Wetlands Lake IJsselmeer
Birds of the Marker Wadden
The Marker Wadden have been developed as a bird paradise. Since 2017, we have been investigating which birds settle at the new islands and two indicator species are used to determine reproductivity. This concerns the common tern and pied avocet. The common tern indicates the availability of pioneer biotopes for nesting and food availability in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer. We want to know if common terns will benefit from the newly created shallows and improvement of clarity of the water. Pied avocets are indicative for the productivity of the water bodies and mudflats for waders. From 2019 onwards we also study reproduction of little terns and organise the monthly bird census with volunteers. We work on behalf of KIMA and together with Natuurmonumenten and many volunteers.
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.
Jan van der Winden
Jan van der Winden Ecology, Research & consultancy
Peter van Horssen
Martin Poot Ecology