Ad M. J. Ragas

Learn More
This paper outlines a procedure that quantifies the impact of different sources of spatial variability and uncertainty on ecological risk estimates. The procedure is illustrated in a case study that estimates the risks of cadmium for a little owl (Athene noctua vidalli) living in a Dutch river flood plain along the river Rhine. A geographical information(More)
The degradation of Indonesia’s wetlands is continuing at a rapid pace. People living in the Middle Mahakam Lakes (MML) region, part of a major wetland area in Indonesia, have observed various negative changes in their local environment, especially with regard to water quality. We verify these local perceptions with the support of water quality measurements(More)
Floodplains of large rivers are among the most dynamic and diverse, yet most threatened ecosystems on earth. For a solid underpinning of river conservation and rehabilitation measures, it is critical to unravel the influences of the multiple stressors affecting floodplain ecosystems. Using canonical correspondence analysis with variance partitioning, we(More)
For warm-blooded species, the hazardous dose of a chemical (HD50) is an upcoming and important characteristic in the assessment of toxic chemicals. Generally, experimental information is available for a limited number of warm-blooded species only, which causes statistical uncertainty. Furthermore, when small datasets contain an unrepresentative sample of(More)
  • 1