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The title of my current NWO VENI research is "Rising CO2, no sweat!"

In this project I'm investigating how the photosynthesis and transpiration of plants changes under influence of the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This question is important to answer because plants play a key role in the climate system. Plants may influence the climate because they assimilate carbon by photosynthesis and simultaneously transpire water through microscopically small stomatal pores in their leaves. Their role in the climate system becomes even more intriguing when you consider that the current rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations has a direct effect on the transpiration and photosynthesis of plants. The extent to which plants influence global fluxes of water and carbon are recognized as key uncertainties in climate change predictions.

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Pulido Barrera, Paola, Rosales Carreón, Jesús & de Boer, Hugo J. (2017). A multi-level framework for metabolism in urban energy systems from an ecological perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling
  2016 - Scholarly publications
de Boer, Hugo J., Price, Charles A., Wagner-Cremer, Friederike, Dekker, Stefan C., Franks, Peter J. & Veneklaas, Erik J. (16.03.2016). Optimal allocation of leaf epidermal area for gas exchange. New Phytologist
de Boer, Hugo, Drake, Paul L., Wendt, Erin, Price, Charles, Schulze, Ernst-Detlef, Turner, Neil C, Nicolle, Dean & Veneklaas, Erik J. (2016). Over-investment in leaf venation relaxes morphological constraints on photosynthesis in eucalypts. Plant Physiology, 172 (4), (pp. 2286-2299). 10.1104/pp.16.01313.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Dekker, Stefan C., de Boer, Hugo J., Dermody, Brian J., Wagner-Cremer, Friederike, Wassen, Martin J. & Eppinga, Maarten B. (24.02.2015). Holocene peatland initiation in the Greater Everglades. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120 (2), (pp. 254-269).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
de Boer, H.J. (06.02.2013) Invited speaker Presentation at the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting NAEM 2013 Lunteren, The Netherlands (06.01.2013) Optimizationg of stomatal and vein densities in leafs on evolutionary and contemporary time scales
Donders, T.H., Punyasena, S.W., de Boer, H.J. & Wagner-Cremer, F. (2013). ENSO signature in botanical proxy time series extends terrestrial El Nino record into the (sub)tropics. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (21), (pp. 5776-5781) (6 p.).
Wassen, M.J., de Boer, H.J., Eppinga, M.B., Wagner-Cremer, R. & Dekker, S.C. (06.02.2013). Optimization of stomatal and vein densities in leafs on evolutionary and contemporaty time scales. Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM) 201 Lunteren, The Netherlands, Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM) 2013.
Wassen, M.J., de Boer, H.J., Fleischer, K., Rebel, K.T. & Dekker, S.C. (2013). Vegetation-mediated feedback in water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles. Landscape Ecology, 28 (4), (pp. 599-614) (16 p.).
  2013 - Popularising publications
de Boer, H.J. (25.10.2013) Invited speaker South Florida Paleoecology Mini-Symposium, invited speaker (Florida International University, Miami, USA) (25.01.2013) ENSO signature in botanical proxy time series extends terrestrial El Nino record into the (sub)tropics
  2012 - Scholarly publications
de Boer, H.J. (02.06.2012) Invited speaker Invited presentation at Intecol Wetland Conference Orlando Florida Florida, USA (02.01.2012) Amazing pattern self-organization in northern peatland ecosystems
de Boer, H.J., Eppinga, M.B., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2012). A critical transition in leaf evolution facilitated the Cretaceous angiosperm revolution. Nature Communications, 3 (1221).
Dermody, B., de Boer, H.J., Bierkens, M.F.P., Weber, S.L., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2012). A seesaw in Mediterranean precipitation during the Roman Period linked to millennial-scale changes in the North Atlantic. Climate of the Past, 8 (2), (pp. 637-651) (15 p.).
  2012 - Professional publications
de Boer, H.J., Eppinga, M.B., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2012). De succesformule van bloemplanten. BioNieuws, 22, (pp. 3) (1 p.).
  2012 - Popularising publications
de Boer, H.J. (26.04.2012) Invited speaker Presentation at EGU General Assembly 2012 (Vienna, Austria) (26.01.2012) Critical transitions in peatland development in South Florida
de Boer, H.J., Eppinga, M.B., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (01.12.2012). Darwin's mysterie ontrafeld. De Volkskrant [online] Wetenschapspagina.
  2012 - Other output
de Boer, H.J., Eppinga, M.B., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2012). Mysterie rond snelle evolutie loofbomen ontrafeld.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
de Boer, H.J. (18.08.2011) Invited speaker Symposium on "Biogeochemical Fluxes in Landscapes" at the IALE conference Beijing, China (18.01.2011) Feedbacks between water-, nitrogen- and carbon cycles across scales
de Boer, H.J. (07.02.2011) Invited speaker Conference of Darwin Centre for Geobiology Lunteren, The Netherlands (07.01.2011) Revisiting the humid Roman hypothesis: Novel analyses depict oscillating patterns
de Boer, H.J. (12.05.2011) Invited speaker Invited lecture at mini workshop when visiting Biospheric Theory and Modelling group at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany (12.01.2011) Revisiting the humid Roman hypothesis: Novel analyses depict oscillating patterns
de Boer, H.J. (08.02.2011) Invited speaker Joint conference of Darwin Centre for Geobiology and The Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN) Lunteren, The Netherlands (08.01.2011) Stomatal adaptation to atmospheric CO2
de Boer, H.J. (12.05.2011) Invited speaker Invited lecture at mini workshop when visiting Biospheric Theory and Modelling group at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany (12.01.2011) Stomatal adaptation to atmospheric CO2
de Boer, H.J., Lammertsma, E.I., Wagner-Cremer, F., Dilcher, D.L., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2011). Climate forcing due to optimization of maximal leaf conductance in subtropical vegetation under rising CO2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (10), (pp. 4041-4046) (6 p.).
de Boer, H.J., Lammertsma, E.I., Wagner-Cremer, F., Dilcher, D.L., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2011). Reply to Miglietta et al.: Maximal transpiration controlled by plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (28), (pp. E276) (1 p.).
de Boer, H.J., Roche, D.M., Renssen, H. & Dekker, S.C. (2011). Two-signed feedback of cross-isthmus moisture transport on glacial overturning controlled by the Atlantic warm pool. Climate of the Past Discussions, 7, (pp. 3859-3893) (35 p.).
Dermody, B., de Boer, H.J., Bierkens, M.F.P., Weber, S.L., Wassen, M.J. & Dekker, S.C. (2011). Revisiting the humid Roman Hypothesis: novel analyses depict oscillating patterns. Climate of the Past Discussions, 7 (4), (pp. 2355-2389) (35 p.).
Donders, T.H., de Boer, H.J., Finsinger, W., Grimm, E.C., Dekker, S.C., Reichart, G.-J. & Wagner-Cremer, F. (2011). Impact of the Atlantic Warm Pool on precipitation and temperature in Florida during North Atlantic cold spells. Climate Dynamics, 36 (1-2), (pp. 109-118) (10 p.).
Lammertsma, E.I., de Boer, H.J., Dekker, S.C., Dilcher, D.L., Lotter, A.F. & Wagner-Cremer, F. (2011). Global CO2 rise leads to reduced maximum stomatal conductance in Florida vegetation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (10), (pp. 4035-4040) (6 p.).
Wassen, M.J., de Boer, H.J., Dekker, S.C., Fleischer, K. & Rebel, K.T. (18.08.2011). Feedbacks between Water-. Nitrogen- and Carbon Cycles across Scales. 8th World congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) (pp. 573-574) (2 p.). Beijing, China, 8th World congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE).
  2011 - Popularising publications
de Boer, H.J. (06.12.2011) Invited speaker American Geophysical Union (AGU) (San Francisco, USA) (06.01.2011) Climatic determinants of peatland development in South-Florida
de Boer, H.J. (06.12.2011) Invited speaker American Geophysical Union (AGU) (San Francisco, USA) (06.01.2011) Two-signed atmospheric moisture feedback on the glacial overturning circulation controlled by the Atlantic Warm Pool
de Boer, H.J. (12.05.2011) Invited speaker Invited lecture for Center-Colloqium Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena, Germany) (12.01.2011) Vegetation optimality: feedbacks and acclimatization
de Boer, H.J. & Lammertsma, E.I. (15.02.2011). Planten zweten minder door overmaat aan CO2 in de lucht. Trouw
  2011 - Other output
de Boer, H.J. & Lammertsma, E.I. (16.02.2011). Minder mondjes in het bos. Artikel op de website van wetenschap 24 in nieuwsbrief Noorderlicht.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Dekker, S.C., de Boer, H.J., Brovkin, V., Fraedrich, K., Wassen, M.J. & Rietkerk, M.G. (2010). Biogeophysical feedbacks trigger shifts in the modelled vegetation-atmosphere system at multiple scales. Biogeosciences, 7 (4), (pp. 1237-1245) (9 p.).
  2010 - Popularising publications
de Boer, H.J. (11.06.2010) Invited speaker Invited presentation at the Summer school on Biogeodynamics and Eart System Sciences (BESS) 2010, Biological and climate processes: coupled dynamics and scales of interaction (Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy) (11.01.2010) Climatic effects of structural stomatal adaptation to rising CO2
de Boer, H.J. (09.02.2010) Invited speaker Poster presentation at the 1st Terrabites Symposium, The Terrestrail Biosphere in the Earth System (Hamburg, Germany) (09.01.2010) Stomatal adaptation to atmospheric CO2 and their influence on water use efficiency
  2009 - Scholarly publications
de Boer, H.J. (31.05.2009) Invited speaker 2nd International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change. Aegean Conferences Corfu Corfu, Greece (31.01.2009) Reconstructing Holocene Hurricane Activity
Dekker, S.C., de Boer, H.J., Brovkin, V., Fraedrich, K., Wassen, M.J. & Rietkerk, M.G. (2009). Biogeophysical feedbacks trigger shifts in teh modelled climate stystem at multiple scales. Biogeosciences Discussions, 6, (pp. 10983-11004) (22 p.).
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Completed projects

Project:
NWO VENI: Rising CO2, no sweat! 21.11.2013 to 21.11.2017
General project description
 
Role Project Leader & Researcher
Individual project description

The title of my current NWO VENI research project is "Rising CO2, no sweat!"

In this project I'm investigating how the photosynthesis and transpiration of plants changes under influence of the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. I think this question is very important to answer because plants play and important role in hydrological cycle and the carbon cycle. Plants influence these cycles at a global scale because they assimilate carbon by photosynthesis and simultaneously transpire water through microscopically small stomatal pores in their leaves. This role becomes even more intriguing when you consider that the current rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations has a direct effect on the transpiration and photosynthesis of plants. The extent to which plants influence global fluxes of water and carbon are recognized as key uncertainties in climate change predictions.

Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
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