Ee Zin Ong

Ee Zin Ong, a PhD student, who investigates effects of hypoxia, ocean acidification and warming on physiology, behavioural and condition on shallow habitat marine marcobenthos and the cascading effects on ecosystem diversity and functioning. His works involve setting up microcosm experiments, manipulating seawater pH, temperature and oxygen level as treatments to incubate the marcobenthos, and using porewater pressure sensors and time lapse camera to observe bivalves activities under the sediment. As a MARES candidate, he is mobilised between Ghent University and Plymouth University.

2020

Van Colen, C.; Ong, E.Z.; Briffa, M.; Wethey, D.S.; Abatih, E.; Moens, T.; Woodin, S.A. (2020). Clam feeding plasticity reduces herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10(2): 162-166. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1038/s41558-019-0679-2

2019

Van Colen, C.; Ong, E.Z.; Briffa, M.; Wethey, D.S.; Abatith, E.; Moens, T.; Woodin, S. (2019). Clam feeding plasticity alleviate herbivore sensitivity to ocean warming and acidification, in: 54th European Marine Biology Symposium Dublin, Ireland, 25-29 August 2019: Book of Abstracts. pp. 33

Van Colen, C.; Ong, E.Z.; Woodin, S.A.; Wethey, D.S.; Briffa, M.; Moens, T. (2019). Behavioral plasticity in a benthic bivalve enhances tolerance of microalgal grazers to ocean warming and acidification, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 42

2018

Mevenkamp, L.; Ong, E.Z.; Van Colen, C.; Vanreusel, A.; Guilini, K. (2018). Combined, short-term exposure to reduced seawater pH and elevated temperature induces community shifts in an intertidal meiobenthic assemblage. Mar. Environ. Res. 133: 32-44. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.11.002

2017

Ong, E.Z.; Briffa, M.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2017). Physiological responses to ocean acidification and warming synergistically reduce condition of the common cockle Cerastoderma edule. Mar. Environ. Res. 130: 38-47. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.07.001

Ong, E.Z.; Briffa, M.; Moens, T.; Woodin, S.A.; Wethey, D.; Van Colen, C. (2017). Living in warmed and acidified sediment: behavioural responses of the deposit feeding bivalve Scrobicularia plana, in: Ramšak, A. et al. (Ed.) 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium, 25-29 September 2017, Piran, Slovenia: Abstract Book. pp. 80

Ong, E.Z.; Van Colen, C.; Briffa, M.; Moens, T. (2017). Interactive effects of next-century ocean acidification and warming on the common cockle Cerastoderma edule, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 67

2016

Ong, E.Z.; Moens, T.; Briffa, M.; Van Colen, C. (2016). Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 98

2015

Ong, E.Z.; Moens, T.; Briffa, M.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 101-102

Ong, E.Z. (2018). Behavioural and ecophysiological responses of marine benthos to ocean acidification and warming. PhD Thesis. Ghent University, Faculty of Sciences/Plymouth University: Gent, Plymouth. ISBN 9789082561135. XXIV, 250 pp.

Van Loock, S. (2019). Acclimation and adaptation to ocean acidification in the marine bivalve, Limecola balthica (L.). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Antwerpen/Ghent University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Antwerpen/Gent/Brussel. 23 pp.