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, , , , ICAN - Identification Course of Aquatic Nematodes 10 Dec 2018 The first of the two weeks course “ICAN - Identification Course of Aquatic Nematodes, offered by the Department of Biology of Ghent University – Nematology and Marine Biology” started! This week (December 10th until 21th, 2018) focuses on morphology, taxonomy and diversity of marine nematodes....
PhD defence Pieterjan Verhelst 7 Dec 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Friday 7 October 2018, PhD researcher Pieterjan Verhelst will be defending his PhD dissertation on "European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) movement behaviour in relation to habitat fragmentation - Novel insights inferred from acoustic telemetry". This PhD is promoted...
PhD defence Sebastiaan Mestdagh 5 Dec 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 5 October 2018, PhD researcher Sebastiaan Mestdagh will be defending his PhD dissertation on "Functional roles of benthic macrofauna in sediment biogeochemistry across natural and anthropogenic gradients". This PhD is promoted by prof. dr. Tom Moens, dr...
Marine Biology Research Group represented and awarded prize at Lipids in the Ocean Conference 28 Nov 2018 PhD students Ivan Loaiza Alamo and Siel Wellens presented their research on the first Lipids in the Ocean Conference, held in Brest (France) from 20 to 22 November 2018 (https://marinelipids.sciencesconf.org/). Ivan presented his topic on ‘Benefits and risks of seafood consumption in Peru:...
, Tagged eels / European LifeWatch project 8 Nov 2018 The European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) is a critically endangered fish species, the recruitment of which has declined by 90 – 99% since the 1970s. Restoration of the population is difficult, since the species has a complex life cycle and fundamental biological questions still remain unanswered. As...
PhD Defence Qian Huang 26 Oct 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Friday 26 October 2018, PhD researcher Qian Huang will be defending her PhD dissertation on "Assessing environmental effects of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians culture in China: Using abiotic and biotic indicators". This was a joint research project between...
PhD Defence Ee Zin Ong 26 Sep 2018 We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 26 September 2018, PhD researcher Ee Zin Ong will be defending his PhD dissertation on "Behavioural and ecophysiological responses of marine benthos to ocean acidification and warming". This was a joint research project between Ghent University and the...
IMBRSea Summer Schools 26 Sep 2018 The IMBRSea students are now so numerous that 2 summer schools were needed this year! The famous August Summer Schools - 10 days each - were hosted by the Tjärnö Marine Laboratory in Sweden. In total 87 students and 20 teachers from different universities participated. Students were divided in...
NeMys Editor Workshop 2018 5 Sep 2018 From 05th to 07th September 2018 the second Nemys Editors Workshop was held at Ghent University – Belgium. The workshop was organized by Ghent University in cooperation with VLIZ and funded by LifeWatch. The editors team was reunited to evaluate the work done over the past three years since the...
Hoe gevaarlijk is de "plastic soep" in onze Noordzee voor onze gezondheid? 24 Nov 2017 Staatssecretaris voor de Noordzee Philippe De Backer heeft een actieplan voorgesteld om te voorkomen dat onze Noordzee een "plastic soep" zou worden. We horen veel over die zogenoemde microplastics, maar hoe zit het daar precies mee in onze Noordzee, en welk gevaar vormen ze nu eigenlijk voor onze...
New PhD Position in Marine Ecology ! 10 Aug 2017 Context The Marine Biology Research Group at Ghent University (Flanders, Belgium) is recruiting a PhD student (M/F/X) who will be engaged in the project PERSUADE (ExPERimental approaches towards Future Sustainable Use of North Sea Artificial HarD SubstratEs, 2017-2022) funded by the Belgian...
Marine Biology Research Group involved in expedition to exploration area for deep-sea mining 8 May 2017 In 1 week, three staff members of the Marine Biology Research Group will board the vessel MV Topaz Captain to participate in an offshore expedition led by the Belgian company GSR (Global Sea Mineral Resources; part of the DEME Group). The marine scientists are involved in the biological components...
, , , , , , , , , , Corsica North Sea challenge | 3-daagse Oostende 5 May 2017 De wetenschapswedstrijd Corsica-North Sea challenge #CNSC werd op een initiatief van het 200 jarig jubileum van de Universiteit van Luik #ULg en de Universiteit Gent #ugent200 opgezet om jongeren warm te maken voor mariene wetenschappen en om hun de kans te geven mee te draaien met onderzoekers van...
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...

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