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Dr Guilini, Katja


Dr. Katja Guilini is marine ecologist with a wide interest in benthic biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food-web ecology; specialized in the biology of meiofauna (mainly nematodes) from different habitats, in both deep-sea and shallow water areas. Current research projects where she’s involved in aim at understanding what drives benthic diversity and how it affects the functioning of marine sedimentary and seagrass environments in terms of biogeochemical cycling and food-web flows. Her interest in anthropogenic and climate-change impacts on marine ecosystems is met through her involvement in projects which study the effects of ocean acidification, risks associated with CO2 leakage from CCS sites and nodule mining through both controlled exposure experiments and a combination of field observations and experimental work at natural CO2 vent sites or deep-sea nodule areas. She is also committed in academia through the lecturing of the Oceangraphy and Marine Ecology course in the Biology and EMBC+ master programs and her tutoring of bachelor, master and PhD students.

Thesaurus terms: Biodiversity; Climate change effects; Community composition; Ecosystem functioning; Foodweb ecology; Marine environment; Meiofauna; Nematoda; Ocean acidification

Previous institutes (2)  Top | Publications | Projects 
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
  • Function: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more

Projects (9)  Top | Publications | Projects 
  • ANtarctic benthic DEEP-sea biodiversity: colonisation history and recent community patterns - SYSTem Coupling
  • Census of the Biodiversity of Abyssal Marine Life
  • Combined effects of multiple organic stressors from jellyfish blooms and aquaculture operations on seafloor ecosystems
  • Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas
  • Hotspot ecosystem research on the margins of European seas
  • Investigating the ecological effects of ocean acidification in shallow water volcanic CO2 vents of the Azores
  • Kelp export: fuel for adjacent communities in changing arctic ecosystems?
  • Ocean Acidification: a Meiofaunal Perspective and Coping with
  • Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine Ecosystems

Publications (58)  Top | Publications | Projects 
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Other publications (2) [show]
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