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 Dr. Inez Flameling

Why I work at UCR: I work at UCR because it is an inspiring organization, with motivated students from all over the world and colleagues from all disciplines. If you like working across disciplines, with intelligent and enthusiastic people, UCR is the place to work!
What’s interesting about my discipline: Ecology is a field that is of paramount importance in the world we currently live in. I am convinced that in general people should know much more about nature and our environment, in order to make sound decisions about how we deal with nature. But apart from that, ecology and biology in general appeals to our “biophilia”: humans innate love of nature. It is a science that has very direct connections to the world around us.

Inez Flameling (1968) is a marine biologist. She obtained her M.Sc. in Marine Biology from Groningen University and performed internships at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the Institute of Oceanology in Jakarta. She obtained her Ph. D. at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in 1998 on the adaptation of marine microalgae to fluctuating irradiances, caused by vertical mixing of the water column. Part of the work for this thesis was carried out at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.

After obtaining her Ph.D. she worked as Press Officer for the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, and as Policy Advisor for the strategy department of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water management. During this period she published the book Hoogwater, concerning the Dutch water management in the past and in the future. In addition, she wrote the “Isis” future scenarios, which were used to generate a corporate discussion about the long-term strategy of the organization.

Since 2002 she has also been owner and founder of Oceanus, a center for diving and marine biology, and organizer of marine biology educational trips to Egypt for SNP Nature travels.

During her Ph.D. studies she attended a postgraduate science journalism course. Since 1996 she has written a large number of popular scientific articles for various journals, including Bionieuws, Duiken, EOS, Visserijnieuws and a number of newspapers. Currently, she is biological editor of Duiken.

Key Publications

In English

  • Flameling, I.A., Kromkamp, J. (1994) Responses of respiration and photosynthesis of Scenedesmus protuberans Fritsch to gradual and steep salinity increases. Journal of Plankton Res. Vol. 16: pp. 1781-1791.
  • Flameling, I.A., Kromkamp, J. (1995) Regulation of photosynthesis of Phaeocystis Globosa in fluctuating light conditions. In: P. Mathis (ed.), Photosynthesis: from light to biosphere. Vol. V, 797-800. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Flameling, I.A., Kromkamp, J. (1997) Photoacclimation of Scenedesmus protuberans (Chlorophyceae) to fluctuating irradiances simulating vertical mixing. Journal of Plankton Res. Vol.19: pp. 1011-1024.
  • Flameling, I.A. (1998). Growth and photosynthesis of eukaryotic microalgae in fluctuating light conditions, induced by vertical mixing. 136 pages. Ph.D. Thesis, Catholic University of Nijmegen/Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
  • Flameling, I.A., Kromkamp, J. (1998). Light dependence of quantum yields for PSII charge separation and oxygen evolution in eucaryotic algae. Limnology and Oceanography (journal) Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 284-297.
  • Riegman, R., I. A. Flameling, A. A. M. Noordeloos (1998). Size-fractionated uptake of ammonium, nitrate and urea and phytoplankton growth in the North Sea during spring 1994. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 173: pp. 85–94.

In Dutch

  • Flameling, I.A. (2003). Hoogwater, 50 jaar na de watersnoodramp. 184 pages. Kosmos/Z&K, ISBN 9021539659. (A memorial book for the 1953 storm surge that killed almost 2000 people in the Netherlands).
  • Saeijs, H.L.F., Flameling, I.A., Adriaanse, L.A. (1999). Eco-pragmatisme: Omgaan met rivieren, delta’s, kust en zee in de 21e eeuw. In: De Staat van Water: Opstellen over juridische, technische, financiële en politiek-bestuurlijke aspecten van waterbeheer. Eds. A.van Hall, Th.G. Drupsteen & H.J.M. Havekes (pp. 29-42). Vermande.


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