Mr Bart De Smet

Dr. Bart De Smet is a postdoctoral researcher responsible for the macro- and megafaunal sections of an ecological baseline study in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) serving Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) . Bart is trained as a biologist (BSc) and a Marine Scientist (Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation) and he obtained his PhD in Science (Marine Sciences) at Ghent University. His PhD research aimed 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. To this end a combination of community analysis, stable isotope analysis, laboratory experiments and food web modeling was used. Additionally Bart has a great interest in science communication and outreach.

2017

Alves, R.M.S.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; De Smet, B.; Guarini, J.-M.; Rabaut, M.; Bouma, T.J. (2017). A case study on the growth of Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) aggregations and their ecosystem engineering impact on sedimentary processes. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 489: 15-23. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.005

De Smet, B.; Pape, E.; Riehl, T.; Bonifacio, P.; Colson, L.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). The community structure of deep-sea macrofauna in an area of interest for deep-sea mining, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 24

De Smet, B.; Pape, E.; Riehl, T.; Bonifacio, P.; Colson, L.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). The community structure of deep-sea macrofauna associated with polymetallic nodules in the eastern part of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Front. Mar. Sci. 4(103): 1-14. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3389/fmars.2017.00103

2016

De Smet, B. (2016). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages in intertidal areas, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 152-154

De Smet, B.; Braeckman, U.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2016). Predator effects on the feeding and bioirrigation activity of ecosystem-engineered Lanice conchilega reefs. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 475: 31-37. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.11.005

De Smet, B.; van Oevelen, D.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Soetaert, K. (2016). Lanice conchilega structures carbon flows in soft-bottom intertidal areas. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 552: 47-60. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11747

De Smet, B.; Van Oevelen, D.v.O.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Soetaert, K.S. (2016). Getting trapped: Lanice conchilega structures carbon flows in soft-bottom intertidal areas, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 41

2015

De Smet, B.; Braeckman, U.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Looking at biogenic Lanice conchilega reefs from a different perspective, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 49

De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Biogenic reefs affect multiple components of intertidal soft-bottom benthic assemblages: the Lanice conchilega case study. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 152: 44–55. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.002

De Smet, B.; Fournier, J.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Integrating ecosystem engineering and food web ecology: testing the effect of biogenic reefs on the food web of a soft-bottom intertidal area. PLoS One 10(10): e0140857. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0140857

2014

De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). New insights in the structuring role of Lanice conchilega reefs in intertidal food webs: a focus on epi- and hyperbenthos, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 40

2013

De Smet, B.; Godet, L.; Fournier, J.; Desroy, N.; Jaffré, M.; Vincx, M.; Rabaut, M. (2013). Feeding grounds for waders in the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel (France): the Lanice conchilega reef serves as an oasis in the tidal flats. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(4): 751-761. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-012-2130-3

De Smet, B.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vincx, M. (2013). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages on intertidal sandy beaches, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 36

2012

De Smet, B. (2012). Intertidale Lanice conchilega riffen als voedselgronden voor wadvogels in de baai van de Mont Saint-Michel (Frankrijk), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2012). Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 117

De Smet, B. (2015). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages in intertidal areas = Het belang van Lanice conchilega riffen voedselwebinteracties in de intergetijdengebieden. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Gent. 209 pp.

De Smet, B.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vincx, M. (2013). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages on intertidal sandy beaches. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp.