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Dr Braeckman, Ulrike


Dr. Ulrike Braeckman is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) , Flanders investigating the interplay between benthic biogeochemistry and biodiversity in polar marine ecosystems in a global warming context. During her joint PhD at Ghent University and NIOZ Yerseke (NL) , she investigated the role of North Sea macrobenthos in structuring sediment biogeochemistry, meiofauna community organization and food dynamics and food webs by means of laboratory experiments, in situ sampling and trophic biomarker analysis. Ulrike is now involved in projects studying benthic biogeochemistry and biodiversity in a changing environment in several regions in the world.

Thesaurus terms: Bioturbation; Macrobenthos; Oxygen consumption and nutrient cycling; Polar marine ecosystems

Institute  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
    Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), more
    Function: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 85 34
    Fax: +32-(0)9-264 85 98
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    WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more

Projects (10)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Biogeography and Biodiversity of the Sea - BBSea - Integration of ecological and evolutional patterns and processes
  • Biotic interactions across size classes as structuring factors for marine benthic ecosystem functioning
  • Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean
  • Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change
  • Influence of benthic biodiversity on carbon and nitrogen cycling
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence
  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria
  • The effect of ocean acidification on the benthic ecosystem
  • The role of diversity, functionality and density of the macrobenthos in the functioning of the sea bottom
  • Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas

Datasets (4)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments February 2007/2008 - Westbanks
  • Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments September 2007/ June 2008 - Westbanks
  • Ocean acidification effects on nitrification in natural sediment communities from Belgian part of the North Sea
  • Trophic interactions at the sediment-water interface: effect of beam-trawling on Lanice and associated fauna - partly Westbanks

Publications (106)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (35) [show]
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Book chapters (18) [show]
Theses (2) [show]
Abstracts (37) [show]
Reports (5) [show]
Other publications (6) [show]
Thesis supervised as (co-)promotor (2) [show]

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