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Science Day 2020 24 Nov 2020 For the digital edition of the ‘Dag van de Wetenschap’ (Science day) together with Scriptie vzw developed the game “Red e paling/Save the eel”. Dive under water to help Angie the eel into the sea so she can go reproduce in an area 7000 km from Belgium. When you play the game, you get to learn...
JPI Oceans HOTMIC Cruise 23 Sep 2020 Plastics is the most abundant kind of debris found in our oceans, in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Microplastics (MPs) are plastic pieces smaller than 5 mm which are now considered ubiquitous in marine environments, and represent a potential threat for marine life and, in the long term...
Seabass research in EOS 21 Sep 2020 Little is known on the movements of European seabass in the (Belgian Part of the) North Sea. Yet, knowledge of these spatial dynamics are crucial for the management and conservation of the jeopardized stock. In a collaboration between VLIZ, ILVO and Ghent University, European seabass are...
Review on Fatty Acids 10 Sep 2020 Two Marbiol researchers, Dr. Iván Loaiza Alamo and Prof. Dr. Marleen De Troch, contributed to a review that emerges from the technical workshops held during the international conference Lipids in the oceans (Brest, France, November 2018), in which they present the current state of knowledge of...
Deep Sea Biology Society Paper of the Year Award for Dr. Lara Macheriotou 10 Sep 2020 Research by MarBiols latest post-doctoral researcher has been awarded the “Paper of the Year” award by the Deep Sea Biology Society (https://dsbsoc.org/) which is given on a yearly basis to deep-sea related publications. The article entitled “Phylogenetic clustering and rarity imply risk of...
Putting the E in IMBRSea 9 Sep 2020 At the IMBSea office they are getting to the end of a busy but creative summer. With a big team they have created a whole online alternative of all the first semester courses. Check out the movie on Youtube ....  
Diving in to Marine Minds 21 Aug 2020 Take a virtual visit to the online event 'Diving into Marine Minds' of the international IMBRSea course. Always wanted to know how scientists stun an octopus? Or how the whales living around the Canary Islands communicate with each other? Curious how researchers are helping to protect the...
Burrowing behaviour of the European eel 17 Aug 2020 The European eel is a fascinating species known for its incredible trans-Atlantic spawning migration. However, when on the continent in rivers and lakes in the non-migratory, growing stage, the eel seeks refuge in substrates to hide from predators. Since not much is known about eel burrowing...
Article from Jens Boyen published in “Philosophical Transactions B” 6 Aug 2020 Last month, research by our PhD student Jens Boyen and colleagues was published in a special issue on fatty acid modifications in the scientific journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The theme issue, entitled “The next horizons for lipids as trophic biomarkers: evidence and...
Ecological Informatics 10 Jul 2020 Acoustic telemetry is a widely applied technique to track animals in aquatic environments. This technique relies on animals tagged with acoustic transmitters which emit an acoustic signal with a specific ID. These can be detected by a network of hydrophones that have on average a detection range...
EOS Summer Special 10 Jul 2020 Since many people are unlikely to travel far this summer due to the covid19-outbreak, this summer’s EOS Wetenschap special is about our Belgian nature. Various experts unveil hidden gems and extraordinary areas and areas where you can go on ‘safari’ close to home. Also dr. Pieterjan Verhelst...
Launch Marine Training 2.0 3 Jul 2020 We are pleased to announce the launch of our renewed MarineTraining.eu website! After many months of hard work and dedication from the Marine Training team at Ghent University, the updated website can now be accessed via www.marinetraining.eu or www.marinetraining.org. The Marine Training...
PhD defence Iván Loaiza Alamo 28 Feb 2020 We have the pleasure to announce Iván Loaiza Alamo will defend his doctoral thesis on Friday February 28th, 2020 with a dissertation on "Marine species associated to Peruvian scallop Argopecten purpuratus culture: trophic interactions and contaminant exposure". This research was promotod by...
, Perbericht ILVO-UGent Diepgaande biologische kennis kan leiden tot doelgerichte verduurzaming van tropische garnalenvisserij 12 Feb 2020 Net zoals de garnalenvisserij in de Noordzee, doet de tropische garnalenvisserij inspanningen om te verduurzamen. Vissers in Suriname doen dat sinds 2011 aan boord via technische aanpassingen, maar nu zijn er nieuwe biologische gegevens beschikbaar die een verdere regionale verduurzaming en zelfs...
PhD defence Thomas Kerkhove 7 Feb 2020 We have the pleasure to announce Thomas Kerkhove will defend his PhD on Friday February 7th, 2020 with a dissertation on "Ecological and getic basis for sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America". This research was promotod by...
Publication Nature Climate Change 3 Feb 2020 We are pleased to announce that MarBiol researcher Carl Van Colen and former colleague Ee Zin Ong recently published an article in the renowned scientific journal Nature Climate Change on the effect of clam feeding plasticity on the herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification....
Eel tagging campaign @ EOS Wetenschap 23 Dec 2019 Last week Kim Verhaeghe from EOS Wetenschap joined on an eel tagging campaign with MarBiol reseacrher Pieterjan Verhelst and made a short movie, which is distributed over social media (the movie is in dutch). The life cycle of the European eel remains for a large part shrouded in mystery. To...
, 'Paul van Oye' price 2019 (KVAB) for Anna-Maria Vafeiadou 14 Dec 2019 MarBiol researcher Anna-Maria Vafeiadou was awarded by the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and Arts (KVAB) in Brussels. Anna-Maria received the 'Paul van Oye' price 2019, which is awarded every 2 years for innovative research on general biology  in Flanders (Flemish Universities). Her PhD...
PhD defence Lara Macheriotou 13 Dec 2019 We have the pleasure to announce that on December 13th, 2019 Lara Macheriotou will defend her PhD thesis on "Community structure of deep-sea nematodes: a metabarcoding approach". This PhD research project was promoted by prof. dr. Ann Vanreusel (Ghent University) en dr. Sofie Derycke (Institute...
Interview Pieterjan Verhelst @ RTBF on illegally transported European eel 10 Dec 2019 MarBiol researcher Pieterjan Verhelst was asked by RTBF - the public broadcasting station for the French speaking community in Belgium - to give some words about the European eel in light of the illegal trafficking to Asia that has been going on for some years now. View the interview here....

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