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Experimental marine ecology research conducted primarily at Ghent University focuses on studying species interactions, benthic metabolism and marine food web ecology in the context of a changing environment (primarily climate change but also human activities at sea). With access to advanced experimental facilities like climate rooms and incubators, researchers manipulate environmental factors such as temperature, pH, salinity and food availability (quality and quantity) to investigate the impacts of future climate conditions on organism, community and ecosystem responses. These controlled experiments provide valuable insights into the ecological dynamics and resilience of marine ecosystems under changing environmental conditions. By understanding how species interactions and benthic metabolism are affected by climate factors, this research contributes to our ability to predict and mitigate the impacts of climate change on marine organisms and ecosystems.


Marleen De Troch

Associate Professor

Tom Moens

Full Professor

Ulrike Braeckman

Assistant Professor

Anna-Maria Vafeiadou

Postdoctoral Researcher, Academic Assistant

Carl Van Colen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rodgee Mae Guden

Postdoctoral Researcher

Emil De Borger

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bram Martin

PhD Student

Iene Herman

PhD Student

Lotte Janssens

PhD Student

Marie Cours

PhD Student
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