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Research interests


As a marine biologist, I have strong interests in the taxonomy, ecology, evolution, biogeography, and conservation of reef corals and their associated biota. I obtained my MSc in marine biology from the University of Groningen (1984) and my PhD from Leiden University (1990). My studies on reef corals started during an internship at Naturalis Biodversity Centre (1983), which is my present employer. In June 2019, I was appointed honorary professor in tropical marine biodiversity at the RUG (Naturalis chair).  


A centuries-old manmade reef in the Caribbean does not substitute natural reefs in terms of species assemblages and interspecific competition

A presumed Lazarus coral: Outstanding regeneration capacity of a Goniopora coral exposed to air over several months

Contrasting coral community structures between natural and artificial substrates at Koh Tao, Gulf of Thailand

Diversity of seahorse species (Hippocampus spp.) in the international aquarium trade

Downslope migration of free-living corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) in typhoon-exposed reef habitats at Okinawa, Japan

Editorial: Biogenic reefs at risk: Facing globally widespread local threats and their interaction with climate change

In memoriam: Leendert P. van Ofwegen (1953–2021), octocoral taxonomist

Met Naturalis in zee. Kunstmatig rif met een geschiedenis

Rarity in the native range of the Lessepsian migrant Plocamopherus ocellatus (Nudibranchia): Fact or artifact?

Salpivory by Colonial Reef Corals at Curaçao, Southern Caribbean

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Gestippelde zeenaaktslak is een supermodel

Zijn kunstmatige riffen de toekomst?

Zeepaardenhandel in kaart: Kweken gaat steeds beter

Leptoseris troglodyta - Witte grotbewoner

New discoveries on relationships between host corals, crabs and christmas tree worms

De bedreiging van koraalriffen door trilhaardiertjes

Omgaan met ecologische rouw

De student die zeeslakken telt

Onderwaterleven bij Bonaire onderzocht: nieuwe garnaal én zeeanemonen

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