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Snijders, Kevin (author)
Curaçao's coral reefs are subjected to a deteriorating momentum risking the health and therefore sustainability of this vital ecosystem. Despite the dependency of the Island's prosperity on the condition of the ecosystem, research suggests that wastewater management is likely to be a significant contributor to this effect. Incorporating both...
student report 2023
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Vlekke, Jimmy (author)
Global warming causes coral bleaching which threatens the health and existence of coral reefs and therefore also the future of a lot of species, including human beings. Efforts to automate coral reef monitoring using annotated coral images to detect coral bleaching are hindered by the lack of a complete dataset that specifies the health and...
master thesis 2022
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van Arkel, Joost (author)
Ecosystems are under pressure worldwide, due to both natural and anthropogenic stresses. Stresses on ecosystems can cause a decline in biodiversity, a loss of habitat and a deterioration in ecosystem services. To avoid further pressure on ecosystems caused by advancing economic development, new infrastructure projects should be integrated into...
master thesis 2022
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Buckley, Mark L. (author), Lowe, Ryan J. (author), Hansen, Jeff E. (author), van Dongeren, Ap R. (author), Pomeroy, Andrew (author), Storlazzi, Curt D. (author), Rijnsdorp, D.P. (author), da Silva, Renan F. (author), Contardo, Stephanie (author), Green, Rebecca H. (author)
Wave breaking on the steep fore-reef slopes of shallow fringing reefs can be effective at dissipating incident sea-swell waves prior to reaching reef shorelines. However, wave setup and free infragravity waves generated during the sea-swell breaking process are often the largest contributors to wave-driven water levels (wave runup) at the...
journal article 2022
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Doropoulos, Christopher (author), Gómez-Lemos, Luis A. (author), Salee, Kinam (author), McLaughlin, M. James (author), Tebben, Jan (author), van Koningsveld, M. (author), Feng, Ming (author), Babcock, Russell C. (author)
Positive feedbacks driving habitat-forming species recovery and population growth are often lost as ecosystems degrade. For such systems, identifying mechanisms that limit the re-establishment of critical positive feedbacks is key to facilitating recovery. Theory predicts the primary drivers limiting system recovery shift from biological to...
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van Noort, Rieneke (author)
Coral reefs are vital to the prosperity of the world and the local communities by providing food and coastal protection. Coral reefs are home to 25% of marine life and have therefore gained the nickname ’rainforest of the sea’. However, the reefs are being damaged by climate change and human intervention, resulting in an alarming rate of...
master thesis 2021
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Krijger, Tjerk (author)
Coastal flood risk is expected to increase over the 21st century as a result of climate change and economic growth, which makes low-lying regions especially vulnerable. Global screening techniques are needed for a more widespread use of NBS in these flood prone coastal regions. This research expands on the current assessments done by developing...
master thesis 2021
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Thadi, Supriya (author)
Sea turtles are a popular tourist attraction that offers travelers a unique nature experience. As a part of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision, an unprecedented amount of tourism development is being carried out under the ‘Red Sea Development Project’. The aim is to develop hyper-luxury islands in a sustainable and ecologically friendly way by closely...
master thesis 2021
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Bertoncelj, Vesna (author)
Many coral reef islands are low-lying, which in combination with population growth, sea level rise and possibly more frequent extreme weather events is likely to result in increased coastal risk (e.g. Storlazzi et al., 2015). On smaller scales of O(10 km) wave-driven coastal inundation can be accurately predicted with advanced models such as...
master thesis 2021
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Guo, Bingbing (author), Li, Z. (author), Fu, Qiang (author), Wang, Yan (author), Huang, Daguan (author), Niu, Ditao (author)
Utilizing coral aggregate concrete (CAC) for construction on remote islands can significantly reduce construction cost and period, CO<sub>2</sub> emission, and consumption of non-renewable energy. The durability of reinforced CAC structures is critically influenced by their resistance to chloride attack. In this study, a reactive transport...
journal article 2021
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Roelvink, Floortje E. (author), Storlazzi, Curt D. (author), van Dongeren, Ap R. (author), Pearson, S.G. (author)
Coral reefs are effective natural coastal flood barriers that protect adjacent communities. Coral degradation compromises the coastal protection value of reefs while also reducing their other ecosystem services, making them a target for restoration. Here we provide a physics-based evaluation of how coral restoration can reduce coastal flooding...
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Hendrickx, G.G. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Dijkstra, Jasper T. (author), Storlazzi, Curt D. (author), Toth, Lauren T. (author)
The increasing pressure on Earth's ecosystems due to climate change is becoming more and more evident and the impacts of climate change are especially visible on coral reefs. Understanding how climate change interacts with the physical environment of reefs to impact coral growth and reef development is critically important to predicting the...
journal article 2021
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Simons, Ascha (author)
TheAmazon-Orinoco river plume is a buoyant freshwater lens of 1.2 × 10<sup>6</sup>km<sup>2</sup>, which has been traced over 2000 km from the Amazon river mouthinto the Caribbean Sea and along the Lesser Antilles. The river plume iswarmer than the surrounding open-ocean waters, with temperaturedifferences up to 1.5 ∘C caused...
master thesis 2020
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van Wiechen, P.P.J. (author)
Atolls and coral islands in and around the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean largely rely on coral reefs for their coastal protection. On these reefs a large roughness is created by different coral species. The dissipative character of these species reduces the incident wave height, thereby reducing the amount of run-up on the coast. In our current...
master thesis 2020
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Hendrickx, Gijs (author)
KEY POINTS (I) A biophysical model framework (BMF) for corals is developed in which four environmental factors are included: (1) light; (2) hydrodynamics; (3) temperature; and (4) acidity. (II) The full feedback loop between corals and their environment forms the core of this model framework, where the morphological...
master thesis 2020
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Sous, D. (author), Dodet, G. (author), Bouchette, Frédéric (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author)
This paper reports on a combined experimental and numerical study dedicated to barrier reefs hydrodynamics. A network of pressure sensors and velocity profilers has been deployed for more than 2 months over the Ouano reef barrier, New Caledonia. The primary aim of the study is to assess the relevance of the classical depth-averaged momentum...
journal article 2020
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Scott, Fred (author), Antolinez, Jose A.A. (author), McCall, Robert (author), Storlazzi, Curt (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), Pearson, S.G. (author)
Many coral reef-lined coasts are low-lying with elevations &lt;4 m above mean sea level. Climate-change-driven sea-level rise, coral reef degradation, and changes in storm wave climate will lead to greater occurrence and impacts of wave-driven flooding. This poses a significant threat to their coastal communities. While greatly at risk, the...
journal article 2020
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Keyzer, L.M. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Smits, B.P. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), James, R.K. (author), Candy, A.S. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Bouma, T.J. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), Zijlema, M. (author), van Westen, R.M. (author), Dijkstra, H.A. (author)
Shallow tropical bays in the Caribbean, like Orient Bay and Galion Bay in Saint Martin, are often sheltered by coral reefs. In the relatively calm environment behind the reefs, seagrass meadows grow. Together, these ecosystems provide valuable ecosystem services like coastal protection, biodiversity hotspots, nursery grounds for animals and...
journal article 2020
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Hennige, Sebastian J. (author), Wolfram, Uwe (author), Wickes, Leslie (author), Murray, Fiona (author), Roberts, J. Murray (author), Kamenos, Nicholas A. (author), Schofield, Sebastian (author), Groetsch, Alexander (author), Spiesz, E.M. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Etnoyer, Peter J. (author)
Ocean acidification is a threat to the net growth of tropical and deep-sea coral reefs, due to gradual changes in the balance between reef growth and loss processes. Here we go beyond identification of coral dissolution induced by ocean acidification and identify a mechanism that will lead to a loss of habitat in cold-water coral reef...
journal article 2020
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Gaido, Camila (author)
Low-lying islands are highly vulnerable to wave-induced flooding, with low-frequency waves (frequency &lt;0.04Hz) being one of the main drivers. The impact of these inundations can increase due to wave resonance over coral reefs, which has been observed in the range of low-frequency waves. This study aims to understand the reef resonance...
master thesis 2019
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