Roeland van de Vijsel

Roeland Christiaan van de Vijsel
  • Campus Universitat de les Illes Balears
    E-07122 Palma de Mallorca. Spain
  • Office S 06
  • +34 971 25 99 09
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By training I am a physicist (BSc) and physical oceanographer (MSc), with a strong interest in biological-physical interactions. During my PhD research at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), I studied how interactions between tidal water flow, sediment dynamics and biology shape coastal wetlands (e.g., tidal flats and marshes) through spatial self-organization. The spatial patterns arising from these feedbacks strongly affect ecosystem functioning and resilience. For my PhD, I developed idealized mathematical models and conducted laboratory and field measurements to support model assumptions. 

At IFISC I work as a postdoctoral researcher within the SuMaEco project. Within this project, I focus on pattern formation in seagrass ecosystems and the interactions between seagrass dynamics and wave forcing. I will develop idealized mathematical models, while closely collaborating with researchers from IMEDEA who are performing lab and field studies.

Ongoing Research projects


Sustainability of marine coastal ecosystems in the context of global change in the Mediterranean sea: Modeling and simulations

P.I.: Damià Gomila, Tomás Sintes
The SuMaEco project is an interdisciplinary effort to try to understand the effects of global change on coastal marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea by combining data, models and simulations. With global ...

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