Rob Witbaard

Senior Scientist
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 497/ 0222369537
Location
Yerseke
Function
Senior Scientist

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.
Sunday 28 May 2017
NIOZ@Sea: Whittard Canyon Expedition
The unknown role of Submarine canyons – Pathways or sinks for Organic Carbon? Follow the blogs of NIOZ researchers aboard R.V. Pelagia as they cruise the Whittard Canyon complex situated in the Bay of Biscay.

Linked publications

  • 2017
    Ballesta-Artero, I.; Witbaard, R.; Carroll, M.L.; Van der Meer, J. (2017). Environmental factors regulating gaping activity of the bivalve Arctica islandica in Northern Norway. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 164(5): 116. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3144-7
    Milano, S.; Schöne, B.R.; Witbaard, R. (2017). Changes of shell microstructural characteristics of Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia) — A novel proxy for water temperature. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 465: 395-406. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.09.051
    Witbaard, R.; Bergman, M.J.N.; van Weerlee, E.M.; Duineveld, G.C.A. (2017). An estimation of the effects of Ensis directus on the transport and burial of silt in the near-shore Dutch coastal zone of the North Sea. J. Sea Res. in press. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2016.12.001
  • 2015
    Lindeboom, H.; Rijnsdorp, A.D.; Witbaard, R.; Slijkerman, D.; Kraan, M. (2015). Het ecologisch belang van het Friese Front. IMARES Wageningen Report, C137/15 A. IMARES Wageningen UR: Wageningen. 24 pp.
    van Kooten, T.; van Denderen, D.; Glorius, S.; van der Wal, J.T.; Witbaard, R.; Ruardij, P.; Lavaleye, M.; Slijkerman, D. (2015). An exploratory analysis of environmental conditions and trawling on species richness and benthic ecosystem structure in the Frisian Front and Central Oyster Grounds. IMARES Wageningen Report, C037/15. IMARES Wageningen UR: Wageningen. 47 pp.
    Witbaard, R.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Bergman, M.J.N.; Witte, H. Y.; Groot, L.; Rozemeijer, M.J.C. (2015). The growth and dynamics of Ensis directus in the near-shore Dutch coastal zone of the North Sea. J. Sea Res. 95: 95–105. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2014.09.008
  • 2013
    Cardoso, J.F.M.F.; Nieuwland, G.; Witbaard, R.; van der Veer, H.W.; Machado, J.P. (2013). Growth increment periodicity in the shell of the razor clam Ensis directus using stable isotopes as a method to validate age. Biogeosciences 10(7): 4741-4750. dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-4741-2013
    Cardoso, J.F.M.F.; Santos, S.; Witte, J.IJ.; Witbaard, R.; van der Veer, H.W.; Machado, J.P. (2013). Validation of the seasonality in growth lines in the shell of Macoma balthica using stable isotopes and trace elements. J. Sea Res. 82: 93-102. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2012.09.006
    Hippler, D.; Witbaard, R.; van Aken, H.M.; Buhl, D.; Immenhauser, A. (2013). Exploring the calcium isotope signature of Arctica islandica as an environmental proxy using laboratory- and field-cultured specimens. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 373: 75-87. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.11.015
    Witbaard, R.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Bergman, M.J.N. (2013). The final report on the growth and dynamics of Ensis directus in the near coastal zone off Egmond, in relation to environmental conditions in 2011-2012. NIOZ-rapport, 2013-2. NIOZ: Texel. 79 pp.
    Witbaard, R.; Lavaleye, M.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Bergman, M.J.N. (2013). Atlas of the megabenthos (incl. small fish) on the Dutch continental shelf of the North Sea. NIOZ-rapport, 2013-4. NIOZ: Texel. 221 pp.
  • 2012
    Duineveld, G.C.A.; Jeffreys, R.M.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Davies, A.J.; Bergman, M.J.N.; Watmough, T.; Witbaard, R. (2012). Spatial and tidal variation in food supply to shallow cold-water coral reefs of the Mingulay Reef complex (Outer Hebrides, Scotland). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 444: 97-115. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09430
    Leduc, D.; Rowden, A.A.; Bowden, D.A.; Nodder, S.D.; Probert, P.K.; Pilditch, C.A.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Witbaard, R. (2012). Nematode beta diversity on the continental slope of New Zealand: spatial patterns and environmental drivers. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 454: 37-+. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09690
    Leduc, D.; Rowden, A.A.; Probert, P.K.; Pilditch, C.A.; Nodder, S.D.; Vanreusel, A.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Witbaard, R. (2012). Further evidence for the effect of particle-size diversity on deep-sea benthic biodiversity. Deep-Sea Res., Part 1, Oceanogr. Res. Pap. 63: 164-169. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2011.10.009
    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. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09801
    Scourse, J.D.; Wanamaker jr., A.D.; Weidman, C.; Heinemeier, J.; Reimer, P.J.; Butler, P.G.; Witbaard, R.; Richardson, C.A. (2012). The marine radiocarbon bomb pulse across the temperate North Atlantic: a compilation of Delta 14 Time Histories from Arctica Islandica Growth Increments. Radiocarbon 54(2): 165-186
  • 2011
    Cardoso, J.; Nieuwland, G.; Wijsman, J.; Witbaard, R.; van der Veer, H.W. (2011). Validation of a method for age determination in the razor clam Ensis directus. NIOZ-rapport, 2011-9. NIOZ: Texel. 33 pp.
    Jeffreys, R.M.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Bergman, M.J.N.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Witbaard, R. (2011). Do abyssal scavengers use phytodetritus as a food resource? Video and biochemical evidence from the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Deep-Sea Res., Part 1, Oceanogr. Res. Pap. 58(4): 415-428. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2011.02.002