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Rob Kroes

Obstruction of fish migration in isolated artificial Delta Lakes.
UVA-IBED - Aquatic Environmental Ecology
University of Amsterdam

Viola Kurm

Rarity makes the heart grow fonder: on the identity and ecological function of rare soil bacteria.
Laboratory of Nematology, NIOO - Terrestrial Ecology
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Raphael Kwiri

Biology of mycotoxins in maize production in Zimbabwe: the interaction between agronomic practices and the evolutionary genetics of toxin producing fungi.
Laboratory of Genetics, Food Microbiology
Wageningen University & Research

Marcelo Labra

Effect of N availability and plant population density on crop architecture of oilseed rape (Brassica napus), and their influence on grain yield components.
Centre for Crop Systems Analysis
Wageningen University & Research

Walle Jemberu Lakew

Upscaling best soil and water conservation practices for sustainable land management in Lake Tana Region, Ethiopia
Soil Physics and Land Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Thomas Lameris

How can artcic-nesting geese cope with Arctic amplification?
NIOO - Animal Ecology
Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Mark Lammers

Unravelling the molecular changes underlying the evolutionary loss of traits.
VU - Animal Ecology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dorthe Larsen

Pre-harvest lighting for postharvest quality.
Horticulture & Product Physiology Group
Wageningen University & Research

Louise Lassalle

Phenotypic plasticity and the persistence of multiple life history strategies in different evolutionary scenarios.
UVA-IBED - Theoretical Ecology
University of Amsterdam

Alvaro Ivan Lau Sarmiento

Assessing tropical forest characteristics with terrestrial laser scanning.
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Wageningen University & Research

Jenny Lazebnik

Trophic structure analysis in genetically modified crops.
Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research

Sophie Lenaig Le Hesran

Expanding the range of uses of a predatory mites in biological pest control.
Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research

Giang Le Ngoc

Isolation and characterization of novel enzymatic activities from gut metagenomes to establish lignocellulose breakdown.
VU - Animal Ecology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Gea van der Lee

Innovating ecological water quality assessment.
UVA-IBED - Aquatic Environmental Ecology
University of Amsterdam

Maricke van Leeuwen

Visual soil assessment for improved farm and ecosystem management.
Soil Geography and Landscape Group, Animal Production Systems Group
Wageningen University & Research

Dechassa Lemessa

Identification, characterisation, ecololgy, uses and possible establishment of selected wild food plants as agroforestry crops by subsistence farmers in Ethiopia.
Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Sociology of Consumption and Households Group
Wageningen University & Research

Kimberley Lemmen

Rapid evolution of zooplankton under conditions of stoichiometric imbalance: Consequences for ecosystem functions and trophic interactions.
NIOO - Aquatic Ecology
Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Jeffrey van Lent

Greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon.
Department of Soil Quality
Wageningen University & Research

Carolina Levis

The legacy of landscape domestication by pre-Columbian people in the Amazon forest.
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Chunjie Li

P4two: Designing for complementarity in phosphorus use in Chinese intercrops.
Department of Soil Quality, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis
Wageningen University & Research

Guohua Li

Assessing actual and future phosphorus use for agriculture in China.
Plant Production Systems Group
Wageningen University & Research

Rik Lievers

Disentangling evolutionary forces shaping sexual attraction.
UVA-IBED - Evolutionary Biology
University of Amsterdam

Qian Liu

Globalization and nutrient use efficiency of food systems: an analysis at national and regional levels.
Department of Soil Quality
Wageningen University & Research

Qi Liu

Functional trait diversity, hydraulics and drought responses of lianas and trees.
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Ying Liu

Purple pepper - Mechanisms of anthocyanin metabolism during bell pepper fruit ripening.
Horticulture & Product Physiology Group, Laboratory of Plant Breeding
Wageningen University & Research

Jie Liu

Induction and suppression of plant defenses by mites.
UVA-IBED - Earth Surface Science
University of Amsterdam

Paolo di Lonardo

The role of fungal ecology in the priming effects of soil organic matter.
NIOO - Microbial Ecology, Department of Soil Quality
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen University & Research

Emily van Loon - van Egmond

Macroinvertebrate community assembly on sandy beaches.
VU - Systems Ecology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Marije Louwsma

The impact of e-government on government-citizen in spatial planning practices.
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Wageningen University & Research

Huicui Lu

The impact of management on mixed forest dynamics and productivity.
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Veerle Luimstra

Optimisation of algal growth using LED light.
UVA-IBED - Aquatic Microbiology
University of Amsterdam

Femke Lutz

The impact of agricultural management on soil nitrogen dynamics at the global scale.
Soil Geography and Landscape Group
Wageningen University & Research

Haikun Ma

Learning from nature: Using plant-soil feedback effects to improve disease control and sustainability in greenhouse cut-flowers.
NIOO - Terrestrial Ecology
Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Gabriela Maciel Vergara

Effect of selected production variables on potential disease development in small-scale farming of house cricket (Acheta domesticus L.) in Kenya.
Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research

Anneke Madern

The rise and fall of a Miocene hotspot: palaeobiogeography of the early Vallesian mammals of the Valles-Penedes (Catalonia, Spain).
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Kim Magnée

A multidisciplinary approach to improve damping-off tolerance in spinach, spinacia oleracea L.
Laboratory of Plant Breeding
Wageningen University & Research

Surya Kumar Maharjan

Climatic effects on plant species distribution along the Himalayan altitudinal gradient, Nepal.
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Priscila Rocío Malcolm Matamoros

Control of plant-water relations by energy efficient light-signalling.
Horticulture & Product Physiology Group
Wageningen University & Research

Sharathkumar Malleshaiah

Flower induction in Chrysanthemum.
Horticulture & Product Physiology Group
Wageningen University & Research

Heitor Mancini Teixeira

Functional diversity in agro-forest landscapes of the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais, Brazil: implications for ecosystem services.
Farming Systems Ecology Group, Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Marta Manrubia Freixa

Litter decomposition and Home Field Advantage during plant range shifts.
Laboratory of Nematology, NIOO - Terrestrial Ecology
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Wytze Marinus

What is a sustainable smallholder farm? -Towards transformational changes in the East-Africa highlands.
Plant Production Systems Group
Wageningen University & Research

Gonzalo Martinez Crosa

Multithrophic interactions affecting oviposition behaviour in a bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellappe (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae) a common pest of Eucalyptus plantations in Uruguay.
Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research

Esther Masvaya

Exploring opportunities to improve resource use efficiencies using conservation agriculture practices in smallholder farms in semi arid areas.
Plant Production Systems Group
Wageningen University & Research

Rumbidzai Matemba-Mutasa

Delineating Maize Breeding Testing Regions in Sub-Saharan Africa by Studying Historical Genotype by Environment (GxE) Interactions Using Environmental Covariables and Molecular Markers.
Mathematical and Statistical Methods Group
Wageningen University & Research

Monicah Mirai Mburu

Indoor and outdoor biting behaviour of malaria vectors and potential risk factors that enhance malaria transmission in South Malawi.
Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research

Jose Anibal Medina Vega

Explaining the rapid increase in lianas in tropical forest.
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Wageningen University & Research

Marijn van der Meij

Co-evolution of soils, landscapes and the hydrological system in Holocene hummocky postglacial landscapes.
Soil Geography and Landscape Group
Wageningen University & Research

Irene Meki

Understanding the factors that determine the outcome of hytrosavirus infections in tsetse fly production factories: prerequisites for trypanosomiasis control.
Laboratory of Virology
Wageningen University & Research

Beyene Mellisse

Trends and prospects for the productivity and sustainability of homegarden agroforestry systems in Southern Ethiopia.
Plant Production Systems Group
Wageningen University & Research

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