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Research interests

I am interested in the structure and functioning of diverse communities and ecosystems, with special attention on how plants, herbivores, detritivores and predators interact in ecosystems. Working in a range of temperate to tropical ecosystems, I combine experimental work with the advancement of a various types new ecological theory. I frequently use the outcomes of this research for providing advice on nature conservation issues. 


Addressing data-deficiency of threatened sharks and rays in a highly dynamic coastal ecosystem using environmental DNA

Biodegradable artificial reefs enhance food web complexity and biodiversity in an intertidal soft-sediment ecosystem

Biogeomorphological aspects of a model barrier island and its surroundings - Interactions between abiotic conditions and biota shaping the tidal and terrestrial landscape: A synthesis

Characterizing bedforms in shallow seas as an integrative predictor of seafloor stability and the occurrence of macrozoobenthic species

Growth and population structure of bloody cockles Senilia senilis at Banc d’Arguin and Bijagós with different environmental conditions and harvesting regimes

The metamicrobiome: Key determinant of the homeostasis of nutrient recycling

The seafloor from a trait perspective: A comprehensive life history dataset of soft sediment macrozoobenthos

Twenty years of monitoring reveal overfishing of bony fish stocks in the coastal national park Banc d’Arguin, in Mauritania

Using salt marshes for coastal protection: Effective but hard to get where needed most

Where land meets sea: Intertidal areas as key-habitats for sharks and rays

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Wat de winst van de PVV betekent voor natuur en milieu

Leidt het afschieten van zwijnen tot de geboorte van meer jongen?

Damdoorbraak 'ecocide': olie lekt, bomen sterven

Rewilding the planet

Snap jij nog waar de stikstofaanpak heen gaat? 'Als we niks doen, gaat het land echt op slot'

Klimaatwetenschappers worden steeds assertiever: ‘Het is een plicht om je uit te spreken’

Een innovatie die het stikstofprobleem oplost, is die er wel?

Hoe de stadse Caroline van der Plas de stem van de boer werd

Op1 - Stikstofspecial

Illegale haaienvisserij in Mauritanië bedreigt wadvogels in Nederland

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