Pieterjan Verhelst

Pieterjan Verhelst is a PhD student financed by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT) and is affiliated with Ghent University and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) . He studies eel (Anguilla anguilla) and cod (Gadus morhua) migration in marine, coastal and estuarine systems by means of acoustic telemetry. The tagged fish can be tracked within an acoustic receiver network, which is a cooperation between the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) , INBO and the Ghent University - Marine Biology Research Group.

2016

Breine, J.; Van den Bergh, E.; Pauwels, I.; Verhelst, P.; Coeck, J. (2016). The return of the twaite shad in the Zeeschelde, in: Meire, P. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: ECSA Local Meeting 2016. Estuarine Restoration: from theory to practice and back, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 5-9 July 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 77: pp. 96

Verhelst, P. (2016). Marine migration routes of North-western European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 133

Verhelst, P.; Boets, P.; Van Thuyne, G.; Verreycken, H.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Mouton, A. (2016). The distribution of an invasive fish species is highly affected by the presence of native fish species: evidence based on species distribution modelling. Biological Invasions 18(2): 427-444. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10530-015-1016-y

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

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; Mouton, A.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F. (2015). The acoustic receiver network: a sea of opportunities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 111

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.T.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2015). Estuarine behaviour of European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt Estuary: a slippery path, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 147

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

Verhelst, P.; Buysse, D.; Coeck, J.; Reubens, J.T.; Vincx, M.; Mouton, A. (2014). Estuarine behaviour of European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt Estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 122

Belpaire, C.; Breine, J.; Buysse, D.; Van Wichelen, J.; Coeck, J.; Ovidio, M.; Matondo, B.N.; De Meyer, J.; Bouilliart, M.; Adriaens, D.; Verhelst, P.; Roland, K.; Kestemont, P.; Bervoets, L.; Darchambeau, F.; Rollin, X.; Vlietinck, K. (2015). Report on the eel stock and fishery in: Belgium 2014/'15. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen. 71 pp.

Verhelst, P.; Huisman, J.; Reubens, J.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2016). Marine migration routes of North-western European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.). Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.