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A European Multi Lake Survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins
Mantzouki, E. ; Campbell, J. ; Loon, E. van; Visser, P. ; Konstantinou, I. ; Antoniou, M. ; Giuliani, G. ; Machado-Vieira, D. ; Gurjão de Oliveira, A. ; Maronić, D.Š. ; Stević, F. ; Pfeiffer, T.Ž. ; Vucelić, I.B. ; Žutinić, P. ; Udovič, M.G. ; Plenković-Moraj, A. ; Tsiarta, N. ; Bláha, L. ; Geriš, R. ; Fránková, M. ; Christoffersen, K.S. ; Warming, T.P. ; Feldmann, T. ; Laas, A. ; Panksep, K. ; Tuvikene, L. ; Kangro, K. ; Häggqvist, K. ; Salmi, P. ; Arvola, L. ; Fastner, J. ; Straile, D. ; Rothhaupt, K.O. ; Fonvielle, J. ; Grossart, H.P. ; Avagianos, C. ; Kaloudis, T. ; Triantis, T. ; Zervou, S.K. ; Hiskia, A. ; Gkelis, S. ; Panou, M. ; McCarthy, V. ; Senerpont Domis, L.N. de; Seelen, L. ; Verstijnen, Y. ; Lürling, M. ; Maliaka, V. ; Faassen, E.J. - \ 2018
Scientific Data 5 (2018). - ISSN 2052-4463 - 13 p.
Under ongoing climate change and increasing anthropogenic activity, which continuously challenge ecosystem resilience, an in-depth understanding of ecological processes is urgently needed. Lakes, as providers of numerous ecosystem services, face multiple stressors that threaten their functioning. Harmful cyanobacterial blooms are a persistent problem resulting from nutrient pollution and climate-change induced stressors, like poor transparency, increased water temperature and enhanced stratification. Consistency in data collection and analysis methods is necessary to achieve fully comparable datasets and for statistical validity, avoiding issues linked to disparate data sources. The European Multi Lake Survey (EMLS) in summer 2015 was an initiative among scientists from 27 countries to collect and analyse lake physical, chemical and biological variables in a fully standardized manner. This database includes in-situ lake variables along with nutrient, pigment and cyanotoxin data of 369 lakes in Europe, which were centrally analysed in dedicated laboratories. Publishing the EMLS methods and dataset might inspire similar initiatives to study across large geographic areas that will contribute to better understanding lake responses in a changing environment.
Designing a research infrastructure on dietary intake and its determinants
Bogaardt, M.J. ; Geelen, A. ; Zimmermann, K. ; Finglas, P. ; Raats, M.M. ; Mikkelsen, B.E. ; Poppe, K.J. ; van't Veer, P. - \ 2018
Nutrition Bulletin 43 (2018)3. - ISSN 1471-9827 - p. 301 - 309.
big data - consumers - diet - food - public health - research infrastructure

Research on dietary intake and its determinants is crucial for an adequate response to the current epidemic of diet-related non-communicable chronic diseases. In order to respond to this challenge, the RICHFIELDS project was tasked with designing a research infrastructure (RI) that connects data on dietary intake of consumers in Europe, and its determinants, collected using apps and wearable sensors, from behavioural laboratories and experimental facilities and from other RIs. The main output of the project, an RI design, describes interfaces (portals) to collect data, a meta-database and a data-model to enable data linkage and sharing. The RICHFIELDS project comprises three phases, each consisting of three work packages, and an overarching methodological support work package. Phase 1 focused on data generated by consumers (e.g. collected by apps and sensors) relating to the purchase, preparation and consumption of food. Phase 2 focused on data generated by organisations such as businesses (e.g. retail data), government (e.g. procurement data) and experimental research facilities (e.g. virtual supermarkets). Phases 1 and 2 provided Phase 3 with insights on data types and design requirements, including the business models, data integration and management systems and governance and ethics. The final design will be used in the coming years to build an RI for the scientific research community, policy makers and businesses in Europe. The RI will boost interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder research through harmonisation and integration of data on food behaviour.

Advancing food, nutrition, and health research in Europe by connecting and building research infrastructures in a DISH-RI : Results of the EuroDISH project
Snoek, Harriëtte M. ; Eijssen, Lars M.T. ; Geurts, Marjolein ; Vors, Cecile ; Brown, Kerry A. ; Bogaardt, Marc Jeroen ; Dhonukshe-Rutten, Rosalie A.M. ; Evelo, Chris T. ; Fezeu, Leopold K. ; Finglas, Paul M. ; Laville, Martine ; Ocké, Marga ; Perozzi, Giuditta ; Poppe, Krijn ; Slimani, Nadia ; Tetens, Inge ; Timotijevic, Lada ; Zimmermann, Karin ; ’t Veer, Pieter van - \ 2018
Trends in Food Science and Technology 73 (2018). - ISSN 0924-2244 - p. 58 - 66.
Governance - Nutrition - Policy - Public health - Research infrastructures - Roadmap
Background: Research infrastructures (RIs) are essential to advance research on the relationship between food, nutrition, and health. RIs will facilitate innovation and allow insights at the systems level which are required to design (public health) strategies that will address societal challenges more effectively. Approach: In the EuroDISH project we mapped existing RIs in the food and health area in Europe, identified outstanding needs, and synthesised this into a conceptual design of a pan-European DISH-RI. The DISH model was used to describe and structure the research area: Determinants of food choice, Intake of foods and nutrients, Status and functional markers of nutritional health, and Health and disease risk. Key findings: The need to develop RIs in the food and health domain clearly emerged from the EuroDISH project. It showed the necessity for a unique interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder RI that overarches the research domains. A DISH-RI should bring services to the research community that facilitate network and community building and provide access to standardised, interoperable, and innovative data and tools. It should fulfil the scientific needs to connect within and between research domains and make use of current initiatives. Added value can also be created by providing services to policy makers and industry, unlocking data and enabling valorisation of research insights in practice through public-private partnerships. The governance of these services (e.g. ownership) and the centralised and distributed activities of the RI itself (e.g. flexibility, innovation) needs to be organised and aligned with the different interests of public and private partners.
Prins, Herbert H.T. ; Namgail, Tsewang - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 1 - 12.
Distance-Altitude Trade-Off May Explain Why Some Migratory Birds Fly over and not around the Himalayas
Groen, Thomas A. ; Prins, Herbert H.T. - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 254 - 268.
Refuelling Stations for Waterbirds: Macroinvertebrate Biomass in Relation to Altitude in the Trans-Himalayas
Prins, Herbert H.T. ; Jansen, Rob J. ; Vélez, Víctor Martín - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 269 - 282.
Bird Species Diversity on an Elevational Gradient between the Greater Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau
Prins, Herbert H.T. ; Wieren, Sipke E. van; Namgail, Tsewang - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 299 - 316.
A Network of Small, Dispersed Himalayan Wetlands Suitable for Designation under the Ramsar Convention
Prins, Herbert H.T. ; Wieren, Sipke E. van; Namgail, Tsewang - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 380 - 396.
Bird Migration across the Himalayas and Beyond: The Need for Better Conservation and Management of a Natural Wonder
Prins, Herbert H.T. ; Namgail, Tsewang - \ 2017
In: Bird Migration across the Himalayas / Prins, Herbert H.T., Namgail, Tsewang, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781107114715 - p. 399 - 418.
Coprophilic amoebae and flagellates, including Guttulinopsis, Rosculus and Helkesimastix, characterise a divergent and diverse rhizarian radiation and contribute to a large diversity of faecal-associated protists
Bass, David ; Silberman, Jeffrey ; Brown, M.W. ; Pearce, R.A. ; Tice, A.K. ; Jousset, A. ; Geisen, Stefan ; Hartikainen, Hanna - \ 2016
Environmental Microbiology 18 (2016)5. - ISSN 1462-2912 - p. 1604 - 1619.
A wide diversity of organisms utilize faecal habitats
as a rich nutrient source or a mechanism to traverse
through animal hosts. We sequenced the 18S rRNA
genes of the coprophilic, fruiting body-forming
amoeba Guttulinopsis vulgaris and its non-fruiting
relatives Rosculus ‘ithacus’ CCAP 1571/3, R. terrest-
ris n. sp. and R. elongata n. sp. and demonstrate that
they are related to the coprophilic flagellate Helkesi-
mastix in a strongly supported, but highly divergent
18S sister clade. PCR primers specific to both clades
were used to generate 18S amplicons from a range of
environmental and faecal DNA samples. Phylogenetic
analysis of the cloned sequences demonstrated a
high diversity of uncharacterised sequence types
within this clade, likely representing previously described members of the genera Guttulinopsis,
Rosculus and Helkesimastix, as well as so-far unob-
served organisms. Further, an Illumina MiSeq
sequenced set of 18S V4-region amplicons generated
from faecal DNAs using universal eukaryote primers
showed that core-cercozoan assemblages in faecal
samples are as diverse as those found in more con-
ventionally examined habitats. These results reveal
many novel lineages, some of which appear to occur
preferentially in faecal material, in particular cerco-
monads and glissomonads. More broadly, we show
that faecal habitats are likely untapped reservoirs of
microbial eukaryotic diversity.

Inspiring Women at WUR
Ris, Karien - \ 2016
Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research centre - ISBN 9789462578128 - 96 p.
gender relations - gender - women - emancipation of women - female equality - netherlands - universities - gelderland - man-vrouwrelaties - geslacht (gender) - vrouwen - vrouwenemancipatie - gelijke behandeling van de vrouw - nederland - universiteiten
RIS (Research Information System (Metis)) : our research information infrastructure uncovered
Noordegraaf, M. ; Lock, C.A.M. - \ 2014
Chinese scenarios for groundwater leaching and aquatice exposure : development of scenarios for environmental risk assessment procedures of pesticides in China
Horst, M.M.S. ter; Wipfler, E.L. ; Adriaanse, P.I. ; Boesten, J.J.T.I. ; Fait, G. ; Li, W. ; Tao, C. - \ 2014
Wageningen : Alterra, Wageningen-UR (Alterra-rapport 2559) - 164
grondwater - pesticiden - uitspoelen - risicoschatting - modellen - oppervlaktewater - blootstelling - rijstvelden - rijst - china - groundwater - pesticides - leaching - risk assessment - models - surface water - exposure - rice fields - rice
Within the frame work of the Sino-Dutch Pesticide Environment Risk Assessment Project (PERAP) and as part of the Chinese environmental ris assessment procedures models and scenarions were developed to estimate concentrations of Plant Protection Product (PPP) leaching to the groundwater and to estimate PPP concentrations in Chinese small surface waters. Protection goals considering groundwater and surface water were defined in detail. Realistic worst-case groundwater scenario's and surface water scenarios were defined to be used in respectively a Tier 1 leaching assessment of PPP a Tier 1 assesment of the risks of PPP to aquatic ecosystems in China. Data on soil, weather, crops, irrigation and Agricultural practices were gathered for both scenario definitions. Existing models PEARL and TOXSWA were modified and parameterised for the scenarions defined.
Nile perch (Lates niloticus, L.) and cichlids (Haplochromis spp.) in Lake Victoria: could prey mortality promote invasion of tis predator?
Wolfshaar, K.E. van de; Hille Ris Lambers, R. ; Goudswaard, P.C. ; Rijnsdorp, A.D. ; Scheffer, M. - \ 2014
Theoretical Ecology 7 (2014)3. - ISSN 1874-1738 - p. 253 - 261.
east-africa - mwanza gulf - human impact - ecosystems - productivity - coexistence - competition - recovery - kyoga
The invasion of Nile perch into Lake Victoria is one of the iconic examples of the destructive effect of an introduced species on an ecosystem but no convincing explanation exists of why Nile perch only increased dramatically after a 25 year lag. Here, we consider this problem using a mathematical model that takes into account interactions between Nile perch and its cichlid prey. We examined competing hypotheses to explain Nile perch invasion and show that suppression of juvenile Nile perch by cichlids may cause the system to have two alternative stable states: one with only cichlids and one with coexistence of cichlids and Nile perch. Without cichlid predation on Nile perch, alternative stable states did not occur. Our analysis indicates that cichlid mortality, for example fishing mortality, may have induced the observed shift between the states.
Release 7, a web-based program for Monte Carlo Ris Assessment. Reference Manual documenting MCRA 7.1
Boer, W.J. de; Voet, H. van der - \ 2011
Wageningen : Biometris and RIVM
Short-term ecological effects of an offshore wind farm in the Dutch coastal zone; a compilation
Lindeboom, H.J. ; Kouwenhoven, H.J. ; Bergman, M.J.N. ; Bouma, S. ; Brasseur, S.M.J.M. ; Daan, R. ; Hal, R. van; Hille Ris Lambers, R. ; Hofstede, R. ter; Leopold, M.F. ; Scheidat, M. ; Haan, D. de - \ 2011
Environmental Research Letters 6 (2011)3. - ISSN 1748-9326 - 13 p.
north-sea - regime shift - mechanisms - porpoises
The number of offshore wind farms is increasing rapidly, leading to questions about the environmental impact of such farms. In the Netherlands, an extensive monitoring programme is being executed at the first offshore wind farm (Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee, OWEZ). This letter compiles the short-term (two years) results on a large number of faunal groups obtained so far. Impacts were expected from the new hard substratum, the moving rotor blades, possible underwater noise and the exclusion of fisheries. The results indicate no short-term effects on the benthos in the sandy area between the generators, while the new hard substratum of the monopiles and the scouring protection led to the establishment of new species and new fauna communities. Bivalve recruitment was not impacted by the OWEZ wind farm. Species composition of recruits in OWEZ and the surrounding reference areas is correlated with mud content of the sediment and water depth irrespective the presence of OWEZ. Recruit abundances in OWEZ were correlated with mud content, most likely to be attributed not to the presence of the farm but to the absence of fisheries. The fish community was highly dynamic both in time and space. So far, only minor effects upon fish assemblages especially near the monopiles have been observed. Some fish species, such as cod, seem to find shelter inside the farm. More porpoise clicks were recorded inside the farm than in the reference areas outside the farm. Several bird species seem to avoid the park while others are indifferent or are even attracted. The effects of the wind farm on a highly variable ecosystem are described. Overall, the OWEZ wind farm acts as a new type of habitat with a higher biodiversity of benthic organisms, a possibly increased use of the area by the benthos, fish, marine mammals and some bird species and a decreased use by several other bird species
Effect of habitat productivity and exploitation on populations with complex life cycles
Wolfshaar, K.E. van de; Hille Ris Lambers, R. ; Gardmark, A. - \ 2011
Marine Ecology Progress Series 438 (2011). - ISSN 0171-8630 - p. 175 - 184.
marine reserves - concentration hypothesis - size - fish - recruitment - dynamics - overcompensation - ecosystems - management - dependence
In this paper we study the consequences of habitat switching and the corresponding ontogenetic diet shifts between adult and juvenile life stages for harvesting and management of exploited populations using a consumer-resource model with stage-specific mortality. Specifically, we study how differences in stage-specific habitat productivity regulate exploited populations and affect yield. We show that the ratio of adult to juvenile habitat productivity determines whether the population is regulated by processes in the juvenile or adult stage and that population responses to changes in mortality (e.g. fishing) or habitat productivity (e.g. eutrophication or physical destruction) depend critically on the mechanism regulating the population. This result has important consequences for the management of marine fish. For example, in fisheries where the exploited population is regulated by processes in the juvenile stage, management measures aimed at protecting the juvenile habitat may be much more effective than regulating fishing effort on the adults. We find also that intermediate differences in habitat productivity lead to alternative stable states between a population regulated by processes in the juvenile or the adult stage. These alternative stable states may lead to counterintuitive population responses to harvesting
An exploration of suitability for windfarm placement in the Dutch North Sea with particular reference to benthos and demersal fish
Hille Ris Lambers, R. ; Kooten, T. van; Boois, I.J. de; Wal, J.T. van der; Quirijns, F.J. ; Lavaleye, M.S.S. - \ 2010
IJmuiden : IMARES (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR no. C133/10) - 65
windmolens - windenergie - windmolenpark - nadelige gevolgen - benthos - vissen - aquatische ecologie - noordzee - windmills - wind power - wind farms - adverse effects - fishes - aquatic ecology - north sea
An increasing number of offshore windfarms are planned in the North Sea. In many cases the areas involved are also closed to fisheries. This may have important conservation implications for organisms in these areas, but may also have implications for fisheries. Whether or not area closures are effective depends on both species interactions within windfarms, and the placement and location of windfarms. This study uses existing data from routine surveys to examine the distribution of demersal fish and benthos, their potential sensitivity to mortality and thus their potential response to windfarm placement, and derives recommendations for windfarm placement based on this.
Report on the Round Table Discussion “India: A New Era For Agricultural Trade Policies”, organized by RIS, Royal Netherlands Embassy and Wageningen UR, New Delhi, 16-02-2010
Anonymous, ; Achterbosch, T.J. - \ 2010
[S.l.] : S.n. - 11 p.
Invasive aquatic species: market/scientific opportunities for IMARES?
Hille Ris Lambers, R. ; Boois, I.J. de; Heessen, H.J.L. ; Slijkerman, D.M.E. ; Wijsman, J.W.M. - \ 2010
IJmuiden : IMARES (Report / IMARES 10.003) - 16 p.
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