Friday, February 24, 2017

Program of the 15th Marine Biology Section Symposium (15MBSS)


Session 1: The freshman session

9.10: Laurien Sannen - Lipidomics of harpacticoid copepods in a changing ocean
9.15: Brecht Vanhove - Uptake, accumulation and food web transfer of microplastics
9.20: Elise Toussaint - Effects of fining and hardening of marine coastal areas on ecosystem functioning in the Belgian part of the North Sea
9.25: Emil De Borger - Upscaling small-scale studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea by biogeochemical modelling
9.30: Ninon Mavraki - Trophic and non-trophic interactions within fouling communities at offshore artificial hard substrates

Session 2: Young, wild and enthusiastic

9.35: Thomas Kerkhove - Ecological and molecular basis for the sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri
9.55: Mohammed Alsebai - A 11-year study to understand long-term changes in macrofaunal communities in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
10.15: Xiaoyu Fang - Modelling benthic-mediated oxygen dynamics in estuarine area
11.05: Ee Zin Ong - Living in warmed and acidified sediment: Behavioural responses of deposit feeder bivalve Scrobicularia plana

Session 3: Old PhD students

11.25: Lisa Mevenkamp - Assessing impacts of deep-sea mining on meiofauna using in-situ and laboratory experiments
11.45: Rita Melo Franco-Santos - Zooplankton performance in a changing ocean
12.05: Ines Gomes - On the ecological coherence of networks of Marine Protected Areas
12.25: Anna-Maria Vafeiadou - Tropical vs temperate nematofauna and the community resilience to thermal stress

Session 4: PostDocs

13.50: Nele De Meester - Use of Next Generation Sequencing to address ecological questions
14.10: Francesca Pasotti - vERSO and rECTO projects: the two sides of the same coin
14.30: Bart De Smet - Polymetallic nodule areas: a unique and poorly known deep sea habitat at risk
14.50: Tim Deprez - From Moocs to Sensors, from Pogo to EuroMarine, ... it is all about training

Session 5: Wise lessons from outside the lab

15.40: Sam Dupont - Get ready for ocean acidification