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Friday, February 27, 2015
Published paper: Gelatinous zooplankton in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the adjacent Schelde estuary: Spatio-temporal distribution patterns and population dynamics  
Friday, February 27, 2015
Recently, the news magazine Knack published an article (28/01/2015) on the importance of reefs build by the polychaete worm Lanice conchilega for the surrounding ecosystem. In Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Bart De Smet (Marine Biology Research Group) and colleagues provided more evidence on the key role of this bio-engineer for commercially important species such as shrimp and flatfish. You can find the article in Dutch here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
At the 15th edition of the FEA Research Symposium at Ghent University, Brecht Devolder was the winner of two awards (supervisors: Prof. Peter Troch and Prof. Pieter Rauwoens): Poster Laureate selected by the Poster Award Committee & Best poster Award presented by Doctoral Schools.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Prof. Peter Troch and Prof. Andreas Kortenhaus have joined the editorial board of the leading international journal, 'Coastal Engineering'.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Published paper: Characterising the middle Miocene Mi-events in the Eastern North Atlantic realm: A first high-resolution marine palynological record from the Porcupine Basin. Picture: Unipontidinium
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Published paper: Norepinephrine and dopamine increase motility, biofilm formation, and virulence of Vibrio harveyi
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
​Published paper: Protocol for quantitative shape analysis of deformities in early larval European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax
Friday, December 5, 2014
Published paper: The link between meiofauna and surface productivity in the Southern Ocean
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Published paper: Antarctic shallow water benthos in an area of recent rapid glacier retreat
Friday, November 28, 2014
Published paper. The first study which focuses on the effect of L. conchilega reefs on the entire bentho-pelagic community at two different locations.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Marine@UGent scientists believe that outreach matters. That is why we are involved in several outreach projects! 4 projects this week: de Smaakboot, science festival 'Waar of niet waar', 'Week van de Smaak', and the Day of science.  
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
WoRMS and the online nematode biodiversity information system NeMys have joined forces. NeMys is now fully integrated into WoRMS and it has kept all its functionalities as in the previous stand-alone version at Ghent. As NeMys is now part of WoRMS, all changes made in NeMys will automatically be visible within WoRMS.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Proef je het verschil tussen wilde en gekweekte vis? Wat denk jij?  Wat is lekkerder? Wilde of gekweekte vis? 
Monday, November 17, 2014
Magda Vincx, together with the Marine@UGent consortium, received the first award for 'exceptional achievements of researchers in science communication'.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
On 28 October, Marine@UGent organized the first 'Communication in Marine Sciences' event for young scientists. 30 enthuasiastic scientists were present, eager to learn how to communicate more effectively.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Seahorses are classified as threatened species. They are popular in global aquarium trade but in captivity, they are very susceptible to parasitic, fungal and bacterial ailments. White discolouration of the tail is a frequently occurring phenomenon, with an unclear origin. 
Thursday, November 6, 2014
How much do you know about aquaculture? Discuss with our experts in our Science Cafe!     Location: Herberg Macharius, Voorhoutkaai 43+, Ghent When? Thursday 6 November, 19h 
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Unique experimental field research in marine Belgian wind farm shows: strong underwater sound waves not lethal for noise-sensitive species (young sea bass)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Sustainable Fish Week 3-7 November 2014: urban legends in aquaculture   The third edition of the Sustainable Fish Week takes place between 3 and 7 November 2014 at Ghent University. The first edition took place in May 2012, with the concern 'How long can we still eat fish?'. A lot of fish are overfished and jellyfish are taking over the oceans. The second edition in November 2013 focussed on bycatch: fish or other animals (crabs, sea turtles, dolphins, sharks,...) caught unintentionally in a fishery. The bycatch is discarded and most of it does not survive this. The... Learn more
Monday, November 3, 2014
Failed integration hampers US marine planning, while round-­table leadership succeeds in Europe.   Significance: Marine spatial planning requires integration across sectors and between government levels. Vertical integration works in both Belgium and Norway despite different systems but it's not working in the US thereby delaying national marine planning.    Increased use of marine space and multiple impacts are challenging issues for ecosystem­‐based management. Marine spatial planning offers an effective perspective to manage our seas and oceans in a sustainable way... Learn more