Dr Thomas Kerkhove

Thomas Kerkhove is a PhD student focussing on the genetics and ecology of the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, knowledge which can be used to direct fishery management of this species. For this PhD research, he commutes between Belgium and Suriname. Thomas did his bachelor in biology at Ghent University and started the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) at the same university, completing it at the Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris 6. For his master thesis, he investigated the trophic ecology of the seabob shrimp in Suriname, where he stayed for four months.

2020

Verwimp, C.; Vansteenbrugge, L.; Derycke, S.; Kerkhove, T.; Muylle, H.; Honnay, O.; Ruttink, T.; Roldán-Ruiz, I.; Hostens, K. (2020). Population genomic structure of the gelatinous zooplankton species Mnemiopsis leidyi in its nonindigenous range in the North Sea. Ecol. Evol. 10(1): 11-25. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/ece3.5468

2019

Kerkhove, T.; Hellemans, B.; De Troch, M.; De Backer, A.; Volckaert, F.A.M. (2019). Isolation and characterisation of 14 novel microsatellite markers through Next Generation Sequencing for the commercial Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri. Molecular biology reports 46(6): 6565-6569. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s11033-019-05026-9

Kerkhove, T.R.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.; Volckaert, F.; De Troch, M. (2019). Supporting SDGs through genetic research in sustainable shrimp fisheries management, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 19-20

Kerkhove, T.R.H.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Leliaert, F.; De Troch, M. (2019). Multilocus data reveal cryptic species in the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri (Crustacea: Decapoda). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 127(4): 847-862. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1093/biolinnean/blz065

2018

Coston-Guarini, J.; Guarini, J.-M.; Boehm, F.R.; Kerkhove, T.R.H.; Rivera, F.C.; Erzini, K.; Charles, F.; Deprez, T.; Chauvaud, L. (2018). A new probabilistic approach to estimating marine gastropod densities from baited traps. Mar. Ecol. (Berl.) 39(3): e12509. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/maec.12509

2017

Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.H.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 46

2016

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Kerkhove, T.; Dakriet, N.N.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2016). Trophic ecology of Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri: Intertidal benthic microalgae support the subtidal food web off Suriname. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 182: 146-157. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.09.015

Kerkhove, T. (2014). Trophic ecology of the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname: combining stomach content and stable isotope analyses. MSc Thesis. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 26 pp.

Kerkhove, T. (2020). Ecological and genetic basis for sustainable fishery of the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America. PhD Thesis. Ghent University, Faculty of Sciences: Gent. ISBN 9789082561180. 251 pp.

Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.; Volckaert, F.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues? Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 3 March 2017. Marine Biology, Ghent University/ILVO/University of Leuven: Gent, Oostende, Leuven. 1 poster pp.