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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).  


Black Mantle Tissue of Endolithic Mussels (Leiosolenus spp.) Is Cloaking Borehole Orifices in Caribbean Reef Corals

Conclusions of low extinction risk for most species of reef-building corals are premature

Diversity, host specificity and biogeography in the Cladocorynidae (Hydrozoa, Capitata), with description of a new genus

Evolution and phylogeny of glass-sponge-associated zoantharians, with a description of two new genera and three new species

Feeding behavior of Coralliophila sp. on corals affected by Caribbean Ciliate Infection (CCI): A new possible vector?

Host range of the coral-associated worm snail Petaloconchus sp. (Gastropoda: Vermetidae), a newly discovered cryptogenic pest species in the southern Caribbean

Phylogeography of recent Plesiastrea (Scleractinia:: Plesiastreidae) based on an integrated taxonomic approach

Same but different?: Zoantharian assemblages (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) in Bonaire and Curaçao, southern Caribbean

Seahorse predation by octopuses in the Caribbean and the West Pacific

The effects of wave exposure and host cover on coral-associated fauna of a centuries-old artificial reef in the Caribbean

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Verwondering onder water

Nieuwe voedselbron voor Caribische koralen ontdekt

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

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