Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Justin Tiano

PhD student
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 495
Location
Yerseke
Function
PhD student
University
Universiteit Gent
Promotor
Karline Soetaert

Expertise

  • Electric pulse fishing in the North Sea
  • Effects of fishing on ecosystem functioning
  • Benthic oxygen and nutrient dynamics
  • Seasonal biogeochemical dynamics in the Oosterschelde estuary

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I am a marine ecosystem ecologist working closely with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Wagenigen Marine Research (WMR) and the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in order to unravel the ecosystem effects of electric pulse fishing in the North Sea. Impacts of this controversial method on the functioning of ecosystems and their biogeochemistry are relatively unknown, yet it still may be a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional beam trawling.  My research at the NIOZ aims to shed light on the possible consequences of electrical stimulation on marine habitats and to compare and contrast these with conventional methods. 

Linked blogs

Tuesday 13 June 2017
NIOZ@Sea: North Sea expedition
Seven PhD students, three senior scientists, two assistants and the 12-headed Pelagia crew will embark on a scientific research cruise to the North Sea in the first two weeks of June.

Linked projects

PULS_Impact Assessment of Pulstrawl Fishery (IAPF)
Supervisor
Karline Soetaert
Funder
Wageningen Marine Research
Project duration
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2019