Off to Shark Bay, Australia

Time for some fieldwork! This time not in Indonesia but 7 hours flying further east in Sharkbay, Australia! Together with Laura Govers, Tjisse van der Heide, Leon Lamers and Fons Smolders and researchers for the University of Western-Australia we will investigate the driving mechanisms behind the unique seagrass patterns of Shark Bay (picture below). Recently, […]

Virtual Classroom: Seagrass Microscopy

The Radboud University has recently updated it’s “virtual classroom” with interesting microscopy pictures of tropical seagrasses and other submerged water plants, check it out, (Thanx Liesbeth Pierson) There is also a movie in the virtual classroom (in dutch only) to explain students what kind of research we do at the department of Environmental Science .

Mega Turtle

Although this animal is already been found in 1996, this giant Archelon ischyros Turtle fossil of 70 million years old keeps impressing me.                       Its “flipper-span” reaches 4.9 meters and its shell 4 meters across. Imagine snorkeling next to this this turtle. Did these ancient already […]

Students internships 2011-2012

Update 1-6-2011: STUDENT RECRUITMENT CLOSED: both internship positions taken I have 2 MSc. student internship opportunities available with fieldwork in Indonesia from end of November 2011 till February 2012. Students should already have finished 1 other internship. Contact me this month if you are interested. Check for here for more info, or at the site of […]