PhD students, MSc. and BSc. students that performed part of their curriculum within my projects:

schermafdruk-2017-02-10-06-49-56Miriam Loth & Thijs van Wuijckhuijse: Bonaire, Nov 2016 – Feb 2017, WUR





14468358_1482820425068522_8669802947070240811_oIrene Kranendonk & Roos Swarts: Bonaire, Aug – Nov 2016, WUR





Fionne setting up nest temperature loggers

Fionne Kiggen: drivers of sea turtle nest temperature, St. Eustatius, Aug 2016 – Now, WUR & RUG





Jannah in Lac Bay

Jannah Boerakker: Border Control: seagrass landscaping by green turtles, Bonaire, Apr 2016-now, RUNijmegen




Schermafbeelding 2016-05-27 om 14.13.13Moniek Gommers: interaction between invasive seagrass species H. stipulacea expansion and turtle grazing, Jan – Juli  2016, RUG




20150910MC109214Jurjan van der Zee: Ecological and evolutionary genomics of Dutch Caribbean green and hawksbill turtles. March 2015-2019, RUG





Sandra Striegel: Conservation in spite of feminisation and sea level rise under climate change. jul 2015 – april 2016, RUG




fee6 - Version 2Fee Smulders: Does grazing facilitate seagrass invasion Aug 2015 – April 2016, UvA




20130528mc65879-2 Hélène de Paoli: PhD thesis: Restoring mussel beds: A guide on how to survive on an intertidal mudflat (NIOZ, RU)




schermafbeelding-2017-02-27-om-14-06-58Jeltje Jouta: PhD research: Ecological forensics on Wadden Sea food web (NIOZ, RUG)




20130507MC65488Jildou Schotanus, Kaylee van Dijk, Gerard Lansink: 
Facilitation effects on natural mussel beds. 2013 (RUG)





van Leent

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)





Sjoerd van der Zon:River influence on tropical seagrass ecosystems in the Derawan archipelago; East-Kalimantan, Indonesia. Okt 2009 – Aug 2010 (WUR)





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

If you want to end up here, send me an email with your resume.

Also on the Wall of Fame: My scientific advisors & Promotors off course! Leon Lamers, Marieke van Katwijk, Jan Roelofs (Radboud University Nijmegen), Tjeerd Bouma & Peter Herman (NIOZ) and Wawan Kiswara (LIPI). And also my co-workers

This study is financed by the NWO-WOTRO Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Science for global development



3 Responses so far.

  1. Zak from the US says:

    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

  2. @Zak,
    This is quite a tedious process. I’m working on my permit for almost 5 months now and I’m now at the point of waiting for approval to go to Indonesia. I don’t know the exact cost and processing times yet but I will update this site if I have more information. The research application has to be send through ristek (
    See you on Derawan.

  3. […] vakantie vieren voordat we afreizen naar Derawan en het onderzoek weer opgepakt wordt. Hier zijn Laura en Madelon (mijn geweldige studenten) dan al hard bezig met het oogsten van […]

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