Nele De Meester

Nele De Meester is a PhD student working on cryptic species of marine nematodes. The main focus of her research is on dispersal and competition to discover how cryptic species are able to coexist. Besides her research activities, she is teaching many practical classes and in spring/summer schools (Bachelor Biology, EMBC+, Nematology, …) .

2019

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Rigaux, A.; Moens, T. (2019). Inter-and intraspecific competition influence the resource utilization and niche width of closely related nematode species, in: Adão, H. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: SeventIMCO - Seventeenth International Meiofauna Conference, University of Évora, Portugal, 7-12 July, 2019. University of Évora, Special Publication, : pp. 65-66

De Meester, N.; Voet, H.; Vlaeminck, E.; Rigaux, A.; Degraer, S.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Moens, T. (2019). Effect of climate change on the microbiome of the blue mussel, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 101

Guden, R.M.; De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2019). Differential effects of resource diversity on taxis to food, population development, and interspecific interactions of cryptic marine nematode species, in: Adão, H. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: SeventIMCO - Seventeenth International Meiofauna Conference, University of Évora, Portugal, 7-12 July, 2019. University of Évora, Special Publication, : pp. 40-41

Guden, R.M.; De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2019). Differential effects of resource diversity on taxis to food, population growth, and interspecific interactions of cryptic marine nematode species, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 112

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T.; Derycke, S. (2019). Microbiome partitioning of coexisting nematode species in shared microhabitats: insights of a metagenetic analysis, in: Adão, H. et al. Book of Abstracts: SeventIMCO - Seventeenth International Meiofauna Conference, University of Évora, Portugal, 7-12 July, 2019. University of Évora, Special Publication, : pp. 70

2018

De Meester, N.; Van Daele, T.; Van Malderen, J.; Monteiro, L.; Van Colen, C.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2018). Active and species-specific dispersal behaviour in a marine nematode cryptic species complex. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 600: 71-83. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps12658

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. PLoS One 13(9): e0204750. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0204750

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

Monteiro, L.C.; Van Butsel, J.; De Meester, N.; Traunspurger, W.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2018). Differential heavy-metal sensitivity in two cryptic species of the marine nematode Litoditis marina as revealed by developmental and behavioural assays. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 502: 203-210. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.05.016

2016

De Meester, N.; Gingold, R.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Cryptic diversity and ecosystem functioning: a complex tale of differential effects on decomposition. Oecologia Online first. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00442-016-3677-3

Derycke, S.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Creer, S.; Bik, H.; Thomas, W.K. (2016). Coexisting cryptic species of the Litoditis marina complex (Nematoda) show differential resource use and have distinct microbiomes with high intraspecific variability. Mol. Ecol. 25(9): 2093-2110. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/mec.13597

Guden, R.M.E.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Co-occurrence of cryptic nematode species: true coexistence or mediated by differential microhabitat preferences?, in: Lampadariou, N. et al. 16th International Meiofauna Conference, Book of Abstracts. pp. 123-124

Guden, R.M.; 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

Moens, T.; De Meester, N.; Guilini, K.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Vanreusel, A.; Derycke, S. (2016). Experimental elucidation of meiofaunal trophic interactions: from radioactive tracer techniques to next generation sequencing, in: Lampadariou, N. et al. 16th International Meiofauna Conference, Book of Abstracts. pp. 6-7

2015

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Rigaux, A.; Moens, T. (2015). Temperature and salinity induce differential responses in life histories of cryptic nematode species. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 54-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.07.002

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Rigaux, A.; Moens, T. (2015). Active dispersal is differentially affected by inter- and intraspecific competition in closely related nematode species. Oikos (Kbh.) 124(5): 561-570. dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.01779

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes. PLoS One 10(7): e0131625. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0131625

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 44

Macheriotou, L.; Braeckman, B.P.; Rigaux, A.; De Meester, N.; Moens, T.; Derycke, S. (2015). Intraspecific functional trait variability does not result in higher fitness under thermal stress in a free-living marine nematode. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 14-23. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.06.016

2012

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). Differences in time until dispersal between cryptic species of a marine nematode species complex. PLoS One 7(8): e42674. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0042674

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). To stay or go: differential dispersal rates in cryptic species of a marine nematode, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 21

2011

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Bonte, D.; Moens, T. (2011). Salinity effects on the coexistence of cryptic species: a case study on marine nematodes. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 158(12): 2717-2726. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-011-1769-5

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2011). Same looks, different preferences: salinity effects on the coexistence of cryptic species, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2011: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 48: pp. 26

2010

Van Campenhout, J.; Bezerra, T.N.; Fonseca, G.; Steyaert, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Ingels, J.; Braeckman, U.; Merckx, B.; De Groote, A.; Pape, E.; De Meester, N.; Maria, T.; Guilini, K.; Moens, T.; Vanreusel, A.; Deprez, T.; Vincx, M. (2010). NEMYS: an online nematode indication and taxonomical tool, in: Gheerardyn, H. et al. Fourteenth International Meiofauna Conference, Aula Academica, Ghent, 11-16 July 2010. Book of Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 44: pp. 199

De Meester, N.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2012). To stay or go: differential dispersal rates in cryptic species of a marine nematode. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.

De Meester, N.; dos Santos, G.A.P.; Rigaux, A.; Valdes, Y.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2015). Daily temperature fluctuations alter interactions between closely related species of marine nematodes. Poster presented at the VLIZ Young Marine Scientist's Day 20 February 2015. Mariene Biologie. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 1 poster pp.

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.