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Nene Lefaible
PhD Student

Research interests:

  • Benthic ecology
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental economics


Contact Info
BSc, Biology, VUB (2014)
MSc, Biology - Economy and Business, Ghent University (2017)
Research Question
How can we improve Environmental Impact Assessments to keep up with the ongoing "Blue Acceleration" and the cumulative effects caused by these new maritime industries?

Investigation of activity-induced pressures on soft sediment endobenthos created by two novel marine industries: offshore wind energy (Belgian Part of the North Sea) and deep-sea mining (Clarion Clipperton zone, Pacific Ocean). Insights gained from the ecological scope (impact scales, benthic responses, threshold values, ecosystem functioning) will be used to work towards a holistic impact assessment framework bridging the gap between science, industry and governance.

Prof. Ann Vanreusel, Prof. Ulrike Braekman, Dr. Carl Van Colen