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Dr De Smet, Bart


Dr. Bart De Smet is a postdoctoral researcher responsible for the macro- and megafaunal sections of an ecological baseline study in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) serving Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) . Bart is trained as a biologist (BSc) and a Marine Scientist (Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation) and he obtained his PhD in Science (Marine Sciences) at Ghent University. His PhD research aimed at improving our understanding of the structural and functional role of reefs constructed by the ecosystem engineer Lanice conchilega in natural soft substrate coastal ecosystems. To this end a combination of community analysis, stable isotope analysis, laboratory experiments and food web modeling was used. Additionally Bart has a great interest in science communication and outreach.

Thesaurus terms: Lanice conchilega; Biogenic reefs; Food webs; Intertidal sandy beach; Marine ecology; Trophic interactions

Institute  Top | Institute | Publications | Project | Datasets 
    Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
    Function: Senior Science Officer Science Communication
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)59-33 60 81
    GSM: +32-(0)478-56 96 78
Bart De Smet

Previous institute  Top | Institute | Publications | Project | Datasets 
    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
    Function: Postdoctoral Scientist

Project  Top | Institute | Publications | Project | Datasets 
  • Testerep - Evolution of the Flemish seascape 5000 BP - present, more

Datasets (2)  Top | Institute | Publications | Project | Datasets 
  • Picture catalogue of morphotypes found in faecal samples of wading birds in the Lanice conchilega reef of the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel (France), 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 (155)  Top | Institute | Publications | Project | Datasets 
A1 Publications (13) [show]
Book [show]
Theses (3) [show]
Abstracts (12) [show]
Reports (10) [show]
Other publications (116) [show]

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