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Judith Sarneel

My research interest are (riparian) plant community composition and decomposition, for which I use the tea bag index.

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KB F5, Linnaeus väg 6, 5.07.10 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I have a general interest in factors that drive community assembly with a specific interest in riparian ecology, plant-soil interactions and restoration.
As riparian zones provide crucial services to the water bodies they border, it is important to understand the processes that maintain and structure them. Especially how past events and the timing of events affect current day processes fascinates me. For instance, the order of arrival of species can drive the vegetation composition in a certain direction, and past events can have long lasting effects as the rate of vegetation change is very slow.

Second, I investigate global patterns of decomposition, which is an important process in the carbon cycle. With an international team I developed an elegant, simple and cheap method to determine decomposition rates. Within the Teatime4science project we want to collect data with help of citizen scientists and researchers from all over the world, and create a global map. Learn more about this project here or follow it on facebook or twitter.

In my research, I've always combined both fundamental and applied questions. Therefore, I was a member of the Dutch advisory board for fen management and the Centre for Wetland Ecology (collaboration between Dutch and Flemish scientists working on wetland ecology). I also work at Utrecht university until the end of 2018.

2020
Forests, MDPI 2020, Vol. 11, (5)
Bejarano, Maria D.; Sarneel, Judith M.; Su, Xiaolei; et al.
2020
Global Change Biology
Ochoa-Hueso, Raul; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Seabloom, Eric W.; et al.
2020
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 144
Pioli, Silvia; Sarneel, Judith M.; Thomas, Haydn J. D.; et al.
2020
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 724 : 1-8
Sarneel, Judith M.; Sundqvist, Maja K.; Molau, Ulf; et al.
2020
Soil Research, CSIRO Publishing 2020, Vol. 58, (4) : 371-378
Souza e Brito, Betania Guedes; Magalhães Veloso, Maria das Dores; Sarneel, Judith M.; et al.
2019
Ecosystems (New York. Print)
Fanin, Nicolas; Bezaud, Sophie; Sarneel, Judith M.; et al.
2019
Journal of Vegetation Science, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 30, (2) : 224-234
Sarneel, Judith M.; Bejarano, Maria D.; van Oosterhout, Martin; et al.
2019
Global Change Biology, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 25, (4) : 1358-1367
Sarneel, Judith M.; Hefting, Mariet M.; Kowalchuk, George A.; et al.
2018
Ecosystems (New York. Print), Springer 2018, Vol. 21, (8) : 1580-1592
Althuizen, Inge H. J.; Lee, Hanna; Sarneel, Judith M; et al.
2018
Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 9
Bakker, Elisabeth S.; Veen, Ciska G. F.; Ter Heerdt, Gerard J. N.; et al.
2018
BioScience, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 68, (2) : 89-99
Nilsson, Christer; Riis, Tenna; Sarneel, Judith M.; et al.
2018
WIREs Water, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 5, (2)
Polvi, Lina E.; Sarneel, Judith M.
2017
Applied Vegetation Science, John Wiley & Sons 2017, Vol. 20, (3) : 435-445
Herberg, Erik R.; Sarneel, Judith M.
2017
Ecosystems (New York. Print), Vol. 20, (1) : 144-162
Nilsson, Christer; Sarneel, Judith M.; Palm, Daniel; et al.
2017
Plant and Soil, Springer 2017, Vol. 421, (1-2) : 57-66
Sarneel, J. M. Judith; Veen, G. F. Ciska
2016
Ecohydrology, Vol. 9, (8) : 1464-1470
Sarneel, Judith M.
2016
Journal of Vegetation Science, Vol. 27, (4) : 658-667
Sarneel, Judith M.; Kardol, Paul; Nilsson, Christer
2015
Ecohydrology, Wiley-Blackwell 2015, Vol. 8, (5) : 753-764
Nilsson, Christer; Polvi, Lina E; Gardeström, Johanna; et al.
2014
Wetlands (Wilmington, N.C.), SPRINGER 2014, Vol. 34, (5) : 989-1001
Beltman, B.; Van Der Ven, P. J. M.; Verhoeven, J. T. A.; et al.
2014
Aquatic Botany, Vol. 113 : 83-89
Hidding, Bert; Sarneel, Judith M; Bakker, Elisabeth S
2014
Ecosystems (New York. Print), Vol. 17, (8) : 1426-1438
Sarneel, Judith; Huig, N.; Veen, G. F.; et al.
2014
Journal of Vegetation Science, WILEY-BLACKWELL 2014, Vol. 25, (1) : 262-274
Sarneel, Judith M.; Beltman, Boudewijn; Buijze, Anneke; et al.
2014
Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 51, (4) : 1006-1014
Sarneel, Judith M.; Janssen, Roel H.; Rip, Winnie J.; et al.
2014
Journal of Ecology, Vol. 102, (4) : 998-1007
van Leeuwen, Casper H. A.; Sarneel, Judith M.; van Paassen, Jose; et al.
2013
Hydrobiologia, Vol. 710, (1) : 23-37
Bakker, Elisabeth S.; Sarneel, Judith; Gulati, Ramesh D.; et al.
2013
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Wiley-Blackwell 2013, Vol. 4, (11) : 1070-1075
Keuskamp, Joost A.; Dingemans, Bas J. J.; Lehtinen, Taru; et al.
2013
Hydrobiologia, Vol. 710, (1) : 219-225
Sarneel, Judith
2013
Freshwater Biology, Vol. 58, (9) : 1794-1803
Veen, GF (Ciska); Sarneel, Judith M; Ravensbergen, Lone; et al.

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