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Dr. Johan van der Molen

Dr. Johan van der Molen


CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science


Ecosystem modelling

Johan van der Molen is a principal ecosystem modeller at Cefas. He is Deputy President and Secretary for Coastal and Shelf Seas in the Ocean Science Division of the European Geosciences Union, and a convener in its annual assemblies. He has over 20 years of experience in numerical modelling of hydrodynamics, sediment transport, morphodynamics, transport of fish eggs and larvae, and biogeochemistry.

Selected Publications

Van der Molen, J., Smith, H.C.M., Lepper, P., Limpenny, S., Rees, J., 2014. Predicting the large-scale consequences of offshore wind array development on a North Sea ecosystem. Continental Shelf Research 85, 60-72I 10.1016/j.csr.2014.05.018

Paul Tett, Richard Gowen, Suzanne Painting, Mike Elliott, Rodney Forster, David Mills, Eileen Bresnan, Elisa Capuzzo,Teresa Fernandes, Jo Foden, Richard Geider, Linda Gilpin, Mark Huxham, Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, Stephen Malcolm, St├ęphane Saux Picart, Trevor Platt, Marie-Fanny Racault, Shubha Sathyendranath, Johan van der Molen, Martin Wilkinson, 2013. Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494, 1-27, doi: 10.3354/meps10539.

Painting, S., van der Molen, J., Parker, R., Coughlan, C., Birchenough, S., Bolam, S., Aldridge, J.N., Forster, R.M., Geenwood, N., 2013. Development of indicators of ecosystem functioning for a temparate shelf sea. Biogeochemistry 113, Issue 1 (2013), Page 237-257 DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9774-4.

van der Molen, J., Aldridge, J.N., Coughlan, C., Parker, E.R., Stephens, D., Ruardij, P., 2013. Modelling marine ecosystem response to climate change and trawling in the North Sea. Biogeochemistry 113, Issue 1 (2013), Page 213-236 DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9763-7.

Aldridge, J., van der Molen, J. and Forster, R. 2012. ‘Wider ecological implications of Macroalgae culitvation’ The Crown Estate, 95 pages. ISBN: 978-1-906410-38-4

Useful links

Cefas website