In the MERCES project, researchers of Wageningen University & Research investigate the governance, the costs, and the benefits of restoring marine ecosystems such as seagrass beds and kelp forests. Photo: Reindert Nijland
In the MERCES project, researchers of Wageningen University & Research investigate the governance, the costs, and the benefits of restoring marine ecosystems such as seagrass beds and kelp forests. Photo: Reindert Nijland
To be able to improve the management of the Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) in the Caribbean region, their biology and ecology is studied by scientists from Wageningen University & Research. Photo: Erik Boman
To be able to improve the management of the Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) in the Caribbean region, their biology and ecology is studied by scientists from Wageningen University & Research. Photo: Erik Boman

Flat oysters, a reef-building keystone species, were absent in the North Sea for decades. Wageningen University & Research contributes to reintroduction efforts. Photo: Tinka Murk
Flat oysters, a reef-building keystone species, were absent in the North Sea for decades. Wageningen University & Research contributes to reintroduction efforts. Photo: Tinka Murk
Scientists from Wageningen University & Research and fishing businesses are searching for more sustainable methods to catch flatfish and shrimp, including experimenting with pulse trawling. Photo: Nathalie Steins
Scientists from Wageningen University & Research and fishing businesses are searching for more sustainable methods to catch flatfish and shrimp, including experimenting with pulse trawling. Photo: Nathalie Steins