Lidia Lins Pereira

Lidia Lins is a PhD student working on benthic-pelagic coupling in the deep sea using nematodes as model organisms. With the focus on ecology dynamics, she investigates how abiotic factors could influence the benthic environment. Through the use of fatty acids, and morphological and molecular techniques from various regions, she tries to understand how diversity on a multispatial scale is influenced by biotic and abiotic characteristics.


Lins, L.; Leliaert, F.; Riehl, T.; Ramalho, S.P.; Córdova, E.A.; Esteves, A.M.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). Evaluating environmental drivers of spatial variability in free-living nematode assemblages along the Portuguese margin. Biogeosciences 14(3): 651-669.


Ramalho, S.P.; Lins, L.; Lampadariou, N.; Vanreusel, A.; Cunha, M.R. (2016). Deep-sea megafaunal response to physical disturbance along the SW Portuguese continental slope, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 73


Lins, L.; da Silva, C; Hauquier, F.; Esteves, M; Vanreusel, A. (2015). Nematode community composition and feeding shaped by contrasting productivity regimes in the Southern Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 134: 356-369.

Lins, L.; Vanreusel, A. (2015). How strong is the link between CO2 carbon flux and benthic communities in the Southern Ocean?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 85


Brandt, A; Vanreusel, A.; Bracher, A; Hoppe, M; Lins, L.; Meyer-Lobbecke, A; Soppa, A; Wurzberg, L (2014). Are boundary conditions in surface productivity at the Southern Polar Front reflected in benthic activity? Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 108: 51-59.

Lins, L.; Guilini, K.; Hauquier, F.; André Esteves, M.; Vanreusel, A. (2014). Insights on the link between surface productivity and benthic communities in the deep sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 79

Lins, L.; Guilini, K.; Veit-Köhler, G.; Hauquier, F.; Alves, R.M.S.; Esteves, A.M.; Vanreusel, A. (2014). The link between meiofauna and surface productivity in the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 108: 60-68.


Lins, L.; Vanreusel, A.; Van Campenhout, J.; Ingels, J. (2013). Selective settlement of deep-sea canyon nematodes after resuspension - an experimental approach. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 441: 110-116.