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VLIZ Young Marine Scientists Day 2015

On February 20th 2015, several demo sessions at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day in Bruges (Belgium) highlighted different aspects of the Flemish LifeWatch infrastructure, and its related components:

  • The Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure [Dekeyzer Stefanie, Klaas Deneudt, Leen Vandepitte, Annelies Goffin, Simon Claus and Francisco Hernandez]
  • Creation of long term BCP zooplankton data series as part of the LifeWatch marine observatory [Mortelmans Jonas, Yana Deschutter, Lennert Tyberghein, Klaas Deneudt, and Francisco Hernandez]
  • The acoustic receiver network: a sea of opportunities [Reubens Jan, Pieterjan Verhelst, Ans Mouton, Klaas Deneudt, and Francisco Hernandez]
  • The secret life of gulls revealed with high-tech GPS tags [Stienen Eric W.M., Peter Desmet, Luc Lens, Hans Matheve, Francisco Hernandez, and Willem Bouten]
  • Improved technology facilitates new scientific opportunities: Implementation of an on-board flow cytometer as part of the LifeWatch marine observatory [Tyberghein Lennert, Reinhoud de Blok, Jonas Mortelmans, Klaas Deneudt, Thanos Gkritzalis, Joram Declerck, and Francisco Hernandez]
Poster presentations mentioning/based on the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure:
  • Bosch Samuel, Lennert Tyberghein and Olivier De Clerck Predictor selection for species distribution modeling in a marine environment
  • Near real-time monitoring of coastal phytoplankton [de Blok Reinhoud, Lennert Tyberghein, Jonas Mortelmans, Koen Sabbe, Lynn Vanhaecke and Wim Vyverman]
  • AquaRES – Aquatic species Register Exchange and Services [Jossart Quentin, Leen Vandepitte, Bruno Danis, Bart Vanhoorne, Lorenzo Bovit, Michel Kapel, and Aaike De Wever]
  • Nohe Anja, Lennert Tyberghein, Annelies Goffin, Karien De Cauwer, Ruth Lagring, Klaas Deneudt, Wim Vyverman & Koen Sabbe Phytoplankton composition  and biomass changes during the last four decades in the Belgian Coastal Zone – An analysis of historical and present data 

One applicant for the VLIZ Thesis Awards Marine Sciences 2014 also mentioned LifeWatch:

  • Relationships between habitat use, diet and breeding stages in Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus): a study with GPS loggers [Diericx Joke]

The book of abstracts is available here.

Xaverianenstraat 10
8200 Bruges
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:00 to 17:00