Physis I - Journal of marine science

As part of CIEE's Bonaire semester programs, each student conducts an independent research project on a topic of their choice.  The projects culminate with a public presentation and publication of a research paper in the CIEE journal Physis: Journal of Marine Science. 


  • Coral Growth on Anthropogenic vs. Natural Substrates in Bonaire, N.A.
  • Contacts between Recreational SCUBA Divers and the Coral Reefs of Bonaire
  • Infaunal Community Differences Along a Sediment Moisture Gradient in Saliña Matijs
  • Algal Cover and the Effects of Various Nutrient Levels on Bonaire’s (Netherlands Antilles) Coral Reefs 
  • The distribution of black band disease on Bonaire’s coral reef in relation to environmental parameters
  • Stoplight Parrotfish, Sparisoma viride, as a Possible Vector for Zooxanthellae Dispersal on Coral Reefs
  • Diadema antillarum densities in Bonaire: is there evidence for over- or underpopulation?
  • Coral Bleaching and a Proposed Monitoring Program for Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles 

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