73a1d36d b112 449c a571 40a9239e7ef7 copyDr. Casper H.A. van Leeuwen

Aquatic Ecologist studying species movement and species interactions in wetland ecosystems. I aim to understand how, why and when organisms move – and how their presence or absence affects food webs, populations and communities. I study interactions within and among phytoplankton, zooplankton, invertebrates, plants, fish and waterbirds – often in the context of habitat restoration and global changes. Methods include field- and lab-based experiments, population genetic analyses, acoustic telemetry and advanced statistics. Welcome to my website! Please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Contact information: 
Department of Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), The Netherlands 
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ResearcherID: B-9166-2012
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Latest news

Dec 2021 - Succesful PhD defense of Hui Jin on restoring aquatic food webs by improving trophic transfer
Nov 2021 - New publication on vegetation establishement in newly created wetlands
Sep 2021 - New publication outlining an innovative way to restore ecosystems, illustrated by the Marker Wadden project
Aug 2021 - Our research featuring in the Dutch evening news
May 2021 - Starting a new position at Radboud University Nijmegen
Jan 2021 - Two new publications on seed dispersal, one on gulls and one on fish!
Nov 2020 - Presented my view on the role of piscivorous birds as connectors of ecosystems at annual birding event "Landelijke dag SOVON"
Sept 2020 - Finished our fish larvae sampling campaign at the Marker Wadden
July 2020 - Our fish research at the Marker Wadden featuring in the Dutch newspaper NRC
Apr 2020 - Succesfully equipped 90 fish with acoustic transmitters at Marker Wadden to study their habitat selection!
Mar 2020 - Three new publications accepted, in Journal of Ecology, Oikos and Scientific Reports
Feb 2020 - Our Ebook with 14 new papers on Animal-mediated dispersal in understudied systems is available online now
Feb 2020 - New paper on interactive effects of temperature rise and nutrient enrichment on aquatic plants!
Jan 2020 - Editorial paper published for our Special Issue on "Animal-mediated dispersal in understudied systems", in which we identify seven key lessons in 14 new publications on zoochory
Dec 2019 - New paper accepted on biovectoring by gulls, in collaboration with Victor Martin, Andy Green and others at Doñana Biological Station