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Hello, my name is Richard and I am a lab technician. My educational background is Botany and Ecology, and in recent years I specialized in Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry. 

Research projects


I am involved in many different research projects . My current tasks are: 

  • Analysing delta 15N and 13C of plant- and soil samples with a CE- NC2500 elemental analyser coupled to a Finnigan Delta Plus IRMS with ConFlo II.
  • Making PLS models for the prediction of f.e total N and lignin using FT-IR ATR spectroscopy.
  • Participant in the LOGLIFE tree cemetery experiment where I am responsible for anysis of tree chemical traits, isotopic analysis, database management and coordination of fieldwork.
  • Fieldwork at Abisko research station in the north of Sweden https://polar.se/en/research-in-abisko/  . Here we have a global warming experiment on a sub-arctic bog near lake Tornetrask. 
  • Performing various other analyses, like phenolics, C/N ratios of plant and soil samples.
  • Maintaining the research facility for doing flammability experiments with different litter types from the arctic tundra and the Netherlands. 
  • Instructing PhD students, students and foreign guests.

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, Bachelor

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Research Output 1994 2019

Combining tree species and decay stages to increase invertebrate diversity in dead wood

Andringa, J. I., Zuo, J., Berg, M. P., Klein, R., van't Veer, J., de Geus, R., de Beaumont, M., Goudzwaard, L., van Hal, J., Broekman, R., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., Li, Y., Fujii, S., Lammers, M., Hefting, M. M., Sass-Klaassen, U. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 441, p. 80-88 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

dead wood
nutrient dynamics

Nitrogen isotope fractionation explains the N-15 enrichment of Antarctic cryptogams by volatilized ammonia from penguin and seal colonies

Bokhorst, S., van Logtestijn, R., Convey, P. & Aerts, R., 19 Nov 2019, In : POLAR RESEARCH. 38, 3355.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Non-additive effects of leaf and twig mixtures from different tree species on experimental litter-bed flammability

Zhao, W., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., van Hal, J. R., Dong, M. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., Mar 2019, In : Plant and Soil. 436, 1-2, p. 311–324

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

fire behavior

Contrasting altitudinal trends in leaf anatomy between three dominant species in an alpine meadow

Zhong, M., Shao, X., Wu, R., Wei, X., Van Logtestijn, R. S. P. & Cornelissen, J. H. C., 19 Sep 2018, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 66, 5, p. 448-458 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

alpine meadows