Bestuur Palynologische Kring

Wij zijn het bestuur van de Palynologische Kring. Bij personalia stellen we onszelf voor. Daaronder vind je tevens de documentatie behorende bij de jaarvergaderingen van de afgelopen jaren en de notulen van de bestuursvergaderingen. De bestuursvergaderingen worden meestal voorafgaand aan een lezingenmiddag gehouden.

Huidig bestuur

Sinds 5 juni 2019 bestaat het bestuur van de Palynologische Kring uit de volgende personen:

  • Voorzitter: Timme Donders (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Secretaris: William Gosling (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Penningmeester: Marjolein van der Linden (BIAX Consult)
  • Webmaster: Sander Houben (TNO)

Algemene leden

Arnoud Maurer (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Otto Brinkkemper (Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed)


Timme Donders

Timme Donders (1977) is a palaeoecologist at Utrecht University where he is involved in teaching, research and laboratory operations, and he is married to Francesca Sangiorgi (a marine palynologist at Utrecht University). He completed a PhD at Utrecht University in 2005 on (sub)tropical lowland palaeoecology, followed by two post-doc appointments during which son Giacomo was born. In 2008 he joined TNO-Geobiology group to do applied biostratigraphic and palaeoecological work. During that period he served two terms as board member of the ‘Palynologische Kring’ and was chairman of the ‘Paleobiologische Kring’, and initiate an international masterclasss on pollen and spore systematics and applications. In 2010 second son Nicola was born. In 2012 a move of the former Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology from biology to geosciences prompted his return to the university where he joined the Palaeoecology group of the Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University, chaired by Rike Wagner-Cremer, as an assistant professor. His current research focuses on land-sea correlations in warm climates, long Quaternary records, and the use of annual-scale signals in high-resolution pollen.


William Gosling

William is an Associate Professor in Palaeoecology at the University of Amsterdam, and Head of the Department of Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics within the Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). He has is interested in how ecosystems have functioned in the past and co-ordinates the “Ecology of the past” blog; where details of his current research and teaching activity can be found.

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Marjolein van der Linden

Marjolein van der Linden is sinds 2008 partner bij BIAX Consult. Ze is Senior KNA specialist Archeobotanie en voert met name palynologisch onderzoek uit. Daarnaast is zij gespecialiseerd in dendrochronologie.

Van 2003 tot en met 2007 was Marjolein werkzaam als promovendus bij de vakgroep Palaeo- en Landschapecologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. In december 2007 heeft zij haar proefschrift getiteld “effects of climate change and human impact on late-Holocene species composition and carbon accumulation in bog ecosystems” met succes verdedigd.

Van 2008-2009 was Marjolein parttime postdoc aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam in het Fúquene project.


Sander Houben

Sander Houben (1984) is a palynologist/geologist at TNO/Geological Survey of the Netherlands. He completed a PhD at Utrecht University in 2012 on the origin of Antarctic ice-sheets during the Eocene-Oligocene transition, including an important role of marine palynology.  In 2012 he joined TNO and started to work on applied biostratigraphic projects.  In 2017 he joined the geomodelling group of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands (part of TNO).  His current research focuses on mainly on stratigraphic issues in the Netherlands and adjacent North Sea by using both marine as terrestrial palynomorphs. Specific research interests include the development of marine anoxia, vegetation development in response to Pleistocene glaciations and the evolution of Paleozoic land-plants.