Dr. Joeri Sergej Strijk

joeri.strijk@ubd.edu.bn

Associate Professor, Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research



                    

• 2021 Associate Professor of Botany, Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

• 2014-2020 Associate Professor of Genomics and Plant Evolution / PI Biodiversity Genomics Team, Guangxi University, China.

• 2011-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

EDUCATION

• 2006-2010 Marie Curie Fellowship for Doctoral Research, Laboratory for Evolution and Biological Diversity, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France.

• 1998-2005 Biology: MSc Animal Ecology; MSc Plant Systematics; 3rd specialisation Molecular Systematics, (Leiden Univ., Utrecht Univ.), Wageningen University, Netherlands.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research is directed at improving our understanding of the origin, functioning and maintenance of plant biodiversity. This involves combining evolutionary, ecological and genomic approaches, in various ecosystems in the temperate, subtropical and tropical zones. As focal taxa I target plant families with global/pantropical distribution ranges that form some of the largest and most complex species groups known to science. These families are integral components of complex and hyperdiverse plant communities which perform crucial ecosystem roles but overall, remain poorly known and are beyond the scope of sustainable use practices and conservation action. By combining traditional taxonomic approaches with the latest advances in genomics, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and evolutionary reconstruction, I aim to make these groups accessible for further research, conservation and sustainable use by revealing their evolutionary histories and relationships, genomic divergence and ecological potential for adaptation and rapid speciation.

FUTURE PROJECTS

Genomics and evolution of major tropical tree families


Applications Invited

Regional floristic treatments and Flora of Brunei Online


Applications Invited

Field Course Tropical Botany


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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Cvetkovic, T., Areces-Berazain, F., Hinsinger, D.D., Thomas, D.C., Wieringa, J.J., Vautham, E. and Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Phylogenomics and a revised tribal classification of subfamily Dipterocarpoideae (Dipterocarpaceae). Taxon (In Press).

Cvetkovic, T., Areces-Berazain, F., Hinsinger, D.D., Thomas, D.C., Wieringa, J.J., Ganesan, S.K. and Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Phylogenomics resolves deep subfamilial relationships in Malvaceae sl. G3 Genes| Genomes| Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab136

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Roeder, M., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Erkens, R.H.J., Sauquet, H., Pirie, M.D., Thomas, D.C., Cao, K. 2021. Chromosome-level reference genome of the soursop (Annona muricata), a new resource for magnoliid research and tropical pomology. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13353

Areces-Berazain, F., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Genome-wide supermatrix analyses of maples (Acer, Sapindaceae) reveal recurring inter-continental migration, mass extinction and rapid lineage divergence. Genomics 113 (2), 681-692. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2021.01.014

Bouman, R.W., Kessler, P.J., Telford, I.R., Bruhl, J.J., Strijk, J.S., Saunders, R.M. and van Welzen, P.C. 2020. Molecular phylogenetics of Phyllanthus sensu lato (Phyllanthaceae): Towards coherent monophyletic taxa. Taxon.70(1):72-98. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12424

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Roeder, M., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Erkens, R.H.J., Sauquet, H., Pirie, M.D., Thomas, D.C., Cao, K. 2021. Chromosome-level reference genome of the soursop (Annona muricata), a new resource for magnoliid research and tropical pomology. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13353

Areces-Berazain, F., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Genome-wide supermatrix analyses of maples (Acer, Sapindaceae) reveal recurring inter-continental migration, mass extinction and rapid lineage divergence. Genomics 113 (2), 681-692. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2021.01.014

Carrero, C., Jerome, D., Beckman, E., Byrne, A., Coombes, A.J., Deng, M., Rodríguez, A.G., Van Sam, H., Khoo, E., Nguyen, N., Robiansyah, I., Correa, H.R., Sang, J., Song, Y.G., Strijk, J.S., Sugau, J., Sun, W., Valencia-Ávalos, S., Westwood, M. 2020. The Red List of Oaks 2020. The Morton Arboretum. ISBN: 9780999265628. https://www.mortonarb.org/files/RedListOaks2020.pdf

Kooyman, R.M., Crayn, D., Joyce, E., Morley, R., Rossetto, M., Slik, F., Strijk, J.S., Su, T., Yap, S., Wilf, P. 2019. Origins and Assembly of the Southeast Asian Perhumid Rainforest. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Vol. 50:119-143. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110218-024737

Strijk, J.S.*, Hinsinger, D.D., Zhang, F.P., Cao. K. 2019. Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research. GigaScience giz136. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz136

GRANT DETAILS

2020 - Franklinia Foundation
2020 - Franklinia Foundation
2018 - Franklinia Foundation
2017 - Singapore Botanical Garden
2017 - 100 Talent Grant
2017 - National Science Foundation of China
2014 - Sibbald Trust
2010 - EOL Synthesis Center
2009 - Systematics Association
2009 - European Molecular Biology Organization
2006 - Marie Curie Foundation
2003 - Wageningen University Fund

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Other Peer reviewed publications:

Carrero, C., Jerome, D., Beckman, E., Byrne, A., Coombes, A.J., Deng, M., Rodríguez, A.G., Van Sam, H., Khoo, E., Nguyen, N., Robiansyah, I., Correa, H.R., Sang, J., Song, Y.G., Strijk, J.S., Sugau, J., Sun, W., Valencia-Ávalos, S., Westwood, M. 2020. The Red List of Oaks 2020. The Morton Arboretum. ISBN: 9780999265628. https://www.mortonarb.org/files/RedListOaks2020.pdf

Colin, O., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Mahonia lancasteri (Berberidaceae), a new species originating from Sichuan (China) described from cultivation. Phytotaxa 482 (1), 45-54. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.482.1.5

Wang, Y., Cvetkovic, T., Aritsara, A.N.A., Carrion, A.D.A., Strijk, J.S.* 2021. Complete chloroplast sequence of Fenerivia ghesquiereana (Annonaceae): a rare and endemic tree from Madagascar. Mitochondrial DNA: Part B 6:1, 158-160. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2020.1855604

Areces-Berazain, F., Wang, Y., Hinsinger, D.D. and Strijk, J.S., 2020. Plastome comparative genomics in maples resolves the infrageneric backbone relationships. PeerJ, 8, p.e9483. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9483

Strijk, J.S., Binh, H.T., Ngoc, N.V., Pereira, J.T., Slik, J.F., Sukri, R.S., Suyama, Y., Tagane, S., Wieringa, J.J., Yahara, T. and Hinsinger, D.D., 2020. Museomics for reconstructing historical floristic exchanges: Divergence of stone oaks across Wallacea. PloS one, 15(5), p.e0232936. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232936

Carrion, A.D.A., Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2020. ECuADOR – Easy Curation of Angiosperm Duplicated Organellar Regions, a tool for cleaning and curating plastomes obtained from next generation sequencing pipelines. PeerJ 8:e8699 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8699

Carrion, A.D.A., Hinsinger, D.D. and Strijk, J.S.* 2020. Genomics of the critically endangered monotypic genus Sinopora: the plastome of S. hongkongensis (Lauraceae). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B 5(1), pp.379-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1703590

Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2019. Plastome of Quercus xanthoclada and comparison of genomic diversity amongst selected Quercus species using genome skimming. PhytoKeys 132:75. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.132.36365

Cvetkovic T., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S.* 2019. Living on the edge: exploring genomic diversity in Chinese Dipterocarpaceae using NGS data. Scientific Reports 9 (11639). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48240-y

Strijk, J.S.*, Hoang, S.T. 2019. Lithocarpus gigantophyllus (Fagaceae), a new record from Loei province (Thailand). Thai Forest Bulletin 47 (2), 145-151. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2019.47.2.04

Liang, X, Hinsinger, D.D. Elias, R.B. Strijk, J.S.* 2019. The plastome sequence of Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco, an endemic tree species of the Azores islands. Mitochondrial DNA: part B 4(1):363–5. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1545536

Yu T.H., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S., Kim Shan Wee A. 2018. The first complete chloroplast genome of a major mangrove species Sonneratia alba Sm and its implications on conservation efforts. Mitochondrial DNA: part B 3(2):500–2. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1463828

Binh, H.T., Van Ngoc, N., Tagane, S., Toyama, H., Mase, K., Mitsuyuki, C., Strijk, J.S., Suyama, Y. and Yahara, T., 2018. A taxonomic study of Quercus langbianensis complex based on morphology and DNA barcodes of classic and next generation sequences. PhytoKeys, (95), p.37. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.95.21126

Cvetkovic T., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S.* 2017. The first complete chloroplast sequence of a major tropical timber tree in the Meranti family: Vatica odorata (Dipterocarpaceae). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B 2(1):52–3. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2016.1275837

Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S.* 2017. The chloroplast genome sequence of Michelia alba (Magnoliaceae), an ornamental tropical tree species. Mitochondrial DNA: Part B 2(1):9–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2016.1275850

Hou, C, Wikstrom, N., Strijk, J.S. Rydin, C. 2016. Resolving phylogenetic relationships and species delimitations in closely related gymnosperms using high-throughput NGS, Sanger sequencing and morphology. Plant Systematics and Evolution 303(1):117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-016-1335-1

Jiang, G.-F., Hinsinger, D.D. Strijk, J.S. 2016. Comparison of intraspecific, interspecific and intergeneric chloroplast diversity in cycads. Scientific Reports 6(1):31473. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep31473

Hinsinger, D. D., Strijk, J.S.* 2016. Toward phylogenomics of Lauraceae: The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Litsea glutinosa (Lauraceae), an invasive tree species on Indian and Pacific Ocean islands. Plant Gene 9:71–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2016.08.002

Parnell, J.A.N., Pilla, F., Simpson, D.A., van Welzen, P., Chayamarit, K., Chantaranothai, P., Boyce, P. C., Bygrave, P., Byrne, C., Chen, S., Couch, C., Curtis, T., Dransfield, S., Duyfjes, B.E.E., Eiadthong, W., Esser, H.J., Grote, P.J., Hua, Z., Jebb, M., Kirkup, D., W. Ke Loc, P., Larsen, S.S., Macklin, J., Madern, A., Meade, C., Merklinger, F., Middleton, D.J., Moat, J., Muasya, A.M., Nakmuenwai, P., Pedersen, H., Pendry, C.A., Prajaksood, A., Pooma, R., Pruesapan, K., Puglisi, C., Sathapattayanon, A., Sukkharak, P., Staples, G., Strijk, J.S., Suddee, S., Sungkaew, S., Tangjitman, K., Teerawattananon, A., Tovaranonte, J., Ung, T., Trias-Blasi, A., De Wilde, W.J.J.O., Wilkin, P., Yahara, T. A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends. Thai Forest Bulletin 43, 2015, p111-131. https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/44243

Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S.* 2015. Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Castanopsis concinna (Fagaceae), a threatened species from Hong Kong and southeastern China. Mitochondrial DNA 28(1):65–66. https://doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1110800

Ma, R., Zhang, J. Cavaleri,, M.A., Sterck,, F., Strijk, J.S., Cao, K. 2015. Convergent Evolution towards High Net Carbon Gain Efficiency Contributes to the Shade Tolerance of Palms (Arecaceae). PloS ONE 10(10):e0140384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140384

Parnell, J.A.N., Strijk, J.S., Maknoi, C., Luu, H.T., Pooma, R., Sirimongkol, S., Rueangruea, S., Tichai, W. Ritphet, N. 2014. An expansion of the ranges of Christisonia siamensis Craib and Christisonia scortechinii Prain, the latter species new to Thailand, together with a revised key to Thai Orobanchaceae. Thai Forest Bulletin 42: 16-23. https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/24907

Strijk, J.S.*, Rueangruea, S., Sirimongkol, S., Suddee, S. 2013. Lithocarpus corneus (Lour.) Rehder (Fagaceae), a new record for the Flora of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 42: 1-5. https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/24900

Strijk, J.S.*, Sirimongkol, S., Rueangrea, S., Ritphet, N., Chamchumroon, V. 2014. Lithocarpus orbicarpus (Fagaceae), a new species of Stone Oak from Phang Nga province, Thailand. PhytoKeys 34: 33–46. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.34.6429

Van Welzen, P.C., Strijk, J.S., Van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Nucete, M., Merckx, V.S.F.T. 2014. Dated molecular phylogenies of the sister genera Macaranga and Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae): Congruence in historical biogeographic patterns? PLoS ONE 9(1): e85713. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085713

Strijk, J.S.*, Bone, R., Thebaud, C., Buerki, S., Fritsch, P.W., Hodkinson, T.R., Strasberg, D. 2014. Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian ocean islands. Journal of Biogeography 41(4), 810-822. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12259

Strijk, J.S.*, Noyes, R.D, Strasberg, D., Cruaud, C., Abbot, Chase, M.W., Thebaud, C. 2012. In and out of Madagascar: dispersal to peripheral islands, insular speciation and diversification of Indian Ocean Daisy trees (Psiadia, Asteraceae). PLoS ONE 7(8): e42932. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042932

Bone, R.E., Strijk, J.S., Fritsch, P.W., Buerki, S., Strasberg, D., Thebaud, C., Hodkinson, T.R., 2012. Phylogenetic inference of Badula (Primulaceae), a rare and threatened genus endemic to the Mascarene Archipelago. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 169, 284-296. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01221.x

Renner, S.S., Strijk, J.S., Strasberg, D., Thebaud, C., 2010. Biogeography of the Monimiaceae (Laurales): a role for East Gondwana and long distance dispersal, but not West Gondwana. Journal of Biogeography 37(7), 1227-1238. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02319.x

Strijk, J.S. 2004. Description of the nest and nestling of Great Eared Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis from Luzon, Philippines. Forktail 20: 128-129.

Van Weerd, M., Strijk, J.S., Snelder, D. 2003. The importance of forest fragments for birds and local communities in Northeast Luzon, Philippines. Sylvatrop 13 (1&2): 1-30.

CONSULTANCY

Courses:
• 2017-2019 Teacher & course coordinator: Course Biological Exploration and Biodiversity Research. Guangxi University, China.
• 2018-2020 Teacher: Course Modern Ecology - Plant Taxonomy, Systematics, Evolution, Biogeography. Guangxi University, China.
• 2017-2020 Teacher: Course Frontiers in Ecology and Conservation. Guangxi University. China.

Workshops:
• 2018 Instructor (invited): BGCI & GTC workshop: Tropical Fagaceae Identification, Conservation and IUCN Red Listing Training. Hosted by Pha Tad Ke BG, Luang Prabang, Laos.

Reviewer for:
• Genomics; Molecular Ecology Resources; Annals of Botany; Journal of Biogeography; Molecular Ecology; Taxon; PLoS ONE; International Journal of Plant Sciences; PhytoKeys; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; BMC Genomics; Journal of Systematics & Evolution; Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution.

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Associate Editor for Genomics (IF 6.205) https://www.journals.elsevier.com/genomics
Associate Editor for Scientific Reports (IF 3.998) https://www.nature.com/srep/
Director/Researcher - Alliance for Conservation Tree Genomics >> https://www.actg.science/
Member of IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group >> http://globaltrees.org/iucn-ssc-global-tree-specialist-group
Regional flora projects >> https://www.actg.science/regional-flora-projects/
Member of the International Oak Society >> https://www.internationaloaksociety.org/