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How does it work?

You make clear what you wish from us by sending in a contact form.

  • It can be that you have a set of raw data from your research, experiments or monitoring.
  • It might be that you do already have a hypothesis or have some results from first analyses.
  • It is possible that you do already have a draft manuscript.
  • Anything is possible: make clear what you have and what you expect.

We will contact you to talk over your wishes and the starting material (e.g. datasets, first results, draft manuscript, etc.), and to identify if our expertise fits your needs.

If we both have the feeling that there is a nice basis for a cooperation, we will likely ask you to provide datasets and/or (if any) first results and text.

Based on your wishes and the material already there, we will provide you with an offer ‚Ć©indicative‚Ć™ consisting of:

  • Proposed delivery schedule
  • Our hypotheses and a proposal for a manuscript (e.g. identification of specific sections, suggested graphs, figures and tables)
  • Suggestion for suitable scientific journals
  • A price that generally will be divided in two (first half to be paid upon completion of the final manuscript; second half to be paid upon acceptation of the manuscript by the journal)
  • Other agreements like appointments to discuss progress and findings, author sequence, tasks related to submission and communication with the journal, offprints and/or open access, communication of credits after publication.

After agreement a contract will be signed from both sides, and we start as co-authors on the task.

As indicated, all kind of partial orders for specific tasks are possible as well, as is consultation of our ecological expertise.

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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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