Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Celine van Bijsterveldt

Guest researcher
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+31 (0)113 57 7454
Guest researcher
Universiteit Utrecht
Tjeerd Bouma

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Monday 02 October 2023
Sustainable protection of rapidly subsiding coastlines with mangroves
Along the Asian coastlines there are many areas where rural communities experience alarming rates of sea level rises due to land subsidence up to 10 cm per year. This causes tremendous challenges on how to live there and protect these coasts. A…
Tuesday 04 July 2023
Insights on mangrove restoration for coastal protection
Along the northern coast of Java, Indonesia, relative sea level rises at an alarming rate due to land subsidence. This has tremendous effects on people and mangrove forests along the coast. Over the past four years Celine van Bijsterveldt, biologist…
Monday 07 December 2020
Java’s protective mangroves smothered by plastic waste
The mangrove forests on Java’s north coast are slowly suffocating in plastic waste. The plastic problem in northeast Asia is huge and a growing threat to the region’s mangroves; a natural ally against coastal erosion. Based on fieldwork published in…

NIOZ publications

  • 2023
    van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; Herman, P.M.J.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K.; Ramadhani, S.; Heuts, T.S.; van Starrenburg, C.; Tas, S.A.J.; Triyanti, A.; Helmi, M.; Tonneijck, F.H.; Bouma, T. (2023). Subsidence reveals potential impacts of future sea level rise on inhabited mangrove coasts. Nature Sustainability Early view.
    van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; van der Wal, D.; Mancheño, A.G.; Fivash, G.S.; Helmi, M.; Bouma, T.J. (2023). Can cheniers protect mangroves along eroding coastlines? – The effect of contrasting foreshore types on mangrove stability. Ecol. Eng. 187: 106863.
  • 2022
    van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; Debrot, A.O.; Bouma, T.J.; Maulana, M.B.; Pribadi, R.; Schop, J.; Tonneijck, F.H.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K. (2022). To plant or not to plant: When can planting facilitate mangrove restoration? Frontiers in Environmental Science 9: 690011.
    van Hespen, R.; Hu, Z.; Borsje, B.; De Dominicis, M.; Friess, D.A.; Jevrejeva, S.; Kleinhans, M.G.; Maza, M.; van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; Van der Stocken, T.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K.; Xie, D.; Bouma, T. (2023). Mangrove forests as a nature-based solution for coastal flood protection: Biophysical and ecological considerations. Water Science and Engineering 16(1): 1-13.
  • 2021
    van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K.; Ramadhani, S.; Raven, O.V.; van Gool, F.E.; Pribadi, R.; Bouma, T.J. (2021). Does plastic waste kill mangroves? A field experiment to assess the impact of macro plastics on mangrove growth, stress response and survival. Sci. Total Environ. 756: 143826.
  • 2020
    van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K.; van der Wal, D.; Afiati, N.; Pribadi, R.; Brown, B.; Bouma, T.J. (2020). How to restore mangroves for greenbelt creation along eroding coasts with abandoned aquaculture ponds. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 235: 106576.
    Winterwerp, J.C.; Albers, T.; Anthony, E.J.; Friess, D.A.; Mancheño, A.G.; Moseley, K.; Muhari, A.; Naipal, S.; Noordermeer, J.; Oost, A.; Saengsupavanich, C.; Tas, S.A.J.; Tonneijck, F.H.; Wilms, T.; van Bijsterveldt, C.E.J.; van Eijk, P.; van Lavieren, E.; van Wesenbeeck, B.K. (2020). Managing erosion of mangrove-mud coasts with permeable dams – lessons learned. Ecol. Eng. 158: 106078.