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Climate change has an effect on forests and trees. They suffer from heatwaves and periods of drought. Although we see tree mortality increase as a result, much is still unknown about the underlying mechanisms. ..

Continue reading 17 April 2024   6 dgn oud

Fish and invertebrate animals are far more affected by warmer and more acidic seawater than previously known. This is the conclusion of a study co-led by NIOZ marine biologist Katharina Alter, based on a new analysis method and..

Continue reading 11 April 2024   1 week oud
Morphotypes of Tubastraea on the platform's submerged sections, March 2017.

Coral ecosystems are susceptible to invasive species, that can wreak havoc on the balanced communities. Such species can be transported unintentionally by marine structures, as is demonstrated by research on a platform which was..

Continue reading 09 April 2024   2 wkn oud
Strand Terschelling

Visiting the beach and enjoying the sun and the sea. For many of us, this is an important way to relax in warm weather. However, Dutch beaches are becoming increasingly crowded. This means that it is not only difficult to find a..

Continue reading 06 April 2024   2 wkn oud

As more and more nutrients from land and air enter the world’s oceans, the dead zones without oxygen in the water will increase in size and intensity. That is the warning that PhD student Zoë van Kemenade, an organic geochemist at..

Continue reading 26 March 2024   4 wkn oud

Plants are not interchangeable when it comes to forming young dunes on a beach. This is shown in the thesis of coastal ecologist Carlijn Lammers of NIOZ. She discovered that sand couch and marram grass form different types of..

Continue reading 24 March 2024   4 wkn oud
Gekweekte karkó in de omheining

The queen conch research called, 'Conquer the Future', has started in Bonaire. Thanks to joint efforts, young farmed conches were shipped by boat from Curaçao to Bonaire. These snails are released into the sea in Sorobon with the..

Continue reading 18 March 2024   1 maand oud
Work in progress.

An offshore oil spill originating off the coast of Tobago has made its unwelcome arrival on the shores of the Dutch Caribbean. Despite oil reaching Bonaire’s and Curaçao’s coast, the islands seem, fortunately, to have escaped a..

Continue reading 14 March 2024   1 maand oud
Hung-An Tian conducting filtration of particulate organic carbon/nitrogen  in temperature control container onboard RV Araon

Iron that fertilizes the waters around Antarctica mostly comes from the deep, upwelling waters and the sediments there. That is shown by field research of NIOZ marine biogeochemist Hung-An Tian in the Amundsen Sea and the Weddell..

Continue reading 08 March 2024   1 maand oud
Tjisse van der Heide

Professor of coastal ecology and NIOZ scientist Tjisse van der Heide receives a prestigious Vici grant for his research on coastal ecosystem restoration. NWO announced today that Van der Heide will receive a grant of one and a..

Continue reading 29 February 2024   1 maand oud