Dr. Casper H.A. van Leeuwen
Aquatic Ecologist studying species movement and species interactions in aquatic ecosystems. I aim to understand how, why and when organisms move – and how this movement structures food webs, populations and communities. I therefore integratively study all trophic levels of aquatic food webs, and use my knowledge to inform about habitat restoration measures. Welcome to my website! Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Department of Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), The Netherlands
Jan 2023 - Our latest publication on simulating avian digestion in the news!
Dec 2022 - New publication in Ecography that provides mechnistic explanations for seed dispersal by waterbirds
Sept 2022 - Our publication became "Editors Choice" and our cover picture at Oikos this month!
June 2022 - New publication on unifying research on seed dispersal across plant-animal interactions
April 2022 - New publication on the effects on wind on shallow lake ecosystems
Jan 2022 - Article in Dutch journal "De Levende Natuur" on the Marker Wadden restoration project
Dec 2021 - Successful 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