Over Biont Research

Biont Research is opgericht door Joost Keuskamp. Joost heeft 15 jaar ervaring met het verzamelen, analyseren en begrijpelijk presenteren van complexe data. Na zijn promotie in de microbiële bodemecologie is Joost zich gaan richten op het begeleiden van experimenten en het analyseren van data voor instituten, overheden en bedrijven.

Joost is bedenker van de Tea-Bag Index voor decompositie en ontwikkelt statistische tools voor analyse. 

Biont Research werkt veel samen met specialisten van het Louis Bolk Instituut, de Universiteit Utrecht, Farm Gas Live, CLM en Monteny Milieuadvies.

Wetenschappelijke publicaties

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    Keuskamp JA, Schmitt H, Laanbroek HJ, Verhoeven JTA, Hefting MM. Nutrient amendment does not increase mineralisation of sequestered carbon during incubation of a nitrogen limited mangrove soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. February 2013:822-829. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.08.007
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    Keuskamp JA, Dingemans BJJ, Lehtinen T, Sarneel JM, Hefting MM. Tea Bag Index: a novel approach to collect uniform decomposition data across ecosystems. Muller-Landau H, ed. Methods Ecol Evol. August 2013:1070-1075. doi:10.1111/2041-210x.12097
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    Keuskamp JA, Feller IC, Laanbroek HJ, Verhoeven JTA, Hefting MM. Short- and long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on microbial exoenzyme activity in mangrove peat. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. February 2015:38-47. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.003
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    Keuskamp JA, Hefting MM, Dingemans BJJ, Verhoeven JTA, Feller IC. Effects of nutrient enrichment on mangrove leaf litter decomposition. Science of The Total Environment. March 2015:402-410. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.092
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    Balk M, Laverman AM, Keuskamp JA, Laanbroek HJ. Nitrate ammonification in mangrove soils: a hidden source of nitrite? Front Microbiol. March 2015. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00166
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    Robroek BJM, Jassey VEJ, Kox MAR, et al. Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure. Wurzburger N, ed. J Ecol. May 2015:925-934. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12413
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    Brouns K, Keuskamp JA, Potkamp G, Verhoeven JTA, Hefting MM. Peat origin and land use effects on microbial activity, respiration dynamics and exo-enzyme activities in drained peat soils in the Netherlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. April 2016:144-155. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.11.018
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    Balk M, Keuskamp JA, Laanbroek HJ. Potential for Sulfate Reduction in Mangrove Forest Soils: Comparison between Two Dominant Species of the Americas. Front Microbiol. November 2016. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01855
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    Hayes MA, Jesse A, Tabet B, Reef R, Keuskamp JA, Lovelock CE. The contrasting effects of nutrient enrichment on growth, biomass allocation and decomposition of plant tissue in coastal wetlands. Plant Soil. February 2017:193-204. doi:10.1007/s11104-017-3206-0
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    Whigham DF, Walker CM, Maurer J, et al. Watershed influences on the structure and function of riparian wetlands associated with headwater streams – Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Science of The Total Environment. December 2017:124-134. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.290
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    Elumeeva TG, Onipchenko VG, Akhmetzhanova AA, Makarov MI, Keuskamp JA. Stabilization versus decomposition in alpine ecosystems of the Northwestern Caucasus: The results of a tea bag burial experiment. J Mt Sci. August 2018:1633-1641. doi:10.1007/s11629-018-4960-z
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    Van de Waal DB, Brandenburg KM, Keuskamp J, et al. Highest plasticity of carbon-concentrating mechanisms in earliest evolved phytoplankton. Limnol Oceanogr. February 2019:37-43. doi:10.1002/lol2.10102
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    Seelen LMS, Flaim G, Keuskamp J, et al. An affordable and reliable assessment of aquatic decomposition: Tailoring the Tea Bag Index to surface waters. Water Research. March 2019:31-43. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.081
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    Keuskamp JA. Decomposition and soil carbon sequestration in mangrove ecosystems. 2014. https://www.biontresearch.nl/web/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/thesis_final_small.pdf.
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    Keuskamp JA, van Drecht G, Bouwman AF. European-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O production. Environmental Pollution. June 2012:67-76. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.008