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Biodegradable structure for habitat improvement

04 March 2014
In a quest for artificial structures for use in the recovery of musselbeds, we have developed a biodegradable structure made from starch that can be used in habitat restoration and improvements. Read more over the possibilities for this new material...

Europe's largest common tern colony struggles to find enough food

13 September 2013
A multi-year assessment  of the common tern colony in the Dutch IJsselmeer has revealed that the breeding success is insufficient. The terns are finding too little food and have increased competition from black-headed gulls. Read more on the research at this tern colony... 

Drones help with vegetation monitoring

16 Augustus 2013
Drones, small helicopters equipped with high resolution video cameras, can be used for the monitoring of vegetation. Initial tests have proved very promising and we are developing plans for the use of this type of technology in ecological research.  Read more...

Dutch Arctic terns migrate via Australia

21 May 2013
Arctic terns breeding in the northern part of the Netherlands were fitted with geolocators. These tiny light sensors revealed the route and timing of their spectacular migration across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Antarctic. Two of the marked birds passed southern Australia and one even passed New Zealand on their route towards Wilkes Land in the eastern Antarctic. This route is the longest bird migration route recorded so far and is different to that taken by Arctic terns breeding on Greenland.

Workgroup on invasive non-native species in the Wadden Sea

An international workgroup met recently to tackle the issues surrounding invasive non-native species in the Wadden Sea. Bureau Waardenburg made an important contribution to the proposed strategy based on a policy of prevention, early warning, monitoring, risk-assessment and management measures.

The film 'De Grevelingen in ademnood', filmed by Bureau Waardenburg's professional divers, shows the effects of a lack of oxygen on an aquatic ecosystem.

A short film showing the influence of freshwater mussels on water quality. Bureau Waardenburg has developed expertise in this field. Read more...


Bureau Waardenburg produces an e-Newsletter (usually in Dutch). Please contact us if you would like to join our mailing list. See 
Offshore Wind and Ecology Congressand Special offshore edition july 2012.


Staff regularly publish articles in journals and magazines in order to share new or novel findings.


Bureau Waardenburg provides a range of short courses, which have a practical approach and varied programmes.

Digital portfolio

Browse through our leaflets as pdf, which cover a range of topics.