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Prof. Dr De Troch, Marleen
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Prof. Dr. Marleen De Troch is a marine ecologist with a research interest in the role of invertebrates in marine food webs. Trophic interactions at the basis of marine food webs (mainly between bacteria, diatoms and copepods) are analysed by means of lab experiments and trophic biomarkers (stable isotopes, fatty acids). Special focus lies on fatty acid profiling but also transcriptomics are applied to understand the molecular aspects of the lipid metabolism under different stress conditions in a climate change context. The research is further extended to higher trophic levels in order to obtain an ecological basis of sustainable use of marine resources (aquaculture). The research is hypothesis driven and is conducted in coastal systems worldwide.

Thesaurus terms: Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning; Fatty acids; Feeding experiments; Marine food web; Stable isotopes; Trophic markers
Taxonomic term: Copepoda [WoRMS]

Institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
  • Function: Associate Professor
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 85 20
    Fax: +32 (0)9-264 85 98
  • Oceans & Lakes : Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management, more
  • Function: Lecturer
    Direct contact at institute:
Marleen De Troch

Projects (18)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A comparative study of the meio-epifauna associated with tropical and cold water coral reefs, more
  • Biodiversity and the role of interstitial benthos of two European sandy beaches, more
  • Body - size and ecosystem dynamics: integrating pure and applied approaches from aquatic and terrestrial ecology to support an ecosystem approach, more
  • Ecological and genetic basis for sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America, more
  • Ecologie van copepoden: structurele en functionele biodiversiteit in tropische zeegrasvelden. I, more
  • Ecologie van copepoden: structurele en functionele biodiversiteit in tropische zeegrasvelden. II, more
  • Effect of marine protected areas on biodiversity and trophodynamics in the southeastern part of The Philippines (Region XI), more
  • Effect van biogeografische isolatie op mariene biodiversiteit: harpacticoide copepoden in tropische zeegrasvelden als modelstudie, more
  • Fatty acids at the basis of marine food webs: a baseline for sustainable use of marine food resources, more
  • Importance of thropic ecology for marine biodiversity : a case-study at the species level with diatoms and harpacticoid copepods, more
  • Karakterisering en biobeschikbaarheid van organisch materiaal aan de basis van mariene voedselwebben, more
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, more
  • Marine macrobenthic communities associated to Peruvian scallop Argopecten purpuratus culture: structural and functional diversity, feeding ecology and contaminant exposure, more
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more
  • PhD: Understanding the (a)biotic consequences of biogenic reef (re)introductions in the southern North Sea: a modelling approach, more
  • Strandobservatienetwerk: de toestand van de Belgische Noordzee, gemeten door burgers, more
  • The role of feeding strategies in shaping the structure and biodiversity of diatom and copepod communities, more
  • What is the relative importance of chemical pollution and climatic factors in driving zooplankton community dynamics?, more

Datasets (9)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Community analysis and feeding ecology of the ichthyofauna in Gazi Bay sampled in August 1993, more
  • Data from the effects of ultraviolet radiation and high temperature on fatty acids composition of Microcystis spp., more
  • Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled from 16 to 19 July 1996, more
  • Fatty acids analysis of shrimp in São Paulo, Brazil, more
  • Fatty acids in the mantle tissue of Mytilus edulis platensis, more
  • Harpacticoid copepods in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) and Mbweni (Zanzibar) sampled in July and August 1996, more
  • How the Blue Economy affects plankton dynamics in the BPNS: data and scripts, more
  • Stable isotope ratios of C and N in benthic macrofauna from Mediterranean seagrass litter accumulations from Calvi Bay in 2011-2012, more
  • Stable isotope values of primary producers and macrofauna in the presence and absence of Lanice conchilega for the bay of the Mont Saint Michel and Boulogne (France) during spring and autumn, more

Publications (303)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (160) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (4) [show]
Books (2) [show]
Book chapters (13) [show]
Theses (2) [show]
Abstracts (62) [show]
Reports (2) [show]
Other publications (13) [show]
Thesis (co-)promotor (42) [show]
Thesis supervisor (3) [show]

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