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Workshop on Dredging & the environment 31 Mar 2017 This workshop, a joint cooperation between DEME nv, Ghent University Marine Biology, the Marine Training Platform and the Mares doctoral programme was spread over 3 days, including a site-visit of DEME facilities to illustrate the broad spectrum of dredging equipment and mitigation solution created...
Media coverage on eel telemetry research 20 Mar 2017 Following the press release of the animation movie on Pieterjan's research, the media has picked up on the topic as well. Pieterjan gave various interviews for different news outlets. You can watch the bulletins again following the links below: HLN|VTM Focus|WTV Ketnet|Karrewiet
Corsica North-Sea Challenge | Wedstrijddag 11 Mar 2017 De UGent en de Université de Liège organiseerden de Corsica-North Sea Challenge voor hun gedeelde 200ste verjaardag. Het Sint-Lievenscollege uit Gent en hun collega's uit Chênée scoorden het best in de wetenschapswedstrijd: zij krijgen een onderzoeksstage in Corsica! De aftermovie...
Tagging research on eel in Belgium 3 Mar 2017 Today on the VLIZ Marine Science Day, Pieterjan Verhelst, winner of the VLIZ Communication Award 2016, could present the end product of his prize: an animation video about eel telemetry research in Belgium. The video can be viewed through the link below, as well as short introduction on this video...
15MBSS 24 Feb 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 -...
MARES Doctoral Programme 6th Annual meeting Gdynia, Poland 16 Feb 2017 The last two cohorts of the MARES Doctoral programme convened in Gdynia, Poland for their 6th Annual meeting. Three days of training in Essential skills for motivating leadership were followed by a day of presentations and a field trip day to the Hell peninsula.  
PhD Defense Eva Werbrouck 30 Nov 2016 On thursday 15 December , Eva Werbrouck will be defending her PhD dissertation. Her research focused on fatty acid dynamics in harpacticoid copepods at the basis of marine food webs.  The PhD is promoted by Prof. Dr. Marleen De Troch and co-promoted by Prof. Dr. Ann Vanreusel. Eva gives us a...
PhD Defense Martina Maric 28 Nov 2016 On December 2nd, Martina Maric will defend her PhD dissertation on non-indigenous species in the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. Through the MARES doctoral programme, she is pursuing a PhD in marine sciences, which is co-promoted by prof. dr. Marleen De Troch. The defense will take place at...
Wetenschapsfestival Gent 24 Nov 2016 Aanstaande zondag vindt de jaarlijkse "Dag van de Wetenschap" plaats. Dit evenement heeft als doel het bredere publiek (en in het bijzonder kinderen en gezinnen) in contact te brengen met wetenschap. Universiteit Gent organiseert die dag verschillende activiteiten zoals workshops, presentaties en...
De wonderbaarlijke reis van de paling 8 Nov 2016 Eerder deze week verscheen onze collega Pieterjan Verhelst op de Nederlandse televisie. In het kader van het programma 'Vroege Vogels' contacteerde NPO2 Pieterjan om wat meer uitleg te geven over zijn onderzoek naar het migratiegedrag van de paling. Herbekijk het fragment via onderstaande link:
Wetenschapscafé: De oceanen van de toekomst 8 Nov 2016 Deze avond bent u welkom op het Wetenschapscafé met als thema 'De oceanen van de toekomst'. Centrale sprekers zijn Prof dr. Ann Vanreusel, hoofd van onze onderzoeksgroep, en Prof dr. Colin Janssen, verbonden aan het Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie en Aquatische Ecologie. Ondermeer volgende...
Wetenschapswedstrijd Corsica North Sea Challenge 24 Oct 2016   De universiteiten van Gent en Luik vieren hun 200ste verjaardag met een spannende wetenschapschapswedstrijd 'Corsica-North Sea challenge' voor leerlingen van het vijfde jaar secundair onderwijs De wedstrijd richt zich op leerlingen uit vijfde jaar secundair onderwijs uit beide...
Soft drink giant conquers deep-sea: human waste found at 4500 meters depth 30 Sep 2016 The human impact on this environment is particularly large and goes much further than we realize. Proof of this is the discovery of a can of Coca-Cola at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In the vast body of water that is the Pacific - sailing about 5 days from the mainland at a depth of up to...
PhD defence Nele De Meester 30 Jun 2016 Unravelling coexistence of cryptic Litoditis marina species: This PhD thesis aims at improving our understanding of the coexistence of morphologically similar but genetically distinct species. Competition, niche differentiation and dispersal were studied in the cryptic species complex of the...
Jelly-Farm project 29 Jun 2016 Prof. Ann Vanreusel and Dr. Katja Guilini are participating in the Norwegian JELLY FARM Project, led by Akvaplan-niva AS, which aims at studying the combined effects of multiple organic stressors from jellyfish blooms and aquaculture operations on seafloor ecosystems. The first JELLY FARM field...
PhD defence Thomas Willems 2 Jun 2016 An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the atlantic seabob schrimp (Xhiphopenaeus kroyer) in Suriname: The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) is widely regarded as the best way to manage our living marine resources. While traditional fisheries management focuses on the populations of...
NeMys launches two new identification keys: Rhynchonema & Monhysteridae 1 Jun 2016 While the Nemys editorial team is working hard behind the scene to have the list of free-living marine nematodes as complete and up-to-date as possible by this summer, one of the first accomplishments was reached from the long run aims. That is adding new identification keys based on up to date...
PhD defence Freija Hauquier 27 May 2016 Environmental and spatial constrains on Antarctic marine nematode distribution: The distribution of organisms across the globe is not random, an observation that has stimulated the search for rules and explanations for the processes behind it. In general, there is a consensus that local species...
QuatdeceMBSS 26 Feb 2016 Program of the 14th Marine Biology Section Symposium (QuatdeceMBSS) Session 1: The freshman session 9.10: Xiaoyu Fang - Modelling benthos-mediated biogeochemical cycling in estuarine environments 9.15: Mohammed Alsebai - Long-term changes in benthic communities in the Belgian part of the...
PhD defence Bart De Smet 30 Oct 2015 The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages in intertidal areas: This PhD thesis aims at improving our understanding of the structural and functional role of reefs constructed by the ecosystem engineer Lanice conchilega in natural soft substrate coastal ecosystems. This was...

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