The ecological effects of deep sand extraction on the Dutch continental shelf. Implications for future extraction

The PhD project "Modelling the ecological potential of sand extraction in the North Sea" is part of the EcoShape Building with Nature program and focuses on the short-term impact of large-scale and deep sand extraction and ecological landscaping on benthos, demersal fish and the change of sediment characteristics, bathymetry and hydrodynamics.

 

The PhD defence is planned on January 15th 2016.

Peer-reviewed publications:

de Jong, M.F.; Baptist, M.J.; van Hal, R.; De Boois, I.; Lindeboom, H.J.; Hoekstra, P. (2014). Impact on demersal fish of a large-scale and deep sand extraction site with ecosystem-based landscaped sandbars. Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science 146: 83-94

de Jong, M.F.; Baptist, M.J.; Lindeboom, H.J.; Hoekstra, P. (2015) Relationships between macrozoobenthos and habitat characteristics in an intensively used area of the Dutch coastal zone. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 

de Jong, M.F.; Baptist, M.J.; Lindeboom, H.J.; Hoekstra, P. (2015). Short-term impact of deep sand extraction and ecosystem-based landscaping on macrozoobenthos and sediment characteristics. Marine Pollution Bulletin; 97: -

De Jong, M.F.; Baptist, M.J.; Lindeboom, H.J.; Hoekstra, P. (In prep.). Ecosystem-based design rules for sand future borrow pits. Ecological Engineering.

Links about Maarten de Jong:

https://www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Maarten-de-Jong.htm

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maarten_Jong_De

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=34044634&trk=spm_pic

 

Links about WUR and BwN:

http://www.wur.nl/nl/show/Building-with-Nature-gebruikt-de-natuur-bij-waterbouw.htm

http://www.wur.nl/nl/Expertises-Dienstverlening/Onderzoeksinstituten/imares/Expertisegebieden/Deltatechnologie/Building-with-nature-1.htm

https://ssc.wur.nl/Studiegids/Vak/AFI-33803

 

Links about BwN:

http://www.ecoshape.nl/en_GB/shallow-coastal-seas.html

https://publicwiki.deltares.nl/display/BWN1/Tutorial+-+Building+with+Nature+Design