Han Olff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Groningen
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Parallel ecological networks in ecosystems
    Han Olff
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1755-79. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats
    Serena Donadi
    Department of Marine Benthic Ecology and Evolution, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies CEES, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 94:489-98. 2013
  3. pmc Ecosystem engineering by seagrasses interacts with grazing to shape an intertidal landscape
    Tjisse van der Heide
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e42060. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The distribution of large herbivore hotspots in relation to environmental and anthropogenic correlates in the Mara region of Kenya
    Nina Bhola
    Community and Conservation Ecology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 81:1268-87. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem assembly rules: the interplay of green and brown webs during salt marsh succession
    Maarten Schrama
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies CEES, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 93:2353-64. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A three-stage symbiosis forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems
    Tjisse van der Heide
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Post Office Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, Netherlands
    Science 336:1432-4. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Herbivore trampling as an alternative pathway for explaining differences in nitrogen mineralization in moist grasslands
    Maarten Schrama
    Community and Conservation Ecology, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 172:231-43. 2013
  8. pmc Large grazers modify effects of aboveground-belowground interactions on small-scale plant community composition
    G F Ciska Veen
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 168:511-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Body size and the division of niche space: food and predation differentially shape the distribution of Serengeti grazers
    J Grant C Hopcraft
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 81:201-13. 2012
  10. pmc Invasion success in a marginal habitat: an experimental test of competitive ability and drought tolerance in Chromolaena odorata
    Mariska Te Beest
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e68274. 2013

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Publications19

  1. pmc Parallel ecological networks in ecosystems
    Han Olff
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1755-79. 2009
    ..The usefulness of these new ideas is then explored with three very different ecosystems as test cases: temperate intertidal mudflats; temperate short grass prairie; and tropical savannah...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats
    Serena Donadi
    Department of Marine Benthic Ecology and Evolution, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies CEES, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 94:489-98. 2013
    ..Understanding this interplay between neighboring communities of sedentary species is therefore essential for effective conservation and restoration of soft-bottom intertidal communities...
  3. pmc Ecosystem engineering by seagrasses interacts with grazing to shape an intertidal landscape
    Tjisse van der Heide
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e42060. 2012
    ..Our study exemplifies that interactions between ecosystem engineering by a foundation species (seagrass) and consumption (waterfowl grazing) can increase spatial complexity at the landscape level...
  4. doi request reprint The distribution of large herbivore hotspots in relation to environmental and anthropogenic correlates in the Mara region of Kenya
    Nina Bhola
    Community and Conservation Ecology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 81:1268-87. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem assembly rules: the interplay of green and brown webs during salt marsh succession
    Maarten Schrama
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies CEES, University of Groningen, P O Box 11103, 9700CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 93:2353-64. 2012
    ..Our results show that the structure and dynamics of salt marsh food webs cannot be understood except in light of vegetation succession, and vice versa...
  6. doi request reprint A three-stage symbiosis forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems
    Tjisse van der Heide
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Post Office Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, Netherlands
    Science 336:1432-4. 2012
    ..These findings elucidate the long-term success of seagrasses in warm waters and offer new prospects for seagrass ecosystem conservation...
  7. doi request reprint Herbivore trampling as an alternative pathway for explaining differences in nitrogen mineralization in moist grasslands
    Maarten Schrama
    Community and Conservation Ecology, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 172:231-43. 2013
    ..We conclude that effects of large herbivores on nitrogen mineralization cannot be understood without taking soil texture, soil moisture, and feedbacks through soil macrofauna into account...
  8. pmc Large grazers modify effects of aboveground-belowground interactions on small-scale plant community composition
    G F Ciska Veen
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 168:511-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, cattle modify the consequences of aboveground-belowground interactions for small-scale plant community composition...
  9. doi request reprint Body size and the division of niche space: food and predation differentially shape the distribution of Serengeti grazers
    J Grant C Hopcraft
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 81:201-13. 2012
    ..Furthermore, diverse grazing assemblages are composed of herbivores of many body sizes (rather than similar body sizes), because these herbivores best exploit the resources of different habitat types...
  10. pmc Invasion success in a marginal habitat: an experimental test of competitive ability and drought tolerance in Chromolaena odorata
    Mariska Te Beest
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e68274. 2013
    ..Our study highlights the fact that species can successfully invade habitats that are at the extreme end of their ranges and thereby contributes towards a better understanding of range expansion during species invasions. ..
  11. pmc Alternative mechanisms alter the emergent properties of self-organization in mussel beds
    Quan Xing Liu
    Department of Spatial Ecology, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Yerseke, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2744-53. 2012
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  12. ncbi request reprint Landscape-scale analyses suggest both nutrient and antipredator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots
    T Michael Anderson
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen University, P O Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Ecology 91:1519-29. 2010
    ..Our study highlights the collective and simultaneous role of bottom-up and top-down factors in determining ungulate spatial distributions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Vertebrate herbivores influence soil nematodes by modifying plant communities
    G F Veen
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, P O Box 14, Haren 9750 AA, The Netherlands
    Ecology 91:828-35. 2010
    ..Influences of vertebrate grazers on soil nematodes through modification of abiotic soil properties were of less importance...
  14. doi request reprint How well do food distributions predict spatial distributions of shorebirds with different degrees of self-organization?
    Eelke O Folmer
    Animal Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 79:747-56. 2010
    ..6. It follows from our analysis that monitoring programmes, habitat selection models and statistical analyses should also consider the mechanisms of self-organization...
  15. doi request reprint The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact
    Sara N de Visser
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 80:484-94. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Herbivores, resources and risks: alternating regulation along primary environmental gradients in savannas
    J Grant C Hopcraft
    Community and Conservation Ecology, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:119-28. 2010
    ..This framework provides a model for understanding the functioning and diversity of ecosystems in general, and unifies how top-down and bottom-up mechanisms depend on common underlying environmental gradients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Resource partitioning among savanna grazers mediated by local heterogeneity: an experimental approach
    Joris P G M Cromsigt
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands
    Ecology 87:1532-41. 2006
    ..Our results, however, encourage wider experimental testing of the role of spatial heterogeneity in facilitating the coexistence of potentially competing savanna herbivores...
  18. pmc Can clade age alone explain the relationship between body size and diversity?
    Rampal S Etienne
    Community and Conservation Ecology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 Groningen, The Netherlands
    Interface Focus 2:170-9. 2012
    ..Thus, we argue that the most parsimonious explanation for the observation that smaller-bodied taxa are more diverse is that their evolutionary clock ticks faster...
  19. pmc Positive feedbacks in seagrass ecosystems--evidence from large-scale empirical data
    Tjisse van der Heide
    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, Groningen University, Haren, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e16504. 2011
    ..Our study demonstrates the potentials of SEM to identify and quantify positive feedbacks mechanisms for ecosystems and other complex systems...