Mr Tomas Willems

Tomas Willems is an early-career scientists working on the ecological impact of fisheries. For his PhD, he studies the environmental effects of tropical shrimp trawling in Suriname, including research on benthic communities, benthic foodwebs and bycatch.

2017

Willems, T.; de Boer, M.N.; Saulino, J.T. (2017). Offshore surprises: new at-sea bird records for Suriname (2013-2015). Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 25(3): 190-205

2016

Vandendriessche, S.; Riebbels, G.; Depestele, J.; Vanelslander, B.; Willems, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Kinds, A. (2016). Interview training for fisheries scientists: Truth or dare?, 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. 28

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Kerkhove, T.; Dakriet, N.N.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2016). Trophic ecology of Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri: Intertidal benthic microalgae support the subtidal food web off Suriname. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 182: 146-157. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.09.015

Willems, T.; Depestele, J.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K. (2016). Ray bycatch in a tropical shrimp fishery: Do Bycatch Reduction Devices and Turtle Excluder Devices effectively exclude rays? Fish. Res. 175: 35-42. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.11.009

2015

Torrez, P.; Willems, T.; Vincx, M. (2015). Recruitment of the seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 132

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.H.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). Distribution patterns of the demersal fish fauna on the inner continental shelf of Suriname. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2: 177-188. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.10.008

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; You, K.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of the epibenthic community in the coastal waters of Suriname. Cont. Shelf Res. 108: 25-40. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.08.006

2014

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2014). Epibenthic communities in the coastal waters of Suriname, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 130

Willems, T.; Depestele, J.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2014). By-catch in a tropical shrimp fishery: are TEDs effective in excluding rays?, in: ICES symposium. Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function, June 16-19, 2014, Tromso, Norway: program and abstracts. pp. 70

2013

Willems, T.; Hostens, K. (2013). By-catch in a tropical shrimp fishery: how effective are TEDs and BRDs in excluding elasmobranchs?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 110

2012

Degraer, S.; Brabant, R.; Coates, D.; Courtens, W.; Derweduwen, J.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Houziaux, J.-S.; Kerckhof, F.; Norro, A.; Onkelinx, T.; Rumes, B.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vandendriessche, S.; Van de Walle, M.; Vanermen, N.; Van Roy, W.; Verschelde, P.; Vigin, L.; Vincx, M.; Willems, T. (2012). Executive summary, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) Offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Heading for an understanding of environmental impacts. pp. 1-8

Derweduwen, J.; Vandendriessche, S.; Willems, T.; Hostens, K. (2012). The diet of demersal and semi-pelagic fish in the Thorntonbank wind farm: tracing changes using stomach analyses data, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) (2012). Offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Heading for an understanding of environmental impacts. pp. 73-84

Willems, T. (2012). Voedselecologie van kustvogels: habitatvoorkeur en beperkingen door het getij, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 137-139

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2012). An ecosystem approach to fisheries: the seabob shrimp in Surinam, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 110

2008

Willems, T.; Couckuyt, L. (2008). Macrowiergemeenschappen op pontoons in de Mercatorjachthaven van Oostende. De Strandvlo 28(3): 82-118

2002

Brouns, G.; De Wulf, A.; Willems, T.; Brondeel, M. (2002). Digital terrain modelling using triangulated irregular networks (poster), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2002). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 30

Willems, T. (2010). Feeding ecology of shorebirds: habitat preference and tidal constraints. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Afdeling Mariene Biologie: Gent. 37 pp.

Willems, T. (2016). An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname = Een ecosysteembenadering in visserijbeheer: de Atlantische seabobgarnaal (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Ghent. ISBN 978-9-4619740-1-3. 310 pp.

Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2012). An ecosystem approach to fisheries: the seabob shrimp in Surinam. Poster presentation. Ghent University, Biology Department, Marine Biology Section/ILVO: Oostende. 1 poster pp.

Willems, T.; Depestele, J.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K. (2013). By-catch of rays in the trawl fishery for Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname: how effective are TEDs and BRDs? ILVO-Mededeling, 139. Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO): Oostende. 19 pp.

Willems, T.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2013). By-catch in a tropical shrimp fishery: how effective are TEDs and BRDs in excluding elasmobranchs? Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. ILVO/Marine Biology Section, Ghent University: Oostende, Gent. 1 poster pp.