Alex Hooft van Huysduynen

Alex Hooft van Huysduynen

With the use of modern DNA sequencing and phylogenetic reconstruction methods, I aim to better understand the evolution of key traits that have shaped current-day biodiversity. My work at Naturalis Biodiversity Center focuses on understanding the environmental drivers of repeated independent transitions from herbaceousness towards derived woodiness on continents and islands.


Evolution of woodiness, biogeography, derived woodiness, Brassicaceae, Canary Islands, next generation sequencing, phylogenetics

Alexander A.C. Hooft van Huysduynen 

Guest researcher 
Functional Traits



A selection of the ongoing research at Naturalis that I am associated with: