Jan M. van Groenendael

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Differences in palatability between 15 perennial dicotyledonous herbaceous plant species were investigated in a multiple choice test, involving three generalist herbivores. Palatability was compared with two categories of plant traits: defence characteristics and growth properties. On theoretical grounds, we expected a positive relationship between growth(More)
Increased insight into the factors that determine the importance of dispersal limitation on species richness and species composition is of paramount importance for conservation and restoration ecology. One way to explore the importance of dispersal limitation is to use seed-sowing experiments, but these do not enable the screening of large sets of species(More)
This study investigated the efficacy of linear landscape elements in fragmented landscapes as corridors for perennial grassland species with short-range seed dispersal. Corridors are assumed to be essential for the persistence of metapopulations in fragmented landscapes, but it is unclear to what extent linear landscape elements such as ditch banks and road(More)
Projection matrix models are widely used in population biology to project the present state of a population into the future, either as an attempt to forecast population dynamics, or as a way to evaluate life history hypotheses. These models are flexible and mathematically relatively easy. They have been applied to a broad range of plants and animals. The(More)
The efficacy of ranitidine in the treatment of NSAID-related dyspeptic symptoms with and without peptic ulcer disease (PUD) was investigated in 124 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). The patients, who continued the use of NSAIDs were investigated by gastroduodenoscopy. Patients with PUD received open label ranitidine 150 mg(More)
We examined the effects of repeated inbreeding on fitness components of the long-lived perennial Succisa pratensis (Dipsacaceae). Plants from six populations differing in size were used to establish lines with expected inbreeding coefficients f of 0, 0.5 and 0.75. The effects of different inbreeding levels were measured for seed set, seed mass, percentage(More)
To determine incidence of increased levels of alanine transferase (ALT) >2× upper limit of normal (ULN) in patients receiving methotrexate (MTX), treated according to a dynamic strategy, and to identify predictors of ALT of >2× ULN. Data of 508 recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from the BeSt study, randomized to initial monotherapy or(More)
This paper gives an overview of current research into the biology of hemiparasiticOrobanchaceae, formerly part of theScrophulariaceae. It is based on presentations and discussions that took place during the First International Symposium on non-weedy hemiparasiticOrobanchaceae in April 2004 in Wageningen. Aspects such as taxonomy and evolution,(More)