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Prof. Dr De Troch, Marleen


Prof. Dr. Marleen De Troch is a marine ecologist who graduated as Master in Biology (option Zoology) with a masterthesis on ‘Community structure and feeding ecology of fishes from a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) ’. Her PhD research focussed on the structural biodiversity of harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea) in tropical seagrass beds and was conducted in cooperation with marine researchers in Kenya, Mexico and The Philippines. As Postdoctoral Fellow she studied trophic interactions at the basis of marine food webs (mainly between bacteria, diatoms and copepods) by means of lab experiments and trophic biomarkers (stable isotopes, fatty acids) . This functional approach of marine biodiversity is applied to coastal systems worldwide (tropical seagrass beds, polar systems, intertidal flats) and is further expanded to higher trophic levels (fish) and impact studies. This research aims to form the ecological basis of sustainable use of marine resources (aquaculture) .

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 
  • Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (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
  • Function: Lecturer
    Direct contact at institute:
Marleen De Troch

Projects (17)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A comparative study of the meio-epifauna associated with tropical and cold water coral reefs
  • 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
  • Ecological and genetic basis for sustainable fishery for the Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in the Guianan Ecoregion, South America
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Importance of thropic ecology for marine biodiversity : a case-study at the species level with diatoms and harpacticoid copepods
  • Karakterisering en biobeschikbaarheid van organisch materiaal aan de basis van mariene voedselwebben
  • 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
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more
  • Strandobservatienetwerk: de toestand van de Belgische Noordzee, gemeten door burgers
  • The role of feeding strategies in shaping the structure and biodiversity of diatom and copepod communities
  • What is the relative importance of chemical pollution and climatic factors in driving zooplankton community dynamics?

Datasets (7)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Community analysis and feeding ecology of the ichthyofauna in Gazi Bay sampled in August 1993
  • Data from the effects of ultraviolet radiation and high temperature on fatty acids composition of Microcystis spp.
  • Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled from 16 to 19 July 1996
  • Fatty acids analysis of shrimp in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Fatty acids in the mantle tissue of Mytilus edulis platensis
  • Harpacticoid copepods in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) and Mbweni (Zanzibar) sampled in July and August 1996
  • 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

Publications (249)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (132) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (5) [show]
Books (2) [show]
Book chapters (12) [show]
Theses (2) [show]
Abstracts (48) [show]
Reports (2) [show]
Other publications (12) [show]
Thesis supervised as (co-)promotor (34) [show]

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