Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Current research projects at Fame

To get an impression of the complete array of research projects currently running at the Fame department see below:

  • Zooplankton response and resilience to the cyanocide hydrogen peroxide - a laboratory study on the sensitivity of multiple fresh water zooplankton species (Aakster, S.). Supervision: E. Weenink, M. Kraak, P. Visser
  • Competition between corals and turf algae on a shallow reef in Vietnam (Abdelmalik, N.). Supervision: T. Swierts, P. Visser, M. Vermeij.
  • Marine sponges: a source or sink for phosphorous? (Arts, M.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, F. van Duyl
  • Metabolomes of Coral Algae Interaction (Arts, M.). Supervision: M. Vermeij, Roach, Rohwer
  • Using stable isotopes to reveal the impacts of eutrophication on aquatic food web structure (Baan, J.). Supervision: M. Kraak. G. vd Lee, A. Vonk
  • Role of the mangrove epiphytic community in linking carbon cycles between costal ecosystems (Bas, D.). Supervision: H. vd Geest, L. Gillis, A. Vonk
  • Cell proliferation gene knockdown in marine demosponge Halisarca caerulea (Becker, E.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, H. Breeuwer
  • Detection and monitoring of brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) populations in Dutch surface waters using eDNA to determine link with increased human leptospirosis (Becker, E). Supervision: G. Muyzer, Kardinaal, E. Mullings, B.
  • Population genetic structure and reproductive timing of giant barrel sponges in Curacao  (Belderok, R.). Supervision: M. Vermeij, T. Swierts, N. de Voogd
  • Distribution and host specificity of coral-associated barnacles along the leeward coast of Curaçao (van Beusekom, M.). Supervision: P. Visser, B. Hoeksema
  • The effect of iron on the Coral-Algae phase shifts (van Beusekom, M.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, M. Streekstra, R. Osinga
  • Assessment of the impacts of fishing net regulations on artisanal fishing communities in the Azuero Peninsula, Panama (Borruat, R.). Supervision: A. de Roos, R. Graham
  • Sub-lethal stress response of a deep-water boreal sponge to future climate change scenarios (de Bruin, T.) Supervision: J. de Goeij, J. Bannister
  • Optimal broodstock conditioning and selection by simulated migration of European eel (Choy, E.). Supervision: M/ Kraak,
  • Variation and flexibility in microbial communities in Giant Barrel Sponges (Clay, M.). Supervision: G. Muyzer, T, Swierts, N. de Voogd
  • Extremophilic microbial sulphidogenesis in soda lakes (van Doorn, M.). Supervision: L. Stal, G. Muyzer
  • Effect of silica on salt stress in seagrasses (van Doorn, M.). Supervision: G. Muyzer, A. Engelen, A. Vonk
  • Genetic variation and resilience of wild and nursery reef building coral populations (Engelberts, P.). Supervision: H. Breeuwer, L. Becking
  • Analysis of microplastics in freshwater of the Netherlands (Erich, M.). Supervision: P. de Voogt, S. Mintenig, A. van Wezel
  • Dynamics in detritus production in sponges on the coral reef on Curacao (Erich, M). Supervision: M. Vermeij, J. de Goeij, R. van Oost
  • Exploring the reduced growth efficiency of cyanobacteria in blue light (Fernandes Moreira de Carvalho, C.). Supervision: J. Huisman, V. Luimstra, M. Schuurmans
  • A brief examination of Symbiodinium clades present in sponges from the Indo-Pacific region (Francisca, R.). Supervision: N. de Voogd, J. de Goeij
  • Gene expression profile comparisons of Acropora sp in wild and nursery populations on the Caribbean islands of St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba (Francisca, R.). Supervision: H. Breeuwer, L. Becking
  • Innovating ecotoxicological sediment quality assessment: bioassays incorporating chemical and biological fingerprints (van Hall, B.). Supervision: M. Kraak, N. Wieringa, S. Droge
  • Post-disturbance succession in western Amazonian forests: a palaeoecological record from Lake Anañgucocha, Ecuador (Huisman, S.). Supervision: W. Gosling, McMichael
  • Biosonar behavior and time-varying gain control of Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) during deep foraging dives (Keller, O.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, H. Jensen
  • Standardizing the use of Micro-computed X-ray tomography to measure shell-thickness of Heliconoides inflatus as a bio indicator of ocean acidification impacts (Kemenade, Z.). Supervision: E. van Loon, W. Renema, K. Peijnenburg
  • Ecotoxicological water quality assessment applying a battery of in situ and laboratory invertebrate bioassays (van Kuijk, B.). C M. Kraak, M. de Baat, P. Verdonschot
  • Changes in coral reef fauna composition on Curacao over time (Langeveld, E.). Supervision: M. Vermeij, B. Hoeksema
  • Opportunistic Fungi in biofilms growing in Netherlands Drinking Water Systems (Lindgren, A.). Supervision: H. Breeuwer K. Learbuch,  P. van der Wielen
  • Changes is benthis fauna composition on Curacaoan reefs over time (Linssen, L.). Supervision: M. Vermeij, B. Hoeksema, J. de Goeij
  • Constructing the food web of the Markermeer (the Netherlands) using stable isotope analysis (Maathuis, M.). Supervision: H. vd Geest, A. Vonk
  • Aquatic ecotoxicity of licit and illicit drugs to daphnia magna (Maidman, F.). Supervision: P de Voogt, S. Kools, M. Kraak
  • Cell Kinetics in Freshwater Sponges (Manning, S.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, M. Bart, B. Muller
  • Modelling the dynamics in dissolved CO2 in a productive lake (Meijer, M.). Supervision: J. Huisman, J. Verspagen
  • Temperature-dependent differences in the individual behaviour and swimming performance in the Atlantic Molly (Poecilia mexicana) reared in near-identical conditions (Meka, J.). Supervision: I. Smallegange, D. Bierbach, J. Krause
  • The role of carbon in the Whittard canyon (Mellor, M.). Supervision: J. Verspagen, F. Mienis, G. Duineveld
  • A deep-sea sponge loop? Tracing carbon and nitrogen from DOM to sponges and detritivores (Rombouts,T.). Supervision: J. de Goeij, M. Bart, B. Mueller
  • What is the role of the invasive Neogobius melanostomus in the food web of lake Markermeer? (Schilder, K.). Supervision: E. van Loon, M. de Graaf, H. vd Geest
  • Innovating ecotoxicological sediment quality assessment: bioassays incorporating chemical and biological fingerprints (Selhorst, F.). Supervision: M. Kraak, M. de Baat, S. Droge
  • Hydrological, substance and ecosystem service analysis of the groote Molenbeek catchment (Solleveld, J.). Supervision: M. Kraak, P. Verdonschot
  • Investigating the carrying capacity of mussels in mesocosms and the spatial distribution of mussels in Lake Sloterplas, translated to the actual state shift in Lake Sloterplas (Tack, L.). Supervision: P. Visser, J. Stroom.
  • Benthic yanobacterial mats on Curaçao: what are they, what drives their growth and how do they affect their environment? (Theirlynck, T.). Supervision: G. Muyzer, P. Visser
  • Defining the mode of interaction between temperature and phosphate in promoting cyanobacterial growth (Tsiarta, N.). Supervision: J. Huisman, E. Mantzouki. P. Visser
  • What are the drivers for fitness and population densities of quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in the Sloterplas (SLP)? (vd Waal, L.). J. Verspagen, J. Stroom, A. Vonk
  • Vertical connectivity between shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems in Australia (Wels, D.). Supervision: P. Visser, P. Bongaerts
  • Selective killing of cyanobacteria with hydrogen peroxide (White, E.) Supervision: P. Visser, T. Piel, M. Schuurmans
  • The effects of different nutrient limitations on the sensitivity of harmful cyanobacteria to hydrogen peroxide (Xu, T.).  Supervision: P. Visser, G. Sandrini, M. Schuurmans

     

Published by  IBED

23 August 2017