Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Dr. Ir. Katja Philippart

Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 563
Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist


  • Coastal ecology
  • Long-term changes Wadden Sea foodweb
  • Pelagic and benthic microalgae and bivalves (larvae)
  • Comperative analyses Wadden systems
  • Impacts of climate change & eutrophication

NIOZ publications

  • 2017
    Jung, A.S.; Bijkerk, R.; van der Veer, H.W.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2017). Spatial and temporal trends in order richness of marine phytoplankton as a tracer for the exchange zone between coastal and open waters. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(3): 477-489.
    Kromkamp, J.; Capuzzo, E.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2017). Measuring phytoplankton primary production: review of existing methodologies and suggestions for a common approach. EcApRHA Deliverable WP 3.2. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781911458272. 24 pp.
  • 2016
    Folmer, E.O.; van Beusekom, J.E.E.; Dolch, T; Gräwe, U.; van Katwijk, M.M.; Kolbe, K.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2016). Consensus forecasting of intertidal seagrass habitat in the Wadden Sea. J. Appl. Ecol. 53: 1800–1813.
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Bale, N.J.; Villanueva, L.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; Van der Meer, M.T.J. (2016). Seasonal changes in the D  /  H ratio of fatty acids of pelagic microorganisms in the coastal North Sea. Biogeosciences 13: 5527-5539.
    Kromkamp, J.C.; Folmer, E.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2016). Opzet rekeninstrumentarium voor de berekening van primaire productie van fytoplankton en microfytobenthos in het Eems-Dollard estuarium. [S.n.]: [s.l.].
    Leote, C.; Mulder, L.; Philippart, C.J.; Epping, E. (2016). Nutrients in the Western Wadden Sea: Freshwater Input Versus Internal Recycling. Est. Coast. 39(1): 40-53.
    van der Veer, H.W.; Jung, A.S.; Freitas, V.; Philippart, C.J.; Witte, J.IJ. (2016). Possible causes for growth variability and summer growth reduction in juvenile plaice Pleuronectes platessa L. in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. J. Sea Res. 111: 97-106.
  • 2015
    Kromkamp, J.C.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2015). Primaire productie in het waddengebied: meten en berekenen. NIOZ-rapport, 2015-3. NIOZ: Den Burg. 64 pp.
    van der Veer, H.W.; Dapper, R.; Henderson, P.A.; Jung, A.S.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Witte, J.IJ.; Zuur, A.F. (2015). Changes over 50 years in fish fauna of a temperate coastal sea: Degradation of trophic structure and nursery function. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 155: 156-166.
  • 2014
    Beukema, J.J.; Cadée, G.C.A.; Dekker, R.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2014). Annual and spatial variability in gains of body weight in Macoma balthica (L.): Relationships with food supply and water temperature. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 457: 105-112.
    Burazerovic, D.; Heylen, R.; Raymaekers, D.; Knaeps, E.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Scheunders, P. (2014). A spectral-unmixing approach to estimate water-mass concentrations in case 2 waters. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observ. Remote Sens. 7(8): 3595-3605.
    Fleming, L.E.; McDonough, N.; Austen, M.; Mee, L.; Moore, M.; Hess, P.; Depledge, M.H.; White, M.; Philippart, K.; Bradbrook, P.; Smalley, A. (2014). Oceans and human health: a rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe. Mar. Environ. Res. 99: 16-19.
    Folmer, E.O.; Drent, J.; Troost, K.; Büttger, H.; Dankers, N.; Jansen, J.; van Stralen, M.; Millat, G.; Herlyn, M.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2014). Large-Scale Spatial Dynamics of Intertidal Mussel (Mytilus edulis L.) Bed Coverage in the German and Dutch Wadden Sea. Ecosystems 17(3): 550-566.
    Ly, J.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Kromkamp, J.C. (2014). Phosphorus limitation during a phytoplankton spring bloom in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. J. Sea Res. 88: 109-120.
    Philippart, C.J.M.; van Bleijswijk, J.; Kromkamp, J.C.; Zuur, A.F.; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). Reproductive phenology of coastal marine bivalves in a seasonal environment. J. Plankton Res. 36(6): 1512-1527.
    Snik, F.; Rietjens, J.H.H.; Apituley, A.; Volten, H.; Mijling, B.; Di Noia, A.; Heikamp, S.; Heinsbroek, R.C.; Hasekamp, O.P.; Smit. , J.M.; Vonk, J.; Stam, D.M.; van Harten, G.; de Boer, J.; Keller, C.U.; iSPEX citizen scientists; Stuut, J.B.W.; Wernand, M.R.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2014). Mapping atmospheric aerosols with a citizen science network of smartphone spectropolarimeters. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41(20): 7351–7358.
  • 2013
    Loebl, M.; van Beusekom, J.E.E.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2013). No microzooplankton grazing during a Mediopyxis helysia dominated diatom bloom. J. Sea Res. 82: 80-85.
    Philippart, C.J.M.; Salama, M.S.; Kromkamp, J.C.; van der Woerd, H.J.; Zuur, A.F.; Cadee, G.C. (2013). Four decades of variability in turbidity in the western Wadden Sea as derived from corrected Secchi disk readings. J. Sea Res. 82: 67-79.
  • 2012
    Brandsma, J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Veldhuis, M.J.W.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.S. (2012). Low temporal variation in the intact polar lipid composition of North Sea coastal marine water reveals limited chemotaxonomic value. Biogeosciences 9(3): 1073-1084.
    Philippart, C.J.M.; Amaral, A.; Asmus, R.; van Bleijswijk, J.; Bremner, J.; Buchholz, F.; Cabanellas-Reboredo, M.; Catarino, D.; Cattrijsse, A.; Charles, F.; Comtet, T.; Cunha, A.; Deudero, S.; Duchêne, J.-C.; Fraschetti, S.; Gentil, F.; Gittenberger, A.; Guizien, K.; Gonçalves, J.M.; Guarnieri, G.; Hendriks, I.; Hussel, B.; Pinheiro Vieira, R.; Reijnen, B.T.; Sampaio, I.; Serrão, E.; Sousa Pinto, I.; Thiebaut, E.; Viard, F.; Zuur, A.F. (2012). Spatial synchronies in the seasonal occurrence of larvae of oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and mussels (Mytilus edulis/galloprovincialis) in European coastal waters. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 108: 52-63.
    Salama, M.S.; van der Velde, R.; van der Woerd, H.J.; Kromkamp, J.C.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Joseph, A.T.; O'Neill, P.E.; Lang, R.H.; Gish, T.; Werdell, P.J.; Su, Z. (2012). Technical Note: Calibration and validation of geophysical observation models. Biogeosciences 9(6): 2195-2201.
    Saraiva, S.; van der Meer, J.; Kooijman, S.A.L.M.; Witbaard, R.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Hippler, D.; Parker, R. (2012). Validation of a Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model for the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 463: 141-158.
  • 2011
    Philippart, C.J.M.; Anadón, R.; Danovaro, R.; Dippner, J.W.; Drinkwater, K.F.; Hawkins, S.J.; Oguz, T.; O'Sullivan, G.; Reid, P.C. (2011). Impacts of climate change on European marine ecosystems: Observations, expectations and indicators. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 400(1-2): 52-69.

Linked projects

WaLTER_Wadden Sea Long-term Ecosystem Research
Ingrid de Raad
Project duration
1 Jan 2011 - 28 Feb 2017
VBK_Pilot Study Shellfish Aquaculture
Katja Philippart
Project duration
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2020
VBK_Pilot Study Shellfish Aquaculture
Katja Philippart
Project duration
1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2018
KEE_Growth potential of Cockles in the Ems estuary
Katja Philippart
Project duration
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016