Physis XV - 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. 


  • Impacts of cleaner shrimp, Ancylomenes pedersoni, density at cleaning stations on cleaner and client behavior
  • Species dependent aggression in bicolor damselfish during reproductive and non-reproductive cycles
  • A study of succession in algal communities on coral reefs
  • Anti-predator responses of herbivorous ocean surgeonfish, Acanthurus bahianus, to invasive lionfish, Pterois volitans
  • Effects of elevated CO2 levels on Coryphopterus glaucofraenum response to injured conspecific chemical cues
  • Does nutrient pollution affect the prevalence of dark spots disease in corals on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean?
  • Bioaccumulation of run-off pollutants: An evaluation of marine sponges as bioindicators
  • Can invasive lionfish, Pterois spp., differentiate color?
  • Cascading effects of nutrients on macroalgae and herbivorous fish on coral reefs in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Cultural perceptions of environmental degradation, management, and accountability in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
  • Spatial distribution and severity of dark spots disease in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

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