Herman Verhoef is a Principal Investigator who finished his Ph.D. study in 1978, on ecophysiology in soil animals, became an Associate Professor in this field in 1986, an Associate Professor in soil biology in 1992, and a Full Professor in soil ecology in 2002. He joined several EU projects on the effects of nitrogen deposition on soil processes and soil communities, and WOTRO projects on soil processes governing forest stunting (in Jamaica) and development of heath forests (in Central Kalimantan). Verhoef's present interest is on microbial ecology, including ammonia-oxidizing communities in coniferous forests, and mycorrhizal fungal assemblages. His most recent project concerns soil community responses to extreme events explained by life-history traits of species.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2012