Recent Publications

All DC islands

Below you will an overview of the reports and publications on biodiversity related subjects in the Dutch Caribbean that have recently been published.

Caribbean Cetacean Society. Scientific Expedition Report Ti Whale An Nou program 2023. Expedition date : 6th October – 5th November 2023
Expedition number : 7th of 2023. Final Report.

van Duyl, F.C. , Post, V., van Breukelen, B.M., Bense, V., Visser, P.M., Meesters, E.H., Koeniger, P., Vermeij, M. 2024 Composition and Distribution of the Near-Shore Waters Bordering the Coral Reefs of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao in the Southern Caribbean. Preprint Article.

Haanskorf, T. 2024. Mapping mangrove outplant sites and mangrove outplant performance in relation to local environmental factors on Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands. MSc internship at Wageningen Marine Research. Report.

Jansen, T. 2024. Master’s Thesis Eco-Empowerment: Steps Towards Safeguarding Curacao’s Coral Reefs. Utrecht University. Master’s Thesis.

Kruijssen, T., Wit, M., Akkermans, S., Leusink, J., van Breukelen, B., van der Ploeg, M., Bense, V. 2024. Turn up the heat to locate and quantify groundwater flow in fractured rock aquifers in coastal zones of the tropical island of Curaçao, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-13973. Abstract.

van der Meer, J. 2023. Designing hard interventions for Lagun bay catchment to reduce sediment inflow. BSc International Land and Water Management Thesis. Wageningen University. Thesis.

van der Meulen, R. 2023. Salinity and Sediment Issues in the backwaters of Mangrove Forests. Measuring of the Sediment Depths and Electrical Conductivity in the Mangrove Forests of Lac Bay, Bonaire. BSc Thesis Wageningen University. Thesis.

Okamoto, M., Baldwin, C.C., Long, D.J. 2024.  Two new species of the deepwater cardinalfish genus Epigonus (Epigonidae) from deep reefs off Curaçao, southern Caribbean. Ichthyol Research. Article.

Ros-Rocher, N., Reyes-Rivera, J., Foroughijabbari, Y.,  Combredet, C., Larson, B.T., Coyle, M.C., Houtepen, E.A.T., Vermeij, M.J.A., King, N., Brunet, T. 2024. Mixed clonal-aggregative multicellularity entrained by extreme salinity fluctuations in a close relative of animals. bioRxiv preprint. Article.

Senter, P.J. 2024. Social display in the Curaçao Whiptail (Cnemidophorus murinus Laurenti). Caribbean herpetology. March 2024. Article.

Senter, P.J. 2024. Antipredator behavior in the Aruba Whiptail (Cnemidophorus arubensis Wagler) . Caribbean herpetology 95: 1–2. Article.

Senter, P.J. 2024. Diet and foraging in the Curaçao Whiptail, Cnemidophorus murinus (Laurenti, 1768). Caribbean Herpetology 93: 1–3 Article.

Steward, R., Chopin, P., Verburg, P.H. 2024. Supporting spatial planning with a novel method based on participatory Bayesian networks: An application in Curaçao. Environmental Science and Policy 156 (2024) 103733. Article.

Veenvliet, J. 2024. Sustainable Farming in Bonaire. MSc Thesis. Wageningen University and Research. Thesis.

Verschragen, A. E. L., Dogruer, G., Meesters, H. W. G. 2024. Temporal and spatial nutrient variations in nearshore waters of Bonaire 2021-2023. Wageningen Marine Research. Report.



Vos, A. 2022. Shifting the balance between native and invasive seagrass through novel restoration methods, in Lac Bay, Bonaire. MSc thesis Wageningen University & Research  Thesis.

van Wetten, S.F. 2022. The facilitating effects of the seagrasses Halophila stipulacea, and Halodule wrightii on Thalassia testudinum through lowering pore-water sulfide levels. MSc Biological Sciences Freshwater and Marine Biology Research project. Report.

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