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Director of the NIOO

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Louise Vet is a professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University and director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an ecologist with a broad interest in ecology and evolution, working on multitrophic interactions, parasitoid behaviour and especially parasitoid learning. Her research involves chemical, behavioural and molecular ecology of plants and insects in a multitrophic and community context. The research ranges from fundamental to strategic: from questions on the evolution of species traits and species interactions within communities to the strategic development of sustainable agro-ecosystems that are primarily based on the prevention of pests and diseases (life-support function of biodiversity). She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes (e.g. British Rank Prize for Nutrition). 


Evolutionary ecology of multitrophic systems;

Search strategy and life history of insect parasitoids;

Role of infochemicals; Information processing;


Research output

  1. Gastblog Louise Vet: Eenheid in verscheidenheid

    Research output: Working paper/discussion paperWeb articleProfessional

  2. ABP, roep Shell op beter werk te maken van klimaat

    Research output: Other contributionProfessional

  3. Voer statiegeld in voor PET-flessen en blikjes

    Research output: Other contributionProfessional

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  1. Herfstbijeenkomst van de Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceSocietal

  2. Louise neemt deel aan de thesis defence van Nina Zhang

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate reviewing/examination

  3. Versnellingskamer

    Activity: Expert adviceSocietal

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  1. The winner of the Society’s Honorary Membership Prize for 2017 of the BES

    Prize/recognition: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

  2. Trouw Duurzame Top 100, ranking #24

    Prize/recognition: National/international honourSocietal

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