Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Anna van der Kaaden

PhD student
Location
Yerseke
Function
PhD student
University
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Promotor
Johan van de Koppel

Expertise

  • Theoretical ecology
  • Community ecology: species interactions
  • Spatial ecology: self-organisation
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation

My work is mostly theoretical and includes modelling. By using theoretical approaches, I hope to get a better understanding of how large, complex systems function. With theory, complex issues can become simple, comprehensible, concepts. 

My PhD-project is about reef formation. I work on how reefs are shaped by organisms and the environment and how these structures affect the environment. Biodiversity has always been a special interest of mine and I hope to be able to look into the relationships between corals and sponges.