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Details of MSc Laura Leone Govers   


Gender female
Job title PhD student
Department Environmental Science / Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology
Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Water and Wetland Research ( IWWR)
Huygens building Heyendaalseweg 135 Nijmegen 6525 AJ
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Website http://www.ru.nl/environmentalscience/about_the_department/staff/l_l_govers/
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Degree MSc
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Seagrass feedbacks on sediment stabilization and biogeochemistry affecting patch and gap dynamics – implication for restoration and mitigation Seagrass in the Eastern Scheldt has been declining since the 1980’s, due to cold winters, lugworm activities, changed sediment dynamics and increased human activities. Dwarf eelgrass (Zostera noltii) is still present on some mud flats in the Eastern Scheldt; common eelgrass (Zostera marina) has completely disappeared from this area (http://www.zeegras.nl). The European water framework directive states that the seagrass area in the Eastern Scheldt should expand. Seagrass threatened by large-scale dike reinforcements is therefore removed and moved to other locations. The goal of my project is focus on the interactions of sediment biogeochemistry and small eelgrass, and to look at the effects of patch and gaps within a seagrass bed.

French & German basic skills
Research Region 14, 36, 2, 3
Working languages English, Dutch
Skills/Expertise PhD student is seagrass ecology, tropical marine community ecology, biogeochemistry
Comments I'm also very much interested in seagrass-benthic fauna-biogeochemistry interactions, eutrophication and seagrass problems related to climate changes

Created: 2010-02-24 Last Updated: 2014-06-03 by Laura GOVERS