Mrs Freija Hauquier

Freija Hauquier is a PhD candidate investigating Antarctic nematode communities in terms of ecology, biogeography, and genetic connectivity. She is interested in resolving the underlying processes that shape current nematode species distribution in Antarctic sediments. Her research involved sampling expeditions to various parts of the Antarctic, nematode identification and quantification, microscopy, molecular analyses, statistical data analyses, and writing of scientific manuscripts. Currently, she is involved in the JPI Oceans project.


Hauquier, F.; Verleyen, E.; Tytgat, B.; Vanreusel, A. (2018). Regional-scale drivers of marine nematode distribution in Southern Ocean continental shelf sediments. Prog. Oceanogr. 165: 1-10.


De Groote, A.; Hauquier, F.; Vanreusel, A.; Derycke, S. (2017). Population genetic structure in Sabatieria (Nematoda) reveals intermediary gene flow and admixture between distant cold seeps from the Mediterranean Sea. BMC Evol. Biol. 17: 154.

Hauquier, F.; Leliaert, F.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). Distinct genetic differentiation and species diversification within two marine nematodes with different habitat preference in Antarctic sediments. BMC Evol. Biol. 17: 120.

Link, H.; Bodur, Y.; Hauquier, F.; Piepenburg, D.; Seifert, D.; Veit-Köhler, G. (2017). Role of the biotic habitat for benthic biogeochemical fluxes and function in the Weddell Sea, in: Van de Putte, A. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. pp. 364

Pape, E.; Bezerra, T.N.; Hauquier, F.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). Limited spatial and temporal variability in meiofauna and nematode communities at distant but environmentally similar sites in an area of interest for deep-sea mining. Front. Mar. Sci. 4(205): 16 pp.

Veit-Köhler, G.; Durst, S.; Schuckenbrock, J.; Hauquier, F.; Durán Suja, L.; Dorschel, B.; Vanreusel, A.; Martinez Arbizu, P. (2017). Oceanographic and topographic conditions structure benthic meiofauna communities in Weddell Sea, Bransfield Strait and Drake Passage (Antarctic), in: Van de Putte, A. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. pp. 195


Hauquier, F.; Ballesteros-Redondo, L.; Gutt, J.; Vanreusel, A. (2015). Community dynamics of nematodes after Larsen ice-shelf collapse in the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Ecol. Evol. 6(1): 305-317.

Hauquier, F.; Durán Suja, L.; Gutt, J.; Veit-Köhler, G.; Vanreusel, A. (2015). Different oceanographic regimes in the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula reflected in benthic nematode communities. PLoS One 10(9): e0137527.

Lins, L.; da Silva, C; Hauquier, F.; Esteves, M; Vanreusel, A. (2015). Nematode community composition and feeding shaped by contrasting productivity regimes in the Southern Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 134: 356-369.


Ingels, J.; Hauquier, F.; Raes, R.; Vanreusel, A. (2014). Antarctic free-living marine nematodes, in: De Broyer, C. et al. (Ed.) Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean. pp. 83-87

Lins, L.; Guilini, K.; Hauquier, F.; André Esteves, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2014). Insights on the link between surface productivity and benthic communities in the deep sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 79

Lins, L.; Guilini, K.; Veit-Köhler, G.; Hauquier, F.; Alves, R.M.S.; Esteves, A.M.; Vanreusel, A. (2014). The link between meiofauna and surface productivity in the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 108: 60-68.


Bezerra, T.N.; Pape, E.; Hauquier, F.; Vanreusel, A.; Ingels, J. (2013). New genus and two new species of the family Ethmolaimidae (Nematoda: Chromadorida), found in two different cold-seep environments. Zootaxa 3692(1): 7-27.


Hauquier, F.; Ingels, J.; Gutt, J.; Raes, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2011). Characterisation of the nematode community of a low-activity cold seep in the recently ice-shelf free Larsen B area, Eastern Antarctic Peninsula. PLoS One 6(7): e22240.

Ingels, J.; Raes, M.; Vanreusel, A.; De Broyer, C.; Martin, P.; De Ridder, C.; Dubois, P.; Dauby, P.; David, B.; d’Udekem d’Acoz, C.; Robert, H.; Catarino, A.I.; Pierrat, B.; Havermans, C.; Pasotti, F.; Guilini, K.; Hauquier, F. (2011). BIANZO II: Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic zoobenthos - Coping with change. Final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussels. 132 + annexes pp.