Dr Thomas Kerkhove
Thomas Kerkhove is a PhD student focussing on the genetics and ecology of the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, knowledge which can be used to direct fishery management of this species. For this PhD research, he commutes between Belgium and Suriname. Thomas did his bachelor in biology at Ghent University and started the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) at the same university, completing it at the Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris 6. For his master thesis, he investigated the trophic ecology of the seabob shrimp in Suriname, where he stayed for four months.
Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.H.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 46
Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Kerkhove, T.; Dakriet, N.N.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2016). Trophic ecology of Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri: Intertidal benthic microalgae support the subtidal food web off Suriname. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 182: 146-157. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.09.015
Kerkhove, T. (2014). Trophic ecology of the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname: combining stomach content and stable isotope analyses. MSc Thesis. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 26 pp.
Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.; Volckaert, F.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues? Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 3 March 2017. Marine Biology, Ghent University/ILVO/University of Leuven: Gent, Oostende, Leuven. 1 poster pp.