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Monitoring & ‘Local’ expertise

You can also contact Sander Wijnhoven for his specific expertise related to the ecological functioning and (long-term) developments of the Dutch coastal waters and the Dutch delta waters in particular, and his expertise related to exotic / non-indigenous species in estuarine and marine systems. Executive research tasks like inventories, monitoring and field-experiments (especially in the above identified region) as well as desk studies and advice based on own data and/or with consultation of his network will also be considered.

In relation to field work, please take into account that Ecoauthor holds office in the Netherlands and that it will be critically evaluated whether we can offer the expertise and arrange the logistics for you. For more details see Sander’s expertise site in Dutch or contact me via the contact form.

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Ecoauthor – Scientific Writing & Ecological Expertise

Leeuwerikhof 16

4451 CW, Heinkenszand

The Netherlands

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Recent Posts

Myosotella denticulata not that rare in the Western Scheldt

At the moment Ecoauthor is monitoring the presence of non-indigenous species in the intertidal zone along the Western Scheldt (‘Westerschelde’). Besides valuable information on the distribution of exotic species (results will follow later this year), the monitoring also gives insights in populations of indigenous species. For the second year in row Myosotella denticulata (‘Meertandig muizenoortje’ in Dutch) is found to be common in the high intertidal parts near Bath. Myosotella denticulata is specifically found in the spaces between the blocks that pave the dikes. The ecological atlas (De Bruyne et al., 2013) records the species for just one 10×10 km gridcell in the entire South-western Dutch delta, although it is already mentioned that the species might be more common than suggested. We did also observe the species near Breskens and Hansweert in a similar habitat before (Wijnhoven et al., 2015).

Research is part of the Transect Monitoring project commissioned by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

  • De Bruyne, R., van Leeuwen, S., Gmelig Meyling, A., Daan, R. (2013). Schelpdieren van het Nederlandse Noordzeegebied. Ecologische atlas van de mariene weekdieren (Mollusca). Uitgeverij Tirion, Utrecht en Stichting ANEMOON, Lisse, 414 p.

  • Wijnhoven, S., Engelberts, A., Dekker, A. et al. (2015). Non-indigenous species inventory of estuarine intertidal areas; a comparison of estuaries and habitats using a hard substrte transect methodology. Pilot study wthin the frame of the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas project SEFINS commissioned by the NVWA. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series 2015-07, NIOZ-Yerseke, the Netherlands.

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