Anna-Maria Vafeiadou

Anna-Maria Vafeiadou is a biologist, with expertise (Erasmus Mundus Msc) in marine biodiversity and conservation. At present she is a Joint-PhD student in Biology at Ghent University in Belgium and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Her thesis work focuses on meiobenthos responses to climate change effects with a close view on population dynamics and species interactions. In particular, she is working with her beloved nematodes on lab experiments. As a marine biology researcher, she is interested in topics related to Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Biodiversity, Benthic Ecology, Food Webs, Symbiosis and Species interactions. Nematode culture maintenance, microscopic identification, stable isotope analysis, PCR and Next Generation Sequencing are some of her technical skills in the lab.

2016

Mae, G.R.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Microhabitat choice of cryptic species: do closely related nematode species really occur together?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 57

Materatski, P.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Moens, T.; Adão, H. (2016). Structural and functional composition of benthic nematode assemblages during a natural recovery process of Zostera noltii seagrass beds. Est. Coast. 39(5): 1478-1490. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12237-016-0086-0

Moens, T.; Vafeiadou, A.M.; De Meester, E.; Wu, X.; Bezerra, T.C.; Guilini, K.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Derycke, S. (2016). Assessing functional diversity of marine nematodes in the 21st century: moving away from the black box approach, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 49

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Moens, T. (2016). Climate change from another perspective: effects of temperature fluctuations on population dynamics and species interactions, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 110

Vafeiadou, A.M.; Moens, T. (2016). Another side of the climate change coin: effects of fluctuating vs stable temperature regimes on the population dynamics and species interactions of marine nematodes, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 34

2015

Materatski, P.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Ribero, R.; Moens, T.; Adão, H. (2015). A comparative analysis of benthic nematode assemblages from Zostera noltii beds before and after a major vegetation collapse. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 167: 256-268. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.07.001

2014

Moens, T.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Geyter, E.; Vanormelingen, P.; Sabbe, K.; De Troch, M. (2014). Diatom feeding across trophic guilds in tidal flat nematodes, and the importance of diatom cell size. J. Sea Res. 92: 125-133. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.007

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Moens, T. (2014). How do marine nematodes cope with extreme temperatures and fluctuations?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 106

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2014). Resource utilization and trophic position of nematodes and harpacticoid copepods in and adjacent to Zostera noltii beds. Biogeosciences 11(14): 4001-4014. hdl.handle.net/10.5194/bg-11-4001-2014

2013

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Adao, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Sample acidification effects on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of macrofauna from a Zostera noltii bed. Mar. Freshw. Res. 64(8): 741-745. dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12169

Vafeiadou, A.-M.; Materatski, P.; Adão, H.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T. (2013). Food sources of macrobenthos in an estuarine seagrass habitat (Zostera noltii) as revealed by dual stable isotope signatures. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(9): 2517-2523. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-013-2238-0

Guden, R.M.E.; Vafeiadou, A.-M.; De Meester, N.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2016). Microhabitat choice of cryptic species: Do closely related nematode species really occur together? Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp.