Prof. Flip Witte PhD MSc

Prof. Flip Witte PhD MSc

  • Principal scientist

.Jan-Philip (Flip) Witte specialises in relationships between water and terrestrial vegetation, with emphasises on the hydrological and ecological effects of both water management and climate change. Currently, he works as Principal Researcher at KWR, integrating the scientific disciplines hydrology, soil chemistry and vegetation science. In March 2007 he was appointed extraordinary Professor at the System Ecology group of VU University Amsterdam, where he supervises several PhD students and postdocs. During his professional career, Flip published more than one hundred papers on a large variety of topics: the ecological consequences of water management and climate change, effects of local measures to re-wet conservation areas, the relationship between vegetation and soil moisture and soil chemistry, scale and heterogeneity, methods to classify vegetation, indicator values of plant species for habitat factors, rarity, methods to quantify the conservation value of nature, the evaporation of natural vegetation, remote sensing, and, finally, predictive eco-hydrological models.