Sebastiaan Mestdagh

Sebastiaan Mestdagh works as a PhD student at the Marine Biology Research Group of Ghent University. His research involves the study of the effects of changing sediment dynamics on macrobenthic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the estuary of the Schelde. This includes studying the natural diversity and functioning of the estuary, but also experimental work to assess the impact of sediment deposition or increased turbidity on macrobenthic communities.

2020

Mestdagh, S.; Amiri-Simkooei, A.; van der Reijden, K.J.; Koop, L.; O'Flynn, S.; Snellen, M.; van Sluis, C.; Govers, L.L.; Simons, D.G.; Herman, P.M.J.; Olff, H.; Ysebaert, T. (2020). Linking the morphology and ecology of subtidal soft-bottom marine benthic habitats: A novel multiscale approach. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 238: 106687. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106687

Mestdagh, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2020). Dredging-induced turbid plumes affect bio-irrigation and biogeochemistry in sediments inhabited by Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 77(3): 1219-1226. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1093/icesjms/fsy122

Mestdagh, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2020). Dredging-induced turbid plumes affect bio-irrigation and biogeochemistry in sediments inhabited by Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 77(3): 1219-1226. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy122

2019

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

2018

Mestdagh, S.; Bagaço, L.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; De Smet, B.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2018). Functional trait responses to sediment deposition reduce macrofauna-mediated ecosystem functioning in an estuarine mudflat. Biogeosciences 15(9): 2587-2599. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2587-2018

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

2016

Mestdagh, S.; Bagaço, L.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.Y.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2016). Sediment deposition affects biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in soft-sediment communities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 74

2015

Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 91

Mestdagh, S. (2014). Fisheries exclusion in offshore wind farms: effects on macrobenthic communities. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Antwerpen/Universiteit Gent/VUB: Antwerpen, Gent Brussel. 16, 21 + appendix pp.

Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change. Poster presented at the VLIZ Young Marine Scientist's Day 20 February 2015. Marine Biology Section, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.