Dr. Martin Baptist
Martin is a marine ecologist with a PhD in civil engineering, interested in the harmonisation of human use with natural processes. He applies his knowledge on nature conservation, engineering and monitoring to complex environmental and spatial issues. He is a renowned expert on the interaction between infrastructural works and ecology in coastal environments and is a leading scientist in the field of Building with Nature. He is presently a Senior Scientist Marine Ecology at Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Articles By Dr. Martin Baptist
Following the Building with Nature concept, a pilot study was conducted introducing finegrained dredged sediments as a semicontinuous source of mud into a shallow tidal channel, naturally dispersing sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes.
Rather than focus on minimising negative effects, ecologically designed sand mining can maximise positive opportunities to dredge and create new habitats.