Selected publications


Taylor, C.M., de Jeu, R.A.M., Guichard, F., Harris, P.P. & Dorigo, W.A. (2012). Afternoon rain more likely over drier soils. Nature, 489: 423–426.

Groenendijk, M., Dolman A.J., van der Molen, M.K., Leuning, R., Arneth, A., Delpierre, N., Gash, J.H.C., Lindroth, A., Richardson, A.D., Verbeeck, H. & Wohlfahrt, G. (2011). Assessing parameter variability in a photosynthesis model within and between plant functional types using global Fluxnet eddy covariance data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(1): 22-38.

van Huissteden, J., Berrittella, C., Parmentier, F.J.W., Mi, Y., Maximov, T.C. & Dolman, A.J. (2011). Methane emissions from permafrost thaw lakes limited by lake drainage. Nature Climate Change, 1: 119-123.

Sutton, M.A., Oenema, O., Erisman, J.W., Leip, A., van Grinsven, H. & Winiwarter, W. (2011). Too much of a good thing. Nature, 472: 159-161.

Sutton, M.A., Howard, C., Erisman, J.W., Billen, G., Bleeker, A., Grenfelt, P., van Grinsven, H. & Grizzetti, B. (Eds.) (2011). The European Nitrogen Assessment:  Sources, Effects and Policy Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 612 pp.

Renssen H., Goosse, H., Crosta, X., Roche, D.M. (2010). Early Holocene Laurentide Icesheet deglaciation causes cooling in the high-latitude Southern Hemisphere through oceanic teleconnection. Paleoceanography, 25: PA3204, 15pp.



de Boer, T., Birlutiu, A., Bochdanovits, Z., Timmermans, M.J.T.N., Dijkstra, T.M.H. van Straalen, N.M., Ylstra, B. & Roelofs, D. (2011). Transcriptional plasticity of a soil arthropod across different ecological conditions. Molecular Ecology, 20: 1144-1154.

Kiers, E.T., Duhamel, M., Beesetty, Y., Mensah, J.A., Franken, O., Verbruggen, E., Felbaum, C.R., Kowalchuk, G.A., Hart, M.M., Bago, A. Palmer, T.M. West, S.A. Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Jansa, J. & Bücking, H. (2011). Reciprocal rewards stabilize cooperation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis. Science, 333: 880-882.

Legler, J., van Velzen, M.J.M., Cenijn, P.H., Houtman, C.J., Lamoree, M.H. & Wegener, J.W.M. (2011). Effect-Directed Analysis of Municipal Landfill Soil Reveals Novel Developmental Toxicants in the Zebrafish Danio rerio. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(19): 8552-8558.

Simon, E., Bytingsvik, J., Jonker, W., Leonards, P.E.G., de Boer, J., Jenssen, B.M., Lie, E., Aars, J., Hamers, T. & Lamoree, M.H. (2011). Blood plasma sample preparation method to determine thyroid hormone-disrupting compounds in Effect-Directed Analysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(18): 7936-7944.

Weiss, J.M., Simon, E., Stroomberg, G.J., de Boer, R., de Boer, J., van der Linden, S.C., Leonards, P.E.G. & Lamoree, M.H. (2011). Identification strategy for unknown pollutants using high-resolution mass spectrometry: Androgen-disrupting compounds identified through effect-directed analysis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 400(9): 3141-3149.

Legler, J. (2010). Epigenetics: an emerging field in environmental toxicology. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 6(2): 314-315.



Vermaat, J. E., Broekx, S., Van Eck, B., Engelen, G. Hellmann, F. De Kok, J. Van der Kwast, H. Maes, J. Salomons, W. & Van Deursen, W. (2012). Nitrogen source apportionment for the catchment, estuary, and adjacent coastal waters of the River Scheldt. Ecology and Society, 17(2): 30.

Vermaat, J.E. & Eleveld, M.E. (2012). Divergent options to cope with vulnerability in subsiding deltas. Climatic Change, online first.

Ellers, J., Kiers, E.T., Currie, C.R., McDonald, B.R. & Visser, B. (2012). Ecological interactions drive evolutionary loss of traits. Ecology Letters, 15: 1071-1082.

Verbruggen, E., El Mouden, C., Jansa, J., Akkermans, G., Bücking, H., West, S.A. & Kiers, E.T. (2012). Spatial structure and interspecific cooperation: Theory and an empirical test using the mycorrhizal mutualism. The American Naturalist, 179(5): E133-E146.

Hengeveld, R. (2012). Wasted World. How Our Consumption Challenges the Planet. Chicago University Press, Chicago, U.S.A. ISBN-13: 978-0-226-32699-3, ISBN-10: 0-226-32699-3, 337 pp.

Brovkin, V., van Bodegom, P.M., Kleinen, T., Wirth, C., Cornwell, W.K., Cornelissen, J.H.C. & Kattge, J. (2012). Plant-driven variation in decomposition rates improves projections of global litter stock distribution. Biogeosciences, 9: 565–576.

Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H.R., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Boulanger-Lapointe, N., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., et al. (2012). Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change, published online.

Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H.R., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Bjorkman, A.J., Callaghan, T.V., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., et al. (2012). Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology Letters, 15: 164-175.

Lang, S.I., Cornelissen, J.H.C.,  Shaver, G.R., Ahrens, M., Callaghan, T.V.,Molau, U., ter Braak, C., Hölzer, A. & Aerts, R. (2012). Arctic warming on two continents has consistent negative effects on lichen diversity and mixed effects on bryophyte diversity. Global Change Biology, 18: 1096–1107.

Krüger, T.P.J. Wientjes, E. Croce, R. & van Grondelle, R. (2011). Conformational switching explains the intrinsic multifunctionality of plant light-harvesting complexes. PNAS, 108(33): 1351613521.

Scholes, G.D., Fleming, G.R., Olaya-Castro, A. & van Grondelle, R. (2011). Lessons from nature about solar light harvesting. Nature Chemistry, 3: 763-774.

Ellers, J., Rog, S., Braam, C. & Berg, M.P. (2011). Genotype richness and phenotypic dissimilarity enhance population performance. Ecology, 92(8): 1605-1615. 

Fréschet, G.T., Dias, A.T.C., Ackerly, D.D., Aerts, R., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornwell, W.K., Dong, M., Jianping, T., Kurokawa, H., Liu, G., Onipchenko, V.G., Ordoñez, J.C., Peltzer, D.A., Richardson, S.J., Shidakov, I.I., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Tao, J. & Cornelissen, J.H.C. (2011). Global to community scale differences in the prevalence of convergent over divergent leaf trait distributions in plant assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20: 755-765.

Keuper, F., Dorrepaal, E., van Bodegom, P.M., Aerts, R., van Logtestijn, R.S.P., Callaghan, T.V. & Cornelissen, J.H.C. (2011). A race for space? How Sphagnum fuscum stabilizes vegetation composition during long-term climate manipulations. Global Change Biology, 17: 2162-2171.

Kiers, E.T., Duhamel, M., Beesetty, Y., Mensah, J.A., Franken, O., Verbruggen, E., Felbaum, C.R., Kowalchuk, G.A., Hart, M.M., Bago, A. Palmer, T.M. West, S.A. Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Jansa, J. & Bücking, H. (2011). Reciprocal rewards stabilize cooperation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis. Science, 333: 880-882.

Onoda, Y.,  Westoby, M., Adler, P.B., Choong, A.M.F., Clissolda,  F.J., Cornelissen, J.H.C. et al. (2011) Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties. Ecology Letters, 14: 301–312.

van Grondelle, R. & Novoderezhkin, V.I. (2010). Quantum design for a light trap. Nature 463: 614-615.

Novoderezhkin, V.I. & van Grondelle, R. (2010). Physical origins and models of energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12: 7352–7365.

Verbruggen, E. & Kiers, E.T. (2010). Evolutionary ecology of mycorrhizal functional diversity in agricultural systems. Evolutionary Applications, 3: 547-560.

Vermaat, J.E. & Hellmann, F. (2010).Covariance in water- and nutrient budgets of Dutch peat polders: what governs nutrient retention? Biogeochemistry, 99:109-126.

Berg, M.P., Kiers, E.T., Driessen, G., van der Heijden, M.G.A., Kooi, B.W., Kuenen, F.J.A., Liefting, M., Verhoef, H.A. & Ellers, J. (2010). Adapt or disperse: understanding species persistence in a changing world. Global Change Biology, 16: 587-598.



Withagen, C., d’Autume, A. & Schubert, K. (2012). La taxe carbone doit-elle tre la mme dans tous les pays? Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Special Issue on Economics, Environment and Future Generations, p 213-228.

Withagen, C. & Halsema, A. (2012). Tax competition leading to strict environmental policy. International Tax and Public Finance, online first.

van der Ploeg, R. & Withagen, C. (2012) Too much coal, too little oil. Journal of Public Economics,  96: 62-77.

Kolk, A. & Mulder, G. (2011) Regulatory uncertainty and opportunity seeking: The case of clean development. California Management Review, 54(1): 88-106.

Kolk, A. (2012) Ask the experts: The implications of COP17 at Durban. Carbon Management, 3(3).

Kolk, A. (2012) The role of consumers in EU energy policy. Carbon Management, 3 (2):  175-183.

Pinkse, J. & Kolk, A. (2012) Multinational enterprises and climate change: Exploring institutional failures and embeddedness. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(3): 332-341.

Sharma, A. & Lee, M.P. (2012). Sustainable global enterprise: Perspectives of Stuart Hart, Ans Kolk, Sanjay Sharma, and Sandra Waddock. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(2): 161-178.

Voors, M., Nillesen, E., Verwimp, P., Bulte, E., Lensink, R. & van Soest, D.P. (2012). Violent conflict and behavior: a field experiment in Burundi. American Economic Review, 102(2): 941-964.

Inghels, D. & Dullaert, W. (2011). An analysis of Household Waste Management Policy using System Dynamics Modelling. Waste Management & Research, 29(4): 351-370.

Arguedas, C. & van Soest, D.P. (2011). Optimal conservation programs, asymmetric information and the role of fixed costs. Environmental and Resource Economics, 50(2): 305-323.

Brouwer, R., Tesfaye, A., & Pauw, P. (2011). Meta-analysis of institutional-economic factors explaining the environmental performance of payments for watershed services. Environmental Conservation, 38(4): 380-392.

Dekker, T., Brouwer, R. Hofkes, M., & Moeltner, K. (2011). The effect of risk context on the value of a statistical life: a Bayesian meta-model. Environmental and Resource Economics, 49(4): 597-624.

Ploeg, F. van der (2011). Natural resources: Curse of blessing? The Journal of Economic Literature, 49(2): 366-420.

Withagen, C.A.A.M., Benchekroun, H. & Halsema, A.N. (2011). When additional resource stocks reduce welfare. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 59(1): 101-114.

Benchekroun, H. & Withagen, C. (2011) The optimal depletion of exhaustible resources: A complete characterization. Resource and Energy Economics, 33(3): 612-636.

Benchekroun, H., Halsema, A. and Withagen, C. (2010) When additional resource stocks reduce welfare. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 59(1): 109-114.

Brouwer, R. & Akter, S. (2010). Informing micro insurance contract design to mitigate climate change catastrophe risks using choice experiments. Environmental Hazards, 9: 74-88.

Brouwer, R., Dekker, T., Rolfe, J. & Windle, J. (2010). Choice certainty and consistency in repeated choice experiments. Environmental and Resource Economics, 46: 93-109.

Brouwer, R., Martín-Ortega, J. & Berbel, J. (2010). Spatial preference heterogeneity: a choice experiment. Land Economics, 86(3): 552-568.



Verburg, P.H., van Asselen, S., van der Zanden, E.H., & Stehfest, E. (2012). The representation of landscapes in global scale assessments of environmental change. Landscape Ecology, online first.

van Asselen, S. & Verburg, P.H. (2012). A Land System representation for global assessments and land-use modeling. Global Change Biology, 18(10): 3125-3148.

Jongman, B., Ward, P.J. & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2012). Global exposure to river and coastal flooding - long term trends and changes.Global Environmental Change, 22, 823-835.

van Berkel, D. & Verburg, P.H. (2012). Combining exploratory scenarios and participatory backcasting: using an agent-based model in participatory policy design for a multi-functional landscape. Landscape Ecology, 27(5): 641-658.

Aerts, J.C.J.H. & Botzen, W.J.W. (2012). Managing exposure to flooding in New York City. Nature Climate Change,Volume: 2Page:: 377.

Ward, P.J., Aerts, J.C.J.H., van Pelt, S.C., de Keizer, O., van den Hurk, B.J.J.M., Beersma, J.J. & Buishand, T.A. (2012). Attention to Safety 2. Synthesis report KvR 051/12. Climate changes Spatial Planning, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

Aerts, J.C.J.H., Botzen, W.J.W., Bowman, M., Ward, P.J., Dircke, P. ( 2011) Climate adaptation and flood risk in coastal cities. Earthscan, Oxford, UK, 330pp.

Aerts, J.C.J.H. & Botzen, W.J.W. (2011). Flood-Resilient Waterfront Development in New York City: A study of flood insurance, building codes, and flood zoning. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1227: 1-82.

Kummu, M., de Moel, H., Ward, P.J. & Varis, O. (2011). How close do we live to water? A global analysis of population distance to freshwater bodies. PloS ONE, 6(6), e20578.

Verburg, P.H., Neumann, K. & Nol, L. (2011). Challenges in using land use and land cover data for global change studies. Global Change Biology, 17(2): 974-989.

Verburg, P.H., Ellis, E. & Letourneau, A. (2011). A global assessment of market accessibility and market influence for global environmental change studies. Environmental Research Letters, 6: 034019.

Ward, P.J., de Moel, H. & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2011). How are flood risk estimates affected by the choice of return-periods? Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11: 3181-3195.

Ward, P.J., Marfai, M.A., Yulianto, F., Hizbaron, D.R. & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2011). Coastal inundation and damage exposure estimation: a case study for Jakarta. Natural Hazards, 56(3): 899-916.

Kummu, M., Ward, P.J., De Moel, H., Varis, O. (2010). Is physical water scarcity a new phenomenon? Global assessment of water shortage over the last two millennia. Environmental Research Letters, 5(3), 034006.

Verburg, P.H., van Berkel, D., van Doorn, A., van Eupen, M. & van Heiligenberg, H. (2010). Trajectories of land use change in Europe: a model-based exploration of rural futures. Landscape Ecology 25(2): 217-232.

Ward, P.J., Beets, W., Bouwer, L.M., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Renssen, H. (2010). Sensitivity of river discharge to ENSO. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L12402.

Ward, P.J., Strzepek, K.M., Pauw, W.P., Brander, L.M., Hughes, G.A., Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2010). Partial costs of global climate change adaptation for the supply of raw industrial and municipal water: a methodology and application. Environmental Research Letters, 5, 044011.



Kolk, A., Lee, H.H. & van Dolen, W. (2012). A fat debate on Big Food? Unraveling blogosphere reactions. California Management Review, 50(1).

Perego, P. & Kolk, A. (2012). Multinationals’ accountability on sustainability: The evolution of third-party assurance of sustainability reports. Journal of Business Ethics, online first.

Bulkeley, H., Andanova, L. Backstrand, K., Betsill, M., Compagnon, D., Duffy, R., Kolk, A., Hoffmann, M., Levy, D., Newell, P., Milledge, T., Paterson, M., Pattberg, P. & VandeVeer, S. (2012). Governing climate change transnationally: Assessing the evidence from a database of sixty initiatives. Environment and Planning C, 30(4): 591-612.

Biermann, F., Abbott, K., Andresen, S., et al. (2012). Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance. Science, 335: 1306-1307.

van Honk, J., Montoya, E., Bos, P., van Vugt, M., & Terburg, D. (2012). New evidence on testosterone and cooperation. Nature, 485: E4-5.

Davies, G.T. (2012). Framing the social, political and environmental risks and benefits of geoengineering: balancing the hard-to-imagine against the hard-to-measure. Tulsa Law Review, 46(2), 261-282.

Griskevicius, V., Cantú, S. M., & van Vugt, M. (2012). The evolutionary bases for sustainable behavior: Implications for marketing, policy, and social entrepreneurship. Journal of Public Policy &Marketing, 31: 115-128.

Ankersmit, L.J. & Lawrence, J.C. (2012). The Future of Environmental Labelling: The Tuna II panel and the scope of the TBT. Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 39(1): 127-147.

Ankersmit, L.J., Lawrence, J.C. & Davies, G.T. (2012). Diverging EU and WTO Perspectives on Extraterritorial Process Regulation. Minnesota Journal of International Law, 21(online), 14-94.

Marks, G.W. (2012). JCMS Annual Lecture: Europe and its Empires: From Rome to the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(1): 1-20.

Hooghe, L. (2012). Images of Europe: How Commission Officials Conceive their Institution’s Role in the EU. Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(1), 88-111.

van Vugt, M., & Griskevicius, V. (2012). How evolution van make us green. New Scientist, September 2012.

Overbeek, H. and van Apeldoorn, B. (Eds) (2012). Neoliberalism in Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan.

Crum, B.J.J. (2012). Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty (Routledge Advances in European Politics, 81). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-68187-2 / 978-0-203-15601-8. 224 pp.

Vis, B., Woldendorp, J.J. & Keman, J.E. (2012). Economic performance and institutions: Capturing the dependent variable. European Political Science Review, 4(1), 73-96.

Schakel, A.H., Marks, G.W. & Hooghe, L. (2012). Multilevel Governance and the State. In: Leibfried, S., Huber, E. & Stephens, J. (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook on Transformations of the State. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

de Boer, J. & Aiking, H. (2011). On the merits of plant-based proteins for global food security: Marrying macro and micro perspectives. Ecological Economics, 70: 1259-1265.

Davies, G.T. (2011). Discrimination and beyond in European social and economic law. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative law, 18: 17-38.

Dellas, E., Pattberg, P., & Betsill, M. (2011): emptyAgency in Earth System Governance: Refining a Research Agenda. In Interna­tional Environ­mental Agreements: Poli­tics, Law and Economics, 11(1): 85-98.

Etty, T.F.M. (2011). International Biotechnology Law and Policy. In: Fauchald, O.K., Hunter, D. & Xi, W. (eds.), The Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Volume 18. (pp. 453-465). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fuchs, D., Kalfagianni, A., & Havinga, T.. (2011). Actors in Private Food Governance: The Legitimacy of Retail Standards and Multistakeholder Initiatives with Civil Society Participation. Agriculture and Human, Values 28(3): 353-367.

Graaff, N.A. de (2011). A global energy network? The expansion and integration of non-triad national oil companies. Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs, 11(2), 262-283.

Geis, A. & Wagner, W. (2011) How far is it from Königsberg to Kandahar? Democratic Peace and Democratic Violence in International Relations. Review of International Studies 37(4): 1555-1577.

Kuik, O., Bastos Lima, M.G & Gupta, J. (2011). Energy Security in a Developing World. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, 2(4), 627-634.

Peters, D. & Wagner, W. (2011) Between Military Efficiency and Democratic Legitimacy. Mapping Parliamentary War Powers in Contemporary Democracies, 1989-2004. Parliamentary Affairs, 64(1): 175-192.

Szulecki, K., Pattberg, P.H. & Biermann, F. (2011). Explaining variation in the performance of energy partnerships. Governance, 24(4): 713-736.

Vasileiadou, E., Heimeriks, G. & Petersen, A.C. (2011). Exploring the impact of the IPCC Assessment Reports on science. Environmental Science & Policy, 14: 1052–1061.

Vis, B. (2011). Prospect theory and political decision-making. Political Studies Review, 9(3): 334-343.

Ankersmit, L.J. (2011). Het einde van de kiloknallers? De grenzen aan zelfregulering van duurzaam vlees onder het kartelverbod. Actualiteiten Mededingingsrecht, 2011(7): 149-155.

Berkhout, F. (2010) Reconstructing boundaries and reason in the climate debate. Global Environmental Change, 20(4): 565-569.

Berkhout, F., Verbong, G., Wieczorek, A. J., Raven, R., Lebel, L. & Bai, X. (2010) Sustainability experiments in Asia: innovations shaping alternative development pathways? Environmental Science & Policy, 13: 261-271.

Biermann, F, et al. 2010. Earth system governance: A research framework. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 10: 4, 277-288. Pdf

Biermann, F. (2010). Beyond the intergovernmental regime: recent trends in global carbon governance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2, 284-288.  Pdf

Davies, G.T. (2010). Geoengineering: a critique, Climate Law, 1(3), 429-441.

Gupta, J. and N. van de Grijp (eds.) (2010). Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development Cooperation: Theory, Practice and Implications for the European Union, Cambridge University Press, 347pp.