Wall of Fame


PhD students

  • Fee Smulders, The impact of grazing, invasive species and environmental factors on the resilience and ecosystem services of seagrass April 2018->, WUR

  • Luuk Leemans, Socio-ecological connectivity of tropical coastal ecosystems: how to enhance restoration and conservation of ecosystem services, 2018-> RU, NIOZ, WUR

  • Sara Pino Cobacho,Tropical Blue Carbon Cascades, 2019 -> WUR

  • Caterina Coral, Revitalising North Sea Reef Ecosystem Services (ReViFES), 2020-> NIOZ, WUR


MSc students

  • Tjiske Kooistra, Mark Bouwmeester, Julia Duinhoven
  • Tatiana Becker
  • Janne Nauta
  • Miriam Loth & Thijs van Wuijckhuijse: Bonaire, Nov 2016 – Feb 2017, 
  • Irene Kranendonk & Roos Swarts: Bonaire, Aug – Nov 2016
  • Fionne Kiggen: drivers of sea turtle nest temperature, St. Eustatius, Aug 2016 – 2017, WUR & RUG
  • Jannah Boerakker: Border Control: seagrass landscaping by green turtles, Bonaire, Apr 2016-now, RUNijmegen
  • Moniek Gommers: interaction between invasive seagrass species H. stipulacea expansion and turtle grazing, Jan – Juli  2016, RUG
  • Sandra Striegel: Conservation in spite of feminisation and sea level rise under climate change. jul 2015 – april 2016, RUG
  • Fee Smulders: Does grazing facilitate seagrass invasion Aug 2015 – April 2016, UvA
  • Peter van Leent: Interactive effects of hydrodynamics stress and green turtle grazing on seagrasses, Derawan, Indonesia. Okt 2011 – July 2012 (UU).
    Publication of his father Ger van Leent in “Buddy line” 2012.
  • Iris de Winter: Behaviour and activity pattern of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on a heavily grazed seagrass meadow. Okt 2011 – June 2012 (WUR)
  • Sarah Engelhard: Carrying capacity of a seagrass dominated foraging ground of green turtles, Chelonia mydas, on Derawan Island, Indo-Pacific. Okt 2009 – 2010 (UvA)
  • Laura Govers (left): Eutrophication and grazing in a heavily grazed seagrass meadow in the Indo-Pacific. April 2008 – April 2009, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Madelon van de Kerk (right): Possible overgrazing by a 3s meadow by th Green turtle Chelonia mydas in the Indo-Pacific. April 2008 – March 2009, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Vincent de Jong: Effects of NHx on the photosynthetic capacity, free amino acid content and nitrogen content of two tropical seagrass species, Halodule uninervus and Thalassia hemprichii, a lab experiment. Februari 2008 –  August 2010 , Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Sarah Fisher: NH4 uptake kinetics of tropical seagrasses, a lab experiment. March 2008, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • … and many more…

BSc students

Matthias Hof

Jildou Schotanus, Kaylee van Dijk, Gerard Lansink: Facilitation effects on natural mussel beds. 2013 (RUG)

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  1. Hi-
    I was in the Derawan area last June and I’m intending to do research there in the near future. Can you please explain the research permit costs and processing times to me? Cheers- Zak

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