Joeri S. Strijk





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Research interests and expertise

My main research focus is on understanding the origin, functioning and maintenance of plant biodiversity. This involves evolutionary, ecological and genomic components, in various ecosystems in the temperate, subtropical and tropical zones. As focal taxa I target wide ranging plant families that form some of the largest and most species rich groups known to science, which often perform crucial ecosystem roles but overall, remain poorly known and are beyond the scope of sustainable use practices and conservation action. By combining traditional taxonomic approaches with the latest advances in genomics and evolutionary reconstruction, I aim to unlock these groups by revealing their evolutionary histories and relationships, genomic diversity and ecological potential for adaptation and rapid speciation.


* MSc course Modern Ecology (2018). Guangxi University, Nanning, China.
* BGCI and FFI Workshop on Tropical Fagaceae Identification, Conservation and IUCN Red List Training (2018). Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Laos.
* MSc course Introduction to Evolutionary Biology (2017). Guangxi University, Nanning, China.
* MSc course Biological Exploration and Biodiversity Research (2017-2018). Guangxi University, Nanning, China.
* BSc. course in Dutch Flora (2000-2004). Wageningen University, Netherlands

Field activities

*coming soon*


Dutch (mother tongue); English (fluent); German/French (advanced); Thai/Chinese (basic).

Selected publications

-Liang X.J., Hinsinger D.D., Elias, R.B., Strijk J.S*. 2018. The plastome sequence of Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco, an endemic tree species of the Azores islands. Mitochondrial DNA: part B.

-Yu T.H., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S., Kim Shan Wee A. 2018. The first complete chloroplast genome of a major mangrove species Sonneratia alba Sm and its implications on conservation efforts. Mitochondrial DNA: part B.

-Cvetković T., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S*. 2017. The first complete chloroplast sequence of a major tropical timber tree in the Meranti family: Vatica odorata (Dipterocarpaceae). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 2(1), 52-53.

-Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S*. 2017. The chloroplast genome sequence of Michelia alba (Magnoliaceae), an ornamental tropical tree species. Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 2(1): 9-10.

-Hou, C, Wikström, N., Strijk, J.S. Rydin, C. 2016. Resolving phylogenetic relationships and species delimitations in closely related gymnosperms using high-throughput NGS, Sanger sequencing and morphology. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302: 1345.

-Ahmad, B., Baider,C., Bernardini, B., Biffin, E., Brambach, F., Burslem, D., Byng, J.W., Christenhusz, M., Florens, ,F.B.V.,Lucas, E., Ray, A., Ray, R., Smets, E., Snow, N., Strijk, J.S., Wilson, P.G. 2016. Syzygium (Myrtaceae): Monographing a taxonomic giant via 22 coordinated regional revisions. PeerJ Preprints e1930v1.

-Jiang, G.-F., Hinsinger, D.D. Strijk, J.S. 2016. Comparison of intraspecific, interspecific and intergeneric chloroplast diversity in cycads. Scientific Reports, 6, 31473.

-Hinsinger, D. D., Strijk, J. S*. 2016. Toward phylogenomics of Lauraceae: The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Litsea glutinosa (Lauraceae), an invasive tree species on Indian and Pacific Ocean islands. Plant Gene.

-Parnell, J.A.N., Pilla, F., Simpson, D.A., van Welzen, P., Chayamarit, K., Chantaranothai, P., Boyce, P. C., Bygrave, P., Byrne, C., Chen, S., Couch, C., Curtis, T., Dransfield, S., Duyfjes, B.E.E., Eiadthong, W., Esser, H.J., Grote, P.J., Hua, Z., Jebb, M., Kirkup, D., W. Ke Loc, P., Larsen, S.S., Macklin, J., Madern, A., Meade, C., Merklinger, F., Middleton, D.J., Moat, J., Muasya, A.M., Nakmuenwai, P., Pedersen, H., Pendry, C.A., Prajaksood, A., Pooma, R., Pruesapan, K., Puglisi, C., Sathapattayanon, A., Sukkharak, P., Staples, G., Strijk, J.S., Suddee, S., Sungkaew, S., Tangjitman, K., Teerawattananon, A., Tovaranonte, J., Ung, T., Trias-Blasi, A., De Wilde, W.J.J.O., Wilkin, P., Yahara, T. 2015. A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends. Thai Forest Bulletin, 43 (111-131).

-Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S*. 2015. Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Castanopsis concinna (Fagaceae), a threatened species from Hong Kong and southeastern China. Mitochondrial DNA. October 2015.

-Ma, R., Zhang, J. Cavaleri,, M.A., Sterck,, F., Strijk, J.S., Cao, K. 2015. Convergent Evolution towards High Net Carbon Gain Efficiency Contributes to the Shade Tolerance of Palms (Arecaceae). PLoSONE. October 13, 2015.

-Parnell, J.A.N., Strijk, J.S., Maknoi, C., Luu, H.T., Pooma, R., Sirimongkol, S., Rueangruea, S., Tichai, W. Ritphet, N. 2014. An expansion of the ranges of Christisonia siamensis Craib and Christisonia scortechinii Prain, the latter species new to Thailand, together with a revised key to Thai Orobanchaceae. Thai Forest Bulletin 42 (16-23).

Strijk, J.S*., Rueangruea, S., Sirimongkol, S., Suddee, S. 2013. Lithocarpus corneus (Lour.) Rehder (Fagaceae), a new record for the Flora of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 42 (1-5).

Strijk, J.S*., Sirimongkol, S., Rueangrea, S., Ritphet, N., Chamchumroon, V. 2014. Lithocarpus orbicarpus (Fagaceae), a new species of Stone Oak from Phang Nga province, Thailand. PhytoKeys 34: 33–46.

-Van Welzen, P.C., Strijk, J.S., Van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Nucete, M., Merckx, V.S.F.T.2014. Dated molecular phylogenies of the sister genera Macaranga and Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae): Congruence in historical biogeographic patterns? PLoSONE 9(1): e85713.

Strijk, J.S.*, Bone, Thébaud, C., Buerki, S., Fritsch, P.W., Hodkinson, T.R., Strasberg, D. 2014. Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian ocean islands. Journal of Biogeography 41(4), 810-822.

Strijk, J.S.*, Noyes, R.D, Strasberg, D., Cruaud, C., Abbot, Chase, M.W., Thébaud, C. 2012. In and out of Madagascar: dispersal to peripheral islands, insular speciation and diversification of Indian Ocean Daisy trees (Psiadia, Asteraceae). PLoSONE 7 (8): e42932.

-Bone, R.E., Strijk, J.S.*, Fritsch, P.W., Buerki, S., Strasberg, D., Thébaud, C., Hodkinson, T.R., 2012. Phylogenetic inference of Badula (Primulaceae), a rare and threatened genus endemic to the Mascarene Archipelago. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 169, 284-296.

-Renner, S.S., Strijk, J.S., Strasberg, D., Thébaud, C., 2010. Biogeography of the Monimiaceae (Laurales): a role for East Gondwana and long distance dispersal, but not West Gondwana. Journal of Biogeography 37 (7), 1227-1238.