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Dr. Henk van Rein

Dr. Henk van Rein

2007 - 2011 - Ph.D. in Marine Ecology, entitled "Monitoring methods for assessing change in seabed communities", at University of Ulster, Coleraine.

1999 - 2001 - B.Sc. (Hons) in Marine Biology at University of Wales, Swansea.


Research Interests

Subtidal benthic ecology with specific interests in habitat mapping and hard-benthic community monitoring.

Fin-fish community sampling methodology and community assessment techniques.



Moore, J. J., Bunker, F., van Rein, H. and Jones, J. 2015. Methodological trials: Recording subtidal epibiota in-situ and in photographs, Portrush, August 2013 and Sound of Mull August 2014. A report to JNCC from Aquatic Survey & Monitoring Ltd., Cosheston, Pembrokeshire (in press).

Burrows, M. T., Smale, D., O’Connor, N., van Rein, H. and P. Moore. 2014. Developing Indicators of Good Environmental Status for UK Kelp Habitats. JNCC Report No. 525, SAMS/MBA/QUB/UAber for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

Van Rein, H. B., Schoeman, D., Brown, C. B., Quinn, R. and Breen, J. 2012. Development of low-cost image mosaics of hard-bottom sessile communities using SCUBA: comparisons of optical media and proxy measures of community structure. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92 (1): 49-62. DOI: 10.1017/ S0025315411000233

Van Rein, H., Brown C. J., Quinn, R., Breen, J. and Schoeman, D. 2011a. An evaluation of acoustic seabed classification techniques for marine biotope monitoring over broad-scales (> 1 km²) and meso-scales (10 m² - 1 km²). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 93: 336-349.

Van Rein, H. Schoeman, D. S., Brown, C. J., Quinn, R. and Breen, J. 2011b. Development of benthic monitoring methods using photoquadrats and SCUBA on heterogeneous hard-substrata: A boulder-slope community case study. Aquatic Conservation 21 (7): 676-689. DOI: 10.1002/acq.1224.

Van Rein, H., Brown, C. J., Schoeman, D. S., Quinn, R. and Breen, J. 2011c. Fixed-station monitoring of a harbour wall community: The utility of low-cost photomosaics and SCUBA on hard-substrata. Aquatic Conservation 21 (7): 690-703. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1230.

Van Rein, H., Brown, C. J., Quinn, R. and Breen, J. 2009. A review of sublittoral monitoring methods in temperate waters: a focus on scale. Underwater Technology, 28, 3: 1-15.


Contact Information

Queen's University Marine Laboratory (QML)
12-13 The Strand, Portaferry
Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT22 1PF
Phone: +44 (0)28 427 28230

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