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Having years of expertise in fundamental and applied research and scientific writing in particular, we know that starting as a scientist (or not directly working in renowned research groups or guided by the few top-researchers in your field) might lead to serious difficulties and delays in getting your research published. Although scientific quality should be the sole criterion for acceptation or rejection of your manuscript, likelihood of getting research published significantly increases with the prestige (and/or the number of papers published) by the authors. This because in general scientific journals do not have a lack of submitted manuscripts, but do have limited time to handle all delivered copy in detail. Focusing on manuscripts from authors with a good track-record might to a certain extent be a matter of probability calculation of the highest chance of selecting future well-cited articles with limited efforts. Additionally, unfamiliarity with international scientific language and/or inexperience with scientific publishing might lead to repeated rejection of basically good quality scientific research, just due to a few unconformities. This is where Ecoauthor can help.

Additionally, many applied scientists are coping with high work pressure, busy with acquiring new and managing and executing a multitude of projects. Often the time to write scientific publications lacks or there are almost no opportunities for ‘unpaid’ activities. However from the personal carreer point of view as well as for the outreach and credibility of expertise of the company / group it is of importance to publish. This is where Ecoauthor can help; to do an important (time consuming) part of the work for just a small investment.

Major client groups:

  • Researchers from countries where international scientific publishing is less common or for whom a certain linguistic barrier might hamper publication of their solid scientific work in international scientific journals. One or a few international publications will boost their carriers and improve publishing potentials for future research.
  • Professionals and non-professionals without a fundamental science background, interested to publish their findings in international scientific journals. E.g. (non-) professionals working for governments, NGO’s, companies and industries, water -, land – and/or nature managing agencies and organizations. One or a few international publications will increase (international) attention for their activities and research and increases credibility.
  • Starting researchers without a track-record and the desired support from a renowned research group or direct assistance from an experienced international researcher. One or a few international publications will boost their carriers and improve publishing potentials for future research.
  • Applied researchers with difficulties in finding time to publish their work. Ecoauthor can do a large part of the work for you, where you only have to do the fine-tuning to make it your own.

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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
Netherlands.

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

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