Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Dr. Herman Hummel

Senior Scientist
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 484
Location
Yerseke
Function
Senior Scientist

Expertise

  • Estuarine Ecophysiology
  • Genetics, physiology, ecology, diversity of benthic animals
  • Impact of changes in environmental factors (S,T, tide, food, pollution)
  • Coordinating/leading major (inter)national projects

I am senior scientist and project manager in the EDS group of NIOZ, and professor in Estuarine Ecophysiology at the University of Gdansk, Poland.

My main aim is to understand the relation between fluctuations in environmental factors and the genetics, physiology and ecology (diversity, growth, condition) of estuarine benthic animals. Moreover I have focused on sustained observations and marine biodiversity, involving taxonomic and ecological analyses of the benthic communities in coastal seas and estuaries.

I have been (co-)leading several major international projects and concerted actions in the field of marine biodiversity, such as the Network of Excellence MARBEF “Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning” with 95 participating European institutes,the EC Concerted Action BIOMARE on “Implementation and networking of large-scale long-term MARine BIOdiversity research in Europe” with the participation of 24 European institutes, and the EC project BIOCOMBE on “The impact of BIOdiversity changes in COastal Marine Benthic Ecosystems”.

At this moment I am Chair and General Coordinator of the COST Action EMBOS on a European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System, with the participation of more than 20 European countries.

Also I am the WorkPackage leader on “Requirements of future Protected Areas” in the EC Horizon2020 project EcoPotential on “Improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations”.

In connection to these major projects, I was President of the European Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS) Network, a network uniting more than 50 marine stations in Europe with the aim to promote marine research in Europe, and I have been  also President of the European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) series.

My publications amount more than 240 papers of which over 115 in refereed international scientific journals and books. I was involved in more than 100 multi-annual contracts with national governmental and international organizations and consultancies, chaired or (co-)organised more than 90 networks, symposia and workshops, attended more than 300 symposia, workshops and overseas seminars (of which more than 50 on invitation), and obtained more than 80 grants from national and international organisations (a.o. the Council of Europe, UNESCO, NUFFIC, NERC, EC (FAR, INTAS, 5th, 6th, 7th FP, Horizon2020)).

NIOZ publications

  • 2017
    dal Bello, M.; Leclerc, J.-C.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; De Lucia, G.A.; Arvanitidis, C.; van Avesaath, P.; Bachelet, G.; Bojanic, N.; Como, S.; Coppa, S.; Coughlan, J.; Crowe, T.; Degraer, S.; Espinosa, F.; Faulwetter, S.; Frost, M.; Guinda, X.; Jankowska, E.; Jourde, J.; De La Pena, J.A.J.; Kerckhof, F.; Kotta, J.; Lavesque, N.; Magni, P.; de Matos, V.; Orav-Kotta, H.; Pavloudi, C.; Pedrotti, M.L.; Peleg, O.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Puente, A.; Ribeiro, P.; Rigaut-Jalabert, F.; Rilov, G.; Rousou, M.; Rubal, M.; Ruginis, T.; Silva, T.; Simon, N.; Sousa-Pinto, I.; Troncoso, J.; Warzocha, J.; Weslawski, J.M.; Hummel, H. (2017). Consistent patterns of spatial variability between NE Atlantic and Mediterranean rocky shores. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 539-547. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416001491
    Hummel, H.; van Avesaath, P.; Wijnhoven, S.; Kleine-Schaars, L.; Degraer, S.; Kerckhof, F.; Bojanic, N.; Skejic, S.; Vidjak, O.; Rousou, M.; Orav-Kotta, H.; Kotta, J.; Jourde, J.; Pedrotti, M.L.; Leclerc, J.-C.; Simon, N.; Rigaut-Jalabert, F.; Bachelet, G.; Lavesque, N.; Arvanitidis, C.; Pavloudi, C.; Faulwetter, S.; Crowe, T.; Coughlan, J.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; dal Bello, M.; Magni, P.; Como, S.; Coppa, S.; Ikauniece, A.; Ruginis, T.; Jankowska, E.; Weslawski, J.M.; Warzocha, J.; Gromisz, S.; Witalis, B.; Silva, T.; Ribeiro, P.; De Matos, V.K.F.; Sousa-Pinto, I.; Veiga, P.; Troncoso, J.; Guinda, X.; De La Pena, J.A.J.; Puente, A.; Espinosa, F.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Frost, M.; Mcneill, C.L.; Peleg, O.; Rilov, G. (2017). Geographic patterns of biodiversity in European coastal marine benthos. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 507-523. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416001119
    Kotta, J.; Orav-Kotta, H.; Holger, J.; Hummel, H.; Arvanitidis, C.; van Avesaath, P.; Bachelet, G.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; Bojanić, N.; Como, S.; Coppa, S.; Coughlan, J.; Crowe, T.; dal Bello, M.; Degraer, S.; De La Pena, J.A.J.; De Matos, V.K.F.; Espinosa, F.; Faulwetter, S.; Frost, M.; Guinda, X.; Jankowska, E.; Jourde, J.; Kerckhof, F.; Lavesque, N.; Leclerc, J.-C.; Magni, P.; Pavloudi, C.; Pedrotti, M.L.; Peleg, O.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Puente, A.; Ribeiro, P.; Rilov, G.; Rousou, M.; Ruginis, T.; Silva, T.; Simon, N.; Sousa-Pinto, I.; Troncoso, J.; Warzocha, J.; Weslawski, J.M. (2017). Essence of the patterns of cover and richness of intertidal hard bottom communities: a pan-European study. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 525-538. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416001351
    Kraberg, A.C.; Boersma, M.; Hummel, H.; Wiltshire, K.H.; Frost, M. (2017). 50 years of the European Marine Biology symposium – a continuing success story : introduction to the EMBS special issue. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 463-464. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s002531541700056x
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    Puente, A.; Guinda, X.; Juanes, J.A.; Ramos, E.; Echavarri-Erasun, B.; De La Hoz, C.F.; Degraer, S.; Kerckhof, F.; Bojanić, N.; Rousou, M.; Orav-Kotta, H.; Kotta, J.; Jourde, J.; Pedrotti, M.L.; Leclerc, J.-C.; Simon, N.; Bachelet, G.; Lavesque, N.; Arvanitidis, C.; Pavloudi, C.; Faulwetter, S.; Crowe, T.P.; Coughlan, J.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; dal Bello, M.; Magni, P.; Como, S.; Coppa, S.; De Lucia, G.A.; Rugins, T.; Jankowska, E.; Weslawski, J.M.; Warzocha, J.; Silva, T.; Ribeiro, P.; de Matos, V.; Sousa-Pinto, I.; Troncoso, J.; Peleg, O.; Rilov, G.; Espinosa, F.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Frost, M.; Hummel, H.; van Avesaath, P. (2017). The role of physical variables in biodiversity patterns of intertidal macroalgae along European coasts. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 549-560. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416001673
  • 2016
    Cochrane, S.; Andersen, J.H.; Berg, T.; Blanchet, H.; Borja, A.; Carstensen, J.; Elliott, M.; Hummel, H.; Niquil, N.; Renaud, P.E. (2016). What Is Marine Biodiversity? Towards Common Concepts and Their Implications for Assessing Biodiversity Status. Front. Mar. Sci. 3: 248. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00248
    Hummel, H.; Hummel, C. (2016). Scenario for the organisation of conferences and symposia. 4th edition. NIOZ-rapport, 2016(1). NIOZ: Den Burg. 36 pp.
  • 2015
    Lajus, D.; Katolikova, M.; Strelkov, P.; Hummel, H. (2015). Fluctuating and Directional Asymmetry of the Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis): Improving Methods of Morphological Analysis to Explore Species Performance at the Northern Border of Its Range. Symmetry 7(2): 488-514. dx.doi.org/10.3390/sym7020488
    Olenycz, M.; Sokolowski, A.; Niewinska, A.; Niewinska, M.; Namiesnik, J.; Hummel, H.; Jansen, J. (2015). Comparison of PCBs and PAHs levels in European coastal waters using mussels from the Mytilus edulis complex as biomonitors. Oceanologia 57(2): 196-211. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2014.12.001
  • 2014
    Hummel, H.; Hummel, C.A. (2014). Scenario for the organisation of conferences and symposia. 2nd edition. NIOZ-Yerseke, Yerseke, the Netherlands. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2014-07. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Hummel, H.; Wijnhoven, S. (2014). Long-term patterns in the establishment, expansion and decline of invading macrozoobenthic species in the brackish and marine waters of Southwest Netherlands. Mar. Ecol. (Berl.) 35(suppl. 1): 50-55. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/maec.12085
    Smietanka, B.; Burzynski, A.; Hummel, H.; Wenne, R. (2014). Glacial history of the European marine mussels Mytilus, inferred from distribution of mitochondrial DNA lineages. Heredity 113: 250-258. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/hdy.2014.23
    Van Avesaath, P.H.; Engelberts, A.E.; Hummel, H. (2014). Wieraangroei op betonzuilen Quickscan van aangetroffen wieren op de dijkbedekking bij Burghsluis, Viane, Stavenisse en de Zandkreek, November 2014. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2014-10. NIOZ: Yerseke.
  • 2013
    Escaravage, V.; Hummel, H.; Blok, D.B.; Dekker, A.; Engelberts, A.; van Hoesel, O.J.A.; Kleine-Schaars, L.; Markusse, R.; Meliefste, T.; Sistermans, W.; Wijnhoven, S. (2013). Macrozoöbenthosonderzoek MWTL in de Delta 2011. Waterlichamen: Oosterschelde en Westerschelde (najaar). Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-16. NIOZ: Yerseke. 24 + bijlagen pp.
    Escaravage, V.; Hummel, H.; Blok, D.B.; Dekker, A.; Engelberts, A.; van Hoesel, O.J.A.; Kleine-Schaars, L.; Markusse, R.; Meliefste, T.; Sistermans, W.; Wijnhoven, S. (2013). Macrozoöbenthosonderzoek MWTL in de delta 2012. Waterlichamen: Oosterschelde en Westerschelde (najaar). Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-23. NIOZ: Yerseke. 20 + bijlagen pp.
    Hummel, H.; Hummel, C.A. (2013). The role of marine stations in the 21st century. A business plan for MARS - the European Network of Marine Institutes and Stations. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-03. NIOZ: Yerseke. 63 pp.
    Magni, P.; Rajagopal, S.; Como, S.; Jansen, J.M.; Van der Velde , G.; Hummel, H. (2013). Delta C-13 and delta N-15 variations in organic matter pools, Mytilus spp. and Macoma balthica along the European Atlantic coast. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-14. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Magni, P.; Rajagopal, S.; Como, S.; Jansen, J.M.; van der Velde, G.; Hummel, H. (2013). Delta C-13 and delta N-15 variations in organic matter pools, Mytilus spp. and Macoma balthica along the European Atlantic coast. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(3): 541-552. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2110-7
    Van Avesaath, P.H.; Engelberts, A.E.; Hummel, H. (2013). De verspreiding van abundante macro-algen in het Veerse Meer 2013. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-18. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Van Avesaath, P.H.; Engelberts, A.E.; Hummel, H. (2013). Japanse oesters in het Veerse Meer. Haalbaarheidsstudie lokale verwijdering van Japanse oesters om overlast voor waterrecreatie te verminderen. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-19. NIOZ: Yerseke.
  • 2012
    Becquet, V.; Simon-Bouhet, B.; Pante, E.; Hummel, H.; Garcia, P. (2012). Glacial refugium versus range limit: Conservation genetics of Macoma Balthica, a key species in the Bay of Biscay (France). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 432: 73-82. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2012.07.008
    Becquet, V.; Simon-Bouhet, B.; Pante, E.; Hummel, H.; Garcia, P. (2012). Glacial refugium versus range limit: Conservation genetics of Macoma Balthica, a key species in the Bay of Biscay (France). Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2012-10. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Hummel, H. (2012). The 2012 MARS Survey. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2012-12. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Hummel, H. (2012). The 2012 MARS Business Plan. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2012-13. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Sokolowski, A.; Wolowicz, M.; Asmus, H.; Asmus, R.; Carlier, A.; Gasiunaité, Z.; Grémare, A.; Hummel, H.; Lesutiené, J.; Razinkovas, A.; Renaud, P.E.; Richard, P.; Kędra, M. (2012). Is benthic food web structure related to diversity of marine macrobenthic communities? Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 108: 76-86. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.011
    Sokolowski, A.; Wolowicz, M.; Asmus, H.; Asmus, R.; Carlier, A.; Gasiunaité, Z.; Gremare, A.; Hummel, H.; Lesutiené, J.; Razinkovas, A.; Renaud, P.E.; Richard, P.; Kedra, M. (2012). Is benthic food web structure related to diversity of marine macrobenthic communities? Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2012-09. NIOZ: Yerseke.
  • 2011
    de Kluijver, M.; Van Avesaath, P.; Van Broekhoven, B.; Dekker, A.; Dubbeldam, M.; Engelberts, A.; van Hoesel, O.J.A.; Kleine-Schaars, L.; Meliefste, T.; Verburg, A.; Hummel, H. (2011). De ontwikkeling van de kwallenpopulatie in het Veerse Meer : Monitoring april 2010 – april 2011. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-07. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 50 pp.
    Van Avesaath, P.; Engelberts, A.; Hummel, H. (2011). Verspreiding van de Kruiskwal (Gonionemus vertens A. Agassiz, 1862) in het Veerse Meer, juli 2011 : Quick scan. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-10. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 14 pp.
    Van Avesaath, P.H.; Engelberts, A.; van Hoesel, O.J.A.; Verburg, A.; Hummel, H. (2011). VERSPREIDING VAN ABUNDANTE MACRO-ALGEN IN HET VEERSE MEER 2011 (inclusief de waarneming van kwallen). Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-11. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 21 pp.
    Van Avesaath, P.H.; Engelberts, A.; van Hoesel, O.J.A.; Verburg, A.; Hummel, H. (2011). VERSPREIDING VAN JAPANSE OESTERS IN HET VEERSE MEER 2011. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-12. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 15 pp.
    Wijnhoven, S.; Bánki, O.; Van Avesaath, P.; Hummel, H. (2011). LifeWatch as a driver of frontier science : Science Network Strategy Report. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-01. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 14 pp.
    Wijnhoven, S.; Hummel, H. (2011). Patterns in macrozoobenthic assemblages indicate the state of the environment: insights from the Rhine-Meuse estuary. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 436: 29-50. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09210
    Wijnhoven, S.; Van Avesaath, P.; Hummel, H. (2011). LifeWatch and the science agenda : LifeWatch as an incentive for biodiversityscience and policy. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2011-02. NIOO-CEME: Yerseke. 14 pp.

Linked projects

ECOPOTENTIAL T
Supervisor
Herman Hummel
Funder
European Community
Project duration
1 Jun 2015 - 31 May 2019
NWO SEO bijdrage ECOPOTENTIAL
Supervisor
Herman Hummel
Funder
European Community
Project duration
1 Jan 2016 - 29 Feb 2016