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

2001 Ecuador; 2002 Philippines; 2003 Gabon; 2006 Italy; 2007 Reunion; 2007 Madagascar; 2008 Greece; 2011/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19 China; 2011/12/13/14/15 Thailand; 2012/17/19 Singapore; 2013/18/19 Vietnam; 2014 Sabah (Malaysia); 2015 Hawaii; 2016 Japan; 2016/2018 Spain; 2016/2018 France; 2016/2017 Brunei;


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

Selected publications (Available as PrePrint)

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Roeder, M., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Erkens, R., Sauquet, H., Pirie, M.D., Thomas D.C., Cao. K. 2019. The soursop genome and comparative genomics of basal angiosperms provide new insights on evolutionary incongruence. BIORXIV / 2019/639153. HERE

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Zhang, F.P., Cao, K. 2019. Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research. BIORXIV / 2019/650424. HERE

Selected publications (Peer reviewed)

– Areces-Berazain, F., Wang, Y., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* (2020). Plastome comparative genomics in maples resolves the infrageneric backbone relationships. PeerJ: 8:e9483. HERE

Strijk, J.S.*, Binh, H.T., Ngoc, N.V., Pereira, J.T., Slik, J.W.F., Sukri, R.S., Suyama, Y., Tagane, S., Wieringa, J.J., Yahara, T., Hinsinger, D.D. (2020). Museomics for reconstructing historical floristic exchanges: Divergence of stone oaks across Wallacea. PLOS ONE 15(5): e0232936. HERE

– Carrion, A.D., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* (2020). ECuADOR – Easy Curation of Angiosperm Duplicated Organellar Regions, a tool for cleaning and curating plastomes obtained from next generation sequencing pipelines. PeerJ: 8:e8699. HERE

– Carrion A.D., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.*. (2020). Genomics of the critically endangered monotypic genus Sinopora: the plastome of S. hongkongensis (Lauraceae). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 5(1):379-81. HERE

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Zhang, F.P., Cao, K. (2019). Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research. GigaScience, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2019, giz136. HERE

– Cvetkovic, T., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* (2019). Exploring evolution and diversity of Chinese Dipterocarpaceae using next-generation sequencing. Scientific Reports 9:11639. PDF available HERE

– Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S.* (2019). Plastome of Quercus xanthoclada and comparison of genomic diversity among selected Quercus species using genome skimming. PhytoKeys 132:75-89. PDF available HERE

– Kooyman, R.M., Crayn, D., Joyce, E., Morley, R., Rossetto, M., Slik, F., Strijk, J.S., Su, T., Yap, S., Wilf, P. 2019. Origins and Assembly of the Southeast Asian Perhumid Rainforest. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 50. Link available HERE

Strijk, J.S*., Son, H.T. (2019). Lithocarpus gigantophyllus (Fagaceae), a new record from Loei province (Thailand). Thai Forest Bulletin, 47(2): 145-151. DOI: PDF available HERE

-Liang X.J., Hinsinger D.D., Elias, R.B., Strijk J.S*. (2019) The plastome sequence of Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco, an endemic tree species of the Azores islands. Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 4(1), 363-365. PDF available HERE

-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, 3(2), 500-502. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

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

-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, 9, 71-79. PDF available HERE

-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). PDF available HERE

-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, 28(1), 65-66. PDF available HERE

-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, 10.10 (2015): e0140384. PDF available HERE

-Parnell, J.A.N., Strijk, J.S., Maknoi, C., Luu, H.T., Pooma, R., Sirimongkol, S., Rueangruea, S., Tichai, W. Ritphet, N. (2014). New records expand the ranges of Christisonia siamensis and Christisonia scortechinii, the latter species being new to Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin, 42 (16-23). PDF available HERE

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). PDF available HERE

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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

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. PDF available HERE

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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE

-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. PDF available HERE


Other communications

Strijk, J.S. (2017). Species Spotlight: Quercus argentata Korth. Published on the internet: The Cupule no.21(2): p9-10. The International Oak Society.

Strijk, J.S. (2018). The Oaks of Hong Kong: Evolutionary and Morphological Diversity on a Continental Margin. International Oaks. No 29: p77-90. The International Oak Society.

Strijk, J.S.* & Hinsinger, D.D. (2019). The Oaks of Vietnam. Proceedings of the 9th International Oak Society Conference, UC Davis, California, USA. International Oaks No. 30: p77-84. The International Oak Society.

Strijk, J.S. (2020). Species Spotlight: Quercus tarokoensis Hayata. Oak News & Notes, Vol. 24(1): p4-5. The International Oak Society.

Strijk, J.S. (2020). Species Spotlight: Quercus hypophaea Hayata. Published on the internet: The Cupule no.25. The International Oak Society.