Jeffrey Harvey

Prof. Jeffrey Harvey PhD

Senior Researcher
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Visiting Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands



My research examines multitrophic interactions under abiotic stresses. Current focus is on the effects of climatic extremes i.e. heat waves, floods and drought on above-below ground multitrophic interactions and on the biology and ecology of spiders.


Steatoda grossa (male)
Male false widow spider, Steatoda grossa

Research groups



  • 2000–Present
    Senior Scientist, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands
  • 2013–Present
    Visiting Professor, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1999
    Associate Editor, Nature (London), United Kingdom
  • 1997–1999
    Post-doctoral Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
  • 1995–1997
    Post doctoral researcher, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1991–1995
    PhD, Liverpool University, United Kingdom
  • 1988–1991
    BSc, Liverpool University, United Kingdom

Projects & collaborations