Tom Ysebaert

Tom is a marine ecologist and expert on estuarine, deltaic and marine ecosystems, with special emphasis on the functional role of benthic ecosystems. He received his PhD degree in 2000 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is currently senior researcher and adviser at Wageningen Marine Research and senior researcher within the Estuarine & Delta Systems department at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research in Yerseke, the Netherlands. He is also associated professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

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The Smartsediment tool: a QGIS plug-in for evaluating ecosystems services

Managing sediments, especially from dredging, is important for the management of estuaries and coastal areas. When implemented in the right way, a sediment management strategy can be qualified as a nature-based solution as it uses the physical processes of erosion and sedimentation to create added value. There is a need for an evaluation of sediment strategies and the habitats that are created for a wider range of objectives than only biodiversity and nature conservation. The concept of ecosystem services provides this broader framework.

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