Casper van LeeuwenDr. Casper H.A. van Leeuwen

Marie-S Curie Fellow focusing on the movement of plants and animals. I aim to understand how, why and when species move - and how their presence or absence affects communities and ecosystem functioning. Therefore I study ecology and evolution in freshwater ecosystems, using field- and lab-based experiments, population genetic analyses, radio-telemetry and advanced statistics.

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Contact information: 

Van Leeuwen Junior Group

Department of Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands 
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Latest news

20 Apr - Had a very inspiring week at the Pan-European Duck Symposium in Scotland
9 Apr - Presented an overview of my work on "Species movement in aquatic systems" in the NIOO seminar series
30 Mar - We already have 19 abstracts in our Frontiers Research Topic on Animal-mediated dispersal!
12 Feb - Presenting my newly accepted review paper at the Netherlands Annual Ecological Meeting
11 Feb - Welcoming two new students today on the seed dispersal experiments!
29 Jan - My review is now accepted! How alien plant species affect animal-mediated dispersal of native plants species
23 Jan - New publication on biotic resistance of aquatic plants in Frontiers in Plant Sciences - with Antonella Petruzella
14 Dec - Presenting my talk on dispersal at the annual BES conference: "Ecology Across Borders"
 1 Dec - Launched a Research Topic for Frontiers EcolEvol: "Animal-mediated dispersal in understudied systems".