Example publications

Currently, Ecoauthor is largely a one man company of Dr. S. Wijnhoven (Sander). You can find his curriculum vitae here.

You can find full-text examples of recent publications at this page. Dependent of the journal, there are restrictions to making available full-text copies on public sites (therefore in several cases you will find pre- or post-refereeing prints). You can obtain prints/pdf’s from the publisher’s sites as indicated in the files. Or contact Sander Wijnhoven for specific requests or with specific questions.

Selected publications:

– Wijnhoven et al. (2018). First description of epizoic ciliates (Sessilida Stein, 1933) on Bathyporeia Lindström, 1855 (Crustacea: Amphipoda) and infestation patterns in brackish and marine waters. Crustaceana 91,133-152.
– Hummel et al. (2017). Ecosystem services in European protected areas: Ambiguity in the views of scientists and managers? PLoS ONE 12(11), e0187143.
– Hummel et al. (2016). Geographic patterns of biodiversity in European coastal marine benthos. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 97, 507-523.
– Van der Gaag et al. (2016). Salinity as a barrier for ship hull-related dispersal and invasiveness of dreissenid and mytilid bivalves. Marine Biology 163,147.
– Pronker et al. (2015). Hatchery cultivation of the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.): from conditioning to grow-out. Aquaculture Research 46, 302–312.
– Van der Gaag et al. (2014). Temperature dependent larval occurrence and spat settlement of the invasive brackish water bivalve Mytilopsis leucophaeta (Conrad, 1831) (Dreissenidae). Journal of Sea Research 87, 30-34.
– Hummel & Wijnhoven (2014). Long-term patterns in the establishment, expansion and decline of invading macrozoobenthic species in the brackish and marine waters of Southwest Netherlands. Marine Ecology (Suppl 1), 50-55.
– Van den Brink et al. (2013). Seasonal changes in caddisfly larval assemblages in river-floodplain habitats along a connectivity gradient. Hydrobiologia 716, 75-85.
– Walker et al. (2013). Macrophyte presence and growth form influence macroinvertebrate community structure. Aquatic Botany 104, 80-87.
– Van den Brink et al. (2013). Diversity, occurrence and feeding traits of caddisfly larvae as indicators for ecological integrity of river-floodplain habitats along a connectivity gradient. Ecological Indicators 25, 92-98.
– Van den Brink et al. (2012). Competition and niche segregation following the arrival of Hemigrapsus takanoi in the formerly Carcinus maenas dominated Dutch delta. Journal of Sea Research 73, 126-136.
– Hutchings et al. (2012). Note on additional diagnostic characters for Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1813) (Annelida: Eunicida: Eunicidae), a recently introduced species in the Netherlands. Aquatic Invasions 7, 277-282.
– Schipper et al. (2012). Contamination exposure in relation to spatio-temporal variation in diet composition: A case study of the little owl (Athene noctua). Environmental Pollution 163, 109-116.
– Wijnhoven & Hummel (2011). Patterns in macrozoobenthic assemblages indicating state of the environment: insights from the drastically changed Rhine-Meuse estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 436, 29-50.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2011). Is Corophium multisetosum Stock, 1952 an exotic invasive species in Europe? Distribution, habitat and recent observations in the Netherlands. Crustaceana 84, 975-1011.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2011). Short and mid-long term effects of cockle-dredging on non-target macrobenthic species: A Before-After-Control-Impact experiment on a tidal mudflat in the Oosterschelde (The Netherlands). Marine Ecology 32(s1), 117-129.
– Wijnhoven & Dekker (2010). Records of a new alien polychaete worm species, Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1815) (Eunicidae) in the Eastern Scheldt, the Netherlands. Aquatic Invasions 5, 431-436.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2010). The decline and restoration of a coastal lagoon (Lake Veere) in the Dutch Delta. Estuaries and Coasts 33, 1261-1278.
– Engelsma et al. (2010). Epidemiology of Bonamia ostreae infecting European flat oysters Ostrea edulis from Lake Grevelingen, The Netherlands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 409, 131-142.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2008). Historic developments in macrozoobenthos of the Rhine-Meuse estuary: From a tidal inlet to a freshwater lake. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 76, 96-110.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2008). Toxicological risks for small mammals in a diffusely and moderately polluted floodplain. Science of the Total Environment 406, 401-406.
– Schipper et al.(2008). Modeling the influence of environmental heterogeneity on heavy metal exposure concentrations for terrestrial vertebrates in river floodplains. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27, 919-932.
– Schipper et al.. (2008). Spatial distribution and internal metal concentrations of terrestrial arthropods in a moderately contaminated lowland floodplain along the Rhine River. Environmental Pollution 151, 17-26.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2007). Heavy metal concentrations in small mammals from a diffusely polluted floodplain: Importance of species- and location-specific characteristics. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 52, 603-613.
– Veltman et al. (2007). Cadmium accumulation in herbivorous and carnivorous small mammals: Meta-analysis of field data and validation of the bioaccumulation model optimal modeling for ecotoxicological applications. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26, 1488-1496.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2006). Metal accumulation risks in regularly flooded and non-flooded parts of floodplains of the river Rhine: Extractability and exposure through the food chain. Chemistry and Ecology 22, 463-477.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2006). The impact of bioturbation by small mammals on heavy metal redistribution in an embanked floodplain of the river Rhine. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 177, 183-210.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2006). Modelling recolonisation of heterogeneous river floodplains by small mammals. Hydrobiologia 565, 135-152.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2006). The effect of turbation on zinc relocation in a vertical floodplain soil profile. Environmental Pollution 140, 444-452.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2005). Flooding ecology of voles, mice and shrews: the importance of geomorphological and vegetational heterogeneity in river floodplains. Acta Theriologica 50, 453-472.
– Leuven et al. (2005). Toxicological constraints for rehabilitation of riverine habitats: a case study for metal contamination of floodplain soils along the Rhine. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Supplement 155, 657-676.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2003). Reply to comments on Wijnhoven et al. (2003). Aquatic Ecology 37, 449-451.
– Wijnhoven et al. (2003). Exotic and indigenous freshwater gammarid species: Physiological tolerance to water temperature in relation to ionic content of the water. Aquatic Ecology 37, 151-158.
– Mooij et al. (1999). Analysis and comparison of fish growth from small samples of length-at-age data: Detection of sexual dimorphism in Eurasian perch as an example. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128, 483-490.

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Quality status benthic habitats Dutch North Sea

Example of H1110b – photo O.G. Bos.

The Ecoauthor report on the quality status and developments of benthic habitats and MSFD-areas of the Dutch North Sea is now available. The report presents the results of the application of the Benthic Indicator Species Index (BISI) on the 2015 monitoring data (considered the T0 as various measures of the Dutch Action plan Marine Strategy were just or still had to be implemented in 2015) and compares the quality status with the recent historic developments.

Some of the most important findings are:

– A stagnation and recent decline in the benthic habitat quality of offshore areas like the Frisian Front and Central Oystergrounds after years of improvement. This might be the result of a gradual movement of (seafloor disturbing) fisheries from the coastal zone to the offshore regions as suggested by results of specific BISI analyses (focussed on specific indicator species for seafloor disturbance) and the possible first improvements as observed in coastal areas.
– The permanent large impact of amongst others nutrients and pollutants (summarized as ecological disturbance) on benthic habitat quality, especially in the coastal zone, but also extending to further offshore areas like the Doggersbank. Although ecological disturbance is the most important pressure in the area of the Doggersbank, the observed decrease in benthic quality during the last two decades seems to be the result of increasing seafloor disturbance.

The study was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) in consultation with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW), and executed in cooperation with Wageningen Marine Research (WMR).

The entire report can be downloaded from here (at the moment only in Dutch, but an English translation is foreseen).

Wijnhoven, S. (2018). T0 beoordeling kwaliteitstoestand NCP op basis van de Benthische Indicator Soorten Index (BISI). Toestand en ontwikkelingen van benthische habitats en KRM gebieden op de Noordzee in en voorafgaand aan 2015. Rapport Ecoauthor & Wageningen Marine Research. Ecoauthor Report Series 2018 – 01, Heinkenszand, the

Annex 1 ‘KRM factsheet D6C3 Benthische habitats kwaliteit (BISI)‘ is available from here.

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