Barbara Gravendeel
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Botany, National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden University, 2000

Current Position

Chair in Biodiversity, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Applied Sciences Leiden & Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Netherlands

Publications (since 2001)

  1. Ghorbani, A., Gravendeel, B., Selliah, S., Zarre, S. and de Boer, H. (2016). DNA barcoding of tuberous Orchidoideae: A resource for identification of orchids used in Salep. Mol Ecol Resour.
  2. Schwallier, R., Gravendeel, B., de Boer, H., Nylinder, S., van Heuven, B. J., Sieder, A., Sumail, S., van Vugt, R. R. and Lens, F. (2016). Evolution of wood anatomical characters in Nepenthes and close relatives in Caryophyllales. Annals of Botany.
  3. Karremans, A. P., Albertazzi, F. J., Bakker, F. J., Bogarin, D., Eurlings, M. C. M., Pridgeon, A., Pupulin, F. and Gravendeel, B. (2016). Phylogenetic reassessment of Specklinia and its allied genera in the Pleurothallidinae (Orchidaceae). Phytotaxa 272(1): 1-36.
  4. Haarsma, A. J., Siepel, H. and Gravendeel, B. (2016). Added value of metabarcoding combined with microscopy for evolutionary studies of mammals. Zoologica Scripta 45: 37-49.
  5. Schilthuizen, M., Gravendeel B. et al. (2016). Native insects embrace invader. Research Highlight. Nature 533: 440.
  6. Staats, M., Arulandhu, A. J., Gravendeel, B., Holst-Jensen, A., Scholtens, I., Peelen, T., Prins, T. W. and Kok, E. (2016). Advances in DNA metabarcoding for food and wildlife forensic species identification. Anal Bioanal Chem 408(17): 4615-4630.
  7. Schilthuizen, M., Santos Pimenta, L. P., Lammers, Y., Steenbergen, P. J., Flohil, M., Beveridge, N. G., van Duijn, P. T., Meulblok, M. M., Sosef, N., van de Ven, R., Werring, R., Beentjes, K. K., Meijer, K., Vos, R. A., Vrieling, K., Gravendeel, B., Choi, Y., Verpoorte, R., Smit, C. and Beukeboom, L. W. (2016). Incorporation of an invasive plant into a native insect herbivore food web. PeerJ 4: e1954.
  8. Horn, I. R., van Rijn, M., Zwetsloot, T. J., Basmagi, S., Dirks-Mulder, A., van Leeuwen, W. B., Ravensberg, W. J. and Gravendeel, B. (2016). Development of a multiplex Q-PCR to detect Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain T22 in plant roots. J Microbiol Methods 121: 44-49.
  9. Schwallier, R., Raes, N., de Boer, H. J., Vos, R., van Vugt, R. R. and Gravendeel, B. (2016). Phylogenetic analysis of niche divergence reveals distinct evolutionary histories and climate change implications for tropical carnivorous pitcher plants. Diversity and Distributions 22: 97-110.
  10. Bakker, F. T., Lei, D., Yu, J., Mohammadin, S., Wei, Z., van de Kerke, S., Gravendeel, B., Niewenhuis, M., Staats, M., Alquezar-Planas, D. E. and Holmer, R. (2016). Herbarium genomics: plastome sequence assembly from a range of herbarium specimens using an Interactive Organelle Genome Assembly (IOGA) plpeline. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 33-43.
  11. Kok, E. T., Jong, M. J., Gravendeel, B., van Leeuwen, W. B., Baars, E. W. (2015). Resistance to Antibiotics and Antifungal Medicinal Products: Can Complementary and Alternative Medicine Help Solve the Problem in Common Infection Diseases? The Introduction of a Dutch Research Consortium. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  12. De Boer, H. J., Cross, H. B., de Wilde, W. J. J. O., Duyfjes-de Wilde, B. E. E. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Cucurbitaceae tribe Benincaseae urge for merging of Pilogyne with Zehneria. Phytotaxa 236(2): 173-183.
  13. Sulistyo, B. P., Boos, R., Cootes, J. E. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Dendrochilum hampelii (Coelogyninae, Epidendroideae, Orchidaceae) traded as 'Big Pink' is a new species, not a hybrid: evidence from nrITS, matK and ycf1 sequence data. PhytoKeys (56): 83-97.
  14. Merckx, V. S., Hendriks, K. P., Beentjes, K. K., Mennes, C. B., Becking, L. E., Peijnenburg, K. T., Afendy, A., Arumugam, N., de Boer, H., Biun, A., Buang, M. M., Chen, P. P., Chung, A. Y., Dow, R., Feijen, F. A., Feijen, H., Feijen-van Soest, C., Geml, J., Geurts, R., Gravendeel, B., Hovenkamp, P., Imbun, P., Ipor, I., Janssens, S. B., Jocque, M., Kappes, H., Khoo, E., Koomen, P., Lens, F., Majapun, R. J., Morgado, L. N., Neupane, S., Nieser, N., Pereira, J. T., Rahman, H., Sabran, S., Sawang, A., Schwallier, R. M., Shim, P. S., Smit, H., Sol, N., Spait, M., Stech, M., Stokvis, F., Sugau, J. B., Suleiman, M., Sumail, S., Thomas, D. C., van Tol, J., Tuh, F. Y., Yahya, B. E., Nais, J., Repin, R., Lakim, M. and Schilthuizen, M. (2015). Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. Nature 524(7565): 347-350.
  15. Karremans, A. P., Bogarin, D., Pupulin, F., Luer, C. A. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). The glandulous Specklinia: morphological convergence versus phylogenetic divergence. Phytotaxa 218(2): 101-127.
  16. Karremans, A. P., Pupulin, F. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Specklinia dunstervillei, a New Species Long Confused with Specklinia endotrachys (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae). PLoS One 10(7): e0131971.
  17. Karremans, A. P., Pupulin, F., Grimaldi, D., Beentjes, K. K., Butot, R., Fazzi, G. E., Kaspers, K., Kruizinga, J., Roessingh, P., Smets, E. F. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Pollination of Specklinia by nectar-feeding Drosophila: the first reported case of a deceptive syndrome employing aggregation pheromones in Orchidaceae. Ann Bot 116(3): 437-455.
  18. Gravendeel, B. and Dirks-Mulder, A. (2015). Lip formation in orchids unravelled. Nature Plants.
  19. Kreziou, A., de Boer, H. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Harvesting of salep orchids in north-western Greece continues to threaten natural populations. Oryx 49(3) : 1-4.
  20. Karremans, A. P., Bogarin, D. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Specklinia lugduno-batavae (Orchidaceae), a new species in the S. digitalis group. Blumea 59: 180-184.
  21. Schwallier, R., de Boer, H. J., Visser, N., van Vugt, R. R. and Gravendeel, B. (2015). Traps as treats: a traditional sticky rice snack persisting in rapidly changing Asian kitchens. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 11: 24.
  22. Tomato Genome Sequencing, C., Aflitos, S., Schijlen, E., de Jong, H., de Ridder, D., Smit, S., Finkers, R., Wang, J., Zhang, G., Li, N., Mao, L., Bakker, F., Dirks, R., Breit, T., Gravendeel, B., Huits, H., Struss, D., Swanson-Wagner, R., van Leeuwen, H., van Ham, R. C., Fito, L., Guignier, L., Sevilla, M., Ellul, P., Ganko, E., Kapur, A., Reclus, E., de Geus, B., van de Geest, H., Te Lintel Hekkert, B., van Haarst, J., Smits, L., Koops, A., Sanchez-Perez, G., van Heusden, A. W., Visser, R., Quan, Z., Min, J., Liao, L., Wang, X., Wang, G., Yue, Z., Yang, X., Xu, N., Schranz, E., Smets, E., Vos, R., Rauwerda, J., Ursem, R., Schuit, C., Kerns, M., van den Berg, J., Vriezen, W., Janssen, A., Datema, E., Jahrman, T., Moquet, F., Bonnet, J. and Peters, S. (2014). Exploring genetic variation in the tomato (Solanum section Lycopersicon) clade by whole-genome sequencing. Plant J 80(1): 136-148.
  23. Ghorbani, A., Gravendeel, B., Naghibi, F. and de Boer, H. (2014). Wild orchid tuber collection in Iran: a wake-up call for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 2749-2760.
  24. Geml, J., Gravendeel, B., van der Gaag, K. J., Neilen, M., Lammers, Y., Raes, N., Semenova, T. A., de Knijff, P. and Noordeloos, M. E. (2014). The contribution of DNA metabarcoding to fungal conservation: diversity assessment, habitat partitioning and mapping red-listed fungi in protected coastal Salix repens communities in the Netherlands. PLoS One 9(6): e99852.
  25. Gravendeel, B., Protopopov, A., Bull, I., Duijm, E., Gill, F., Nieman, A., Rudaya, N. Tikhonov, A., Trofimova, S., van Reenen, G., Vos, R., Snezhana, Z. and van Geel, B. (2014). Multiproxy study of the last meal of a mid-Holocene Oyogos Yar horse, Sakha Republic, Russia. The Holocene 24: 1-9.
  26. van Geel, B., Protopopov A., Bull I., Duijm, E., Gill, F., Nieman, A., Rudaya, N., Trofimova, S., Tikhonov, A. N., Vos, R., Zhilich, S. and Gravendeel, B. (2014). Multiproxy diet analysis of the last meal of an early Holocene Yakutian bison. Journal of Quaternary Science 29: 261-268.
  27. Lammers, Y., Peelen, T., Vos, R. A. and Gravendeel, B. (2014). The HTS barcode checker pipeline, a tool for automated detection of illegally traded species from high-throughput sequencing data. BMC Bioinformatics 15: 44.
  28. Welker, F., Duijm, E., van der Gaag, K., van Geel, B., de Knijff, P., van Leeuwen, J., Mol, D., van der Plicht, J., Raes, N., Reumer, J. and Gravendeel, B. (2014). Analysis of coprolites from the extinct mountain goat Myotragus balearicus. Quaternary Research 81: 106-116.
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