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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  . 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.
  • Analysing d13C of CO2 with a Gasbench II coupled to a ThermoFinnigan Delta Plus IRMS. This concerns samples for Keeling plots and soil derived CO2.
  • 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.

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Research Output 1994 2017

Does plant size affect growth responses to water availability at glacial, modern and future CO2 concentrations?

Liu, J-C., Temme, A. A., Cornwell, W. K., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., Aerts, R. & Cornelissen, J. H. C. 2016 In : Ecological Research. 31, p. 213-227 15 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Faunal community consequence of interspecific bark trait dissimilarity in early-stage decomposing logs

Zuo, J., Berg, M. P., Klein, R., Nusselder, J., Neurink, G., Decker, O., Hefting, M. M., Sass-Klaassen, U., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., Goudzwaard, L., van Hal, J. R., Sterck, F. J., Poorter, L. & Cornelissen, J. H. C. 2016 In : Functional Ecology. 30, p. 1957-1966

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The (w)hole story: Facilitation of dead wood fauna by bark beetles?

Zuo, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Hefting, M. M., Sass-Klaassen, U., van Logtestijn, R. S. P., van Hal, J. R., Goudzwaard, L., Liu, J. C. & Berg, M. P. 2016 In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 95, p. 70-77

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle