Data presented in the paper "Restoring musselbeds in highly dynamic environments by lowering establishment thresholds"

  • Jildou Schotanus (Creator)
  • Jacob Capelle (Creator)
  • Edwin Paree (Creator)
  • Gregory S. Fivash (Creator)
  • Johan van de Koppel (Creator)
  • Tjeerd J. Bouma (Creator)



Using juvenile mussels as model species, we tested in a large field experiment if establishment thresholds caused by a high predation pressure and wave-driven dislodgement could be lowered by a combination of artificial structures such as anti-crab fences, attachment substrates and breakwaters.
Date made available14 Apr 2020
PublisherHZ University of Applied Sciences
Temporal coverage18 Aug 2016 - 5 Sept 2016
Geographical coverageOosterschelde


  • ecosystem engineers
  • dissertation
  • environmental stressors
  • mussels
  • self-facilitation
  • transplantation
  • window of opportunity

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