Amazonia is the keyword of my scientific interests. It is the place where I developed most of my theoretical knowledge and field experience. From a broader perspective, my research contributes to understanding Neotropical plant diversity and the processes associated with its origin and maintenance. I am dedicated to two specific research lines: phylogeny of Neotropical Myristicaceae, and ecology and long distance dispersal of Amazonian bryophytes.
Myristicaceae, Flora of the Guianas, e-taxonomy, Amazonia, bryophyte ecology
I am interested in the plant diversity of the Amazonian flora.
My research questions span the fields of taxonomy, species inventories, and bryophyte ecology and biogeography.
Because I truly support equal access to scientific knowledge, disclosure of taxonomic literatureis an important topic alongside my editorial activities in the Flora of the Guianas.
A selection of the topics I am working on currently.
Virola Aublet in the Neotropics
Long distance dispersal across the Amazonian atmosphere
Flora of the Guianas
Naturalis aims to be a breeding ground for international scientific talent. Therefore, PhD's have a special position in our organisation.
- Eka A. P. Iskandar (co-supervision, ongoing). Patterns of epiphytic bryophyte diversity in Gede-Pangrango National Park, Java, Indonesia.
- Gabriela Ramos Cerqueira (co-supervision, ongoing). Community composition and reproductive biology of Bryophytes across Amazonian vegetation types in Central Amazon, Brazil.
Tropical Plant Families course - Leiden University
From the 16th of June on NPO 2: De Toren
Volkskrant 25 maart 2017: Met stalen zenuwen op 300 meter hoogte speuren naar mos