I am an enthusiastic and passionate marine ecologist, dedicated to science and conservation. I am broadly interested in marine ecosystem functioning, marine conservation ecology, community ecology, seagrass biology, biogeochemistry, food web ecology, cross-habitat interactions, host-pathogen dynamics and ecological restoration.
I’m currently employed as an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (RUG) and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ – Texel). You can find an overview of my current research projects here.
My main goal in science is to contribute to evidence-based nature conservation of marine ecosystems. I therefore actively engage in collaborations with nature managers and NGOs and outreach to a wider audience.
For a complete list of my publications, please click here