Marine animal ecology (MAE) studies how marine animals adapt in response to a changing environment. Our research is focused on different organismal levels, from eco-physiology, early life-stage development, population genomics, up to whole ecological community responses. We subsequently apply our research to gain an understanding of the consequences of anthropogenic activities to ecosystem services and conservation management.
Students can participate in the research projects of MAE. Furthermore, on this page you can find additional information about specific student projects. See below for some examples!
Would you like to do fieldwork on a remote tropical coral reef?
We have an exciting opportunity for MSc students with diving experience to work on the role of iron availability on reef resilience on Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Click here for more info.
Are you interested in working with deep-sea sponges?
We have opportunities for MSc students to work on sponges either in Norway or Canada. Click on the name of the country to learn more about the projects you can join!
Would you like to join the Dutch research vessel "Pelagia"?
In December 2017, the Pelagia will depart for an expedition in the Northern Atlantic. Prof. Corina Brussaard (NIOZ) offers the opportunity for MSc students to join legs of this expedition. If you would like ECTs for this experience, consider doing a Short Research Project at MAE.