Mangroves, Seagrasses & Bays 2018-08-31T23:18:10-04:00


Mangroves, Seagrasses & Bays

Lac Bay has extensive mangroves and seagrass beds that are home to a variety of fish, conch, turtles and birds. Mangroves and seagrasses serve as a nursery for a variety of reef fish and help filter water, sediment, pollutants and detritus as it flows from land to the reef.

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2015_Claydon et al_Spatial and demographic consequences of nursery-dependence in reef fishes: an empirical and simulation study
Keywords: Connectivity, Nursery, Ontogeny, Dispersal, Herbivore, Coral reef, Parrotfish, Individual based model

2015_Verweij et al_Indicators on the status and trends of ecosystems in the Dutch Caribbean: Indicators, monitoring and assessment methods and capacity estimates
Keywords: Caribbean Netherlands, monitoring, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, species, treaties

2015_Hylekema et al_Fish Species Utilization of Contrasting sub-Habitats Distributed Along an Ocean-to-Land Environmental Gradient in a Tropical Mangrove and Seagrass Lagoon
Keywords: Caribbean, Tropical, Seagrass, Mangrove, Fish nursery, Mangrove expansion

2014_Govers et al_Eutrophication threatens Caribbean seagrasses – An example from Curaçao and Bonaire
Keywords: Nutrient, Thalassia testundinum, Bioindicator, Sewage discharge, Residential eutrophication, Point source

2014_Hobbelt_Fresh water and sediment dynamics in the catchment of Lac at Bonaire
Keywords: Fresh water, Catchment, Lac Bay, Mangroves

2013_Debrot et al_Marine debris in mangroves and on the seabed: Largely-neglected litter problems
Keywords: Marine debris, Lac Bay, Mangroves, STINAPA

2013_Debrot et al_Bird communities of contrasting semi-natural habitats of Lac Bay, Bonaire, during the fall migration season, 2011
Keywords: Subhabitats, Birds, Lac Bay, Mangroves, Saliña, Woodland, Evergreen, Deciduous

2012_Debrot_Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire
Keywords: fish nursery, benthos, invasive seagrass, habitat structure, mangrove

2012_Debrot et al_Baseline survey of anthropogenic pressures for the Lac Bay ecosystem, Bonaire
Keywords: marine tourism, business operating, recreation, ecological impact, man-made litter, fishing, mangroves, seagrass

2012_Smith_Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire
Keywords: Flora, Fauna, Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestrial, Reptiles, Birds, Bats, Fresh water species, Trees, Mangroves, Cacti, STINAPA

2012_Davaasuren and Meesters_Extent and health of mangroves in Lac Bay Bonaire using satellite data
Keywords: Mangroves, Lac Bay, Satellite imagery, Spectral analysis, Landscape ecology

2011_Slijkerman et al_Eutrophication status of Lac, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean Including proposals for measures
Keywords: Coral reefs, Habitats, marine, Lac Bay, eutrophication

2010_Debrot & Bugter_ Climate change effects on the biodiversity of the BES islands; Assessment of the possible consequences for the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Dutch Antilles and the options for adaptation measures
Keywords: Caribbean, Climate change adaptation, Biodiversity risk, Ecosystem services

2010_Debrot et al_Assessment of Ramsar site Lac Bonaire – June 2010
Keywords: Water quality, Recreation, Human impacts, Seagrass, Mangroves, Coral reefs, Habitats, Marine, RAMSAR, Birds

Karko (Conch) Research

2014_What if we change- Conch Restoration in Lac, Bonaire Final Report
Keywords: Conch restoration, Lac Bay, management, STINAPA

2013_Prent_Spatial and size distribution of Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) veligers in relation with ocean surface currents in Lac Bay, Bonaire
Keywords: Veligers, Currents, Lobatus gigas, Lac Bay

2013_Willemse_Spatial distribution of juvenile Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) in Lac Bay, Bonaire
Keywords: Lobatus gigas, Lac Bay, distribution, juveniles, STINAPA

2012_Glazer_An Overview of Conch Restoration Priorities for Lac Bay, Bonaire
Keywords: Larval supply, Habitat Requirements, Recruitment, Lobatus gigas, Lac Bay

2010_DCNA_Conch Restoration in Lac, Bonaire- Progress Report July-December 2010
Keywords: Conch restoration, Lac Bay, management, STINAPA

2000_Nagelkerken et al_Importance of Mangroves, Seagrass Beds and the Shallow Coral Reef as a Nursery for Important Coral Reef Fishes, Using a Visual Census Technique
Keywords: fish, nursery grounds, bays, mangrove swamps, sea grasses, reefs, ontogenetic shifts, Caribbean Sea