Anna-Maria Vafeiadou

Anna-Maria Vafeiadou is a post-doctoral researcher, interested in addressing questions of the effects of climate change on individual, population and community levels in marine ecosystems. She received a Joint-PhD degree in Marine Sciences and in Biology by Ghent University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During her PhD research, Anna-Maria studied the ecological theory of species coexistence using experimental approaches to unravel possible drivers of niche differentiation for marine nematodes. Her current work focuses on food web ecology in seagrass and mangrove ecosystems and on alternative pathways of organic matter in benthic food webs. She also studies benthos responses to climate change effects with a close view on species interactions and ecological mechanisms which can maintain local biodiversity and important ecosystem functions. Her research and science interests include marine ecology, marine biodiversity, benthic ecology, food webs, symbiosis, interactions.

2018

Guden, R.M.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2018). Living apart-together: microhabitat differentiation of cryptic nematode species in a saltmarsh habitat, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 80: pp. 90

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Chintiroglou, C.; Moens, T. (2018). Effects of an increased temperature regime on the population dynamics and species interactions of marine nematodes. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 502: 142-152. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.02.008

2016

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

Materatski, P.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Moens, T.; Adão, H. (2016). Structural and functional composition of benthic nematode assemblages during a natural recovery process of Zostera noltii seagrass beds. Est. Coast. 39(5): 1478-1490. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12237-016-0086-0

Moens, T.; Vafeiadou, A.M.; De Meester, E.; Wu, X.; Bezerra, T.C.; Guilini, K.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Derycke, S. (2016). Assessing functional diversity of marine nematodes in the 21st century: moving away from the black box approach, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 49

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Moens, T. (2016). Climate change from another perspective: effects of temperature fluctuations on population dynamics and species interactions, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 110

Vafeiadou, A.M.; Moens, T. (2016). Another side of the climate change coin: effects of fluctuating vs stable temperature regimes on the population dynamics and species interactions of marine nematodes, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 34

2015

Materatski, P.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Ribero, R.; Moens, T.; Adão, H. (2015). A comparative analysis of benthic nematode assemblages from Zostera noltii beds before and after a major vegetation collapse. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 167: 256-268. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.07.001

2014

Moens, T.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Geyter, E.; Vanormelingen, P.; Sabbe, K.; De Troch, M. (2014). Diatom feeding across trophic guilds in tidal flat nematodes, and the importance of diatom cell size. J. Sea Res. 92: 125-133. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Moens, T. (2014). How do marine nematodes cope with extreme temperatures and fluctuations?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 106

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2014). Resource utilization and trophic position of nematodes and harpacticoid copepods in and adjacent to Zostera noltii beds. Biogeosciences 11(14): 4001-4014. hdl.handle.net/10.5194/bg-11-4001-2014

2013

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Adao, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Sample acidification effects on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of macrofauna from a Zostera noltii bed. Mar. Freshw. Res. 64(8): 741-745. dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12169

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Food sources of macrobenthos in an estuarine seagrass habitat (Zostera noltii) as revealed by dual stable isotope signatures. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(9): 2517-2523. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-013-2238-0

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.