Ms. Xiaoyu Fang is a PhD student in the Erasmus Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation. Her research project is "Modelling benthos-mediated biogeochemical cycling in estuarine environments". The ultimate aim of this PhD project is to gain insight and predict the response of the estuarine ecosystem functioning to human-induced hydro-morphological and biogeochemical changes. A combined field, mesocosm and modeling approach will be applied.
Fang, X.; Mestdagh, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Soetaert, K.; Van Colen, C. (2019). Spatio-temporal variation in sediment ecosystem processes and roles of key biota in the Scheldt estuary. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 222: 21-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.04.001
Fang, X. (2018). Spatial and seasonal variability in ecosystem processes: quantifying the contribution of macrofauna to particle mixing and burrow ventilation in estuarine soft sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 81: pp. 89
Fang, X. (2018). On the relationships between macrobenthos activities and sediment oxygen dynamics - A case study in the Schelde estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 129
Mestdagh, S.; Fang, X.; Ysebaert, T; Van Colen, C. (2018). Spatio-temporal variation in contribution of biodiversity and environment to benthic ecosystem functioning in the Scheldt estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 81: pp. 21
Fang, X. (2020). Bioturbation in estuarine sediments: modelling macrofauna-mediated oxygen dynamics. PhD Thesis. Ghent University/University of Plymouth/Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Ghent. 204 pp.