Nele De Meester

Nele De Meester is a PhD student working on cryptic species of marine nematodes. The main focus of her research is on dispersal and competition to discover how cryptic species are able to coexist. Besides her research activities, she is teaching many practical classes and in spring/summer schools (Bachelor Biology, EMBC+, Nematology, …) .

2016

De Meester, N.; Gingold, R.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Cryptic diversity and ecosystem functioning: a complex tale of differential effects on decomposition. Oecologia Online first. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00442-016-3677-3

Derycke, S.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Creer, S.; Bik, H.; Thomas, W.K. (2016). Coexisting cryptic species of the Litoditis marina complex (Nematoda) show differential resource use and have distinct microbiomes with high intraspecific variability. Mol. Ecol. 25(9): 2093-2110. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/mec.13597

Mae, G.R.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Microhabitat choice of cryptic species: do closely related nematode species really occur together?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 57

2015

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Rigaux, A.; Moens, T. (2015). Temperature and salinity induce differential responses in life histories of cryptic nematode species. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 54-62. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.07.002

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Rigaux, A.; Moens, T. (2015). Active dispersal is differentially affected by inter- and intraspecific competition in closely related nematode species. Oikos (Kbh.) 124(5): 561-570. dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.01779

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes. PLoS One 10(7): e0131625. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0131625

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 44

Macheriotou, L.; Braeckman, B.P.; Rigaux, A.; De Meester, N.; Moens, T.; Derycke, S. (2015). Intraspecific functional trait variability does not result in higher fitness under thermal stress in a free-living marine nematode. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 14-23. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.06.016

2012

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). To stay or go: differential dispersal rates in cryptic species of a marine nematode, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 21

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). Differences in time until dispersal between cryptic species of a marine nematode species complex. PLoS One 7(8): e42674. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0042674

2011

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Bonte, D.; Moens, T. (2011). Salinity effects on the coexistence of cryptic species: a case study on marine nematodes. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 158(12): 2717-2726. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-011-1769-5

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2011). Same looks, different preferences: salinity effects on the coexistence of cryptic species, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2011: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 48: pp. 26

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). To stay or go: differential dispersal rates in cryptic species of a marine nematode. Poster presentation. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 20 February 2015. Mariene Biologie. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 1 poster pp.

Guden, R.M.E.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Microhabitat choice of cryptic species: Do closely related nematode species really occur together? Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp.