Physis IX - 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.


  • Effects of nutrient enrichment and water quality on coral disease prevalence in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Nest site selection of sergeant majors (Abudefduf saxatilis): artificial vs. natural reef structures
  • Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) as a potential bioindicator species of sedimentation stress in coral reef environments of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • A comparison of cleaning stations operated by the cleaner shrimp Periclemenes pedersoni on host anemones Condylactis gigantean and Bartholomea annulata
  • A comparative study of the feeding ecology of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in the Caribbean
  • The sensitivity of the invasive lionfish, Pterois volitans to parasitism in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Are damselfish detrimental to Bonaire’s coral reefs?
  • The environmental impact of the reverse osmosis desalination plant on the immediately surrounding water and coral reef ecosystem in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Assessment of the local lionfish (Pterois volitans) densities and management efforts in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Is the introduced cup coral Tubastraea coccinea an invasive species in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean?

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