Veldhuis MP, Hofmeester TR, Balme G, Druce DJ, Pitman RT & Cromsigt JPGM (2020) Predation risk constrains herbivores’ adaptive capacity to warming. Nature Ecology & Evolution,

Kihwele ES, Mchomvu V, Owen-Smith N, Hetem RS, Hutchinson MC, Potter Ab, Olff H and Veldhuis MP (2020) Quantifying water requirements of African ungulates through a combination of functional traits. Ecological Monographs, 90(2): e01404.


Veldhuis MP, Kihwele ES, Cromsigt JPGM, Ogutu JO, Hopcraft JGC, Owen-Smith N and Olff H (2019) Large herbivore assemblages in a changing climate: incorporating water dependence and thermoregulation. Ecology Letters, 22(10): 1536-1546.

Ogutu JO, Veldhuis MP, Morrison TA, Hopcraft JGC and Olff Han (2019) Conservation: Beyond population growth. Science, 365(6449): 133-134

Veldhuis MP, Ritche ME, Ogutu JO, Morrison TA, Beale CM, Estes AB, Mwakilema W, Ojwang GO, Parr CL, Probert J, Wargute PW, Hopcraft JGC and Olff H (2019) Cross-boundary human impacts compromise the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Science, 363(6434): 1424-1428


Veldhuis MP, Berg MP, Loreau M and Olff H (2018) Ecological autocatalysis: a central principle in ecosystem organization? Ecological Monographs, 88(3): 304-319

Veldhuis MP, Gommers MI, Olff H and Berg, MP (2018) Spatial redistribution of nutrients by large herbivores and dung beetles in a savanna ecosystem. Journal of Ecology, 106(1): 422-433


Sitters J, Bakker ES, Veldhuis MP, Veen GF, Olde Venterink H and Vanni MJ (2017) The stoichiometry of nutrient release by terrestrial herbivores and its ecosystem consequences. Frontiers in Earth Science 5(32): 1-8

Rozema PD, Kulk G, Veldhuis MP, Buma AGJ, Meredith MP and Van de Poll WH (2017) Assessing drivers of coastal phytoplankton productivity in northern Marguerite Bay, Antarctica. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(184): 1-20

Veldhuis MP, Laso FJ, Olff H and M.P. Berg (2017) Termites increase robustness of decomposition to a changing climate. Ecology, 98(2): 467-477

Cromsigt JPGM, Veldhuis MP, Stock W, le Roux E, Gosling C and Archibald S (2017) The functional ecology of grazing lawns – how grazers, termites, people and fire shape HiP’s savanna grassland mosaic. In: Conserving Africa’s Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene (eds: Cromsigt JPGM, Archibald S and Owen-Smith N), pp 135-160. Cambridge University Press.


Veldhuis MP, Rozen-Rechels D, le Roux E, Cromsigt JPGM, Berg MP and Olff H (2016) Determinants of patchiness of woody vegetation in an African savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28: 93-104

Veldhuis MP, Fakkert HF, Berg MP and Olff H (2016) Grassland structural heterogeneity in a savanna is driven more by productivity differences than by consumption differences between lawn and bunch grasses. Oecologia, 182(3): 841-853

Veldhuis MP, Hulshof A, Fokkema W, Berg MP and Olff H (2016) Understanding nutrient dynamics in an African savanna: local biotic interactions outweigh a major regional rainfall gradient. Journal of Ecology, 104(4): 913-923

Veldhuis MP (2016) On the organization of ecosystems: ecological autocatalysis in African savannas. PhD thesis. University of Groningen


Veldhuis MP, Howison RA, Fokkema RW, Tielens E and Olff H (2014) A novel mechanism for grazing lawn formation: large herbivore-induced modification of the plant-soil water balance. Journal of Ecology, 102:6: 1506-1517


Van der Plas F, Zeinstra P, Veldhuis MP, Fokkema R, Tielens E, Howison RA and Olff H (2013) Responses of savanna lawn and bunch grasses to water limitation. Plant Ecology, 214(9): 1157-1168