We had the chance to study the restoration of intertidal musselbeds using life cycle informed restoration near Griend in the Dutch Wadden Sea. We enhanced reef formation by 1) providing settlement substrate and subsequently 2) reducing post-settlement predation. In this paper, we detail on successes and future challenges.
The paper, by Ralph Temmink et al, Utrecht University is available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857421003517
Wonderful collaboration with: Bureau Waardenburg, Utrecht University, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen, Wageningen University & Research. Thanks to Ralph Temmink, Greg Fivash, Laura Govers, Janne Nauta, Beatriz Marin Diaz, Peter Cruijsen, Emma Penning, Han Olff, Jannes Heusinkveld, Leon P.M. Lamers, Wouter Lengkeek, Marjolijn J. A. Christianen, Valérie Reijers, Tjeerd Bouma, Tjisse Van der Heide and many volunteers!