Research projects

Title Start End
What is the relative importance of chemical pollution and climatic factors in driving zooplankton community dynamics? January, 2015
Diversity and biogeogrpahy of deep-sea nematodes in the ClarionClipperton Fracture Zone: a molecular approach October, 2015
Ecological and genetic basis for sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America October, 2015
Modelling benthos-mediated biogeochemical cycling in estuarine environments October, 2015
European Marine Biological Resource Centre - Belgium 2015
Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change October, 2014
Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats October, 2014
Long-term of changes in benthic community in the Belgium Part of the North Sea. September, 2014
The importance of estuarine and coastal areas for the migration of fish and recovery of populations October, 2014
Impact of non-indigenous species introduced for aquaculture on the functioning of coastal marine ecosystems March, 2014
Population and spatial dynamics of the tube-building ecosystem engineer Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) . January, 2013
Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean December, 2013 February, 2018
Resilience and recovery of meiofaunal communities in different anthropologically induced disturbance scenarios October, 2013
The nitrogen footprint in coastal ecosystems: role of denitrifying bacteria and their interactions with meiofauna. October, 2013
Effect of marine protected areas on biodiversity and trophodynamics in the southeastern part of The Philippines (Region XI) October, 2013
Impact of foreshore defence structures on the maintenance of sandy beaches August, 2013
European Marine Biological Resource Centre 2013
Effects of diurnal temperature fluctuations and episodic temperature extremes on marine nematodes: a multi-level approach July, 2013
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in stressed environments January, 2013
Fatty acids at the basis of marine food webs: a baseline for sustainable use of marine food resources October, 2012
Understanding causes and consequences of increased levels of biodiversity. A case study based on nematodes from different bathyal habitats under contrasting productivity regimes October, 2012
Using nematodes to evaluate the real impact of oil pollution on benthic communities March, 2012
Biotic interactions across size classes as structuring factors for marine benthic ecosystem functioning January, 2011 December, 2014
Onderwatergeluid als stressor voor mariene vissen December, 2011 November, 2015
Linking microbial communities and macrofauna functional diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning in shallow coastal sediments, with an emphasis on nitrifiers and denitrifiers. October, 2011
An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname October, 2011
The effect of oxygen stress (hypoxia and anoxia) on free-living marine nematodes in coastal ecosystems January, 2011
The impact of the invasive comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi in the North Sea January, 2011 December, 2014
The use of nematodes as indicators of pollution in selected mining sites in the Philippines October, 2011
Biodiversity of an important yet often neglected component of marine sediments: the Nematoda December, 2011
Importance of top-down and bottom-up processes as divers of meiobenthic assemblage structure February, 2011
The meiofauna paradox unravelled: relative importance of environmental and dispersal related processes in structuring nematode communities in the Southern Ocean October, 2010
Gebiedsvisie voor het grensoverschrijdende uitgebreide Zwin, inclusief een beheerplan en monitoring voor het uitgebreide Zwin aan Vlaamse zijde May, 2010 May, 2015
Ecosystem sensitivity to invasive species March, 2009 February, 2011
Macrobenthos monitoring van het Belgisch Continentaal Plat in het kader van de OSPAR eutroficatie beoordeling January, 2009 November, 2009
Competition and dispersal in closely related marine invertebrates: a study on a Nematode cryptic species complex September, 2009
Effecten van glaciale erosie op meiobenthische gemeenschappen van polaire kustregio's January, 2009
The importance of artificial hard substrates in the North sea for the ecology of the ichthyofauna January, 2009 December, 2013
Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas November, 2009 October, 2013
Belgian Register of Marine & Coastal Species October, 2009 2010
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas April, 2009 2012
Studie betreffende het opstellen van een lijst van potentiële Habitatrichtlijngebieden in het Belgische deel van de Noordzee January, 2009 July, 2009
An integrated impact assessment of trammel net and beam trawl fisheries May, 2009 April, 2011
De functionele rol van het mariene macrobenthos in het metabolisme van de zeebodem. January, 2008 December, 2011
Trofische relaties tussen harpacticoide copepoden en bacteriën in benthische voedselwebben October, 2008
BIOdiversity and ecosystem FUNctioning in contrasting southern European deep-sea environments: from viruses to megafauna March, 2008 February, 2011
Karakterisering en biobeschikbaarheid van organisch materiaal aan de basis van mariene voedselwebben January, 2007 December, 2009
Populatiegenetische structuur en cryptische diversiteit van vrijlevende mariene nematoden : beschrijving en implicaties voor het functioneren van populaties en ecosystemen. January, 2007 December, 2010
ANtarctic benthic DEEP-sea biodiversity: colonisation history and recent community patterns - SYSTem Coupling 2007 2009
Arctic expedition June, 2007 July, 2007