Ewout Knoester

Ewout Knoester
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Marine Animal Ecology

Master of Science

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Introduction
Interested in biodiversity and its importance for ecosystem functioning. Performing PhD research for Wageningen University in collaboration with the REEFolution Kenya Foundation on how to improve the efficiency of coral reef restoration (gardening and outplanting on artificial reefs) using the services of natural reef inhabitants, with a focus on herbivores and coral-predating organisms.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - November 2021
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2014 - December 2016
Wageningen University & Research
Field of study
  • Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
September 2011 - July 2014

Publications

Publications (3)
Preprint
The increase of macroalgae at degraded reefs impedes ecosystem services and calls for effective methods to facilitate a return to coral dominance. Removal of macroalgae (i.e. browsing) is typically realized by fish, but the role and identity of browsers at the heavily-fished East African Coast is still largely unknown. This study investigated how b...
Poster
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Poster presentation on herbivory and corallivory on coral nurseries, at WIOMSA 2019
Article
Coral mariculture involves time-consuming removal of fouling. On natural reefs, this service is provided by grazers. As natural reefs also harbour corallivores, it is debated whether reef-bound fish have a positive or negative effect on coral maricultured near natural reefs. This study quantified the net impact of herbivorous and corallivorous fish...

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Projects

Project (1)
Project
REEFoluton Kenya aims to restore and create coral reefs with the help of local communities. Combining local and scientific knowledge, REEFolution aids coral growth and reef formation. Reef restoration will improve and sustain local biodiversity, thereby contributing to livelihood conditions of those who depend on marine resources.