AP Dr. Ferry Slik

Associate Professor


Educational Qualifications: MSc (Leiden), PhD (Leiden)

Research Interests

  • Tropical Tree Biodiversity and distribution
  • Tropical forest Biomass and Carbon Balance
  • Flora Projects
  • Secondary Forest Dynamics
  • Ecology and Dynamics of Large Trees
  • Biogeography
  • Below- and aboveground interactions of plants DNA barcoding
  • Species distribution modeling
  • Using remote sensing for plant identification
  • Plant community phylogenetics
  • Plant functional trait


  • SB-1202 Organisms and Environment
  • SB-2401 Plants and People
  • SB-4201 Population genetics, Systematics & Evolution
  • SB-4310 Seed plant taxonomy and diversity
  • SB-4316 Economic Botany


  • Slik, J. W. F. et al. An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112, 201423147 (2015).
  • Roeder, M. et al. Phylogenetic clustering increases with succession for lianas in a Chinese tropical montane rain forest. Ecography (Cop.). 38, 832–841 (2015).
  • Chen, S.-B. et al. Latitudinal diversity gradients in bryophytes and woody plants: Roles of temperature and water availability. J. Syst. Evol. 53, 535–545 (2015).
  • Sreekar, R. et al. The use of species-area relationships to partition the effects of hunting and deforestation on bird extirpations in a fragmented landscape. Divers. Distrib. 21, 441–450 (2015).
  • Chen, S. et al. Spatial patterns and environmental correlates of bryophyte richness: sampling effort matters. Biodivers. Conserv. 24, 593–607 (2014).