Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9383
Location
Texel
Department
Ocean Systems (OCS)
Function
Postdoc
Expertise
  • Marine benthic ecology
  • Metabarcoding
  • Community analysis
  • Anthropogenic stresses

Dr. Lise Klunder - Kleine Schaars

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I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in marine benthic communities and how communities are influenced by human-imposed stresses. Benthic communities show an overall increasing complexity (biodiversity) from intertidal to deep-sea and each community responds differently to stresses. Key to understanding the effects of human-imposed stresses is the ability to measure biodiversity in a consistent and reliable way. Assessing the composition of marine benthic communities by traditional methods is time-consuming, requires highly specified knowledge and is often limited to certain groups of species. To fully understand benthic communities in a rapid manner, I apply a multi-disciplinary approach, combining traditional taxonomical methods with genetic methods (metabarcoding).

In my current postdoc, I apply these metabarcoding methods to assess the biodiversity around hydrothermal vents. This knowledge about the biodiversity will aid the discussion on optimal measures for protecting this biological hotspot. 

More information about the project can be found here

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Linked news

Monday 26 October 2020
DNA-based method pushes marine benthic research to next level
Communities living in and near the seabed (benthos) are crucial components of the marine ecosystem. High benthic biodiversity contributes to healthy seas and oceans. Understanding changes in these communities starts with observation and monitoring.…

Linked blogs

Monday 28 June 2021
NIOZ@SEA | IceAGE_KR Kolbeinsey Ridge expedition to hydrothermal vents near Iceland
The marine environment around Iceland with its submarine ridges provides an area perfectly suited for investigating evolution, ecological resilience, and the impact of climate change. The hydrothermal vent fields along the ridges are biologically and…

NIOZ publications

  • 2022
    Klunder, L.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; Kleine Schaars, L.; van der Veer, H.W.; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Bijleveld, A. (2022). Quantification of marine benthic communities with metabarcoding. Mol. Ecol. Resour. 22(3): 1043-1054. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13536
  • 2021
    Klunder, L.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; Kleine Schaars, L.; van der Veer, H.W.; Luttikhuizen, P.C. (2021). Impact of mechanical Arenicola dredging on the benthic fauna communities: assessed by a morphological and molecular approach. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 673: 17-28. https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13816
  • 2020
    Klunder, L. (2020). Marine benthic metabarcoding: anthropogenic effects on benthic diversity from shore to deep sea; assessed by metabarcoding and traditional taxonomy. PhD Thesis. University of Groningen: Groningen. ISBN 978-94-034-2615-0; e-ISBN 978-94-034-2614-3. 178 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/11370/aacbff17-cf50-4a88-8889-b14ed0e82392
    Klunder, L.; De Stigter, H.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; van der Veer, H.W.; Reichart, G.-J.; Duineveld, G.C.A. (2020). A molecular approach to explore the background benthic fauna around a hydrothermal vent and their larvae: Implications for future mining of deep-sea SMS deposits. Front. Mar. Sci. 7: 134. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00134
    Klunder, L.; Lavaleye, M.; Filippidi, A.; van Bleijswijk, J.; Reichart, G.-J.; van der Veer, H.W.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Mienis, F. (2020). Impact of an artificial structure on the benthic community composition in the southern North Sea: assessed by a morphological and molecular approach. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 77(3): 1167-1177. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy114
    van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; Engelmann, J.C.; Klunder, L.; Witte, H.J.; Witte, J.IJ.; van der Veer, H.W. (2020). Analysis of a coastal North Sea fish community: Comparison of aquatic environmental DNA concentrations to fish catches. Environmental DNA 2(4): 429-445. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/edn3.67
  • 2019
    Klunder, L.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; van der Veer, H.; Palsboll, P.J.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L. (2019). Diversity of Wadden Sea macrofauna and meiofauna communities highest in DNA from extractions preceded by cell lysis. J. Sea Res. 152: 101764. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2019.101764
    Klunder, L.; Lavaleye, M.; Kleine Schaars, L.; Dekker, R.; Holthuijsen, S.; van der Veer, H. (2019). Distribution of the dwarf surf clam Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822) in the Wadden Sea after first introduction. Bioinvasions Records 8(4): 818-827. https://dx.doi.org/10.3391/bir.2019.8.4.10
  • 2018
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Compton, T.J.; Klunder, L.; Holthuijsen, S.; ten Horn, J.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Van der Meer, J.; van der Veer, H.W. (2018). Presence-absence of marine macrozoobenthos does not generally predict abundance and biomass. NPG Scientific Reports 8(1): 12. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21285-1
    Klunder, L.; van Bleijswijk, J.; van der Veer, H. (2018). Effect of an energy turbine on fish eDNA as indicator for species composition. NIOZ-rapport, 2018(7). NIOZ: Texel. 21 pp.
  • 2013
    Compton, T.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Klunder, L.; McSweeney, N.; Brugge, M.; Smelter, M.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T.; Van der Meer, J. (2013). Progress report for the 2012 sampling of the synoptic intertidal benthic surveys across the Dutch Wadden Sea. NIOZ-rapport, 2013(9). NIOZ: Texel. 48 pp.
    Compton, T.J.; Van der Meer, J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Klunder, L.; McSweeney, N.; Brugge, M.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2013). Synpotic Intertidal Benthic Surveys Across the Dutch Wadden Sea : 2008 to 2011. NIOZ-rapport, 2013(1). NIOZ: Texel. 50 pp.

Linked projects

UUNIOZ_Hydrothermal vent fields
Supervisor
Sabine Gollner
Funder
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
Benthic Metabarcoding
Funder
University of Groningen
Project duration
1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2018