Prof. Bastiaan Ibelings
Professor in microbial ecology
Téléphone : +41 22 379 0313

Curriculum vitae - list of the publications extract from Archive Ouverte (UNIGE)

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Present position. Full Professor Microbial Ecology at University of Geneva:

  • main research lines from 2007 – 2012 (see below) are maintained and developed
  • president of the Master Program in Sciences of Earth and the Environment
  • teaching at Bachelor and Master level

2009 -2012. Senior Scientist (tenured), Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW):

  • main research lines from 2007 – 2009 (see below) are maintained and developed
  • functional biodiversity – ecosystem functioning and plankton based ecosystem services
  • gene expression of inducible defenses – against predation - in cyanobacteria
  • multi-stress (climate warming linked to oligotrophication) effects on primary producers and higher trophic levels in lake ecosystems; stoichiometric bottlenecks
  • restoring healthy ecosystems in wetland areas
  • role of algal photobioreactors in waste water treatment

2007 – 2009. Group Leader, Swiss Federal Institute Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG):

  • long term ecological monitoring
  • impact climate change on deep alpine lakes
  • Informatic coordinator (hardware et software).
  • phytoplankton community assembly
  • evolution of biological diversity, role of niche construction
  • co-evolution of resource competitors in the phytoplankton (character displacement)
  • genetic diversity, disease and environmental stress (using diatom host fungal parasites)

2001- 2007. Senior Scientist (tenure track), Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW):

  • experimental co-evolution and genomics
  • evolution of biological diversity, role of niche construction
  • co-evolution of resource competitors in the phytoplankton
  • co-evolution of diatom hosts and fungal parasites
  • role of toxic cyanobacteria in fish and bird kills
  • interference of humic substances with phytoplankton growth
  • stable isotope analysis of foodwebs before and after biomanipulation

1998 – 2001. Program Leader Lake Ecology and Restoration, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment (RIZA):

  • management and planning of the Lake Ecology Program
  • coaching of ca. 12 – 15 project-leaders
  • integration of results at the ecosystem level
  • acquisition of new research projects
  • consultancy
  • communication with the public

1997-2001. Project-leader Plankton Research, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment (RIZA):

  • accumulation of cyanobacterial toxins in the lake foodweb
  • remote sensing of algal blooms – integration with (fuzzy logic) modeling
  • inoculum of cyanobacterial blooms - impact on summer blooms
  • phytoplankton population dynamics, the role of competition for nutrients and light
  • ecological assessment of Danube Delta lakes using phytoplankton, macrophytes and fish communities
  • turbidity and plankton dynamics in floodplain lakes of the river Rhine

1995 - 1996. Aquatic ecologist Royal HASKONING – consulting engineers:

  • initiation and development of “Aquatic Ecology” as a self-supporting discipline
  • eutrophication projects
  • modeling of water quantity and water quality of lakes and rivers
  • Environmental Impact Assessments in the tropics
  • wetland restoration

1992 -1995. Post doc, University of Bristol, U.K. (Prof. A.E. Walsby):

  • physiological adaptation of cyanobacteria to surface waterbloom formation
  • microelectrode studies of conditions and processes in scums
  • PAM fluorescence
  • stress physiology: photoinhibition, carbon depletion, extreme temperatures.

1987 - 1992. PhD student, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Prof. L.R. Mur):

  • community and population dynamics of cyanobacteria
  • selection of buoyant cyanobacteria
  • acclimation of photosynthesis to high and fluctuating irradiance
  • lake restoration via artificial mixing.

PhD students (co) supervised

  • Petra Visser, University of Amsterdam, 1993-1997
  • Jutta Passarge, University of Amsterdam, 1998-2002
  • Jolanda Verspagen, University of Amsterdam, 1999-2003
  • Frank Roozen, Wageningen University, 1998 – 2002
  • Miguel Dionisio Pires, NIOO & Radboud University Nijmegen, 2001-2005
  • Arnout de Bruin, NIOO Radboud University Nijmegen, 2001-2005
  • Babette Bontes, NIOO, Radboud University Nijmegen , 2002-2005
  • Eneas Aquirre von Wobeser, University of Amsterdam, 2003-2006
  • Alena Gsell, NIOO & University of Utrecht, 2007-2011
  • Silke van den Wyngaert, Eawag & ETH Zuruch, 2008-2011
  • Dirk Sarpe, NIOO & University of Utrecht, 2009-2013
  • Anne Immers, NIOO & University of Utrecht, 2009-2013
  • Claire Marie Loudon, University of Geneva, 2012-2015

Publications extract from Archive Ouverte