Jasper works at the Biology Department as a teaching assistant and PhD researcher (promotor: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Triest). In his research he focuses on the dispersal capacity of seagrasses and connectivity of seagrass populations to assess the dynamics and resilience of mixed seagrass meadows. To do this he makes use of microsatellite markers to identify genetic diversity, gene flow and structure of populations of seagrass species which differ in dispersal strategies.