Publications of 2009

1. Academic publications

PhD theses

Smit, M.D., 2009. Quantifying the response of marine species to physicochemical stressors at different levels of biological organisation. Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Veltman, K., 2009. Bioaccumulation modeling of organic chemicals and metals based on chemical properties and species characteristics. Dept. of Environmental Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 278 pages. PhD thesis (pdf, 1,8 MB).

Van der Heide, T., 2009. Stressors and feedbacks in temperate seagrass ecosystems. Dept. of Environmental Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 128 pages.

Peer reviewed articles

Borsje, B.W., M.C. Buijsman, G. Besio, M.B. de Vries, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, P.M.J. Herman & H. Ridderinkhof, 2009. On the Modeling of Bio-physical Influences on Seasonal Variation in Sandwave Dynamics. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56: 698-702.

Borsje, B.W., M.B. de Vries, T.J. Bouma, G. Besio, S.J.M.H. Hulscher & P.M.J. Herman, 2009. Modeling bio-geomorphological influences for offshore sandwaves. Continental Shelf Research 29 (9): 1289-1301. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2009.02.008

Borsje, B.W., S.J.M.H. Hulscher, P.M.J. Herman & M.B. de Vries, 2009. On the parameterization of biological influences on offshore sand wave dynamics. Ocean Dynamics 59 (5): 659-670.

Bouma, T.J., M. Friedrichs, P. Klaassen, B.K. van Wesenbeeck, F.G. Brun, S. Temmerman, M.M. van Katwijk, G. Graf & P.M.J. Herman, 2009. Effects of shoot stiffness, shoot size and current velocity on scouring sediment from around seedlings and propagules, Marine Ecology-Progress Series 388: 293-297. doi: 10.3354/meps08130

Cucherousset, J., G.H. Copp, M.G. Fox, E. Sterud, H.H. van Kleef, H. Verreycken & E. Záhorská, 2009. Life-history traits and potential invasiveness of introduced pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus populations in northwestern Europe. Biological Invasions 11 (9): 2171–2180.

De Nooij, R.J.W., H.J.R. Lenders, R.S.E.W. Leuven, A. Spitzen & R. Zollinger, 2009. Creating space by giving space: a management plan for integration of economical development and protection of the Natterjack toad in a Dutch polder. Stetson Law Review 38 (2): 381-404.

De Schryver, A.M., K.W. Brakkee, M.J. Goedkoop & M.A.J. Huijbregts, 2009. Characterization Factors for Global Warming in Life Cycle Assessment Based on Damages to Humans and Ecosystems. Environmental Science & Technology 43 (6): 1689-1695. doi: 10.1021/es800456m

Geelen, L.M.J., M.A.J. Huijbregts, H. den Hollander, A.M.J. Ragas, H.A. van Jaarsveld & D. de Zwart, 2009. Confronting environmental pressure, environmental quality and human health impact indicators of priority air emissions. Atmospheric Environment 43: 1613–1621. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.12.002

Geerling, G. W., M.J. Vreeken-Buijs, P. Jesse, A.M.J. Ragas & A.J.M. Smits, 2009. Mapping river floodplain ecotopes by segmentation of spectral (CASI) and structural (LiDAR) remote sensing data. River Research and Applications 25(7): 795-813.

Hanssen, L., E. Rouwette & M. M. van Katwijk, 2009. The role of ecological science in environmental policy making: from a pacification toward a facilitation strategy. Ecology and Society 14 (1): 43. [online]

Hellweg, S., E. Demou, R. Bruzzi, A. Meijer, R.K. Rosenbaum, M.A.J. Huijbregts & T.E. McKone, 2009. Integrating human indoor air pollutant exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment. Environmental Science & Technology 43 (6): 1670-1679. doi: 10.1021/es8018176

Hendriks, A.J., B.J.C. Willers, H.J.R. Lenders & R.S.E.W. Leuven, 2009. Towards a coherent allometric framework for individual home ranges, key population patches and geographic ranges. Ecography 32 (6): 929-942.

Henning-de Jong, I., A.M.J. Ragas, H.W.M. Hendriks, M.A.J. Huijbregts, L. Posthuma, A. Wintersen, A.J. Hendriks, 2009. The impact of an additional ecotoxicity test on ecological quality standards. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72(8): 2037-2045. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2009.08.009

Hollander, A., A. Pistocchi, M.A.J. Huijbregts, A.M.J. Ragas & D. van de Meent, 2009. Substance or space? The relative importance of substance properties and environmental characteristics in modeling the fate of chemicals in Europe. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(1): 44-51.

Leuven, R.S.E.W., G. van der Velde, I. Baijens, J. Snijders, C. van der Zwart, H.J.R. Lenders & A. bij de Vaate, 2009. The river Rhine: a global highway for dispersal of aquatic invasive species. Biological Invasions 11 (9): 1989-2008.

Loos, M., A.M.J. Ragas, J.J. Tramper & A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Modeling zinc regulation in small mammals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(11): 2378-2385.

Mohr, N.J., A. Meijer, M.A.J. Huijbregts & L. Reijnders, 2009. Environmental impact of thin-film GaInP/GaAs and multicrystalline silicon solar modules produced with solar electricity. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 14 (3): 225-235.

Mulder, C., H.A. Den Hollander, J.A. Vonk, A.G. Rossberg, G.A.J.M. Jagers op Akkerhuis & G.W. Yeates, 2009. Soil resource supply influences faunal sizespecific distributions in natural food webs. Naturwissenschaften 96(7): 813-826.

Panov, V.E., B. Alexandrov, K. Arbačiauskas, R. Binimelis, G.H. Copp, M. Grabowski, F. Lucy, R.S.E.W. Leuven, S. Nehring, M. Paunović, V. Semenchenko & M.O. Son, 2009. Assessing the risks of aquatic species invasions via European inland waterways: From concepts to environmental indicators. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5(1): 110-126.

Pistocchi, A., Vizcaino, P., Hauck, M., 2009. A GIS model-based screening of potential contamination of soil and water by pyrethroids in Europe. Journal of Environmental Management 90(11): 3410-3421.

Ragas, A.M.J., M.A.J. Huijbregts, I. Henning-de Jong & R.S.E.W. Leuven, 2009. Uncertainty in Environmental Risk Assessment: Implications for Risk-Based Management of River Basins. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1): 27-37. doi: 10.1897/IEAM_2008-046.1

Ragas, A.M.J., F.P.E. Brouwer, F.L. Buchner, H.W.M. Hendriks & M.A.J. Huijbregts, 2009. Separation of uncertainty and interindividual variability in human exposure modeling. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 19(2): 201-212. doi: 10.1038/jes.2008.13

Rutgers, M., A.J. Schouten, J. Bloem, N. van Eekeren, R.G.M. de Goede, G. Akkerhuis, A. van der Wal, C. Mulder, L, Brussaard & A.M. Breure, 2009. Biological measurements in a nationwide soil monitoring network. European Journal of Soil Science 60 (5): 820-832. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2009.01163.x

Samecka-Cymerman A., K. Kolon & A.J. Kempers, 2009. Short shoots of Betula pendula Roth. as bioindicators of urban environmental pollution in Wrocław (Poland). Trees 23: 923-929. doi: 10.1007/s00468-009-0334-z

Samecka-Cymerman A., A. Stankiewicz, K. Kolon & A.J. Kempers, 2009. Bioindication of Trace Metals in Brachythecium rutabulum around a copper smelter inLegnica (Southwest Poland): Use of a New Form of Data Presentation in the Form of a Self-Organizing Feature Map. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 56 (4): 717-722.

Samecka-Cymerman, A., A. Stankiewicz, K. Kolon & A.J. Kempers, 2009. Self-organizing feature map (neural networks) as a tool to select the best indicator of road traffic pollution (soil, leaves or bark of Robinia pseudoacacia L.). Environmental Pollution 157: 2061–2065.

Smit, M.G.D., R.K. Bechmann, A.J. Hendriks, A. Skadsheim, B.K. Larsen, T. Baussant, S. Bamber & S. Sanni, 2009. Relating biomarkers to whole-organism effects using species sensitivity distributions: a pilot study for marine species exposed to oil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(5): 1104-1109.

Steyaert, N.L.L., M. Hauck, S.W.H. van Hulle & A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Modelling bioaccumulation of semi-volatile organic compounds (SOCs) from air in plants based on allometric principles. Chemosphere 77(6): 727-732.

Straatsma, M., A. Schipper, M. van der Perk, C. van den Brink, R. Leuven & H. Middelkoop, 2009. Impact of value-driven scenarios on the geomorphology and ecology of lower Rhine floodplains under a changing climate. Landscape and Urban Planning 92(2): 160-174. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2009.04.004

Van der Heide, T., E.T.H.M. Peeters, D.C.R. Hermus, M.M. van Katwijk, J.G.M. Roelofs & A.J.P. Smolders, 2009. Predicting habitat suitability in temperate seagrass ecosystems. Limnology & Oceanography 54 (6): 2018­-2024.

Van der Velde, G., R.S.E.W. Leuven, R.J. Leewis & A. bij de Vaate, 2009. Aquatic invaders: from success factors to ecological risk assessment: introduction. Biological Invasions 11 (9): 1987-1988.

Van der Velde, G., R.S.E.W. Leuven, D. Platvoet, K. Bacela, M.A.J. Huijbregts, H.W.M. Hendriks & D. Kruijt, 2009. Environmental and morphological factors influencing predatory behaviour by invasive non-indigenous gammaridean species. Biological Invasions 11 (9): 2043-2054.

Van Hoecke, K., Quik, J.T.K., Mankiewicz-Boczek, J., De Schamphelaere, K.A.C., Elsaesser, A., Van der Meeren, P., Barnes, C., McKerr, G., Howard, C.V., Van De Meent, D., Rydzynski, K., Dawson, K.A., Salvati, A., Lesniak, A., Lynch, I., Silversmit, G., De Samber, B., Vincze, L. & C.R. Janssen, 2009. Fate and Effects of CeO2 Nanoparticles in Aquatic Ecotoxicity Tests. Environmental Science & Technology 43(12): 4537-4546.

Van Katwijk, M.M., A.R. Bos, V.N. de Jonge, L.S.A.M. Hanssen, D.C.R. Hermus, D.J. de Jong, 2009. Guidelines for seagrass restoration: Importance of habitat selection and donor population, spreading of risks, and ecosystem engineering effects. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58: 179-188. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.09.028

Van Zelm, R., M.A.J. Huijbregts, L. Posthuma, A. Wintersen, D. van de Meent, 2009. Pesticide ecotoxicological effect factors and their uncertainties for freshwater ecosystems. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 14:

Van Zelm, R., M.A J. Huijbregts & D. van de Meent, 2009. USES-LCA 2.0—a global nested multi-media fate, exposure, and effects model. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 14 (3): 282-284. (not peer reviewed).

Veltman, K., T. E. McKone, M.A.J. Huijbregts, A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Bioaccumulation potential of air contaminants: Combining biological allometry, chemical equilibrium and mass-balances to predict accumulation of air pollutants in various mammals, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 238 (1): 47-55. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2009.04.012

Vermonden, K., R.S.E.W. Leuven, G. van der Velde, M.M. van Katwijk, J.G.M. Roelofs & A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Urban drainage systems: An undervalued habitat for aquatic macroinvertebrates. Biological Conservation 142: 1105-1115. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.01.026

Vermonden, K., M.A.A. Hermus, M. van Weperen, R.S.E.W. Leuven, G. van der Velde, A.J.P. Smolders, J.G.M. Roelofs & A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Does upward seepage of river water and storm water runoff determine water quality of urban drainage systems in lowland areas? A case study for the Rhine–Meuse delta. Hydrological Processes 23 (21): 3110-3120.

Vonk, J.A., R. Benigni, M. Hewitt, M. Nendza, H. Segner, D. van de Meent & M.T.D. Cronin, 2009. The Use of Mechanisms and Modes of Toxic Action in Integrated Testing Strategies: The Report and Recommendations of a Workshop held as part of the European Union OSIRIS Integrated Project. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) 37 (5): 557–571.

Vugteveen, P. & H.J.R. Lenders, 2009. The duality of integrated water management: science, policy or both? Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 6 (1): 51-67.

Wijnhoven, S.W.P., W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg, C.A. Herberts, W.I. Hagens, A.G. Oomen, E.H.W. Heugens, B. Roszek, J. Bisschops, I. Gosens, D. Van de Meent, S. Dekkers, W.H. De Jong, M. Van Zijverden, A.J.A.M. Sips & R.E. Geertsma, 2009. Nano-silver - a review of available data and knowledge gaps in human and environmental risk assessment. Nanotoxicology 3(2): 109-138 & Supplementary Material (6 pages). doi: 10.1080/17435390902725914.

Wilbers, G.-J., G. Zwolsman, G. Klaver & A.J. Hendriks, 2009. Effects of a drought period on physico-chemical surface water quality in a regional catchment area. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 11 (6): 1298-1302. doi: 10.1039/b816109g

Wozniak, M., R.S.E.W. Leuven, H.J.R. Lenders, T.J Chmielewski, G.W. Geerling & A.J.M. Smits, 2009. Assessing landscape change and biodiversity values of the Middle Vistula river valley, Poland, using BIO-SAFE. Landscape and Urban Planning 92 (3-4): 210-219. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2009.05.007

Conference Proceeding

Stassen, M.J.M., A.M.J. Ragas, J.E.V. Pestañas & A.J.P. Smolders, 2009: Heavy metals and metalloids in Bolivian mining centers: a preliminary assessment of human health risks. 8th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, 22-26 June 2009, Skelleftea, Sweden. 10 p.

Van Duinen, G.A., K. Vermonden, A.M.T. Brock, R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.J.P. Smolders, G. van der Velde, W.C.E.P. Verberk & H. Esselink, 2009. Nutrient enrichment changes start of invertebrate food webs in raised bog pools. In: U. Mander, M. Koiv & C. Vohla (Eds.), WETPOL 2007 - 2nd International symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control. Vol. 104. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis (pp. 329-331). Tartu: University of Tartu, Institute of Geography.

2. Professional publications

Leuven R.S.E.W. & G. van der Velde, 2009. Wrattige venusschelp (Venus verrucosa) doublet in de eblijn van Schiermonnikoog. Spirula 367: 32.

Van Weperen, M., A.M. Schipper, K. Koffijberg & R.S.E.W. Leuven 2009. Waar roepen Kwartelkoningen in het rivierengebied? SOVON-nieuws 22/2: 15-16.

Van Turnhout, C.A.M., 2009. Landschap verklaart vogelstand. Boomblad 21(1): 7.

Verberk, W.C.E.P., W. Helmer, K.V. Sýkora, R.S.E.W. Leuven, F.J.A. Saris, H.P. Wolfert & H. Hekhuis, 2009: Kansen voor verder herstel van het rivierenlandschap. De Levende Natuur 110/3, p. 148-152.

Wozniak, M., R.S.E.W. Leuven, H.J.R. Lenders, 2009. Zmiany krajobrazu w Dolinie Wisty Srodkowey okolic Kazimierza Dolnego w latach 1953-2003 (Landscape change and biodiversity values in the surroundings of Kazimierz Dolny over the peiod 1953-2003). Architektura Krajobrazu 24/3: 61-64.

Books and Book chapters

Lenders, H.JR., 2009. De invloed van de abiotiek op de verspreiding van de Limburgse herpetofauna. De invloed van het klimaat op de herpetogeografie. In: H.J.M. van Buggenum et al. (eds.): Herpetofauna van Limburg. Verspreiding en ecologie van amfibieën en reptielen in de periode 1980-2008. Stichting Natuurpublicaties Limburg, Maastricht. pp 37-42.

Paling, E.I., M. Fonseca, M.M. van Katwijk & M. van Keulen: Seagrass Restoration. Chapter 24 in: Eric I. Paling, Seagrass Restoration. In: G.M.E. Perillo, E. Wolanski, D.R. Cahoon, M.M. Brinson (eds.): Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009, p. 685. ISBN: 978-0-444-53103-2.

Reijnders, L. & M.A.J. Huijbregts, 2009. Biofuels for road transport: A seed to wheel perspective. Series: Green Energy and Technology. Springer, London., UK. ISBN: 978-1-84882-137-8, 170 p. doi: 10.1007/978-1-84882-138-5

Reuman, D.C., C. Mulder, C. Banašek-Richter, M-F. Cattin Blandenier, A.M. Breure, H. Den Hollander, J.M. Kneitel, D. Raffaelli, G. Woodward & J.E. Cohen, 2009. Allometry of Body Size and Abundance in 166 Food Webs. In: H. Caswell (ed.): Advances in Ecological Research, vol. 41, Burlington: Academic Press, pp. 1-44. ISBN: 978-0-12-374925-3. doi: 10.1016/S0065-2504(09)00401-2

Soetaert, K. & P.M.J. Herman, 2009. A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8623-6, 372 p.

Uehlinger, U., K.M. Wantzen, R.S.E.W. Leuven & H. Arndt, 2009. The Rhine River Basin. In: Tockner, K., C.T. Robinson & U. Uehlinger (eds.), Rivers of Europe. Elsevier/Academic Press, Oxford. p. 199-245.


Beekman, W., I.G.M. De Bondt, F.W.R. Evers, M.A. Kooiman & R.S.E.W. Leuven, 2009. Herinrichting Hemelrijksewaard te Lith. Toetsingsadvies over het milieueffectrapport. Commissie voor de Milieueffectrapportage, Utrecht, 6 p., excl. exclosures. Rapport 1783-74. ISBN: 978-90-421-26084. More info:

Lenders, H.J.R., R. Rabbinge, D. Spel, H.J. de Vriend & F. Wijnants,F. 2009. Herinrichting Heesseltsche Uiterwaarden. Advies voor richtlijnen voor het milieueffectrapport. Commissie voor de Milieueffectrapportage, Utrecht. 8 p., excl. enclosures. Rapport 2333-26. ISBN: 978-90-421-29061. More info:

Van den Berg, J.H., P.J. Jongejans, H.J.R. Lenders & L.H.J. Verheijen, 2009. Nieuw leven in de Lus van Linne, gemeente Roermond. Advies voor richtlijnen voor het milieueffectrapport. Commissie voor de Milieueffectrapportage, Utrecht. 11 p., excl. exclosures. Rapport 2314-23. ISBN: 978-90-421-28590. More info:

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