Dr. Adrie van der Werf earned his PhD on the ecophysiology of natural grassland species at Utrecht University (1988-1991). From 1991 onwards he worked at Wageningen University and Research on many agronomic and physiological subjects. The last 8 years he developed expertise on aquatic farming systems (fresh and salt water). He has been a member of the “Advisors to the Board” of the New Phytologist and consulting editor for Plant and Soil. From 1996-2021 he refereed articles for ~ 20 international journals. His work as a (co-) author has been cited over 4500 times. His H-index is 32 (Google Scholar).