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Naam EA Ampt MSc
RoepnaamEline
Emaileline.ampt@wur.nl

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OmschrijvingPromovendus
OrganisatieDepartement Omgevingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidPlantenecologie en Natuurbeheer
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Mobiel
Telefoon secretariaat
Telefoon 2
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Notitie voor telefonist
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BezoekadresDroevendaalsesteeg 3
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Gebouw/Kamer100/C.105
Postadres
Bodenummer
OmschrijvingPhD candidate
OrganisatieDepartement Omgevingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidPlantenecologie en Natuurbeheer
Telefoon
Mobiel
Telefoon secretariaat
Telefoon 2
Fax
Notitie voor telefonist
Notitie door telefonist
BezoekadresDroevendaalsesteeg 3
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Gebouw/Kamer100/C.105
Postadres
Bodenummer
Reguliere werkdagen
Ma Di Wo Do Vr
Ochtend
Middag
Nevenwerkzaamheden
  • - Geen nevenwerkzaamheden
    jul 2017 - Nu


Biografie

Background
I have both my BSc and MSc in Biology from Wageningen University. My biological interests primarily lie with plants and fundamentally understanding their interactions with other organisms. In my bachelor I specialised in ecology and biodiversity, as well as plant physiology, biological control of insects, and plant-insect interactions. During my master I continued on the bio-interactions track and broadened my view to include microbes: I studied interactions between insects and fungi (exchange semester in the USA, University of Illinois), plants, insects, and bacteria (thesis), and also plants and fungi (internship).  

After obtaining my MSc degree, I continued at Wageningen University with my current PhD project:

 

Hide-and-seek: the role of pathogenic soil-borne fungi in natural grassland biodiversity

Grasslands are among the most diverse ecosystems on earth, with up to 89 plant species per m2! However, we currently do not understand the biological mechanisms underlying this diversity. It is hypothesized however, that soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi play a large role in regulating such vegetation patterns through the process of negative plant-soil feedback. In my PhD project, I aim to reveal specific interactions between these soil-borne fungi and the grassland plant species by investigating negative host density–dependence and the role of the neighbouring plant community. 

More fundamental knowledge on these plant-fungal interactions can also be applicable in agriculture, where improved intercropping designs can reduce pesticide inputs.

This project is part of the NWO VIDI-project of prof. Liesje Mommer.

For thesis opportunities, see the description in the TIP-database


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Hide-and-seek: the role of pathogenic soil-borne fungi in natural grassland biodiversity

Grasslands are among the most diverse ecosystems on earth, with up to 89 plant species per m2! However, we currently do not understand the biological mechanisms underlying this diversity. It is hypothesized however, that soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi play a large role in regulating such vegetation patterns through the process of negative plant-soil feedback. In my PhD project, I aim to reveal specific interactions between these soil-borne fungi and the grassland plant species by investigating negative host density –dependence and the role of the neighbouring plant community.  More fundamental knowledge on these plant-fungal interactions can also be applicable in agriculture, where improved intercropping designs can reduce pesticide inputs.

For thesis opportunities, also see the project description in the tip-database!

This project is part of the NWO VIDI-project of prof. Liesje Mommer.

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