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Marine Biology


Tjeerd Bouma

Tjeerd J. Bouma

Honorary Professor of Biogeomorphological Dynamics and Ecosystem Services of Coastal Zones
Senior Researcher of Spatial Ecology, NIOZ Yerseke

Bio-physical interactions between the forces originating from tidal currents and waves, and species that alter these forces and thereby the environment (i.e., ecosystem engineers)

Ecology, Marine Biology


Klemens Eriksson

B.D.H. Klemens Eriksson

Associate Professor of Marine Ecology
Eriksson lab

Experimental ecology, Wadden Sea benthos, Baltic Sea, coastal food-webs, algae, seagrass ecosystems



Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Laura Govers

Laura L. Govers

Assistent Professor of Marine Conservation Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Govers group

Marine ecology, conservation ecology, coastal ecology, community ecology, biogeochemistry, Wadden Sea ecology, seagrass ecology


Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Bert Hoeksema

Bert W. Hoeksema

Honorary Professor of Tropical Marine Biodiversity
Senior Researcher of Taxonomy & Systematics, Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden

Coral reef biology, marine biodiversity, marine conservation, marine zoology


Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Marine Biology


Han Olff

Han Olff

Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
Olff group

We study the structure and functioning of diverse communities and ecosystems, with special attention on how plants, herbivores, detritivores and predators interact


Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Per Palsbøll

Per J. Palsbøll

Professor of Marine Evolution & Conservation
Palsbøll lab

Population genetics, conservation genetics, evolutionary genetics, marine mammals


Evolution, Population & Evolutionary Genetics, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Theunis Piersma

Theunis Piersma

Endowed Chair of Global Flyway Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Piersma group

Habitat selection and distributional ecology, organismal design, marine biology, physiological, behavioural, population and community ecology, evolutionary and molecular ecology, animal migration, evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Jaqueline Stefels

Jaqueline Stefels

Senior Scientist of Ecophysiology of Marine Microalgae
Stefels lab

Marine phytoplankton, ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, climate gases, DMS, pigments, pelagic and sea ice habitats



Ecology, Marine Biology, Plant & Animal Physiology


Johan van de Koppel

Johan van de Koppel

Honorary Professor of Spatial Ecology of Intertidal Systems
Senior Researcher of Estuarine & Delta Systems, NIOZ Yerseke
Van de Koppel group

Spatial ecology of intertidal systems



Ecology, Marine Biology, Mathematical & Computational Biology


Tjisse van der Heide

Tjisse van der Heide

Professor of Coastal Ecology
Senior Researcher of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Texel
Van der Heide group

Interactions between organisms and their environment in coastal ecosystems, ecosystem engineers, bivalve reefs, seagrass meadows, salt marshes

Ecology, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


Sancia van der Meij

Sancia E.T. van der Meij

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Diversification of Reef-Associated Marine Organisms
Van der Meij lab

Adaptive divergence, biogeography, biodiversity, (co-)evolution, coral reefs, (co-)speciation, Crustacea, genetics, host specificity, human impact, marine invertebrates, Mollusca, morphology, phylogeny reconstruction, phylogeography, Scleractinia, systematics, taxonomy

Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation Biology


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