Prof. Dr Marleen De Troch

Prof. Dr. Marleen De Troch is a marine ecologist who graduated as Master in Biology (option Zoology) with a masterthesis on ‘Community structure and feeding ecology of fishes from a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) ’. Her PhD research focussed on the structural biodiversity of harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea) in tropical seagrass beds and was conducted in cooperation with marine researchers in Kenya, Mexico and The Philippines. As Postdoctoral Fellow she studied trophic interactions at the basis of marine food webs (mainly between bacteria, diatoms and copepods) by means of lab experiments and trophic biomarkers (stable isotopes, fatty acids) . This functional approach of marine biodiversity is applied to coastal systems worldwide (tropical seagrass beds, polar systems, intertidal flats) and is further expanded to higher trophic levels (fish) and impact studies. This research aims to form the ecological basis of sustainable use of marine resources (aquaculture) .

2016

Deprez, T.; Bossier, P.; Cattrijsse, A.; Chiers, K.; De Clerck, O.; Decostere, A.; Deneudt, K.; De Troch, M.; Hernandez, F.; Mascart, T.; Moens, T.; Tkint, T. (2016). EMBRC.be – The Belgian node of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 49

Filimonova, V.; Gonçalves, F.; Marques, J.C.; De Schamphelaere, K.; De Troch, M.; Gonçalves, A.M.M. (2016). Mixture and individual effects of a herbicide and a metal on marine and estuarine planktonic species, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 125

Filimonova, V.; Gonçalves, F.; Marques, J.C.; De Troch, M.; Gonçalves, A.M.M. (2016). Biochemical and toxicological effects of organic (herbicide Primextra® Gold TZ) and inorganic (copper) compounds on zooplankton and phytoplankton species. Aquat. Toxicol. 177: 33-43. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.008

Filimonova, V.; Gonçalves, F.; Marques, J.C.; De Troch, M.; Gonçalves, A.M.M. (2016). Fatty acid profiling as bioindicator of chemical stress in marine organisms: A review. Ecol. Indic. 67: 657-672. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.044

Giunio, M.; Auel, H.; De Troch, M. (2016). What's for dinner? Harpacticoid eating habits in hypoxic environment, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 86

Huang, Q.; De Troch, M.; Olenin, S.; Sun, S. (2016). Impact of farming non-indigenous scallop (Argopecten irradians) on benthic environment in Bohai Sea, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 104

Maric, M.; De Troch, M.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Olenin, S. (2016). Trophic interactions between indigenous and non-indigenous species in Lampedusa Island, Mediterranean Sea. Mar. Environ. Res. 120: 182–190. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.08.005

Mascart, T.; De Troch, M.; Remy, F.; Michel, L.; Lepoint, G. (2016). Trophic diversity of seagrass detritus copepods: a consequence of species-specific specialization or a random diet?, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 52

Vansteenbrugge, L.; Hostens, K.; Vanhove, B.; De Backer, A.; De Clippele, L.; De Troch, M. (2016). Trophic ecology of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the southern North Sea: a biomarker approach. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 163(2): [1-25]. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-015-2800-z

Werbrouck, E.; Tiselius, P.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Cervin, G.; Vanreusel, A.; De Troch, M. (2016). Temperature impact on the trophic transfer of fatty acids in the congeneric copepods Acartia tonsa and Acartia clausi. J. Sea Res. 112: 41-48. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2016.03.001

Werbrouck, E.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A.; De Troch, M. (2016). Temperature affects the use of storage fatty acids as energy source in a benthic copepod (Platychelipus littoralis, Harpacticoida). PLoS One 11(3): e0151779. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0151779

Werbrouck, E.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A.; De Troch, M. (2016). How to deal with food deprivation under three temperature regimes: a lipid perspective of the intertidal copepod species Platychelipus littoralis (Harpacticoida), in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 97

Werbrouck, E.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A.; Mensens, C.; De Troch, M. (2016). Temperature-induced changes in fatty acid dynamics of the intertidal grazer Platychelipus littoralis (Crustacea, Copepoda, Harpacticoida): insights from a short-term feeding experiment. J. Therm. Biol. 57: 44-53. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.02.002

2015

Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Werbrouck, E.; Lepoint, G.; Van Gansbeke, D.; De Troch, M. (2015). Trophodynamics of estuarine intertidal harpacticoid copepods based on stable isotope composition and fatty acid profiles. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 524: 225-239. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11161

De Smet, B.; Fournier, J.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Integrating ecosystem engineering and food web ecology: testing the effect of biogenic reefs on the food web of a soft-bottom intertidal area. PLoS One 10(10): e0140857. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0140857

Franco-Santos, R.M.; Perales-Raya, C.; Almansa, E.; De Troch, M.; Garrido, D. (2016). Beak microstructure analysis as a tool to identify potential rearing stress for Octopus vulgaris paralarvae. Aquac. Res. 47(9): 3001-3015. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/are.12753

Mascart, T.; Agusto, L.; Lepoint, G.; Remy, F.; De Troch, M. (2015). How do harpacticoid copepods colonize detrital seagrass leaves? . Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 162(5): 929-943 . hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-015-2632-x

Mascart, T.; Lepoint, G.; Deschoemaeker, S.; Binard, M.; Remy, F.; De Troch, M. (2015). Seasonal variability of meiofauna, especially harpacticoid copepods, in Posidonia oceanica macrophytodetritus accumulations. J. Sea Res. 95: 149–160. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.07.009

Mensens, C.; De Laender, F.; Janssen, C.R.; Sabbe, K.; De Troch, M. (2015). Stressor-induced biodiversity gradients: revisiting biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Oikos (Kbh.) 124(6): 677–684. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/oik.01904

Pasotti, F.; Saravia, L.A.; De Troch, M.; Tarantelli, M.S.; Sahade, R.; Vanreusel, A. (2015). Benthic trophic interactions in an Antarctic shallow water ecosystem affected by recent glacier retreat. PLoS One 10(11): e0141742. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0141742

Stock, W.; De Boever, F.; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S.; De Troch, M.; Vyverman, W.; Sabbe, K. (2015). Favouritism and secret crosstalk in diatom-bacteria relations, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 125

Vansteenbrugge, L.; Ampe, B.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). On the distribution and population dynamics of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Belgian part of the North Sea and Westerschelde estuary. Mar. Environ. Res. 110: 33-44. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.07.011

Vansteenbrugge, L.; Van Regenmortel, T.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). Gelatinous zooplankton in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the adjacent Schelde estuary: spatio-temporal distribution patterns and population dynamics. J. Sea Res. 97: 28-39. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.12.008

2014

Filimonova, V.; De Troch, M.; Conçalves, F.; Conçalves, A.M.M. (2014). The effects of anthropogenic stressors on the food quality in estuarine systems, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 57-58

Gatune, C.; Vanreusel, A.; Ruwa, R.; Bossier, P.; De Troch, M. (2014). Growth and survival of post-larval giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon feeding on mangrove leaf litter biofilms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 511: 117-128. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps10938. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps10938

Gatune, W.C.; Vanreusel, A.; Ruwa, R. K.; Bossier, P.; De Troch, M. (2014). Fatty acid profiling reveals a trophic link between mangrove leaf litter biofilms and the post-larvae of giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 6(1): 1-10. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/aei00117

Grego, M.; Riedel, B.; Stachowitsch, M.; De Troch, M. (2014). Meiofauna winners and losers of coastal hypoxia: case study harpacticoid copepods. Biogeosciences 11(2): 281-292. dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-281-2014

Irisarri, J.; Fernandez-Reiriz, M.; De Troch, M.; Labarta, U. (2014). Fatty acids as tracers of trophic interactions between seston, mussels and biodeposits in a coastal embayment of mussel rafts in the proximity of fish cages. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B Biochem. Mol. Biol.) 172-173: 105-115. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2014.04.006

Mascart, T.; Lepoint, G.; Remy, F.; Gobert, S.; Dauby, P.; De Troch, M. (2014). Corsican seagrass detritus: an opportune shelter or a copepod Eldorado?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 80

Moens, T.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Geyter, E.; Vanormelingen, P.; Sabbe, K.; De Troch, M. (2014). Diatom feeding across trophic guilds in tidal flat nematodes, and the importance of diatom cell size. J. Sea Res. 92: 125-133. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007

Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Copepods promote nitrogen retention in estuarine sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 101

Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Interactions between benthic copepods, bacteria and diatoms promote nitrogen retention in intertidal marine sediments. PLoS One 9(10): e111001. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0111001

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2014). Resource utilization and trophic position of nematodes and harpacticoid copepods in and adjacent to Zostera noltii beds. Biogeosciences 11(14): 4001-4014. hdl.handle.net/10.5194/bg-11-4001-2014

2013

Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Hoste, B.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Limited feeding on bacteria by two intertidal benthic copepod species as revealed by trophic biomarkers. Environmental Microbiology Reports 5(2): 301-309. dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12018

Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Hoste, B.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Limited feeding on bacteria by two intertidal benthic copepod species as revealed by trophic biomarkers, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 91-105

Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Substrate-dependent bacterivory by intertidal benthic copepods. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(2): 327-341. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2091-6

Cnudde, C.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Substrate-dependent bacterivory by intertidal benthic copepods, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 71-89

Cnudde, C.; Sanchez Clavano, C.J.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Structural and functional patterns of active bacterial communities during aging of harpacticoid copepod fecal pellets. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 71(1): 25-42. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/ame01663

Cnudde, C.; Sanchez Clavano, C.J.; Moens, T.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2013). Structural and functional patterns of active bacterial communities during aging of harpacticoid copepod fecal pellets, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 107-126

Cnudde, C.; Stock, W.; Willems, A.; Rigaux, A.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Spatio-temporal variation in harpacticoid copepod assemblages and of their food sources in an estuarine intertidal zone, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 25-50

Cnudde, C.; Werbrouck, E.; Lepoint, G.; Vangansbeke, D.; Moens, T.; De Troch, M. (2013). Trophodynamics of intertidal harpacticoid copepods based on stable isotopes and fatty acid profiling, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 51-70

Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Van Hoorde, K.; Vyverman, W.; Moens, T.; De Troch, M. (2013). Effect of food preservation on the grazing behaviour and on the gut flora of the harpacticoid copepod Paramphiascella fulvofasciata, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 149-160

Daudi, L.D.; Uku, J.N.; De Troch, M. (2013). Role of the source community for the recovery of seagrass associated meiofauna: a field colonisation experiment with seagrass mimics in Diani Beach, Kenya. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 35(1): 1-8. hdl.handle.net/10.2989/1814232X.2013.769913

de Hoop, L.; De Troch, M.; Hendriks, A.J.; De Laender, F. (2013). Modeling toxic stress by atrazine in a marine consumer-resource system. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 32(5): 1088-1095. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/etc.2160

De Troch, M. (2013). Invasive species in marine food webs: their key to success?, in: Robbens, J. et al. (Ed.) Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic. Ostend, 20-22 November 2013: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 66: pp. 26

De Troch, M.; Reubens, J.T.; Heirman, E.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2013). Energy profiling of demersal fish: A case-study in wind farm artificial reefs. Mar. Environ. Res. 92: 224-233. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.10.001

De Troch, M.; Roelofs, M.; Riedel, B.; Grego, M. (2013). Structural and functional responses of harpacticoid copepods to anoxia in the Northern Adriatic: an experimental approach. Biogeosciences 10(6): 4259-4272. hdl.handle.net/10.5194/bg-10-4259-2013

Grego, M.; Stachowitsch, M.; De Troch, M.; Riedel, B. (2013). CellTracker Green labelling vs. rose bengal staining: CTG wins by points in distinguishing living from dead anoxia-impacted copepods and nematodes. Biogeosciences 10(7): 4565-4575. dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-4565-2013

Guilini, K.; Veit-Köhler, G.; De Troch, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A. (2013). Latitudinal and temporal variability in the community structure and fatty acid composition of deep-sea nematodes in the Southern Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 110: 80-92. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.01.002

Malfatti, F.; Cnudde, C.; De Troch, M. (2013). Atomic Force Microscopy - Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy imaging protocol for copepod fecal pellets, in: Cnudde, C. (2013). Trophic ecology of intertidal harpacticoid copepods, with emphasis on their interactions with bacteria = Trofische ecologie van intertidale harpacticoide copepoden, met de nadruk op hun interacties met bacteriën. pp. 127-134

Mascart, T.; Lepoint, G.; De Troch, M. (2013). Meiofauna and harpacticoid copepods in different habitats of a Mediterranean seagrass meadow. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 93(6): 1557-1566. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413000222

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Adao, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Sample acidification effects on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of macrofauna from a Zostera noltii bed. Mar. Freshw. Res. 64(8): 741-745. dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12169

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Food sources of macrobenthos in an estuarine seagrass habitat (Zostera noltii) as revealed by dual stable isotope signatures. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(9): 2517-2523. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-013-2238-0

Vansteenbrugge, L.; Hostens, K.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M. (2013). Current distribution and population dynamics of Mnemiopsis leidyi populations in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the Westerschelde estuary, in: Robbens, J. et al. (Ed.) Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic. Ostend, 20-22 November 2013: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 66: pp. 15

Werbrouck, E.; Daudi, L.N.; Uku, J.N.; De Troch, M. (2013). Effect of habitat fragmentation and protection status on seagrass-associated meiofauna along the Kenyan coast, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 109

2012

Callens, M.; Gheerardyn, H.; Ndaro, S.G.M.; De Troch, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2012). Harpacticoid copepod colonization of coral fragments in a tropical reef lagoon (Zanzibar, Tanzania). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 92(7): 1535-1545. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315411001597

Daudi, L.D.; Lugomela, C.; Uku, J.N.; De Troch, M. (2012). Effect of nutrient enrichment on seagrass associated meiofauna in Tanzania. Mar. Environ. Res. 82: 49-58. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2012.09.005

De Troch, M.; Boeckx, P.; Cnudde, C.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Caramujo, M.J. (2012). Bioconversion of fatty acids at the basis of marine food webs: insights from a compound-specific stable isotope analysis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 465: 53-67. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps09920

De Troch, M.; Vergaerde, I.; Cnudde, C.; Vanormelingen, P.; Vyverman, W.; Vincx, M. (2012). The taste of diatoms: the role of diatom growth phase characteristics and associated bacteria for benthic copepod grazing. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 67(1): 47-58. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/ame01587

Garlitska, L.; Neretina, T.; Schepetov, D.; Mugue, N.; De Troch, M.; Baguley, J.G.; Azovsky, A. (2012). Cryptic diversity of the ‘cosmopolitan’ harpacticoid copepod Nannopus palustris: genetic and morphological evidence. Mol. Ecol. 21(21): 5336-5347. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/mec.12016

Gatune, C.; Vanreusel, A.; Cnudde, C.; Ruwa, R.; Bossier, P.; De Troch, M. (2012). Decomposing mangrove litter supports a microbial biofilm with potential nutritive value to penaeid shrimp post larvae. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 426-427: 28-38. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2012.05.015

Gonçalves, A.M.M.; Azeiteiro, U.M.; Pardal, M.A.; De Troch, M. (2012). Fatty acid profiling reveals seasonal and spatial shifts in zooplankton diet in a temperate estuary. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 109: 70-80. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.05.020

Maria, T.F.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Esteves, A.M.; De Troch, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2012). The importance of biological interactions for the vertical distribution of nematodes in a temperate ultra-dissipative sandy beach. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 97: 114-126. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.030

Pasotti, F.; De Troch, M.; Raes, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2012). Feeding ecology of shallow water meiofauna: insights from a stable isotope tracer experiment in Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctica. Polar Biol. 35(11): 1629-1640. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-012-1203-6

2011

Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Van Hoorde, K.; Vyverman, W.; Moens, T.; De Troch, M. (2011). Effect of food preservation on the grazing behavior and on the gut flora of the harpacticoid copepod Paramphiascella fulvofasciata. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 407(1): 63-69. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.007

Maria, T.F.; De Troch, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Esteves, A.M.; Vanreusel, A. (2011). Use of benthic vs planktonic organic matter by sandy-beach organisms: A food tracing experiment with 13C labelled diatoms. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 407(2): 309-314. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.06.028

Mascart, T.; Lepoint, G.; Borges, A.V.; Darchambeau, F.; Dauby, P.; De Troch, M. (2011). The role of meiofauna in energy transfer in a Mediterranean seagrass bed (Calvi, Corsica), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2011: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 48: pp. 49

2010

De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Moens, T.; Vanreusel, A. (2010). Bacterial colonization on fecal pellets of harpacticoid copepods and on their diatom food. Microb. Ecol. 60(3): 581-591. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-010-9669-7

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2010). Diversity and community structure of harpacticoid copepods associated with cold-water coral substrates in the Porcupine Seabight (North-East Atlantic). Helgol. Mar. Res. 64(1): 53-62. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-009-0166-7

Gonçalves, A.M.M.; De Troch, M.; Marques, S.C.; Pardal, M.A.; Azeiteiro, U.M. (2010). Spatial and temporal distribution of harpacticoid copepods in Mondego estuary. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 90(7): 1279-1290. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002531541000041X

Gonçalves, A.M.M.; Pardal, M.A.; Marques, S.C.; De Troch, M.; Azeiteiro, U.M. (2010). Distribution and composition of small-size zooplankton fraction in a temperate shallow estuary (Western Portugal). Fresenius Environ. Bull. 19(12b): 3160-3176

Veit-Köhler, G.; De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Bezerra, T.N.; Bonne, W.; De Smet, G.; Folkers, C.; George, K.H.; Guotong, C.; Herman, R.; Huys, R.; Lampadariou, N.; Laudien, J.; Arbizu, P.M.; Rose, A.; Schratzberger, M.; Seifried, S.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M.; Vriser, B.; Vandepitte, L. (2010). Large-scale diversity and biogeography of benthic copepods in European waters. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 157(8): 1819-1835. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-010-1454-0

2009

Chatterjee, T.; Pesic, V.; Chan, B.K.K.; De Troch, M. (2009). Description of a new species of the Agauopsis ornata group (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania including a key to species of the ornata group sensu stricto. Cah. Biol. Mar. 50(3): 261-271

Chatterjee, T.; Pesic, V.; De Troch, M. (2009). A new species of the genus Atelopsalis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cah. Biol. Mar. 50(2): 193-197

De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Vyverman, W.; Vanreusel, A. (2009). Increased production of faecal pellets by the benthic harpacticoid Paramphiascella fulvofasciata: importance of the food source. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156(3): 469-477. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-008-1100-2

De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Vyverman, W.; Vanreusel, A. (2009). Increased production of faecal pellets by the benthic harpacticoid Paramphiascella fulvofasciata: importance of the food source. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156(3): 469-477. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-008-1100-2

Dovgal, I.; Chatterjee, T.; Subba Rao, D.V.; Chan, B.K.K.; De Troch, M. (2009). New records of Praethecacineta halacari (Schulz) (Suctorea: Ciliophora) from Taiwan, Tanzania and Canada. Marine Biodiversity Records 2: 1-3

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2009). Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) associated with cold-water coral substrates in the Porcupine Seabight (NE Atlantic): species composition, diversity and reflections on the origin of the fauna. Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 73(4): 747-760. dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2009.73n4747

Grego, M.; De Troch, M.; Forte, J.; Malej, A. (2009). Main meiofauna taxa as an indicator for assessing the spatial and seasonal impact of fish farming. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 58(8): 1178-1186. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.03.020

Pesic, V.; Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M.; Ingole, B. (2009). New records of marine water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Pontarachnidae) from the Pujada Bay (west Pacific Ocean) and the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean). Acta Entomol. Serb. 14(11): 129-132

2008

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M.; Chan, B. (2008). Descriptions of two Copidognathus halacarid mites (Acari, Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zootaxa 1809: 49-60

Chatterjee, T.; Pesic, V.; De Troch, M. (2008). A new species of the genus Arhodeoporus (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cah. Biol. Mar. 49(2): 185-190

De Troch, M.; Chepurnov, V.A.; Vincx, M.; Ólafsson, E. (2008). The effect of Fucus vesiculosus on the grazing of harpacticoid copepods on diatom biofilms. J. Sea Res. 60(3): 139-143. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2008.05.005

De Troch, M.; Cnudde, C.; Willems, A.; Vanreusel, A. (2008). Bacterial communities on copepod faecal pellets: biodiversity, factors and functions, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1

De Troch, M.; Melgo-Ebarle, J.L.; Angsinco-Jimenez, L.; Gheerardyn, H.; Vincx, M. (2008). Diversity and habitat selectivity of harpacticoid copepods from sea grass beds in Pujada Bay, the Philippines. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 88(3): 515-526. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315408000805

De Troch, M.; Raes, M.; Muthumbi, A.; Gheerardyn, H.; Vanreusel, A. (2008). Spatial diversity of nematode and copepod genera of the coral degradation zone along the Kenyan coast, including a test for the use of higher-taxon surrogacy. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 30(1): 25-33. dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJMS.2008.30.1.3.453

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Ndaro, G.M.; Raes, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2008). Community structure and microhabitat preferences of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical reef lagoon (Zanzibar, Tanzania), in: Tenth International Conference on Copepoda, July 13-19, 2008, Pattaya, Thailand: Abstract book. pp. 48

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Ndaro, G.M.; Raes, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2008). Community structure and microhabitat preferences of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical reef lagoon (Zanzibar, Tanzania). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 88(4): 747-758. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315408001331

Grego, M.; De Troch, M.; Forte, J.; Malej, A. (2008). The diversity of Harpacticoida (Copepoda) under and away from a fish farm, in: (2008). World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 2

2007

De Troch, M. (2007). Opinion & commentary: book reviews: Andrea Belgrano, Ursula M. Scharler, Jennifer Dunne & Robert E. Ulanowicz (eds.), 2005. Aquatic food webs: an ecosystem approach. Oxford University Press Inc, New York. 262pp., ISBN: 0 19 8564 83 X. MarBEF Newsletter 7: 34

De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Chepurnov, V.A.; Vincx, M. (2007). Food patch size, food concentration and grazing efficiency of the harpacticoid Paramphiascella fulvofasciata (Crustacea, Copepoda). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 343(2): 210-216. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2006.12.022

De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Wyckmans, M.; Chepurnov, V.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M. (2007). Grazing of harpacticoid copepods on epipelic diatoms: the effect of food concentration and diversity, in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [31]

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Ndaro, G.M.; Raes, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2007). Community structure and microhabitat preferences of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical reef lagoon (Zanzibar, Tanzania), in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [Poster 98]

Gheerardyn, H.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2007). Biodiversity of harpacticoid copepods in the Porcupine Seabight (North-east Atlantic), in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [41]

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2007). Revision of the genus Tapholeon Wells, 1967 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Laophontidae). J. Nat. Hist. 41(37-40): 2479-2510

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2007). Spiniferaphonte, a new genus of Laophontidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida), with notes on the occurrence of processes on the caudal rami. J. Crust. Biol. 27(2): 309-318. dx.doi.org/10.1651/S-2723.1

Grego, M.; De Troch, M.; Cermelj, B.; Forte, J.; Berden-Zrimec, M.; Malej, A. (2007). Impact of fish farming on meiofauna: a casestudy from the Bay of Piran (Slovenia), in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [48]

Raes, M.; De Troch, M.; Ndaro, G.M.; Muthumbi, A.; Guilini, K.; Vanreusel, A. (2007). The structuring role of microhabitat type in coral degradation zones: a case study with marine nematodes from Kenya and Zanzibar. Coral Reefs 26(1): 113-126. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-006-0184-8

Veit-Köhler, G.; De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Bonne, W.; Borut, V.; Folkers, C.; Gee, M.; George, K.H.; Guotong, C.; Herman, R.; Huys, R.; Lampadariou, N.; Arbizu, P.M.; Rose, A.; Schratzberger, M.; Somerfield, P.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vandepitte, L. (2007). Large scale patterns in harpacticoid copepod diversity - exploring the MANUELA data base, in: (2007). Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [22]

Wyckmans, M.; Chepurnov, V.; Vanreusel, A.; De Troch, M. (2007). Effects of food diversity on diatom selection by harpacticoid copepods. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 345(2): 119-128. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2007.02.002

2006

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M.; Chang, C.Y. (2006). Three halacarid mites of the genus Copidognathus (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cah. Biol. Mar. 47(2): 177-187

De Troch, M.; Chepurnov, V.; Gheerardyn, H.; Vanreusel, A.; Ólafsson, E. (2006). Is diatom size selection by harpacticoid copepods related to grazer body size? J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 332(1): 1-11. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2005.10.017

De Troch, M.; Houthoofd, L.; Chepurnov, V.; Vanreusel, A. (2006). Does sediment grain size affect diatom grazing by harpacticoid copepods? Mar. Environ. Res. 61(3): 265-277. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2005.10.004

De Troch, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vincx, M. (2006). Resource availability and meiofauna in sediment of tropical seagrass beds: Local versus global trends. Mar. Environ. Res. 61(1): 59-73. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2005.05.003

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2006). Peltidiphonte gen. n., a new taxon of Laophontidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from coral substrates of the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Hydrobiologia 553(1): 171-199. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-005-1134-0

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2006). Paralaophonte harpagone sp. n. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida), a laophontid with an extremely specialised maxilliped. Org. Divers. Evol. 6(4): 323-324. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ode.2005.12.004

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2006). Two new genera of Laophontidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) without sexual dimorphism in the endopods of the swimming legs. Zootaxa 1327: 41-62

Suárez-Morales, E.; De Troch, M.; Fiers, F. (2006). A checklist of the marine Harpacticoida (Copepoda) of the Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 1285: 1-19

2005

De Troch, M.; Steinarsdóttir, M.B.; Chepurnov, V.; Ólafsson, E. (2005). Grazing on diatoms by harpacticoid copepods: species-specific density-dependent uptake and microbial gardening. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 39(2): 135-144. dx.doi.org/10.3354/ame039135

De Troch, M.; Vandepitte, L.; Raes, M.; Suàrez-Morales, E.; Vincx, M. (2005). A field colonization experiment with meiofauna and seagrass mimics: effect of time, distance and leaf surface area. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 148(1): 73-86. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-005-0062-x

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M.; De Troch, M. (2005). Morphological plasticity in the Laophontidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida): adaptations to dead coral substrates (from the coast of Kenya), in: (2005). Ninth International Conference on Copepoda, July 11-15, 2005, Hammamet, Tunisia: Abstract book. pp. 272

Kotwicki, L.; De Troch, M.; Urban-Malinga, B.; Gheskiere, T.; Wesawski, J.M. (2005). Horizontal and vertical distribution of meiofauna on sandy beaches of the North Sea (The Netherlands, Belgium, France). Helgol. Mar. Res. 59(4): 255-264. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-005-0001-8

Kotwicki, L.; Szymelfenig, M.; De Troch, M.; Urban-Malinga, B.; Weslawski, J.M. (2005). Latitudinal biodiversity patterns of meiofauna from sandy littoral beach. Biodivers. Conserv. 14: 461-474

2004

Gheerardyn, H.; Fiers, F.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M. (2004). A new genus of Laophontidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) with seven new species and their adaptation to coralligene substrates, in: (2004). Twelfth International Meiofauna Conference, July 11-16, 2004, Ravenna, Italy: Abstract book. pp. 39

2003

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M. (2003). Halacaridae (Acari) from Pujada Bay (the Philippines): description and biogeography of three new and two known species. Hydrobiologia 499(1-3): 95-111. dx.doi.org/10.1023/a:1026351819968

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M. (2003). Copidognathus andamanensis sp. n., a new marine Halacaridae (Acaria) from Andaman Island (India). Bull. - Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., Entomol. 73: 51-56

De Troch, M.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M. (2003). Niche segregation and habitat specialisation of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical seagrass bed. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 142(2): 345-355. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-002-0958-7

2002

Wiles, P.R.; Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M. (2002). Two new and one known marine water mite (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Pontarachnidae) from South-East Africa. J. Nat. Hist. 36: 1987-1994

2001

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M. (2001). Halacaridae (Acari) from Punta Allen (Quintana Roo, Mexico): description of one new and one known species of the genus Copidognathus. Hydrobiologia 457(1-3): 235-244. dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1012294021435

De Troch, M.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M. (2001). Alpha and beta diversity of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical seagrass bed: the relation between diversity and species’ range size distribution. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 215: 225-236. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps215225

De Troch, M.; Gurdebeke, S.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M. (2001). Zonation and structuring factors of meiofauna communities in a tropical seagrass bed (Gazi Bay, Kenya). J. Sea Res. 45(1): 45-61. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1385-1101(00)00055-1

2000

Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M. (2000). Halacaridae (Acari) from Gazi Bay (Kenya): description and biogeography of three new and two known species. Hydrobiologia 427(1-3): 177-194. dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1003979629889

De Troch, M.; Fiers, F.; Vincx, M. (2000). Range extension and microhabitat of Lightiella incisa (Cephalocarida). J. Zool. (1987) 251(2): 199-204. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2000.tb00604.x

Fiers, F.; De Troch, M. (2000). New Tetragonicipitidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Indo-Pacific. Hydrobiologia 434(1-3): 97-144. dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1004046522106

1998

De Troch, M.; Mees, J.; Wakwabi, E.O. (1998). Diets of abundant fishes from beach seine catches in seagrass beds of a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). Belg. J. Zool. 128(2): 135-154

1996

De Troch, M.; Mees, J.; Papadopoulos, I.; Wakwabi, E.O. (1996). Fish communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): seagrass beds vs. unvegetated areas. Neth. J. Zool. 46(3-4): 236-252

De Troch, M. (1995). Gemeenschapsanalyse en trofische organisatie van de ichthyofauna in een tropische baai (Gazi Bay, Kenya; Community analyses and trophic organisation of the ichthyofauna in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Mariene Biologie. Instituut voor Dierkunde. Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie: Gent. 136 pp.

De Troch, M. (2001). Ecologie van harpacticoide copepoden: structurele biodiversiteit in tropische zeegrasvelden = Ecology of harpacticoid copepods: structural biodiversity in tropical seagrass beds. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Vakgroep Biologie: Gent. 254 pp.

Filimonova, V.; De Troch, M.; Conçalves, F.; Conçalves, A.M.M. (2014). The effects of anthropogenic stressors on the food quality in estuarine systems. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 7 March 2014. IMAR-CMA, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra/Ghent University, Biology Department, Marine Biology Section/CESAM, University of Aveiro: Coimbra, Gent, Aveiro. 1 poster pp.

Gheerardyn, H.; Bezerra, T.N.; Cnudde, C.; Deprez, T.; Derycke, S.; De Troch, M.; Ingels, J.; Merckx, B.; Moens, T.; Pape, E.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M. (Ed.) (2010). Fourteenth International Meiofauna Conference, Aula Academica, Ghent, 11-16 July 2010. Book of Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 44. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. xxii, 237 pp.

Mascart, T.; Lepoint, G.; Borges, A.V.; Darchambeau, F.; Dauby, P.; De Troch, M. (2011). The role of meiofauna in energy transfer in a Mediterranean seagrass bed (Calvi, Corsica). Poster presentation. Marine Biology, Ghent University/Université de Liège: Gent. 1 poster pp.

Robbens, J.; Derveaux, S.; Hostens, K.; Fockedey, N.; Kerckhof, F.; Degraer, S.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M. (Ed.) (2013). Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic. Ostend, 20-22 November 2013: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 66. Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. x, 50 pp.

Stock, W.; Bondoc, K.G.; Vyverman, W.; Pohnert, G.; Willems, A.; Mangelinckx, S.; De Troch, M.; Sabbe, K. (2016). Diatom-bacteria interactions: symbiosis on the move. Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.

Stock, W.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; De Troch, M. (2014). Copepods promote nitrogen retention in estuarine sediments: Complex interactions across the oxic-anoxic interface. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 7 March 2014. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section/Ghent University, Laboratory of Microbiology: Gent. 1 poster pp.

Vanaverbeke, J.; Beuselinck, B.; Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T.; Rigeaux, A.; Schram, D.; van Gansbeke, D.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2008). Ecologische Monitoring Kustverdedigingsproject Oostende (t0-situatie, fase 3). Aanvullende studie: Kwantificering en kwalificering van organisch materiaal in mariene sedimenten: hun onderlinge relaties en de relatie tot de korrelgrootteverdeling. Dossiernummer 205.240. MD & K: Oostende. 14 pp.

Vansteenbrugge, L.; Van Regenmortel, T.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2014). Gelatinous zooplankton in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the adjacent Schelde estuary: a real problem? CM Documents - ICES, CM 2014(A:12). ICES: Copenhagen. 2 pp.

Werbrouck, E.; Daudi, L.D.; Uku, J.N.; De Troch, M. (2013). Effect of habitat fragmentation and protection status on seagrass-associated meiofauna along the Kenyan coast. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp.