Waddenacademie Prize

The Waddenacademie Prize (5,000 Euro) is intended for students who have completed the best Wadden-related PhD thesis. In 2019 the prize will be awarded for the best dissertation in the academic year 2017-2018 or 2018-2019. The Waddenacademie Prize 2017 was rewarded to Franke van der Molen for his thesis 'Governing Knowledge'.

By setting up the Waddenacademie Prize, the Waddenacademie wants to stimulate research in the Wadden Sea Region by young researchers.

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Winning thesis

Go to the Overview of all wadden related PhD theses en Master theses.

History Waddenacademie Prize

In the period 2009-2013, the Waddenacademie Prize was awarded annually and was alternately for the best Wadden Related thesis and best Water-Related Master's Thesis. In 2009, the prize went to Isabel Smallegange for her thesis on shore crabs. In 2010, Bas van Leeuwen's Master thesis entitled "Modeling mussel bed influence on fine sediment dynamics on a Wadden Sea intertidal flat" won. The Waddenacademie Prize 2011 was won by Jan Post with his thesis on Blue Energy. In 2012, Daniel Postma won with his university Master's thesis about 'Saltmarsh architecture'. In 2013 the prize was not awarded. From 2014, the prize is not awarded yearly, but biannually for the best waddenrelated PhD thesis. In october 2015 the prize was awarded to Allert Bijleveld for the best thesis in the academic year 2013-2014 or 2014-2015. In 2017 Franke van der Molen won with his thesis 'Governing Knowledge'.

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Jury Waddenacademie Prize

  • Dr Hessel Speelman: Wadden Academy board member (chair);
  • Prof.dr. Pieter Hooimeijer professor Department Human Geography and Planning Utrecht University;
  • Prof. Jack Middelburg: working group leader of Ecosystem Studies at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology and Professor of Biochemistry at Utrecht University;
  • Prof. Dr. Jos Bazelmans,  Department of Archaeological Heritage of the Cultural Heritage Agency, the Netherlands;
  • Prof. Peter van Tienderen: professor of experimental plant systematics and director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam.