Pieterjan Verhelst

Pieterjan Verhelst is a PhD student financed by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT) and is affiliated with Ghent University and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) . He studies eel (Anguilla anguilla) and cod (Gadus morhua) migration in marine, coastal and estuarine systems by means of acoustic telemetry. The tagged fish can be tracked within an acoustic receiver network, which is a cooperation between the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) , INBO and the Ghent University - Marine Biology Research Group.

2018

Bruneel, S.; Gobeyn, S.; Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Moens, T.; Goethals, P. (2018). Implications of movement for species distribution models - rethinking environmental data tools. Sci. Total Environ. 628-629: 893-905. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.026

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; van der Knaap, I. (2018). Mysterieuze vistrek: Hoe technologie een tipje van de sluier licht, in: De Grote Rede 47. De Grote Rede: Nieuws over onze Kust en Zee, 47: pp. 14-17

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; van der Knaap, I; Deneudt, K.; Moens, T.; Hernandez, F. (2018). Environmental factors influence the detection probability in acoustic telemetry in a marine environment: results from a new setup. Hydrobiologia Online: 1–14. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10750-017-3478-7

Van Wichelen, J.; Belpaire, C.; Buysse, D.; Baeyens, R.; Verhelst, P.; Vergeynst, J.; Pauwels, I.; Van Thuyne, G.; De Meyer, J.; Stevens, M.; Vlietinck, K.; Mouton, A.; Coeck, J. (2018). Kan Vlaanderen het tij nog keren voor de Europese paling? Effecten van tien jaar Europese bescherming op het voortbestaan van de Paling in Vlaanderen. Natuur.Focus 17(1): 4-10

Verhelst, P.; Baeyens, R.; Reubens, J.; Benitez, J.-P.; Coeck, J.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Ovidio, M.; Vergeynst, J.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2018). European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) migration behaviour in a highly regulated shipping canal. Fish. Res. 206: 176-184. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.05.013

Verhelst, P.; Bruneel, S.; Reubens, J.; Coeck, J.; Goethals, P.; Oldoni, D.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A. (2018). Selective tidal stream transport in silver European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) – Migration behaviour in a dynamic estuary. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 213: 260-268. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.08.025

Verhelst, P.; Buysse, D.; Reubens, J.; Pauwels, I.; Aelterman, B.; Van Hoey, S.; Goethals, P.; Coeck, J.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2018). Downstream migration of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in an anthropogenically regulated freshwater system: Implications for management. Fish. Res. 199: 252-262. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.10.018

Verhelst, P.; Huisman, J.; Reubens, J.; Baeyens, R.; Buysse, D.; Coeck, J.; Deneudt, K.; Goethals, P.; Griffioen, B.; Moens, T.; Nagelkerke, L.A.J.; Nolting, C.; Pauwels, I.; Schollema, P.P.; Van Keeken, O.; Winter, H.; Mouton, A. (2018). Heading South or North: novel insights on European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) migration in the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 97

2017

Breine, J.; Pauwels, I.; Verhelst, P.; Vandamme, L.; Baeyens, R.; Reubens, J.; Coeck, J. (2017). Successful external acoustic tagging of twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède 1803). Fish. Res. 191: 36-40. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.03.003

Bruneel, S.; Verhelst, P.-J.; Moens, T.; Goethals, P. (2017). Abiotic modelling options of estuarine areas as building blocks for ecological predictions, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 9

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; Pauwels, I.; Van Hoey, S.; Deneudt, K.; Desmet, P.; Hernandez, F. (2017). The acoustic receiver network: a sea of opportunities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 75

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Pauwels, I.; Buysse, D.; Aelterman, B.; Van Hoey, S.; Goethals, P.; Moens, T.; Coeck, J.; Mouton, A. (2017). Movement behaviour of large female yellow European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in a freshwater polder area. Ecol. Freshw. Fish. Early view. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/eff.12362

2016

Breine, J.; Van den Bergh, E.; Pauwels, I.; Verhelst, P.; Coeck, J. (2016). The return of the twaite shad in the Zeeschelde, in: Meire, P. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: ECSA Local Meeting 2016. Estuarine Restoration: from theory to practice and back, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 5-9 July 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 77: pp. 96

Huisman, J.; Verhelst, P.; Deneudt, K.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Moens, T.; Nagelkerke, L.A.J.; Nolting, C.; Reubens, J.; Schollema, P.P.; Winter, H.V.; Mouton, A. (2016). Heading south or north: novel insights on European silver eel Anguilla anguilla migration in the North Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 554: 257-262. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11797

Mouton, A.M.; Verhelst, P.; Vergeynst, J.; Buysse, D.; Pauwels, I.; De Charleroy, D.; Coeck, J. (2016). Spatio-temporal analysis of fish behaviour: lessons learnt to stimulate fish passage, in: Webb, J.A. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Melbourne, Australia, 7-12 February 2016.

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F. (2016). Acoustic receiver network - the need for range testing, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 81

Verhelst, P. (2016). Marine migration routes of North-western European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 133

Verhelst, P.; Boets, P.; Van Thuyne, G.; Verreycken, H.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Mouton, A. (2016). The distribution of an invasive fish species is highly affected by the presence of native fish species: evidence based on species distribution modelling. Biological Invasions 18(2): 427-444. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10530-015-1016-y

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Goethals, P.; Mouton, A.; Moens, T. (2016). Acoustic telemetry as a tool for cod stock assessment, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 40

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Mouton, A.; Moens, T. (2016). The importance of acoustic telemetry for restoring fish stocks, in: Seys, J. et al. (Ed.) CommOCEAN2016 - 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference. 6-7 December 2016. Bruges, Belgium: Book of Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 78: pp. 104

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Moens, T.; Goethals, P.; Buysse, D.; Coeck, J.; Mouton, A. (2016). Estuarine behaviour of European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt estuary, in: Webb, J.A. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Melbourne, Australia, 7-12 February 2016. pp. 1-3

2015

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

Reubens, J.; Verhelst, P.; Mouton, A.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F. (2015). The acoustic receiver network: a sea of opportunities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 111

Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.T.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2015). Estuarine behaviour of European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt Estuary: a slippery path, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 147

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

Verhelst, P.; Buysse, D.; Coeck, J.; Reubens, J.T.; Vincx, M.; Mouton, A. (2014). Estuarine behaviour of European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt Estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 122

Belpaire, C.; Breine, J.; Buysse, D.; Van Wichelen, J.; Coeck, J.; Ovidio, M.; Matondo, B.N.; De Meyer, J.; Bouilliart, M.; Adriaens, D.; Verhelst, P.; Roland, K.; Kestemont, P.; Bervoets, L.; Darchambeau, F.; Rollin, X.; Vlietinck, K. (2015). Report on the eel stock and fishery in: Belgium 2014/'15. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen. 71 pp.

Belpaire, C.; Van Thuyne, G.; Breine, J.; Buysse, D.; Van Wichelen, J.; Coeck, J.; Ovidio, M.; Matondo, B.N.; De Meyer, J.; Bouilliart, M.; Adriaens, D.; Verhelst, P.; Rees, J.F.; Rollin, X.; Vlietinck, K. (2016). Report on the eel stock, fishery and other impacts, in Belgium 2016
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Bruneel, S.; Verhelst, P.; Reubens, J.; Moens, T.; Goethals, P. (2017). Abiotic modelling options of estuarine areas as building blocks for ecological predictions. Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 3 March 2017. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 1 poster pp.

Rappé, K.; Verhelst, P. (Ed.) (2017). Tagging research on eel in Belgium. Animated movie. Production Lifewatch Belgium. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. 2:47 min. pp.

Rappé, K.; Verhelst, P. (Ed.) (2017). Zenderonderzoek bij paling in België. Animatiefilm. Productie Lifewatch Belgium. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 3:03 min. pp.

Verhelst, P.; Huisman, J.; Reubens, J.; Goethals, P.L.M.; Moens, T.; Mouton, A.M. (2016). Marine migration routes of North-western European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.). Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 12 February 2016. Marine Biology, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp.