Sebastiaan Mestdagh

Sebastiaan Mestdagh works as a PhD student at the Marine Biology Research Group of Ghent University. His research involves the study of the effects of changing sediment dynamics on macrobenthic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the estuary of the Schelde. This includes studying the natural diversity and functioning of the estuary, but also experimental work to assess the impact of sediment deposition or increased turbidity on macrobenthic communities.

2016

Mestdagh, S.; Bagaço, L.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.Y.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2016). Sediment deposition affects biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in soft-sediment communities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 74

2015

Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 91

Mestdagh, S. (2014). Fisheries exclusion in offshore wind farms: effects on macrobenthic communities. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Antwerpen/Universiteit Gent/VUB: Antwerpen, Gent Brussel. 16, 21 pp.

Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 20 February 2015. Marine Biology Section, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.