Dr. J. Vijverberg

Dr. Koos Vijverberg

guest researcher

Contact information

E: j.vijverberg@nioo.knaw.nl
T: +31 317 473 400
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Expertise

  • Zooplankton Ecology
  • Fish Ecology,Food web dynamics
  • Life History Tactics
  • Tropical Limnology

Visiting address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen
T +31-317-473400
The Netherlands

Postal address

P.O. Box 50
6700 AB Wageningen
The Netherlands

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Koos (J.) Vijverberg(1943)

BSc, MSc (1969), PhD (1981), University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Professional appointments:

  • 2008 – present: Guestworker (senior researcher)
     
  • 1997 - 2008: Senior researcher Centre for Limnology, Dept Food Web Studies, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
     
  • 1988 – 1997: Head of department Food Chain Studies
     
  • 1974 – 1987: Head of department Food Chain and Production Studies
     
  • 1971 –1974: scientist in permanent position at Limnological Institute (presently NIOO-CL)
     
  • 1969 - 1971: junior scientist on ZWO (NWO) grant at Limnological Institute

PhD students:

  • A.D. Hulsman: member of examination committee (1983, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • W. Hovenkamp: co-guide and member of examination committee (1990, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • M. Boersma: daily guide and co-promotor (1994, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • P. Spaak: daily guide and member of examination committee (1994, University of Utrecht)
     
  • G.J. Piet: daily guide and co-promotor (1996, Wageningen University)
     
  • K. Schwenk: daily guide and co-promotor (1997, University of Utrecht)
     
  • E. van Gool: member of examination committee (1998, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • A.L. Ooms-Wilms: member of examination committee (1998, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • P.B. Amarasinghe: daily guide (1998, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
     
  • S. Repka: daily guide and co-promotor (1998, University of Amsterdam)
     
  • E. Dejen: co-guide and co-promotor (2003, Wageningen University)
     
  • W.A.H.P. Guruge: co-guide (thesis submitted October 2003, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
     
  • A.M. Verschoor: daily guide and co-promotor (2005, Nijmegen University)
  • I. Cornelissen: guide (planned for 2013)

 

 

 

Co-operation

Research Abroad:

  • 2011 - present: Wetlands studies in wetlands around Lake Tana (Ethiopia) with MSc  students of the University of Bahir Dar.
  • 2008 - present: Impact of eutrophication status and fisheries on major pathways in Lake Victoria food webs: a combined experimental and field study approach (Tanzania)
  • 2004 – present: Comparative food web studies in nine Ethiopian Lakes. Eight months field and laboratory work (fish, zooplankton) in Ethiopia. Isotope analyses of fish muscle tissue at NIOO-CL.
     

Projects

Projects 2004-present (for more pictures see download Projects - slide show)

Funding: NWO-WOTRO In cooperation with: Ellen van Donk (promoter). External collaborators: Ilse Cornelissen (PhD student) (NIOO, WUR), Dr. Leo A.J. Nagelkerke (WUR), Johan Verreth (promoter, WUR)

  • Comparative food web studies in nine Ethiopian Lakes along environmental gradients of temperature and productivity (2004 - present)
    Funding: Schure-Beijerinck-Popping Fund, NWO-WOTRO.
    External collaborator: Leo A.J. Nagelkerke (Wageningen University), Ferdinand A. Sibbing (Wageningen University), Eshete Dejen(Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia).
    The food webs of nine Ethiopian lakes along a temperature and productivity gradient are investigated. Emphasis is on the fish communities and its food organisms. Stable isotopes are used to estimate food web structure (δ15N) and to discriminate between the littoral-benthic and the pelagic food web in the same lake (δ13C). Food web properties will be compared among the different lake ecosystems and several major hypotheses will be tested.
     
  • Interactions among three closely related Daphnia ‘species’ in contrasting environments - a microcosm study (1995 – 2004)
    Funding: KNAW Fund for visiting scientists, NWO, Schure-Beijerinck-Popping Fund.
    External collaborator: Leonard V. Polishchuk (Moscow University, Russia)
    Two main questions are addressed: (i) What are the effects of three types of predation on the species composition of the zooplankton community; and, (ii) What is the effect of food competition on species composition of the zooplankton community. The results obtained may help to explain the seasonal succession of these species in nature.
     
  • Impact of eutrophication status and fisheries on major pathways in Lake Victoria food webs: a combined experimental and field study approach (2008-present).

Publications

Selected publications

for complete publication list of Koos (J.) Vijverberg see download

Vijverberg, J. 1980.
Effect of temperature in laboratory studies on development and growth of cladocera and copepoda from Tjeukemeer, The Netherlands.
Freshwat. Biol. 10: 317-340.

Lammens, E.H.R.R., H.W. de Nie, J. Vijverberg & W.L.T. van Densen. 1985.
Resource partitioning and niche shifts of bream (Abramis brama) and eel (Anguilla anguilla) mediated by predation of smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) on Daphnia hyalina.
Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 42: 1342-1351.

Vijverberg, J. 1989.
Culture techniques for studies on the growth, development and reproduction of copepods and cladocerans under laboratory and in situ conditions: a review.
Freshwat. Biol. 21: 317-73.

Boersma, M. & J. Vijverberg. 1995.
The significance of nonviable eggs for Daphnia population dynamics.
Limnol. Oceanogr. 40: 1215-1224.

Vijverberg, J., D.F. Kalf & M. Boersma. 1996.
Effect of high pH on growth and reproduction of Daphnia galeata.
Limnology and Oceanography 41: 789-794.

Amarasinghe, P.B., J. Vijverberg & M. Boersma. 1997.
Production biology of copepods and cladocerans in three south-east Sri Lankan low-land reservoirs and its comparison to other tropical waterbodies.
Hydrobiologia 350: 145-162.

Vijverberg, J. & M. Boersma 1997.
Long-term dynamics of small-bodied and large-bodied cladocerans during the eutrophication of a shallow reservoir, with special attention for Chydorus sphaericus.
Hydrobiologia 360: 233-242.

Repka, S., M. Van der Vlies & J. Vijverberg. 1998.
Food quality of detritus derived from filamentous cyanobacterium Oscillatoria limnetica for Daphnia galeata.
J. Plankton Res. 20: 2199-2205.

Piet, G.J. & J. Vijverberg. 1999.
Environmental perturbation and the structure and functioning of a tropical ecosystem.
J. Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 6: 265-279.

Piet, G.J., J. S. Pet, W.A.H.P. Guruge, J. Vijverberg & W.L.T. van Densen. 1999.
Resource partitioning along three dimensions in a size-structured tropical fish assemblage.
Can. J. Fish. aquat. Sci. 56: 1241-1254.

Repka, S., A. Veen & J. Vijverberg. 1999.
Morphological adaptations in filtering screens of Daphnia galeata to food quantity and food quality.
J. Plankton Res. 21: 971-989.

Pichlova, R. & J. Vijverberg. 2001.
A laboratory study of functional response of Leptodora kindtii to some cladoceran species and copepod nauplii.
Arch. Hydrobiol. 150: 529-544.

Prchalova, M., V. Drastik, J. Kubecka, B. Sricharoendham, F. Schiemer & J. Vijverberg. 2003.
A coustic study of fish and invertebrate behavior in a tropical reservoir.
Aquatic Living Resources 16: 325-331.

Verschoor, A.M., J. Takken, B. Massieux & J. Vijverberg. 2003.
The Limnotrons: a facility for experimental community and food web research.
Hydrobiologia 491: 357-377.

Vijverberg, J. & H.P. Koelewijn. 2004.
Effect of temperature on development and growth of the raptorial cladoceran Leptodora kindtii under laboratory conditions
Freshwater Biology 49: 1415-1422.

Vijverberg, J., H.P. Koelewijn & W.L.T. van Densen. 2005
Effects of predation and food on the population dynamics of the raptorial cladoceran Leptodora kindtii.
Limnology and Oceanography 50: 455-464.

Polishchuk, L.V. & J. Vijverberg. 2005
Contribution analysis of body mass dynamics in Daphnia.
Oecologia 144: 268-277.
 

Ariyaratne,, M.G., P.B. Amarasinghe, N.C. Lopez, M. Kakkaew, J. Vijverberg. 2008.

Selective feeding of small zooplanktivorous pelagic fish species in South-east Asian lakes (Sri Lanka, Thailand) and Lake Taal (Philippines). Chapter 13. P. 235-248, in: ‘Aquatic Ecosystems and Development: Comparative Asian Perspectives’, Eds F. Schiemer, D. Simon, U.S. Amarasinghe & J. Moreau. Margraf Publishers and Backhuys Publishers, Germany, Netherlands, 512 pp.

Dejen E, Vijverberg, J., Nagelkerke, L. A. J. & F.A. Sibbing. 2009.
Growth, biomass, and production of two small barbs (Barbus humilis and B. tanapelagius, Cyprinidae) and their role in the food web of Lake Tana (Ethiopia)ation. Hydrobiologia 636: 89-100.

Vijverberg J., F.A. Sibbing & E. Dejen. 2009.
Lake Tana: Source of the Blue Nile. Chapter in: H.J. Dumont (ed.), The Nile, Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use, p. 163-191. Springer. Vijverberg, J., E. Dejen, A. Getahun and L.A.J. Nagelkerke. 2012. The composition of fish communities of nine Ethiopian lakes along a north-south gradient: threats and possible solutions. Animal Biology 62: 315-335.

Vijverberg, J., E. Dejen, A. Getahun and L.A.J. Nagelkerke. 2012.
The composition of fish communities of nine Ethiopian lakes along a north-south gradient: threats and possible solutions. Animal Biology 62: 315-335.