I came from the limnology and oceanography master at the University of Amsterdam and started with my Phd at NIOZ in March 2019. During the first year I spent most time in the field alongside Carlijn Lammers and Valérie Reijers studying coastal vegetation patterns in the pioneer zone including the dune grasses Ammophila arenaria and Elytrigia juncea and multiple grasses in the salt marsh. In addition, we started experiments on Texel to investigate the formation of pioneer coastal landscapes. In the second year I will continue to work on the feedback between coastal clonal plants and their physical environment and study characteristics and behavior that are important for resilience of these coastal ecosystems. Our team often has project opportunities for interns with a background in marine ecology or coastal systems.
Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage or on:
My colleague Carlijn Lammers and I were interviewed by Studio Buiten Werking for the online Oerol Festival 2020.