Wetlands Lake IJsselmeer

Common terns at the sluice complex of Lelystad

Common terns have been nesting on and near the sluice complex of Lelystad for a long time. The situation at the sluice is not ideal, as it has to be mowed frequently. They have been nesting on a neighbouring island, however this became unsuitable due to vegetation succession. In March 2018 the vegetation was removed and a salt layer was added to constrain succession and make the island suitable for breeding again. Together with Stachys, Jan van der Winden investigates the effect on vegetation and colonisation by common terns. This was commissioned by Provincie Flevoland and in collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat, Dierbaar Flevoland and Landscape Management Flevoland.

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Common terns at the sluice complex of Lelystad

Network members

Jan van der Winden

Lowland Ecology Network

The Lowland Ecology Network is a network of freelancers who focus on ecological research, advice and communication. The emphasis is on nature protection of wetlands at home and abroad. Each participant has specific expertise and as a network we can respond fast and quickly solve complex issues. We are wel connected with experts on subjects  such as photography / film, design and nature legislation.

Network members

Jan van der Winden

Jan van der Winden Ecology, Research & consultancy

Jan van der Winden

Camilla Dreef

Camilla Dreef

Camilla Dreef

Peter van Horssen

GreenStat

Peter van Horssen

Martin Poot

Martin Poot Ecology

Martin Poot