NWO-NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the national oceanographic institute and principally performs and promotes academically excellent multidisciplinary fundamental and frontier applied marine research addressing important scientific and societal questions pertinent to the functioning of oceans and seas. NIOZ serves as national marine research facilitator (NMF) for The Netherlands scientific community.
Van Gils will be teaching Global Change Ecology at the University in Groningen, at the NIOZ research facilities on Texel, but also along the flyway involving both local students and students from UG/NIOZ.
Thieltges has a long track record of studying the role of parasites in ecosystems. With the appointment at Groningen University, he complements the existing diverse marine research activities at the RUG on the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems
The invasive American razor clam accounted for almost half of the total food consumption around Balgzand at the beginning of this century. In Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers publish a full reconstruction of changes in the local food web.
Our science is conducted in four scientific departments;. Three of them are area oriented: estuaries and delta areas, coastal seas and open oceans. Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry conducts science in all three area types.
NIOZ performs maritime research in deltas, seas and oceans around the world. To create more visibility for our research, NIOZ has several virtual centres of interdisciplinary expertise around topics of societal and industrial interest. Each centre aims to offer a variety of stakeholders easy access to our expertise: don't hesitate to contact the contactpersons listed in each centre if you have any questions or suggestions.