Below is a selection of the papers that best define my current work:

Liu, Q. X., Rietkerk, M., Herman, P. M., Piersma, T., Fryxell, J. M., & van de Koppel, J. 2016. Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns. Physics of Life Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.plrev.2016.07.009.

Angelini, Christine, John N. Griffin, Johan van de Koppel, Leon P. M. Lamers, 
Alfons J. P. Smolders, Marlous Derksen-Hooijberg, Tjisse van der Heide, Brian R. 
Silliman. 2016. A keystone mutualism underpins resilience of a coastal ecosystem to drought. Nature Communications, in press.

Johan van de Koppel, Tjisse van der Heide, Andrew Altieri, B. Klemens Eriksson, Tjeerd Bouma, Han Olff, and Brian R. Silliman 2015. Long-Distance Interactions Regulate the Structure and Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems. Annual Review of Marine Science 7:139–58

Liu, Q. X., P. M. J. Herman, W. M. Mooij, J. Huisman, M. Scheffer, H. Olff, and J. Van de Koppel. 2014a. Pattern formation at multiple spatial scales drives the resilience of mussel bed ecosystems. Nature communications 5:5234, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6234.

Liu, Q. X., E. J. Weerman, R. Gupta, P. M. J. Herman, H. Olff, and J. van de Koppel. 2014b. Biogenic gradients in algal density affect the emergent properties of spatially self-organized mussel beds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20140089.

Christianen, M.J.A., Herman, P.M.J., Bouma, T.J., Lamers, L.P.M., Van Katwijk, M.M., Van der Heide, T., Mumby, P.J., Silliman, B.R., Engelhard, S.L., Van de Kerk, M., Kiswara, W., Van de Koppel, J. Habitat Collapse due to Overgrazing Threatens Turtle Conservation in Marine Protected Areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281(1777) 20132890.

Matthews, B., De Meester, L., Jones, C.J., Ibelings, B.W., Bouma, T.J., Nuutinen, V., Van der Koppel, J., Odling-Smee, J. Under niche construction: an operational bridge between ecology, evolution, and ecosystem science. Ecological Monographs 84:245–263.

Silliman, B. R. , M. McCoy, C. Angelini, B. Holt, J. Griffin, and J. van de Koppel. 2013. Consumer fronts, climate change, and ecosystem structure, stability and resilience. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44:503–538.

De Jager, M., Bartumeus, F., Kölzsch, A., Weissing, F.J., Hengeveld, G.M., Nolet, B.A., Herman, P.M.J., and Van de Koppel, J. 2013. How superdiffusion gets arrested: Ecological encounters explain shift from Lévy to Brownian movement. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:20132605.

Liu, Q-X, Doelman, A., Rottschäfer, V., De Jager, M., Herman, P.M.J., Rietkerk, M., and Van de Koppel, J. 2013. Phase separation explains a new class of self-organized patterns in ecological systems. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110 (29): 11905-11910.

Donadi, S., Van der Heide, T., Van der Zee, E., Eklöf, J.S., Van de Koppel, J., Weerman, E.J., Piersma, T., Olff, H. and Eriksson, B.K. 2013. Cross-habitat interactions among bivalves species control community structure on intertidal flats. Ecology 94: 489–498.

Scheffer, M, Carpenter, S.R., Lenton, T.M., Bascompte, J, Brock, W., Dakos, V., Van de Koppel, J., Van de Leemput, I., Levin, S., Van Nes, E.H., Pascual, M., Vandermeer, J. 2012. Anticipating Critical Transitions. Science 338: 344-348.

Silliman, B.R., Van de Koppel, J., McCoy, M., Diller, J., Kasozi, G., Earl, K., Adams P.N., and Zimmerman, A.R. 2012. Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes following the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 28:11234-11239.

Van der Heide, T., Govers, L.L., De Fouw, J., Olff, H., Van der Geest, M., Van Katwijk, M.M., Piersma, T. Van de Koppel, J., Silliman, B.R., Smolders, A.J.P. & Van Gils, J.A. 2012. A three-stage symbiosis forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems. Science 336, 1432-1434 .

Liu, Q.-X., Weerman, E.J., Herman, P.M.J, Olff, H, and Van de Koppel, J. 2012 Alternative mechanisms alter the emergent properties of self-organization in mussel beds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279: 2744-2753 .

Weerman, E.J. Van Belzen, J., Rietkerk, M., Temmerman, S, Kefi, S., Herman, P.M.J., and Van de Koppel, J. 2012 Changes in diatom patch-size distribution and degradation in a spatially –self-organized intertidal mudflat ecosystem. Ecology 93:608–618

De Jager, M., Weissing, F.J., Herman, P.M.J., Nolet, B.A., and Van de Koppel, J. 2012. Response to Comment on “Lévy Walks Evolve Through Interaction Between Movement and Environmental Complexity”. Science 335: 918.

De Jager, M., Weissing, F.J., Herman, P.M.J., Nolet, B., & Van de Koppel, J. 2011 Lévy walks evolve through feedback between movement strategies and environmental complexity. Science 332, no. 6037:1551-1553.

Weerman, E.J., Herman, P.M., and Van de Koppel, J. 2011. Top-down control inhibits spatial self-organization of a patterned landscape. Ecology, 92(2):487–495.

Weerman E.J., van de Koppel J., Eppinga M.B., Montserrat F., Liu Q.X., Herman P.M. 2010. Spatial self-organization on intertidal mudflats through biophysical stress divergence. Am Nat 176(1):E15-32.

Van der Heide, T., Bouma, T.J., Van Nes, E.H., Van de Koppel, J., Scheffer, M., Roelofs, J.G., Van Katwijk, M.M., and Smolders, A.J. 2010. Spatial self-organized patterning in seagrasses along a depth gradient of an intertidal ecosystem. Ecology 91(2):362-369.

Wang, R.H., Liu, Q.X., Sun, G.Q., Jin, Z., and Van de Koppel, J. 2010. Nonlinear dynamic and pattern bifurcations in a model for spatial patterns in young mussel beds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6(37):705-18.

Van de Koppel, J., Gascoigne, J.C., Theraulaz, G., Rietkerk, M., Mooij W.M., & Herman, P.M.J. 2008 Experimental evidence for spatial self-organization and its emergent effects in mussel beds. Science 322:739-742.

Rietkerk, M. and Van de Koppel, J. 2008 Regular pattern formation in real ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23:169-175.

Van Wesenbeeck, B.k., Van de Koppel, J., Herman, P.M.J., and Bouma, T.J. Does scale-dependent feedback explain spatial complexity in salt marsh ecosystems? Oikos, 117:152-159.

Neutel, A.M., Heesterbeek, J.A.P., Van de Koppel, J., Hoenderboom, G., Vos, An., Kaldeway, C., Berendse, F.& De Ruiter, P.C. 2007 Reconciling complexity with stability in naturally assembling food webs. Nature 449:599-602.

Van de Koppel, J., and Crain, C.M. 2006 Scale-dependent inhibition drives regular tussock spacing in a freshwater marsh. American Naturalist 168:E136-E147.

Van de Koppel, J., Altieri, A.H., Silliman, B.R., Bruno, J.F., and Bertness, M.D. 2006 Scale-dependent interactions and community structure on cobble beaches. Ecology Letters :45-50.

Brian R. Silliman, Johan van de Koppel, Mark D. Bertness, Lee Stanton, Irving A. Mendelssohn. 2005 Drought, Snails, and Large-Scale Die-off of Southern U.S. Salt Marshes. Science 310:1803-1806.

Van de Koppel, J., Rietkerk, M., Dankers, M. & Herman, P.M.J. 2005 Scale-dependent feedback and regular spatial patterns in young mussel beds. The American Naturalist 165:E66-E77.

Van de Koppel, J., Van der Wal, D, Bakker, J.P., and Herman, P.J.M. 2005 Self-organization and vegetation collapse in salt-marsh ecosystems. The American Naturalist 165:E1-E12.

Rietkerk, M., Dekker, S.C. De Ruiter, P.C., and Van de Koppel, J. 2004 Self-Organized Patchiness and Catastrophic Shifts in Ecosystems. Science 305:1926-1929.

Van de Koppel, J. and Peter H.J. Herman, Pauline Thoolen, and Heip, C.H.R. 2001. Do multiple stable states occur in natural ecosystems? Evidence from tidal flats. Ecology 82:3449-3461.

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