In the past Reinier has also been involved in research on extinctions in stochastic metapopulations, vegetation patterning in semi-arid areas, and tree architecture in Malaysian rainforests. He remains interested in these areas.
Reinier’s thesis “Persistence of Omnivory” was supervised by Prof. dr. Andre de Roos and Prof. dr. Maurice Sabelis at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He will officially defend this in Amsterdam on the 5th of July 2005.
Reinier first came to IIASA as part of the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) in 2002, to work on the evolution of omnivory together with Ulf Dieckmann. Since then he has returned a variety of times as a short-term research associate. Currently, he is working together with Ulf Dieckmann on evolution and community structure in many species networks.
Reinier is currently employed as a Postdoctoral fellow by CSIRO Entomology, (Brisbane, Australia) as part of the weeds-CRC. Within this context he is modelling the ecology and evolution of invasive plants, with the clonal aquatic weeds Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) and Lippia (Phyla canescens) as focal species.
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