An-Sofie D'Hondt

In January 2014, An-Sofie D'Hondt started her PhD as a joint project between the Protistology and Aquatic Ecology - and Marine Biology department. Her PhD research addresses the influence of meiobenthos, in particular nematodes, on the intertidal microphytobenthic community. Using microcosm experiments, this project aims at unraveling the relationship between nematode and MPB diversity and ecosystem functions such as primary production and EPS production.

2018

D'Hondt, A.-S.; Stock, W.; Blommaert, L.; Moens, T.; Sabbe, K. (2018). Nematodes stimulate biomass accumulation in a multispecies diatom biofilm. Mar. Environ. Res. In Press(Corrected Proof). https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.06.005

Stock, W.; D’Hondt, A.-S.; Echappé, C.; Prins, A.; Goessling, J.W.; Rosa, P.; Lamy, D.; Paterson, D.M.; Barillé, L.; Gernez, P.; Soetaert, K.; Méléder, V.; Moens, T.; Hubas, C.; Jesus, B.; Sabbe, K. (2018). BIO-Tide: an international collaboration to tackle the complexity of marine tidal flats, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 91

Stock, W; D'hondt, A.-S.; Echappé, C.; Prins, A.; Philippe, R.; Lamy, D.; Barillé, L.; Gernez, P.; Méléder, V.; Moens, T.; Hubas, C.; Jesus, B.; Sabbe, K. (2018). The BIO-Tide project: The role of microbial biodiversity in the functioning of marine tidal flat sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 80: pp. 24

2015

De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Biogenic reefs affect multiple components of intertidal soft-bottom benthic assemblages: the Lanice conchilega case study. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 152: 44–55. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.002

D’Hondt, A.-S.; Sabbe, K.; Moens, T. (2015). Developing tidal microcosms for studying diatom-nematode interactions: preliminary results, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 35

2014

De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). New insights in the structuring role of Lanice conchilega reefs in intertidal food webs: a focus on epi- and hyperbenthos, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 40

De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). New insights in the structuring role of Lanice conchilega reefs in interidal food-webs - a focus on epi- and hypderbenthos. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 7 March 2014. Ghent University, Biology Department, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp.