van der Zwaan, B. (2005). Experimental effects of an organic matter pulse and oxygen depletion on a benthic foraminiferal shelf community. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 35 (3), (pp. 177-197) (21 p.).
Langezaal, A.M., Jannink, N.T., Pierson, E.S. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2005). Foraminiferal selectivity towards bacteria: An experimental approach using a cell-permeant stain. Journal of Sea Research, 54 (4), (pp. 256-275) (20 p.).
Schweizer, M., Pawlowski, J., Duijnstee, I.A.P., Kouwenhoven, T.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of the foraminiferal genus Uvigerina based on ribosornal DNA sequences. Marine Micropaleontology, 57 (3-4), (pp. 51-67) (17 p.).
van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Kouwenhoven, T.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2005). Paleobathymetry in the backstripping procedure: Correction for oxygenation effects on depth estimates. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 221 (3-4), (pp. 245-265) (21 p.).
Duijnstee, I.A.P., de Nooijer, L.J., Ernst, S.R. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2005). Population dynamics of benthic shallow-water foraminifera: effects of a simulated marine snow event. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 285, (pp. 29-42) (14 p.).
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Ernst, S.R. & van der Zwaan, B. (2004). Effects of experimentally induced organic flux and oxygen depletion on a continental slope benthic foraminiferal community. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 51, (pp. 1709-1739) (31 p.).
Duijnstee, I.A.P., de Lugt, I.R., Vonk Noordegraaf, H. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2004). Temporal variability of foraminiferal densities in the northern Adriatic Sea. Marine Micropaleontology, 50 (1-2), (pp. 125-148) (24 p.).
Langezaal, A.M., van Bergen, P.F. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2004). The recovery of benthic foraminifera and bacteria after disturbance: experimental evidence. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 312 (1), (pp. 137-170) (34 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Langezaal, A.M., Ernst, S.R., Haese, R.R., van Bergen, P.F. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2003). Disturbance of intertidal sediments: the response of bacteria and foraminifera. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 58 (2), (pp. 249-264) (16 p.).
Duijnstee, I.A.P., Ernst, S.R. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2003). Effect of anoxia on the vertical migration of benthic foraminifera. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 246, (pp. 85-94) (10 p.).
Kouwenhoven, T.J., Hilgen, F.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2003). Late Tortonian-early Messinian stepwise disruption of the Mediterranean-Atlantic connections: constraints from benthic foraminiferal and geochemical data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 18 (3-4), (pp. 303-319) (17 p.).
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Ernst, S.R., Duijnstee, Ivo, de Stigter, H.C. & van der Zwaan, Bert (30.09.2002). Modeling the long-term population dynamics of benthic foraminiferal communities using field and experimental data. An experimental study on the proxy value of benthic foraminifera - the impact of physical disturbance, oxygen depletion and organic flux (pp. 129-138). Utrecht University, Hoofdstuk alleen in proefschrift gepubliceerd.
Ernst, S.R., Duijnstee, I.A.P. & van der Zwaan, B. (2002). The dynamics of the benthic foraminiferal microhabitat: recovery after experimental disturbance. Marine Micropaleontology, 46 (3-4), (pp. 343-361) (19 p.).
  2001 - Scholarly publications
van der Zwaan, Bert, Jannink, N.T., Almogi-Labin, Ahuva, Duijnstee, Ivo & Jorissen, F.J. (2001). A transfer function for the quantitative reconstruction of oxygen contents in marine paleo- environments. Seasonality, biodiversity and microhabitats in benthic foraminiferal communities (pp. 161-170). Utrecht University, Hoofdstuk alleen in proefschrift gepubliceerd.
Ernst, S.R., Duijnstee, Ivo, Jannink, N.T. & van der Zwaan, Bert (2001). An experimental mesocosm study of microhabitat preferences and mobility in benthic foraminifera: Preliminary results. In M. Hart, M. Kaminski & C. Smart (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera (pp. 101-104). The Grzybowski Foundation.
Jannink, N.T., Duijnstee, Ivo & van der Zwaan, Bert (2001). Foraminiferal patterns in two trophically different regions: the northern Adriatic Sea and the southern Levantine Basin. Seasonality, biodiversity and microhabitats in benthic foraminiferal communities (pp. 105-124). Utrecht University, Hoofdstuk alleen in proefschrift gepubliceerd.
Swen, K., Fraaije, R.H.B. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2001). Polymorphy and extinction of the Late Cretaceous burrowing shrimp Protocallianassa and first record of the genera Corallianassa and Calliax (Crustacea, Decapoda, Thalassinoidea) from the Cretaceous. Contributions to Zoology, 70 (2), (pp. 85-98) (14 p.).
  2000 - Scholarly publications
Seidenkranz, M.-S., Kouwenhoven, T.J., Jorissen, F.J., Shackleton, N.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2000). Benthic foraminifera as indicators of changing Mediterranean-Atlantic water exchange in the late Miocene. Marine Geology, 163, (pp. 387-407) (21 p.).
den Dulk, M., Reichart, G.-J., Heyst, S., Zachariasse, W.J. & van der Zwaan, G.J. (2000). Benthic foraminifers as proxies of organic matter flux and bottom water oxygenation? A case history from the northern Arabian Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 161, (pp. 337-359) (23 p.).
Kosters, E.C., van der Zwaan, G.J. & Jorissen, F.J. (2000). Production, preservation and prediction of source rock facies in deltaic settings. International Journal of Coal Geology, 43, (pp. 13-26) (14 p.).
van der Zwaan, G.J. (2000). Variation in natural versus anthropogenic eutrophication of shelf areas in front of major rivers. In R.E. Martin (Eds.), Environmental micropaleontology (pp. 385-404) (20 p.). Plenum Press.
  1999 - Scholarly publications
van der Zwaan, G.J., Duijnstee, I.A.P., den Dulk, M., Ernst, S.R., Jannink, N.T. & Kouwenhoven, T.J. (1999). Benthic foraminifers: proxies or problems? A review of paleoecological concepts. Earth-Science Reviews, 46 (1-4), (pp. 213-236 Sp.Iss.) (1 p.).
  0 - Other output
van der Zwaan, G.J. 2008 Recipient best poster award, Netherlands Earth Sciences Conferences 2008 (NAC9)
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