Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Tisja Daggers

PhD student
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 482
Location
Yerseke
Function
PhD student
University
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Promotor
Peter Herman

Expertise

  • Benthic ecology
  • Optical remote sensing
  • Population and community ecology
  • Natural stable isotope analysis
  • GIS-systems

 

I am a marine biologist with a strong interest in the interactions between biotic and abiotic processes.
My current research is focused on the role of benthic diatoms  (microscopic algae living in and on the sediment) in intertidal ecosystems. Benthic diatoms provide an important food source for benthic fauna, which are in turn eaten by birds and fish. Using a combination of field data and satellite imagery, I aim to gain insight in the importance of benthic diatoms in structuring intertidal ecosystems on the macro scale.