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Hooyberg, Alexander
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Alexander began to work at the Flanders Marine Institute as a science officer shortly after he earned his master in Biology. His first research concerned finding relations between the ocean and the human health in Belgium, by analysing data from the Belgian Health Interview Survey. This study revealed that living near the coast is associated with better health, but the underlying pathways remained unclear. Therefore, Alexander passionately wrote and started a 4-year PhD project on the psychological and physiological restoration (i.e. stress-reducing) potential of the different coastal environments in Belgium. In this research, he integrates new technologies (e.g. eye tracking, VR) into a series of experiments to measure several stress biomarkers, complemented with a large-scale survey on coastal and inland residents. Alexander also endeavours to bridge disciplines (e.g. with clinicians, psychologists, economists) to perform excellent and innovative research.

Thesaurus term: Marine ecology
 

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    Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
    Function: Researcher
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)59-33 60 72
    E-mail:
Alexander Hooyberg

Projects (2)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Blue health along the Belgian coast: Effect of living by the coast on human health and wellbeing, more
  • The coast and human health: An analysis of psychological, physiological, and social phenomena, more

Datasets (7)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Hooyberg, A.; Everaert, G.; Flanders Marine Institute: Belgium; (2024): Data analysis for 'General health and residential proximity to the coast in Belgium: Results from a cross-sectional health survey'., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Everaert, G.; Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Flanders Marine Institute: Belgium; (2023): Analysing historical Herring (Clupea harengus) monitoring data and the search for explanatory abiotic variables. Marine Data Archive., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Everaert, G.; Michels, N.; Roose, H.; De Henauw, S.; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Belgium; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University: Belgium; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp: Belgium; (2022): Coastal pictures and components. Marine Data Archive., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Michels, N.; Allaert, J.; Vandegehuchte, M.B.; Everaert, G.; De Henauw, S.; Roose, H.; Flanders Marine Institute; Ghent University: Belgium; (2024): Pseudonymized data and analysis for ‘Blue’ coasts: Unravelling the perceived restorativeness of coastal environments and the influence of their components., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Michels, N.; Roose, H.; De Henauw, S.; Vandegehuchte, M.; Everaert, G.; Flanders Marine Institute; Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Ugent); Department of Sociology (Ugent): Belgium; (2023): The perceived restorativeness of coastal landscapes by workers in a marine institute: a pilot experiment. Marine Data Archive., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Michels, N.; Roose, H.; Everaert, G.; Mokas, I.; Malina, R.; Vanderhasselt, M.A.; De Henauw, S.; Flanders Marine Institute; Ghent University; Hasselt University: Belgium; (2024): Pseudonymized data and analysis for 'The psychophysiological reactivity to beaches vs. to green and urban environments: insights from a virtual reality experiment'., more
  • Hooyberg, A.; Roose, H.; Lonneville, B.; De Henauw, S.; Michels, N.; Everaert, G.; Flanders Marine Institute; Department of Sociology (Ugent); Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Ugent); Department of developmental, personality and social psychology (Ugent): Belgium; (2023): Survey data linking coastal visit behaviours to socio-demographic and health profiles. Marine Data Archive., more

Publications (36)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (6) [show]
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Theses (2) [show]
Abstracts (20) [show]
Reports (2) [show]
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Thesis (co-)promotor (4) [show]

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