Prof. dr. Hans van Veen

Head of Department

Contact information

T: +31 317 473 475


  • soil microbial ecology

Visiting address

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

Postal address

P.O. Box 50
6700 AB Wageningen
The Netherlands


Professional appointments:

Head of the Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen
Interim director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, Leiden
Director of Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Head of the Department of Terrestrial Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Heteren
Professor of Microbial Ecology, Leiden University, Leiden
Director of the DLO-Research Institute for Plant Protection,Wageningen
Deputy Director, DLO Institute for Soil Fertility, Haren
Head of the Department of Soil Biology, DLO-Institute for Soil Fertility, Haren/Wageningen
Head of the Department of Soil Microbiology, Ital, Wageningen
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Division of Soils, Adelaide, Australia
Senior Scientist, Ital, Wageningen
Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
PhD-student, Ital, Wageningen



UNESCO Carlos J Finlay Award for Microbiology (together with Prof. J. Tiedje, USA and Prof. J. Lynch, UK)
ISME14 Copenhagen 2012: In recognition of an exceptional contribution to the International Society of Microbial Ecology

Editing activities

  • (Review) Editor of Biology and Fertility of Soils,
  • Editor of PeerJ,
  • reviewing activities , e.g. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Gene, Microbial Ecology, FEMS Microbial Ecology,   Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Plant & Soil, Environmental Microbiology, The ISME Journal, Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Co-founder of The ISME Journal (2007)

Publications: over 180 in refereed journals


Present services to the profession:

  • Member of the Executive Board of Rhizosphere 4
  • Member of the Advisory Board Wetenschaps Orientatie Nederland
  • Member of the Management team of the Ecogenomics programmes on "EcoLink"
  • Member of the Peer Committee of the Department Plant and Environmental Sciences of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Member of the Board of the venture "MicroLife Solutions"
  • Member of the State Committee on Soil Management, TCB
  • Member of the Management team of the BE-Basic program and Flagship manager

Ph D’s

R. Czajkowski
Ecology and control of Dickeya spp. in potato (2011)
F. Mela
Genomic analysis of bacterial mycophagy (2011)

A. KielakMetagenomic analysis of two important,but difficult to culture, soil borne bacteria phyla, the Acidobacteria and Verrucomicrobia (2010)

B. Drigo
The impact of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on microbial community dynamics in the rhizosphere(2009)
Ecology of mycophagous Collimonas bacteria in soil (2008)
A. van der Wal
Soils in transition: dynamics and functioning of fungi (2007)
J. Salles
Burkholderia community structure in soils under different agricultural management practices (2005)
P. Garbeva
The significance of microbial diversity in agricultural soil for disease suppressiveness (2005)
F.A. de Souza
Biology, ecology and evolution of the family Gigasporaceae, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota) (2005)
P. Brinkman
Interactions amongs endoparasitic root-feeding nematodes: consequesnces for nematodes and host plant (2004)
J. van Os
Ecology and control of pythium root rot in flower bulb culture (2003)
W.G.H. Hol
The role of pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Senecio jacobaea in the defence against fungi (2003)
L.B. Folman
Biological control of Pythium aphanidermatum in soilless systems (2003)
B. M. Duineveld
Spatial and temporal dynamics in the bacterial community of the rhizosphere (2000)
J.H. van Ginkel
Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and carbon dynamics in a grassland soil (1999)
L.S. van Overbeek
Responses of bacterial inoculants to soil conditions (1998)
L.J.M. Gerritsen
Symbiotic interaction between the bacterium Photorhabdus Luminescens and the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis (1997)
J. Swinnen
Production and turnover of root-derived organic matter in the rhizosphere of wheat and barley under field conditions (1994)
C.E. Heijnen
Population dynamics of bacteria introduced into bentonite amended soil (1992)
Effects of air pollutants on the microflora in the rhizosphere of Douglas fir ( 1991)
C. Christiansen-Weniger
Influence of Azospirillium on the nitrogen supply of a gramineous host (1991)
P.J. Kuikman
Mineralization of nitrogen by protozoan activity in soil (1990)
E. Liljeroth
Micro-organisms in the rhizosphere of barley and wheat: the effects of variety and nitrogen fertilization (1990)
J. Postma
Distribution and population dynamics of Rhizobium sp.introduced into soil (1989)




microbial ecology of terrestrial ecosystems 
My interest is in the role of micro-organisms in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. I have been involved in research on several subjects including the modeling of microbial transformations of N and C, the fate of (genetically modified) micro-organisms inoculated into soil, rhizosphere ecology, the application of molecular biological methodology in soil microbiology and presently in the regulation and exploration of the diversity of microbial communities in soil and bacteria-fungi interactions



Selected publications

Van Veen, J.A. and E.A. Paul, 1979. Conversion of bio-volume measurements of soil organisms, grown under various moisture tensions, to bio-mass and their nutrient content. Appl. Environm.
Microbiol. 37: 686-692.

Frissel, M.J. and J.A. van Veen (Eds.), 1981. Simulation of nitrogen behaviour of soil plants systems. Pudoc Wageningen, 1-277 pp.

Van Veen, J.A., W.B. McGill, H.W. Hunt, M.J. Frissel and C.V. Cole, 1981. Simulation models of the terrestrial nitrogen cycle. Ecol. Bull. 33: 25-48.

Van Veen, J.A. and E.A. Paul, 1981. Organic carbon dynamics in grassland soils. I. Background Information and computer simulation. Can. J. Soil Sci. 61: 185-201.

Voroney, R.P., J.A. van Veen and E.A. Paul, 1981. Organic carbon dynamics in grassland soils II. Model validation and simulation of the long term effects of cultivation and rainfall erosion. Can. J. Soil Sci. 61: 211-224.

Van Veen, J.A. , J.N. Ladd and M.J. Frissel, 1984. Modelling C and N turnover through the microbial biomass in soil. Plant and Soil 76: 257-274.

Merckx, R., A. den Hartog and J.A. van Veen, 1985. Turnover of root derived material and related microbial biomass formation in soils of different texture. Soil Biol. Biochem. 17: 565-569.

Van Veen, J.A., J.N. Ladd and M. Amato, 1985. The turnover of carbon and nitrogen through the microbial biomass in a sandy-loam and a clay soil incubated with 14C(U)-Glucose and 15N-(NH4)2SO4 under different moisture regimes. Soil Biol. Biochem. 17: 747-756.

Van Veen, J.A., J.N. Ladd, M. Amato and J.K. Martin, 1987. Turnover of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus through the microbial biomass in soils. Soils Biol. Biochem. 19: 559-565.

Van Elsas, J.D., J.M.M. Govaert and J.A. van Veen, 1987. Transfer of plasmid pFT30 between bacilli in soil as influenced by bacterial population dynamics and soil conditions. Soil Biol. Biochem. 19: 639-647.

Gorissen, A. and J.A. van Veen, 1988. Temporary disturbance of translocation of assimilates in Douglas caused by low levels of ozone and sulphur dioxide. Plant Physiol. 88: 559-563.

Van Veen, J.A., R. Merckx and S.C. van der Geijn, 1989. Plant- and soil related controls of the flow of carbon from roots through the soil microbial biomass. Plant and Soil. 115: 43-52.

Kuikman, P.J. and J.A. van Veen, 1989. The impact of protozoa on the availability of bacterial nitrogen to plants. Biol. Fertil. Soils 7: 13 18.

Lekkerkerk, L.J.A., S.C. van de Geijn and J.A. van Veen, 1990. Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2-levels on the carbon economy of a soil planted with wheat. In: A.F. Bouwman (Ed.) Soils and the Greenhouse effect. pp 423-429. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Postma, J. and J.A. van Veen, 1990. Habitable pore space and survival of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii introduced into soil. Microb. Ecol. 19: 149-161.

Postma, J., C.H. Hok-A-Hin and J.A. van Veen, 1990. Role of microniches in protecting introduced Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii against competition and predation in soil. Appl. Environm. Microbiol. 56: 495 502.

Kuikman, P.J., A.G. Jansen, J.A. van Veen and A.J.B. Zehnder, 1990. Protozoan predation and the turnover of soil organic carbon and nitrogen in the presence of plants. Biol. Fertil. Soils 10: 22-28.

Verberne, E.J.L., J. Hassink, P. de Willigen, J.J.R. Groot and J.A. van Veen, 1990. Modelling organic matter dynamics in different soils. Neth. J. Agric. Sci. 38: 221-238.

Van Veen, J.A. and P.J. Kuikman, 1990. Soil structural aspects of decomposition of organic matters by microbes. Biogeochemistry. 11: 213 233.

Kuikman, P.J., A.G. Jansen and J.A. van Veen, 1990. Nitrogen mineralization from bacteria by protozoan grazing at different soil moisture regimes. Soil Biol. Biochem. 23: 193-200.

Van Veen, J.A., E. Liljeroth, L.J.A. Lekkerkerk and S.C. van de Geijn, 1991. Carbon fluxes in plant-soil systems: at elevated atmospheric CO2-levels. Ecol. Appl. 1: 175-181.

Heijnen, C.E. and J.A. van Veen, 1991. A determination of protective microhabitats for bacteria introduced into soil. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 85: 73 80.

Heijnen, C.E., C.H. Hok-A-Hin and J.A. van Veen, 1991. Protection of Rhizobium by bentonite clay against predation by flagellates in liquid cultures. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 85: 65-72.

Gorissen, A., G.C. Schelling and J.A. van Veen, 1991. Concentration-dependent effects on ozone on translocation of assimilates in Douglas fir. J. Environm. Qual. 20: 169-173.

Smit, E., J.D. van Elsas and J.A. van Veen, 1992. Risks associated with the application of genetically modified microorganisms in terrestrial ecosystem. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 88: 263-278.

Nijhuis, E.H., M.J. Maat, I.W.E. Zeegers, C. Waalwijk and J.A. van Veen, 1993. Selection of bacteria suitable for introduction into the rhizosphere of grass. Soil Biol. Biochem. 25: 885-895.

De Ruiter, P.C., J.A. van Veen, J.C. Moore, L. Brussaard and H.W. Hunt, 1993. Calculation of nitrogen mineralization in soil food webs. Plant and Soil 157: 263-273.

Swinnen, J., J.A. van Veen and R. Merckx, 1994. Losses of 14C from roots of pulse-labelled wheat and barley during washing from soil. Plant and Soil 166: 93-99.

Swinnen, J., J.A. van Veen and R. Merckx, 1994. 14C pulse-labelling of field-grown spring wheat: an evaluation of its use in rhizosphere carbon budget estimations. Soil Biol. Biochem. 26, 161-170.

Gorissen, A., N.N. Joosten, S.M. Smeulders and J.A. van Veen, 1994. Effects of short-term ozone exposure and soil water availability on the carbon economy of juvenile Douglas-fir. Tree Physiology 14: 647-657.

Smeulders, S.M., A. Gorissen, N.N. Joosten and J.A. van Veen, 1995. Effects of short-term ozone exposure on the carbon economy of mature and juvenile Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco). New Phytol. 129, 45-53.

Parton, W.J., J.M.O. Scurlock, D.S. Ojima, D.S. Schimel, D.O. Hall and Scopegram Group Members M.B. Coughenour, E. Garcia Moya, T.G. Gilmanov, Apinan Kamnalrut, J.I. Kinyamario, T. Kirchner, T.G.F. Kittel, J.C. Menaut, O.E. Sala, R.J. Scholes and J.A. van Veen, 1995. Impact of climate change on grassland production and soil carbon world-wide. Global Change Biology 1, 13-22.

Swinnen, J., J.A. van Veen and R. Merckx, 1995. Carbon fluxes in the rhizosphere of winter wheat and spring barley with conventional vs integrated farming. Soil Biol. Biochem. 27: 811-820.

Swinnen, J., J.A. van Veen and R. Merckx, 1995. Root decay and turnover of rhizodeposits in field-grown winter wheat and spring barley estimated by 14C pulse-labelling. Soil Biol. Biochem. 27: 211-217.

Ladd, J.N., M. Amato, P.R. Grace and J.A. van Veen, 1995. Simulation of 14C turnover through the microbial biomass in soils incubated with 14C labelled plant residues. Soil Biol. Biochem. 27: 777-783.

Van Veen, J.A., L.S. van Overbeek and J.D. van Elsas, 1997. Fate and activity of microorganisms introduced into soil. Microb. Mol. Biol. Reviews 61: 121-135.

Van Overbeek, L.S., J.D. van Elsas and J.A. van Veen, 1997. Pseudomonas fluorescens Tn5- B20 mutant RA92 responds to carbon limitation in soil. FEMS Microb. Ecol., 24: 57-71.

Van Overbeek, L.S., J.A. van Veen and J.D. van Elsas, 1997. Induced reporter gene activity, enhanced stress resistance, and competitive ability of a genetically modified Pseudomonas fluorescens strain released into a field plot planted with wheat. Appl. Environm.Microbiol.

Duineveld B.M., A.S.Rosado, J.D. van Elsas and J.A. van Veen, 1998. Analysis of the dynamics of bacterial communities in the rhizosphere of the chrysanthemum via denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and substrate utilization patterns. Appl. Environm. Microbiol. 64: 4950-4957.

Van Veen, J.A., 2000. Nitrogen: recent developments in related microbial processes. In: E. Balázs, et al (eds) : "Biological resource management, connecting science and policy." Proc. OECD meeting, Paris, 1999, p 71-80, Publ. by Springer verlag.

Wolters, W., W.L. Silver, D.E. Bignell, D.C. Coleman, P.Lavelle, W.H. van der Putten, P. de Ruiter, J. Rusek, D.H. Wall, D.A. Wardle, L. Brussaard, J.M. Dangerfield, V.K. Brown, K.E. Giller, D.U. Hooper, O.Sala. J. Tiedje, and J.A. van Veen, 2000. Effects of global changes on above-and belowground biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems: implications for ecosystem functioning. BioScience 50, 1089-1098

Hol. W.H.G. and J.A. Van Veen, 2002. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Senecio jacobaea affect fungal growth. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 1763-1772.

Kowalchuk, G.A., D. S. Buma, W. De Boer, P.G.L. Klinkhamer and J.A. Van Veen, 2002. Effects of aboveground plant species composition and diversity on the diversity of soil-borne microorganisms. Anton. van Leeuwenhoek 81: 509-520.

De Boer, W., P. Verheggen, P.J.A. Klein Gunnewiek, G.A. Kowalchuk & J.A. van Veen, 2003.Microbial community composition affects soil fungistasis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 835-844

Hol, W.G.H., K. Vrieling & J.A. van Veen, 2003. Nutrients decrease pyrrolizidine alkaloide concentrations in Senecio jacobaea. New Phytol. 158, 175-181

Garbeva, P., J.A. van Veen & J.D. van Elsas, 2003 Predominant Bacillus spp. in agricultural soil under different management regimes detected via PCR-DGGE. Microb. Ecol. 45, 302-316

Bruinsma, M., G.A. Kowalchuk & J.A. van Veen, 2003 Effects of genetically modified plants on microbial communities and proceses in soil. Biol. Fertil. Soils 37 329-337

Kowalchuk, G.A., M Bruinsma, & J.A. van Veen, 2003. Assessing responses of soil microorganisms to GM plants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18: 403-410

Garbeva, P., J.A. van Veen & J.D. van Elsas, 2004. Assessment of the diversity, and antagonism towards Rhizoctonia solani AG3, of Pseudomonas species in soil from different agricultural regimes. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 47: 51-64

Garbeva,P., J.A. van Veen & J.D. van Elsas, 2004. Microbial diversity in soil: selection of microbial populations by plant and soil type and implications for disease suppressiveness. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 42: 243-270

Salles, J., J.A. van Veen & J.D. van Elsas, 2004. Multivariate analysis of Burkhoderia species in soil: effect of crop and landuse history. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 4012-4020

Ladd, J.N., M.Amato & H.A. van Veen, 2004. Soil microbial biomass: its assay and role in turnover of organic matter C and N. Soil Biol. Biochem. 36: 1369-1372

Folman, L.B., M.J.E.M. de Klein, J.Postma & J.A. van Veen, 2004. Production of antifungal compounds by Lysobacter enzymogenes isolate 3.1 T8 under different conditions in relation to its efficacy as a biocontrol agent of Pythium aphanidermatum in cucumber. Biol Control 31, 145-154

De Boer, W., J.H.J. Levau, G.A. Kowalchuk, P.J.A. Klein Gunnewiek, E.C.J. Abeln, M.J. Figge, K.Sjollema, J.D. Janse & J.A. van Veen, 2004. Collimonas fungivorans gen. nov., sp.nov., a chitinolytic soil bacterium with the ability to grow on living fungal hyphae. Intern J Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54, 857-864

De Ridder-Duine, A.S.,G.A. Kowalchuk, P.J.A. Klein Gunnewiek, W. Smant, J.A. van Veen & W. de Boer, 2005. Rhizosphere bacterial community composition in natural stands of Carex arenaria ( sand sedge) is determined by bulk soil community composition. Soil Biol. Biochem. 37, 349-357

Van Veen, J.A., 2005. The rhizosphere-historical and future perspectives from a microbiologist’s viewpoint. In, A.Hartmann et al ( eds): “ Rhizosphere 2004-Perspectives and challenges; A Tribute to Lorenz Hiltner”. Publ by GSF.GmbH. p 29-34.

Van der Wal, A., J.A. van Veen, W .Smant, H.T.S. Boschker, J. Bloem, P. Kardol, W.H. van der Putten & W. de Boer, 2006. Fungal biomass development in a chronosequence of land abandonment. Soil Biol. Biochem. 38, 51- 60

De Boer, W., G.A. Kowalchuk & J.A. van Veen, 2006. Root-food and the rhizosphere microbial community composition. New Phytologist 170, 3-6

Garbeva, P., J.Postma, J.A. van Veen & J.D. van Elsas, 2006. Effect of above-ground plant species on soil microbial community structure and its impact on suppression of Rhizoctonia solani AG3. Environ. Microbiol. 8, 233-246

Salles, J.F., J.D. van Elsas & J.A. van Veen, 2006 Effect of Agricultural Management Regime on Burkholderia Community Structure in Soil. Microb. Ecol. 52, 667-279

Kowalchuk, G.A., W.H.G. Hol & J.A. van Veen, 2006. Rhizosphere fungal communities are influenced by Senecio jacobaea pyrrolizodine alkaloid content and composition. Soil Biol. Biochem. 38, 2852-2859.

Leveau, J.H.J., S. Gerards, K.Fritsche, G. Zondag & J.A. van Veen, 2006. Genomic flank- sequencing of plasposon insertion sites for rapid identification of functional genes. J. Microbiol. Methods 66, 276-285.

De Ridder-Duine, A.S., W. Smant, A van der Wal, J.A. van Veen & W. de Boer, 2006. Evaluation of a simple, non-alkaline extraction protocol to quantify soil ergosterol. Pedobiologia 50, 293-300

Kowalchuk, G.A., A G. C. L Speksnijder, K. Zhang, R.M. Goodman & J.A. van Veen, 2007 Finding the needles in the metagenome haystack. Microb. Ecol. 53, 475- 485

Drigo,B., G.A. Kowalchuk, E. Yergeau, T.M. Bezemer, H.T.S. Boschker & J.A. van Veen, 2007. Impact of elevated carbon dioxide on the rhizosphere communities of Carex arenaria and Festuca Rubra. Global Change Biology 13, 2396–2410

Kielak, A., A.S. Pijl, J.A. van Veen & G.A. Kowalchuk. 2008. Differences in vegetation composition and plant species identity lead to only minor changes in soil-borne microbial communities in a former arable field. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 63, 372-382

Höppener-Ogawa,S., W. de Boer, J. H. J. Leveau, J. A. van Veen, E. de Brandt, E. Vanlaere, H. Sutton, D. J. Dare, & P. Vandamme, 2008. Collimonas arenae sp.nov. and Collimonas pratensis sp. nov., isolated from (semi-)natural grassland soils. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 58, 414 - 419.

Drigo, B., G.A. Kowalchuk & J.A. van Veen, 2008. Climate change goes underground: effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on microbial community structure and activities in the rhizosphere. Biol. Fertil. Soils 44, 667-679

De Boer, W, , A. S. de Ridder-Duine P J.A. Klein Gunnewiek, W. Smant & J. A. Van Veen, 2008. Rhizosphere bacteria from sites with higher fungal densities exhibit greater levels of potential antifungal properties. Soil Biol. Biochem.40, 1542-1544

Fritsche, K., W. de Boer, S. Gerards, M. van den Berg, J.A. van Veen, J.H.J. Leveau. 2008. Identification and characterization of genes underlying chitinolysis in Collimonas fungivorans Ter331. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 66:123-135.

Garbeva, P., J.A. Van Veen &, J.D. Van Elsas. 2008. Rhizosphere microbial community and its response to plant species and soil history. Plant and Soil 302:19-32

Höppener-Ogawa,S., J. H. J. Leveau, J. A. van Veen & W. de Boer, 2009. Mycophagous growth of Collimonas bacteria in natural soils, impact on fungal biomass turnover and interactions with mycophagous Trichoderma fungi. ISMEJ 3, 190-198

Czajkowski R , J.A. van Veen, & J.M. van der Wolf , 2009. New biovar 3 Dickeya spp. Strain (syn. Erwinia chrysanthemi) as a causative agent of blackleg in seed potato in Europe. Phytopathology, 99, S27

Höppener-Ogawa, S., J. H. J. Leveau, M. P. J. Hundscheid, J. A. van Veen & W. de Boer, 2009. Impact of Collimonas bacteria on community composition of soil fungi . Environm. Microbiol., 11, 1444-1452.

Drigo B, J.A. van Veen, G.A. Kowalchuk, 2009. Specific rhizosphere bacterial and fungal groups respond differently to elevated atmospheric CO2 . ISMEJ, 3, 1204-1217

Kielak, A., J. L.M. Rodrigues, E. E. Kuramae, P. S.G. Chain, J. A. van Veen & G. A. Kowalchuk, 2010. Phylogenetic and metagenomic analysis of Verrucomicrobia in former agricultural grassland soil . FEMS Microb. Ecol 71, 23-33

Joosten, L., P. P. J. Mulder, P. G. L. Klinkhamer & J. A. van Veen, 2010. Soil-borne microorganisms and soil-type affect pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Jacobaea vulgaris. Plant and Soil.. 325: 133-143.

Hol, W.H.G., W. de Boer, A. J. Termorshuizen, K. M. Meyer, J. H. M. Schneider, N. M. van Dam, J. A. van Veen & W.H. van der Putten, 2010. Reduction of rare soil microbes modifies plant–herbivore interactions. Ecol. Letters, 13: 292–301

Kuramae, E.E., H.A. Gamper, E.Yergeau, Y.M. Piceno, E.L. Brodie, T.Z. deSantis, G.L. Andersen, J.A. van Veen & G.A. Kowalchuk, 2010. Microbial secondary succession in a chronosequence of chalk grassland. ISMEJ 4: 711-715

Czajkowski, r., W.J. de Boer, J.A. van Veen, & J.M. van der Wolf, 2010. Downward vascular Translocation of a green fluorescent protein-tagged strain of Dickeya sp. (Biovar 3) from stem and leaf Inoculation sites on potato. Phytopathology 100, 1128-1137

Drigo B., A.S. Pijl, H. Duyts, A.Kielak, H.A. Gamper, M.J. Houtekamer, H.T.S. Boschker, P.L.E. Bodelier, A.S.Whiteley, J.A. van Veen & G.A. Kowalchuk, 2010 . Shifting carbon flow from roots into associated microbial communities in response to elevated atmospheric CO2. PNAS, 107, 10938-10942

Hannula, S.E., W. de Boer & J.A. van Veen, 2010. In situ dynamics of soil fungal communities under different genotypes of potato, including a genetically modified cultivar. Soil Biol. Biochem., 42, 2211-2223.

Kielak AM, J.A. van Veen JA, & G.A. Kowalchuk, 2010. Comparative analysis of Acidobacterial genomic fragments from terrestrial and aquatic metagenomic libraries, with emphasis on Acidobacteria subdivision 6.. Appl. Environm. Microbiol. 76 : 6769-6777

Mela, F., K. Fritsche, W. de Boer, J.A. van Veen, L.H de Graaf, M. van den Berg & J.H.J. Leveau, 2011. Dual transcriptional profiling of a bacteria/fungal confrontation: Collimonas fungivorans versus Aspergillus niger. ISME J 5, 1494-1504, 2011

Joosten, L., & J.A. van Veen, 2011. Defensive properties of pyrrolizidine alkaloids against microorganisms. Phytochemistry Reviews 10 ,127-136

Kuramae, E.E., H.A. Gamper, J.A. van Veen & G.A. Kowalchuk, 2011. Soil and plant factors driving the community of soil-borne microorganisms across chronosequences of secondary succession of chalk grasslands with neutral pH. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol 77, 285-294

Hannula, S.E., H. T. S. Boschker, W. de Boer & J. A. van Veen, 2012. 13C pulse-labeling assessment of the community structure of active fungi in the rhizosphere of a genetically starch-modified potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivar and its parental isoline, New Phytologist 194, 784-799

Kuramae, E.E., E. Yergeau, L. C. Wong, A. S. Pijl, J. A. van Veen & G.A. Kowalchuk, 2012. Soil characteristics more strongly influence soil bacterial communities than land-use type. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 79, 12–24

Meal, F., K.Fritsche, M. van den Berg, J.A. van Veen, J.H.J. Leveau, 2012. Comparative genomics of bacteria from the genus Collimonas: linking (dis)similarities in gene content to phenotypic variation and conservation. Environ. Microbiol. Reports . 4, 424-432

Hannula, S.E., W. de Boer, & J.A. van Veen, 2012. A 3-year study reveals that plant growth stage, season and field site affect soil fungal communities while cultivar and GM-trait have minor effects. PLoS One, 7(4), e33819.

Navarrete, A.A., Kuramae, E.E., De Hollander, M., Pijl, A.S., Van Veen, J.A. & Tsai, S.M., 2013. Acidobacterial community responses to agricultural management of soybean in Amazon forest soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 83(3), 607-621.

Drigo, B., G. A. Kowalchuk, B.A. Knapp, A.S. Pijl, H.T.S.Boschker & J.A.,van Veen, 2013. Impacts of 3 years of elevated atmospheric CO2 on rhizosphere carbon flow and microbial community dynamics. Global Change Biology 19, 621-636

Hannula, S.E., W. de Boer, P. Baldrian, & J.A. van Veen, 2013. Effect of genetic modification of potato starch on decomposition of leaves and tubers and on fungal decomposer communities. Soil Biol. Biochem. 58, 88-98