News

Article from Jens Boyen published in “Philosophical Transactions B” 6 Aug 2020 Last month, research by our PhD student Jens Boyen and colleagues was published in a special issue on fatty acid modifications in the scientific journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The theme issue, entitled “The next horizons for lipids as trophic biomarkers: evidence and...
Ecological Informatics 10 Jul 2020 Acoustic telemetry is a widely applied technique to track animals in aquatic environments. This technique relies on animals tagged with acoustic transmitters which emit an acoustic signal with a specific ID. These can be detected by a network of hydrophones that have on average a detection range...
EOS Summer Special 10 Jul 2020 Since many people are unlikely to travel far this summer due to the covid19-outbreak, this summer’s EOS Wetenschap special is about our Belgian nature. Various experts unveil hidden gems and extraordinary areas and areas where you can go on ‘safari’ close to home. Also dr. Pieterjan Verhelst...
Launch Marine Training 2.0 3 Jul 2020 We are pleased to announce the launch of our renewed MarineTraining.eu website! After many months of hard work and dedication from the Marine Training team at Ghent University, the updated website can now be accessed via www.marinetraining.eu or www.marinetraining.org. The Marine Training...
PhD defence Iván Loaiza Alamo 28 Feb 2020 We have the pleasure to announce Iván Loaiza Alamo will defend his doctoral thesis on Friday February 28th, 2020 with a dissertation on "Marine species associated to Peruvian scallop Argopecten purpuratus culture: trophic interactions and contaminant exposure". This research was promotod by...
, Perbericht ILVO-UGent Diepgaande biologische kennis kan leiden tot doelgerichte verduurzaming van tropische garnalenvisserij 12 Feb 2020 Net zoals de garnalenvisserij in de Noordzee, doet de tropische garnalenvisserij inspanningen om te verduurzamen. Vissers in Suriname doen dat sinds 2011 aan boord via technische aanpassingen, maar nu zijn er nieuwe biologische gegevens beschikbaar die een verdere regionale verduurzaming en zelfs...
PhD defence Thomas Kerkhove 7 Feb 2020 We have the pleasure to announce Thomas Kerkhove will defend his PhD on Friday February 7th, 2020 with a dissertation on "Ecological and getic basis for sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America". This research was promotod by...
Publication Nature Climate Change 3 Feb 2020 We are pleased to announce that MarBiol researcher Carl Van Colen and former colleague Ee Zin Ong recently published an article in the renowned scientific journal Nature Climate Change on the effect of clam feeding plasticity on the herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification....
Eel tagging campaign @ EOS Wetenschap 23 Dec 2019 Last week Kim Verhaeghe from EOS Wetenschap joined on an eel tagging campaign with MarBiol reseacrher Pieterjan Verhelst and made a short movie, which is distributed over social media (the movie is in dutch). The life cycle of the European eel remains for a large part shrouded in mystery. To...
, 'Paul van Oye' price 2019 (KVAB) for Anna-Maria Vafeiadou 14 Dec 2019 MarBiol researcher Anna-Maria Vafeiadou was awarded by the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and Arts (KVAB) in Brussels. Anna-Maria received the 'Paul van Oye' price 2019, which is awarded every 2 years for innovative research on general biology  in Flanders (Flemish Universities). Her PhD...
PhD defence Lara Macheriotou 13 Dec 2019 We have the pleasure to announce that on December 13th, 2019 Lara Macheriotou will defend her PhD thesis on "Community structure of deep-sea nematodes: a metabarcoding approach". This PhD research project was promoted by prof. dr. Ann Vanreusel (Ghent University) en dr. Sofie Derycke (Institute...
Interview Pieterjan Verhelst @ RTBF on illegally transported European eel 10 Dec 2019 MarBiol researcher Pieterjan Verhelst was asked by RTBF - the public broadcasting station for the French speaking community in Belgium - to give some words about the European eel in light of the illegal trafficking to Asia that has been going on for some years now. View the interview here....
, Eel tagging into the night 3 Dec 2019 In the third week of November, the MarBiol (dr. Pieterjan Verhelst) and DTU-Aqua (dr. Martin Lykke Kristensen, Denmark) tagged European eels to get more insight into their enigmatic marine migration behaviour. Most of the studies on this migratory fish species are conducted in freshwater, so much...
, , SINAPSIS 2019 in Ghent 23 Oct 2019 The PhD students Iván Loaiza Alamo and Evelyn Paredes Corales from our Marine Biology research group were part of the Organizer Committee of the IV meeting of Peruvian Scientists in Europe - SINAPSIS 2019. For the first time in Belgium, around 120 Peruvian scientists were together in a successful...
, Participation of MarBiol at the UGent delegation 2019, Ecuador 1 Oct 2019 During the visit of the UGent delegation to Ecuador (1-6 October 2019), Rector Rik Van de Walle signed a cooperation agreement with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) on the Galapagos Islands. This agreement allows more opportunities for future cooperation, exchange of students and staff and local...
DeepCCZ workshop in Friday Harbor, USA 1 Oct 2019 The first week of October the head of our research group (Prof. dr. Ann Vanreusel) and dr. Ellen Pape joined the DeepCCZ workshop in Friday Harbor in the USA. The aim of the workshop was to synthesize patterns of benthic biodiversity, species ranges, genetic connectivity, ecosystem function, and...
, FaCE-IT Summer School @ Calvi, Corsica 30 Sep 2019 From 30/9 to 4/10, we organised the second Summer school at the STARESO Research Station in Calvi, Corsica. This summer school is part of our BELSPO-project called FaCE-IT (2016-2020), with our partners from RBINS, NIOZ (NL), ILVO Ostend and Université de Liège. Within this training course,...
PhD defence Xiaoyu Fang 25 Sep 2019 On September 25th, 2019 Xiaoyu Fang will defend her PhD thesis on "Bioturbation in estuarine sediments: modelling macrofauna-mediated oxygen dynamics". This research concerns a Joint PhD Project between Ghent University and the University of Plymouth, in the framework of the MARES Joint Doctoral...
, , Research campaign @ ESPOL, Ecuador 16 Sep 2019 In June and July 2019, Dr. Christoph Mensens and PhD researcher Siel Wellens collaborated with Dr. Luis Dominguez, head of the water quality lab at the university ESPOL (Ecuador), to test how benthic organisms cope with changing environmental parameters. Benthic copepods were collected from the...
Deep-Sea Taxonomy under Pressure 10 May 2019 A quarter of all species described on our planet are threatened with extinction due to human activities*, yet most deep-sea animals are not yet even known to science. The deep ocean, the largest environment on Earth, is one of the most diverse ecosystems where wondrously bizarre life forms abound...

Pages