Dr Laura Kruitbos

Dr Laura Kruitbos
Dr Laura Kruitbos
Dr Laura Kruitbos

Operations Manager

About
Email Address
l.kruitbos@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273282
Office Address
Office 903 MacRobert Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
581 King Street
AB24 5UA

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School/Department
Business School

Biography

I have worked for the University of Aberdeen since 2009 in various research and admin roles following my PhD in Environmental Science, including within the School of Biological Sciences, Geosciences and Medical School.  I joined the Business School in 2019 as School Administration Coordinator and moved to my current role as Operations Manager in May 2023.  My role involves operational oversight, leading and ensuring effective day-to-day administrative operations, planning and helping to manage facilities, contracts and finances for the School. 

Qualifications

  • ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management 
    2018 - University of Aberdeen 
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® 
    2012 - Project Management Institute 
  • PhD Environmental Science 
    2009 - University of Aberdeen 
  • BSc (Hons) Biology 
    2005 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Mental Health First Aider

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Assessor

Information Champion Representative (Data Protection and Information Security) for the Business School 

External Memberships

South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP)

Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM)

Publications

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  • Strain identity of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor is more important than richness in regulating plant and fungal performance under nutrient rich conditions

    Hazard, C., Kruitbos, L., Davidson, H., Mbow, F. T., Taylor, A. F., Johnson, D.
    Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, 1874
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Nematodes associated with terrestrial slugs from canola fields and ornamental nurseries in South Africa

    Pieterse, A., Malan, A., Kruitbos, L., Sirgel, W., Ross, J.
    Zootaxa, pp. 194-200
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Contrasting effects of intra- and interspecific identity and richness of ectomycorrhizal fungi on host plants, nutrient retention and multifunctionality

    Hazard, C., Kruitbos, L., Davidson, H., Taylor, A. F. S., Johnson, D.
    New Phytologist, vol. 213, no. 2, pp. 852-863
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Analysis of hydrological seasonality across northern catchments using monthly precipitation-runoff polygon metrics

    Ali, G. A., Tetzlaff, D., Kruitbos, L. M., Soulsby, C., Carey, S., McDonnell, J., Buttle, J., Laudon, H., Seibert, J., McGuire, K., Shanley, J.
    Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 56-72
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Hydroclimatic and hydrochemical controls on Plecoptera diversity and distribution in northern freshwater ecosystems

    Kruitbos, L. M., Tetzlaff, D., Soulsby, C., Buttle, J., Carey, S. K., Laudon, H., McDonnell, J. J., McGuire, K., Seibert, J., Cunjak, R., Shanley, J.
    Hydrobiologia, vol. 693, no. 1, pp. 39-53
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The influence of habitat quality on the foraging strategies of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis megidis

    Kruitbos, L. M., Heritage, S., Hapca, S., Wilson, M. J.
    Parasitology, vol. 137, no. 2, pp. 303-309
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Is it time to "wave" goodbye to "nictating" nematodes?

    Kruitbos, L. M., Wilson, M. J.
    Nematology, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 309-310
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Influence of substrate on the body-waving behaviour of nematodes

    Kruitbos, L. M., Heritage, S., Hapca, S., Wilson, M. J.
    Nematology, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 917-925
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phoretic dispersal of entomopathogenic nematodes by Hylobius abietis

    Kruitbos, L. M., Heritage, S., Wilson, M. J.
    Nematology, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 419-427
    Contributions to Journals: Articles