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Details of Dr. Mark Vermeij   


Gender male
Job title Scientific director
Caribbean Institute for Research and Management of Biodiversity ( CARMABI)
Piscaderabaai z/n Willemstad n/a
Caribbean Institute for Research and Management of Biodiversity Piscaderabaai z/n
Netherlands Antilles
Regions Black Sea
Nationality Netherlands (The)
Tel +5999 5103067
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Website http://www.researchstationcarmabi,org
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Degree PhD.
Job type Institutional Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Policy, Law, Economics, Management
Research Region 35
Working languages Dutch English
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Mark VERMEIJ)

Vermeij MJA, Debey H, Grimsditch G, Brown J, Obura D, DeLeon R, Sandin SA (2015) The negative effect of gardening damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) on coral health depends on predator abundance in a Caribbean MPA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 528:289-296.
Bernal MA, Floeter SR, Gaither MR, Longo GO, Morais R, Ferreira CEL, Vermeij MJA, Rocha LA (2015) High prevalence of dermal parasites among coral reef fishes of Curaçao. Marine Biodiversity: 1-8.
Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA, Medina MM (2015) Reproductive natural history and successful juvenile propagation of the threatened Caribbean Pillar Coral Dendrogyra cylindrus. BMC Ecology.
Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Hay KB, Englebert N, Latijnhouwers KRW, Bak RPM, Vermeij MJA, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2015) Deep down on a Caribbean reef: lower mesophotic depths harbor a specialized coral-endosymbiont community. Scientific reports 5.
Kelly LW, Williams GJ, Barott KL, Carlson CA, Dinsdale EA, Edwards RA, Haas AF, Haynes M, Lim YW, McDole T, Nelson CE, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Youle M, Rohwer F (2014) Local genomic adaptation of coral reef-associated microbiomes to gradients of natural variability and anthropogenic stressors. PNAS vol. 111 no. 28 : 10227?10232,
Mueller B, de Goeij JM, Vermeij MJA, Mulders Y, van der Ent E, et al. (2014) Natural diet of coral-excavating sponges consists mainly of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). PLoS ONE 9(2): e90152. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090152
Lim YW, Cuevas D, Silva GGZ, Aguinaldo K, Dinsdale E, Haas A, Hatay M, Sanchez S, Wegley L, Dutilh B, Harkins T, Lee C, Warren T, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Zgliczynski B, Vermeij MJA, Rohwer F, Edwards RA (2014) Sequencing At Sea: Challenges and Experiences in Ion Torrent PGM Sequencing during the 2013 Southern Line Islands Research Expedition. PeerJ 2:e520
Mueller B, van der Zande RM, van Leent PJM, Meesters EH, Vermeij MJA, van Duyl FC (2014) Effect of light availability on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) release by Caribbean reef algae and corals. Bull Mar Sci. Bulletin of Marine Science. Volume 90(3): 875-893.
den Haan J, Visser PM, Ganase AE, Gooren EE, Stal LJ, van Duyl FC, Vermeij MJA, Huisman J (2014) High nitrogen fixation rates by cyanobacteria in algal turf communities on a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs 33:1003?1015.
2. Garg N, Kapono C, Lim YW, Koyama N, Conrad D, Rohwer F, Vermeij MJA, Dorrestein PC (2014) Mass spectral similarity for untargeted metabolomics data analysis of complex mixtures. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 377: 719-727.
Gregg AK, Hatay M, Haas AF, Robinett N, Barott K, Vermeij MJA, Marhaver K, Thompson F, Meirelles P, Rohwer F (2013) Biological oxygen demand optode analysis of coral reef-associated microbial communities exposed to algal exudates PeerJ 1:e107.
Foster NL, Baums IB, Sanchez JA, Paris CB, Chollett I, et al. (2013) Hurricane-Driven patterns of Clonality in an Ecosystem Engineer: The Caribbean Coral Montastraea annularis. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53283.
Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA, Rohwer F, Sandin SA (2013) Janzen-Connell effects in a broadcast-spawning Caribbean coral: Distance-dependent survival of larvae and settlers. Ecology 94:146-160.
16. Hartmann AC, Marhaver KL, Chamberland VF, Sandin SA, Vermeij MJA (2013) Large birth size does not reduce the negative latent effects of harsh environmental conditions across early life stages. Ecology 94:1966?1976.
Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Ogier JJ, Hay KB, van Bleijswijk J, Englebert N, Vermeij MJA, Bak RPM, Visser PM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2013) Sharing the slope: depth partitioning of agariciid corals and associated Symbiodinium across shallow and mesophotic habitats (2-60 m) on a Caribbean reef. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:205.
Vermeij MJA, van der Heijden RA, Olthuis JG, Marhaver KL, Smith JE, Visser PM (2013) Survival and dispersal of turf algae and macroalgae consumed by herbivorous coral reef fishes. Oecologia 171: 417-425.
Den Haan J, Dekker F, ten Brinke JL, Ford AK, van Ooijen J, van Duyl FC, Huisman J, Vermeij MJA, Visser PM (2013) Fast detection of nutrient limitation in macroalgae and seagrass with nutrient-induced fluorescence. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68834.
de Goeij J, van Oevelen D, Vermeij MJA, Osinga R, Middelburg J, de Goeij A, Admiraal W (2013) The sponge loop retains energy and nutrients within coral reefs. Science 342:108-110.
18. De Leon R, Vane K, Bertuol P, Chamberland VC, Simal F, Imms E, Vermeij MJA (2013) The effectiveness of lionfish removal efforts in the Southern Caribbean. Endangered Species Research 22: 175?182.
Filatov MV, Frade PR, Bak RPM, Vermeij MJA, Kaandorp JA (2013) Comparison between colony morphology and molecular phylogeny in the Caribbean scleractinian coral genus Madracis. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71287.
Barott KL, Rodriguez-Brito B, Youle M, Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA, Smith JE, Rohwer FL (2012) Microbial to reef scale interactions between the reef-building coral Montastraea annularis and benthic algae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 1655?1664.
Stampar SN, Maronna MM, Vermeij MJA, da Silveira FL, Morandini AC (2012) Temporal and spatial diversification of banded tube-dwelling anemones (genus: Isarachnanthus) in the Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41091.
Barott KL, Williams GJ, Vermeij MJA, Harris J, Smith JE, Rohwer FL, Sandin SA (2012) Natural history of coral-algae competition across a gradient of human activity in the Line Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 460: 1?12. (Feature article)
Foster NL, Paris CB, Kool JT, Baums IB, Stevens JR, Sanchez SA, Bastidas C, Agudelo C, Bush P, Day O, Ferrari R, Gonzalez P, Gore S, Guppy R, McCartney M, McCoy C, Mendes J, Srinivasan A, Steiner S, Vermeij MJA, Weil E, Mumby PJ (2012) Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecology 21(5): 1143-1157.
Muller E, Vermeij MJA (2011) Day time spawning of a Caribbean coral. Coral Reefs 30(4): 1147.
Kelly LW, Barott KL, Dinsdale L, Friedlander AM, Nosrat B, Obura D, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Williams GJ, Willner D, Rohwer F (2011) Iron induced phase-shifts on coral reefs. ISME Journal 6(3): 638-649.
Vermeij MJA, Bakker J, van der Hal N, Bak RPM (2011) Juvenile coral abundance has decreased by more than 50% in only three decades on a small Caribbean island. Diversity 3(3): 296-307.
Vermeij MJA, Dailer ML, Smith CM (2011) Crustose coralline algae can suppress macroalgal growth and recruitment on Hawaiian coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 422: 1-7. (Feature Article)
Toller W, Debrot AO, Vermeij MJA, Hoetjes PC (2010) Reef fishes of Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles: Assemblage structure across a gradient of habitat types. PLoS ONE 5(5): e9207.
Vermeij MJA, Marhaver KL, Huijbers CM, Nagelkerken I, Simpson SD (2010) Coral larvae move towards reef sounds. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10660.
Vermeij MJA, Debrot AO, van der Hal N, Bakker J, Bak RPM (2010) Increased recruitment rates indicate recovering populations of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum on Curaçao. Bulletin of Marine Science 86: 719-725.
Vermeij MJA, van Moorselaar I, Engelhard S, Hörnlein C, Vonk SM, Visser PM (2010) The effects of nutrient enrichment and herbivore abundance on the ability of turf algae to overgrow coral in the Caribbean. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14312.
Vermeij, M. J.A. (2010) First observation of a nocturnal nudibranch feeding on Caribbean corals. Coral Reefs 29: 1047
Vermeij MJA, Barott KL, Johnson AE, Marhaver KL (2010) Release of eggs from tentacles in a Caribbean coral. Coral Reefs 29: 411.
Filatov, M.V., J.A. Kaandorp, M. Postmal, R. van Liere, K. J. Kruszy?ski , M. J.A. Vermeij, G. J. Streekstra and R.P.M.Bak (2010) A comparison between coral colonies of the genus Madracis and simulated forms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 3555-3561.
Vermeij MJA, Dailer ML, Walsh SM, Donovan MK, Smith CM (2010) The effects of trophic interactions and spatial competition on algal community composition on Hawaiian coral reefs. Marine Ecology 31: 291-299.
Vermeij, M.J.A., M.L. Dailer and C.M. Smith (2009) Nutrient enrichment promotes survival and dispersal of drifting fragments in an invasive tropical macroalga. Coral Reefs 28: 429-435.
Vermeij MJA (2009) Floating corallites: a new ecophenotype in scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs 28: 987.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Smith, T., Dailer, M.L. and C.M. Smith (2009) Release from native herbivores facilitates the persistence of invasive marine algae: a biogeographical comparison of the relative contribution of nutrients and herbivory to invasion success. Biological Invasions 11: 1463-1474.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Smith, J.E., Smith, C.M., Vega Thurber R. and S.A. Sandin (2009) Survival and settlement success of coral planulae: independent and synergistic effects of macroalgae and microbes. Oecologia 159: 325-336.
Ritson-Williams, R., Arnold, S., Fogarty, N., Steneck, R., Vermeij, M.J.A. and V. Paul (2009) New perspectives on ecological mechanisms affecting coral recruitment on reefs. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, No. 38:437-457.
Sandin, S.A., Sampayo, E.M. and M.J.A. Vermeij (2008) Coral reef fish and benthic community structure of Bonaire and Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 137-144.
Sandin, S.A., Vermeij, M.J.A. and A.H. Hurlbert (2008) Biogeography of Caribbean reef fish. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 770?777.
Vermeij, M.J.A. (2008) Coral Reefs of Maui: Status, stressors and suggestions. University of Hawaii, 60pp.
Vermeij, M.J.A. and S.A. Sandin (2008) Density dependent recruitment and mortality in a tropical benthic invertebrate. Ecology 89(7): 1994?2004.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Sandin S.A. and J.F. Samhouri (2007). Local habitat composition determines the relative frequency and interbreeding potential for two Caribbean coral morphospecies. Evolutionary Ecology 21: 27-47.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Frade, P., Jacinto, R., Debrot, A.O. and R.P.M. Bak (2007) Reproductive mode drives habitat-related differences in population structure of eight Caribbean coral species. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 351: 91-102
Kaandorp, J.A., Bak, R.P.M. and M.J.A. Vermeij (2006) Modeling of nutrient gradients in three-dimensional images - and simulated morphologies of a branching coral. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Symp, Okinawa, Japan.
Vermeij, M.J.A. (2006). Early life-history dynamics of Caribbean coral species on artificial substratum: the importance of competition, growth and variation in life-history strategy. Coral Reefs 25: 59-71
Vermeij, M.J.A., Fogarty, N. D. and M.W. Miller. (2006) Variable planktonic conditions affect larval behavior, survival, and settlement patterns in the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 310: 119-128.
Vermeij, M.J.A. and S.A. Sandin (2006) Coral species complexes through space and time: an illustration of their dynamics using Madracis in the Caribbean. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Symp, Okinawa, Japan.
Vermeij, M.J.A. (2005) A novel growth strategy allows Tubastrea coccinea to escape small-scale adverse conditions and start over again. Coral Reefs 24: 442-442.
Epstein, N., Vermeij, M.J.A., Bak, R.P.M. and B. Rinkevich. (2005) Alleviating impacts of anthropogenic activities by traditional conservation measures: can a small reef reserve be sustainably managed? Biol. Conserv. 121: 243-255.
Kaandorp, J.A., Sloot, P.M.A., Merks, R.M.H., Bak, R.P.M. and M.J.A. Vermeij (2005). Morphogenesis of the branching coral Madracis mirabilis. Proc. Roy. Acad. B. 272: 127-133.
Vermeij, M.J.A. (2005) Substrate characteristics and adult density determine recruitment patterns in a Caribbean brooding coral. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 295: 123-133.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Broker, K., Sampayo, E. and R.P.M. Bak. (2004) Gametogenesis in the Caribbean genus Madracis. Coral reefs 23: 206-214.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Engelen, A.E. and R.P.M. Bak (2003) Deep formations (50 ?80 m) of the solitary coral Phacelocyanthus flos on southern Caribbean reefs. Coral Reefs 22: 107-108.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Diekmann, O.E. and R.P.M. Bak (2003) A new species of Scleractinian coral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), Madracis carmabi n.sp. from the Southern Caribbean. Bull. Mar. Sc. 73(3): 679-684.
Vermeij, M.J.A. and R.P.M. Bak (2003). Species specific population structures of five closely related Madracis morphospecies along a depth gradient (5-60m) at a Caribbean coral reef. Bull. Mar.Sc. 73(3): 725-744.
Kaandorp, J.A., Koopman, E.A. Sloot, P.M.A., Bak, R.P.M., Vermeij, M.J.A. and L.E.H. Lampmann. (2003) Simulation and analysis of flow patterns around the scleractinian coral Madracis mirabilis (Duchassaing and Michelotti). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London B. 358: 1551-1557.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Broker, K., Sampayo, E. and R.P.M. Bak. (2003). Planulae release in the Caribbean genus Madracis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 75-84.
Vermeij, M.J.A. and R.P.M. Bak (2002) Corals on the move: rambling of Madracis pharensis polyps early after settlement. Coral Reefs 21: 262-263.
Vermeij, M.J.A. and R.P.M. Bak (2002) How are coral populations structured by light? Marine light regimes and the distribution of Madracis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 233: 105-116.
Vermeij, M.J.A., Delvoye, L. and R.P.M. Bak. (2002). Fluorescence in the Caribbean coral genus Madracis. Photosynthetica 40(3): 423-429.

Created: 2007-04-03 Last Updated: 2017-03-27 by Mark VAN CROMBRUGGE