Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 484
Location
Texel
Function
Postdoc

Dr. Kiki Dethmers

Postdoc

Expertise

  • Sea turtle ecology
  • Biodiversity studies
  • Population genetics
  • Marine Protected Area planning
  • Tropical marine science
Interests

Research interests

My research interest is focussed on marine biodiversity conservation. My research questions are therefore concentrated on understanding the effects of climate change, pollution, marine debris, over-fishing, on marine species and ecosystems, and on finding solutions that reduce the impacts.

Throughout most of my career I have worked with sea turtles, studying their reproductive ecology, migration pathways, habitat use, and interaction with derelict fishing gear. I worked extensively in remote areas of the SE Asian and Australasian region for the conservation of regionally threatened populations and their habitat. Doing this alongside local indigenous communities was often the most rewarding aspect of my work.

At NIOZ, I currently study the growth of cockles under semi-natural conditions. We run experiments in a unique system of raceways where Wadden Sea water flows over cockle beds following the natural tidal cycle and thus providing the nutrients the cockles need to grow.

Functions

Functions

Publications

Key-publications

 

Education

Professional education

2010:  PhD in 'Ecology and Phylogeography of the Australasian Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations; A case study for conservation from Aru, Indonesia'. Faculty of Science, Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Promotor: Prof. dr. J.M. van Groenendael.

1994: MSc in Environmental Science, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands.

Awards

Awards and Prizes

Other

Other

Linked projects

VBK_Pilot Study Shellfish Aquaculture
Supervisor
Katja Philippart
Funder
Waddenfonds
Project duration
1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2019
Double Dyke mariculture
Supervisor
Katja Philippart
Funder
Provicie Groningen
Project duration
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2018