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, , Monsoon School @ Unguja Island Zanzibar 19 Mar 2019 From the 12th  to the 23rd  of February 2019 the second year master students of the interuniversity international programme Oceans and lakes (www.oceansandlakes.be)  were at Unguja Island Zanzibar where a team of lecturers from Ghent University, Antwerp University and the University...
Article from Lara Macheriotou published in "Ecology and Evolution" 11 Mar 2019 Work by PhD student Lara Macheriotou and colleagues resulted in the first publication of the year 2019 for the Marine Biology Research Group. The article describes a methodological investigation of the utility of our internal curated nematode reference sequence database for the definition of...
, Marine Biology Research Group participates in JPIO MiningImpact - SO268 expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, equatorial Pacific 17 Feb 2019 In the period between 17 February and 22 May 2019, members of the Marine Biology Research group will participate in two scientific expeditions to the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the equatorial Pacific in the framework of the JPIO MiningImpact project (https://miningimpact.geomar.de/). The region is...
MARES Closing Event 15 Feb 2019 On Friday February 15th, 2019 the MARES Closing Event will be organised at Ghent University. The MARES Joint Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation is an Erasmus Mundus funded programme, which originally started up in 2011 and is offered by a consortium of 24...
PhD defence Anna-Maria Vafeiadou 7 Feb 2019 On February 2nd, 2019 Anna-Maria Vafeiadou will defend her PhD dissertation on "Species Coexistence of Marine Nematodes: Environmental Conditions, Resource Utilisation and Microhabitat Partitioning as Possible Drivers of Niche Differentiation". This research concerns a joint PhD project between...
PhD defence Xiuqin Wu 15 Jan 2019 We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday January 15th, 2019, PhD researcher Xiuqin Wu will be defending her PhD dissertation on "Drivers of nematode community structure and of nematode microbiomes on an estuarine intertidal flat". This PhD is promoted by prof. dr. Tom Moens. The defence starts at...
, , , , , , ICAN - Identification Course of Aquatic Nematodes 10 Dec 2018 From 10th to 21st December 2018 the two-week Identification Course on Aquatic Nematodes - ICAN was followed by 17 students coming from Austria, Brazil, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, The Netherlands and the Philippines. From this group of mixed and enthusiastic students, 16 followed the...
PhD defence Pieterjan Verhelst 7 Dec 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Friday 7 October 2018, PhD researcher Pieterjan Verhelst will be defending his PhD dissertation on "European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) movement behaviour in relation to habitat fragmentation - Novel insights inferred from acoustic telemetry". This PhD is promoted...
OORI – Oceans of Opportunities, Rivers of Ideas 5 Dec 2018 OORI – Oceans of Opportunities, Rivers of Ideas, is an alumni networking event organized by the ICP Master of Science programme in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management. The event took place from 5 to 9 December 2018, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at Ghent Universiteit. The overall theme...
PhD defence Sebastiaan Mestdagh 5 Dec 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 5 October 2018, PhD researcher Sebastiaan Mestdagh will be defending his PhD dissertation on "Functional roles of benthic macrofauna in sediment biogeochemistry across natural and anthropogenic gradients". This PhD is promoted by prof. dr. Tom Moens, dr...
Marine Biology Research Group represented and awarded prize at Lipids in the Ocean Conference 28 Nov 2018 PhD students Ivan Loaiza Alamo and Siel Wellens presented their research on the first Lipids in the Ocean Conference, held in Brest (France) from 20 to 22 November 2018 (https://marinelipids.sciencesconf.org/). Ivan presented his topic on ‘Benefits and risks of seafood consumption in Peru:...
, Tagged eels / European LifeWatch project 8 Nov 2018 The European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) is a critically endangered fish species, the recruitment of which has declined by 90 – 99% since the 1970s. Restoration of the population is difficult, since the species has a complex life cycle and fundamental biological questions still remain unanswered. As...
PhD Defence Qian Huang 26 Oct 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Friday 26 October 2018, PhD researcher Qian Huang will be defending her PhD dissertation on "Assessing environmental effects of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians culture in China: Using abiotic and biotic indicators". This was a joint research project between...
PhD Defence Ee Zin Ong 26 Sep 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 26 September 2018, PhD researcher Ee Zin Ong will be defending his PhD dissertation on "Behavioural and ecophysiological responses of marine benthos to ocean acidification and warming". This was a joint research project between Ghent University and the...
IMBRSea Summer Schools 26 Sep 2018 The IMBRSea students are now so numerous that 2 summer schools were needed this year! The famous August Summer Schools - 10 days each - were hosted by the Tjärnö Marine Laboratory in Sweden. In total 87 students and 20 teachers from different universities participated. Students were divided in...
NeMys Editor Workshop 2018 5 Sep 2018 From 05th to 07th September 2018 the second Nemys Editors Workshop was held at Ghent University – Belgium. The workshop was organized by Ghent University in cooperation with VLIZ and funded by LifeWatch. The editors team was reunited to evaluate the work done over the past three years since the...
Hoe gevaarlijk is de "plastic soep" in onze Noordzee voor onze gezondheid? 24 Nov 2017 Staatssecretaris voor de Noordzee Philippe De Backer heeft een actieplan voorgesteld om te voorkomen dat onze Noordzee een "plastic soep" zou worden. We horen veel over die zogenoemde microplastics, maar hoe zit het daar precies mee in onze Noordzee, en welk gevaar vormen ze nu eigenlijk voor onze...
New PhD Position in Marine Ecology ! 10 Aug 2017 Context The Marine Biology Research Group at Ghent University (Flanders, Belgium) is recruiting a PhD student (M/F/X) who will be engaged in the project PERSUADE (ExPERimental approaches towards Future Sustainable Use of North Sea Artificial HarD SubstratEs, 2017-2022) funded by the Belgian...
Marine Biology Research Group involved in expedition to exploration area for deep-sea mining 8 May 2017 In 1 week, three staff members of the Marine Biology Research Group will board the vessel MV Topaz Captain to participate in an offshore expedition led by the Belgian company GSR (Global Sea Mineral Resources; part of the DEME Group). The marine scientists are involved in the biological components...
, , , , , , , , , , Corsica North Sea challenge | 3-daagse Oostende 5 May 2017 De wetenschapswedstrijd Corsica-North Sea challenge #CNSC werd op een initiatief van het 200 jarig jubileum van de Universiteit van Luik #ULg en de Universiteit Gent #ugent200 opgezet om jongeren warm te maken voor mariene wetenschappen en om hun de kans te geven mee te draaien met onderzoekers van...

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