Emily van Egmond, Post doc
Due to climate warming and anthropogenic factors, more species are able to invade higher latitudes, changing local community compositions. These invasive species may have a profound effect on ecosystem functioning, especially in sensitive ecosystems such as in the polar regions. My research will focus on the effect of invasive plant species on arctic ecosystem functioning. The main study areas are Spitsbergen and Abisko and I will use a combination of field and laboratory experiments. I am mainly interested in the interplay between species interactions and community composition, and how this translates into changes in ecosystem functioning such as nutrient cycling.
Pit, I.R., van Egmond, E.M., Wassen, M.J., van Wezel, A.P., Griffioen, J. and Dekker, S.C. 2018. Ecotoxicological risk of trace element mobility in coastal semiartificial depositional areas near the mouth of the river Rhine, the Netherlands. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 37: 2933-2964.
van Egmond, E.M., van Bodegom, P.M., Berg, M.P., Wijsman, J.W.M., Leewis, L., Janssen, G.M. and Aerts, R. 2018. A mega sand nourishment creates novel habitat for intertidal macroinvertebrates by enhancing habitat relief of the sandy beach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 207: 232-241.
van Egmond, E.M., van Bodegom, P.M., van Hal, J.R., van Logtestijn, R.S.P., Berg, M.P. and Aerts, R. 2018. Non-additive effects of consumption in an intertidal macroinvertebrate community are independent of food availability but driven by complementarity effects. Ecology and Evolution, 8: 3086-3097.
Limpens, J., van Egmond, E.M., Li, B. and Holmgren, M. 2014. Do plant traits explain tree seedling survival in bogs? Functional Ecology, 28: 283-290.