Christoph Mensens is a MARES PhD student who works on the effect of chemical stressors on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in intertidal food webs. As a biologist with specialization in ecotoxicology, he gained experience in field and laboratory studies in environmental biology and toxicology. He is now applying this experience to the marine environment, in order to investigate how chemical stressors affect biodiversity and ecosystem functioning at the basis of the North Sea food web.
Werbrouck, E.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vanreusel, A.; Mensens, C.; De Troch, M. (2016). Temperature-induced changes in fatty acid dynamics of the intertidal grazer Platychelipus littoralis (Crustacea, Copepoda, Harpacticoida): insights from a short-term feeding experiment. J. Therm. Biol. 57: 44-53. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.02.002
Mensens, C.; De Laender, F.; Janssen, C.R.; Sabbe, K.; De Troch, M. (2015). Stressor-induced biodiversity gradients: revisiting biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Oikos (Kbh.) 124(6): 677–684. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/oik.01904