Tom Ysebaert

Senior Scientist
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 485
Senior Scientist

Linked projects

STW NatureCoast_Nature-driven nourishment of coastal systems
Tom Ysebaert
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Project duration
1 Dec 2012 - 31 Mar 2017
Smartsediment_Innovative sediment management in the Scheldt Delta
Tom Ysebaert
Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland
Project duration
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2019

Linked publications

  • 2017
    Cozzoli, F.; Smolders, S.; Eelkema, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Escavarage, V.; Temmerman, S.; Meire, P.; Herman, P.; Bouma, T.J (2017). A modeling approach to assess coastal management effects on benthic habitat quality: a case study on coastal defense and navigability. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 184: 67-82.
  • 2016
    Schwarz, C.; Ysebaert, T.; Vandenbruwaene, W.; Temmerman, S.; Zhang, L.; Herman, P. (2016). On the potential of plant species invasion influencing bio-geomorphologic landscape formation in salt marshes. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 41(14): 2047-2057.
    Soissons, L.M.; Li, B.; Han, Q.; van Katwijk, M.M.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J.; Bouma, T.J (2016). Understanding seagrass resilience in temperate systems: the importance of timing of the disturbance. Ecol. Indic. 66: 190-198.
    Walles, B.; Fodrie, F.J.; Nieuwhof, S.; Jewell, O.J.W; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T. (2016). Guidelines for evaluating performance of oyster habitat restoration should include tidal emersion: reply to Baggett et al. Restor. Ecol. 24(1): 4-7.
    Walles, B.; Smaal, A.C.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T. (2016). Niche dimension differs among life-history stages of Pacific oysters in intertidal environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 562: 113-122.
    Walles, B.; Troost, K.; Van den Ende, D.; Nieuwhof, S.; Smaal, A.C.; Ysebaert, T. (2016). From artificial structures to self-sustaining oyster reefs. J. Sea Res. 108: 1-9
    Ysebaert, T.; Craeymeersch, J.A.M.; van der Wal, D. (2016). De relatie tussen bodemdieren en hydro- en morfodynamiek in het sublitoraal en litoraal van de Westerschelde. IMARES Wageningen Report, C066/16. IMARES Wageningen UR: Yerseke. 84 pp.
    Ysebaert, T.; van der Hoek, D.-J.; Wortelboer, R.; Wijsman, J.W.M.; Tangelder, M.; Nolte, A. (2016). Management options for restoring estuarine dynamics and implications for ecosystems: a quantitative approach for the Southwest Delta in the Netherlands. Ocean Coast. Manag. 121: 33-48.
    Zhu, Z.; Cozzoli, F.; Chu, N.; Salvador, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Zhang, L.; Herman, P.M.J.; Bouma, T.J. (2016). Interactive effects between physical forces and ecosystem engineers on seed burial: a case study using Spartina anglica. Oikos (Kbh.) 125(1): 98-106.
    Zhu, Z.; van Belzen, J.; Hong, T; Kunihiro, T.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J.; Bouma, T.J (2016). Sprouting as a gardening strategy to obtain superior supplementary food: evidence from a seed-caching marine worm. Ecology 97(12): 3278–3284.
  • 2015
    Schwarz, C.; Bouma, T.J.; Zhang, L.Q.; Temmerman, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J. (2015). Interactions between plant traits and sediment characteristics influencing species establishment and scale-dependent feedbacks in salt marsh ecosystems. Geomorphology (Amst.) 250: 298-307.
    van Dalfsen, J.A.; Nolte, A.J.; Deerenberg, C.M.; Escaravage, V.; Brinkman, A.G.; Ysebaert, T.J.W.; de Kluijver, A.; Vergouwen, S.; van Duren, L.A. (2015). Mogelijkheid voor voorspelling van ecologische doelvariabelen uit KRW, KRM en Natura2000 met modellen : Onderdeel KPP B&O Waterkwaliteitsmodelschematisaties 2014. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2015-02. NIOZ: Yerseke. 49 pp.
    van der Werf, J.; Reinders, J.; van Rooijen, A.; Holzhauer, H.; Ysebaert, T. (2015). Evaluation of a tidal flat sediment nourishment as estuarine management measure. Ocean Coast. Manag. 114: 77-87.
    Walles, B.; Mann, R.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J.; Smaal, A.C. (2015). Demography of the ecosystem engineer Crassostrea gigas, related to vertical reef accretion and reef persistence. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 154: 224-233.
    Walles, B.; Salvador de Paiva, J.; Van Prooijen, B.; Ysebaert, T.; Smaal, A.C. (2015). The Ecosystem Engineer Crassostrea gigas Affects Tidal Flat Morphology Beyond the Boundary of Their Reef Structures. Est. Coast. 38(3): 941-950.
  • 2014
    Cozzoli, F.; Eelkema, M.; Bouma, T.J; Ysebaert, T.; Escaravage, V.; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). A mixed modeling approach to predict the effect of environmental modification on species distributions. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2014-04. NIOZ: Yerseke.
    Cozzoli, F.; Eelkema, M.; Bouma, T.J.; Ysebaert, T.; Escaravage, V.; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). A Mixed Modeling Approach to Predict the Effect of Environmental Modification on Species Distributions. PLoS One 9(2): e89131.
    Ma, Z.; Ysebaert, T.; van der Wal, D.; de Jong, D.J.; Li, X; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). Long-term salt marsh vertical accretion in a tidal bay with reduced sediment supply. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 146: 14-23.
    Schwarz, C.; Ye, Q.H.; van der Wal, D.; Zhang, L.Q.; Bouma, T.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). Impacts of salt marsh plants on tidal channel initiation and inheritance. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 119(2): 385-400.
    Seitz, R.D.; Wennhage, H.; Bergstrom, U.; Lipcius, R.N.; Ysebaert, T. (2014). Ecological value of coastal habitats for commercially and ecologically important species. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 71(3): 648-665.
    Soissons, L.M.; Han, Q.; Li, B.; van Katwijk, M.M.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J.; Bouma, T.J. (2014). Cover versus recovery: Contrasting responses of two indicators in seagrass beds. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 87(1-2): 211–219.
    van der Wal, D.; van Dalen, J.; Wielemaker-van den Dool, A.; Dijkstra, J.T.; Ysebaert, T. (2014). Biophysical control of intertidal benthic macroalgae revealed by high-frequency multispectral camera images. J. Sea Res. 90: 111-120.
    Zhu, Z.; Bouma, T.J.; Ysebaert, T.; Zhang, L.; Herman, P.M.J. (2014). Seed arrival and persistence at the tidal mudflat: identifying key processes for pioneer seedling establishment in salt marshes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 513: 97-109.
  • 2013
    Beauchard, O.; Jacobs, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Meire, P. (2013). Avian response to tidal freshwater habitat creation by controlled reduced tide system. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 131: 12-23.
    Beauchard, O.; Jacobs, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Meire, P. (2013). Sediment macroinvertebrate community functioning in impacted and newly-created tidal freshwater habitats. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 120: 21-32.
    Cozzoli, F.; Bouma, T.J.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J. (2013). Application of non-linear quantile regression to macrozoobenthic species distribution modelling: comparing two contrasting basins. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 475: 119-133.
    Depreiter, D.; Cleveringa, J.; van der Laan, T.; Maris, T.; Ysebaert, T.; Wijnhoven, S. (2013). Samenvatting T2009 rapportage Schelde-estuarium. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-11. NIOZ: Yerseke. 21 pp.
    Depreiter, D.; Cleveringa, J.; van der Laan, T.; Maris, T.; Ysebaert, T.; Wijnhoven, S. (2013). Nota evaluatie van de Evaluatiemethodiek. T2009 rapportage Schelde-estuarium. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-12. NIOZ: Yerseke. 87 pp.
    Petersen, J.K.; Maar, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P.M.J. (2013). Near-bed gradients in particles and nutrients above a mussel bed in the Limfjorden: influence of physical mixing and mussel filtration. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 490: 137-146.
    Temmerman, S.; Meire, P.; Bouma, T.J.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.; de Vriend, H.J. (2013). Ecosystem-based coastal defence in the face of global change. Nature (Lond.) 504(7478): 79-83.
    Van Colen, C.; Thrush, S.F.; Vincx, M.; Ysebaert, T. (2013). Conditional responses of benthic communities to interference from an intertidal bivalve. PLoS One 8(6): e65861.
    Ysebaert, T.J.W.; De Mesel, I.; Wijnhoven, S.; Kromkamp, J.C. (2013). Flora en fauna. T2009 rapportage Schelde estuarium. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-09. NIOZ: Yerseke. 386-497 pp.
    Zettler, M.L.; Proffitt, C.E.; Darr, A.; Degraer, S.; Devriese, L.; Greathead, C.; Kotta, J.; Magni, P.; Martin, G.; Reiss, H.; Speybroeck, J.; Tagliapietra, D.; Van Hoey, G.; Ysebaert, T. (2013). On the myths of indicator species: issues and further consideration in the use of static concepts for ecological applications. PLoS One 8(10): e78219 1-15.
  • 2012
    Van Colen, C.; Rossi, F.; Montserrat, F.; Andersson, M.G.I.; Gribsholt, B.; Herman, P.M.J.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Middelburg, J.J,. (2012). Organism-sediment interactions govern post-hypoxia recovery of ecosystem functioning. PLoS One 7(11): e49795.
    Yang, S.L.; Shi, B.W.; Bouma, T.J.; Ysebaert, T.; Luo, X.X. (2012). Wave Attenuation at a Salt Marsh Margin: A Case Study of an Exposed Coast on the Yangtze Estuary. Est. Coast. 35(1): 169-182.
    Zhu, Z.; Zhang, L.; Wang, N.; Schwarz, C.; Ysebaert, T. (2012). Interactions between the range expansion of saltmarsh vegetation and hydrodynamic regimes in the Yangtze Estuary, China. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 96(1): 273-279.