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Prof. Dr Moens, Tom


Prof. Dr. Tom Moens is a professor in benthic ecology. His main areas of research interest involve the study of marine benthic food webs, with particular emphasis on meiofauna; biodiversity – ecosystem functioning relationships; and population genetics and (micro) evolution in marine nematodes. His main focus is on intertidal and shallow coastal systems in temperate areas. He has been involved in a variety of nationally and internationally funded projects. He has (co) authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He has acted as a reviewer for >40 international journals, and is an associate editor of the JMBA and its ‘twin’ journal, Marine Biodiversity Records.

Thesaurus terms: Benthos; Food webs; Nematoda; Population genetics; Stable isotopes

Institute  Top | Institute | 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 22
    Fax: +32 (0)9-264 85 98
Tom Moens

Previous institute  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
    WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more

Projects (33)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Biodiversity and the role of interstitial benthos of two European sandy beaches
  • Biodiversity of an important yet often neglected component of marine sediments: the Nematoda
  • Body - size and ecosystem dynamics: integrating pure and applied approaches from aquatic and terrestrial ecology to support an ecosystem approach
  • Competition and dispersal in closely related marine invertebrates: a study on a Nematode cryptic species complex
  • Effects of diurnal temperature fluctuations and episodic temperature extremes on marine nematodes: a multi-level approach
  • Effects of marine anthropogenic sound on free-ranging Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
  • Effects of seismic survey sound on free-ranging Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
  • Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change
  • ExPERimental approaches towards Future Sustainable Use of North Sea Artificial HarD SubstratEs
  • Feeding ecology of marine nematodes
  • Food, oxygen and bioturbation: an experimental study of meiofauna community structure
  • Functional and structural aspects of biodiversity in an estuarine detrital food web, with emphasis on free-living nematodes and their interactions with bacteria
  • Functional diversity and process rate: role of nematodes in organic matter decomposition in a brackish water habitat.
  • Functional role of nematodes and foraminifera in benthic metabolism
  • Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea
  • Importance of top-down and bottom-up processes as divers of meiobenthic assemblage structure
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects
  • Meiobenthos of intertidal and subtidal areas along the Belgian coast and the Westerschelde estuary
  • Micro-distribution of free-living aquatic nematodes in an heterogeneous environment
  • Microphytobenthic primary production in intertidal sediments: does meiofauna matter?
  • Modelling benthos-mediated biogeochemical cycling in estuarine environments
  • Populatiegenetische structuur en cryptische diversiteit van vrijlevende mariene nematoden : beschrijving en implicaties voor het functioneren van populaties en ecosystemen.
  • Populatiestructuur en dynamiek van enkele bacterivore nematoden langsheen de Noordzeekust en aanpalende estuaria
  • Structure, function and trophic significance of populations of free-living nematodes in estuarine food webs
  • The acute impact of a dredging event on the sediment biogeochemistry and its recovery time
  • The importance of estuarine and coastal areas for the migration of fish and recovery of populations
  • The nitrogen footprint in coastal ecosystems: role of denitrifying bacteria and their interactions with meiofauna.
  • The use of nematodes as indicators of pollution in selected mining sites in the Philippines
  • Trofische relaties tussen harpacticoide copepoden en bacteriën in benthische voedselwebben
  • Trophic role and ecological fate of the microbial production and leafs in mangroves
  • Using nematodes to evaluate the real impact of oil pollution on benthic communities
  • Voedingsecologie van mariene nematoden. II

Datasets (16)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • 2010_PHD_REUBENS: Acoustic telemetry data for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the C-Power wind farm in the southern North Sea (Belgium)
  • 2015_PHD_VERHELST_COD - Acoustic telemetry data for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Scheldt estuary and southern North Sea (Belgium)
  • 2015_PHD_VERHELST_EEL - Acoustic telemetry data for European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Scheldt estuary and southern North Sea (Belgium)
  • Atlantic cod acoustic telemetry dataset to assess impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise on the movement ecology
  • Atlantic cod acoustic telemetry dataset used to assess impact of piling noise on cod movement behaviour
  • Colonization of macroalgal deposits by estuarine nematodes through air and potential for rafting inside algal structures
  • Effects of resource diversity on active dispersal behaviour of 3 cryptic species of the nematode Litoditis marina
  • Electronic tagging dataset of European seabass in the southern North Sea
  • Evaluating Acoustic Positional Telemetry designs for research on Atlantic cod around wind turbines
  • Experimental dataset of temperature-driven competition dynamics experiments
  • Offspring fitness of multiple nematode generations after parental exposure to intraspecific competition in two cryptic species of Litoditis marina
  • Relative abundance data of 4 cryptic lineages of the nematode Litoditis marina in a saltmarsh habitat in the Western-Scheldt estuary
  • Resource preferences and fitness of 3 cryptic species of the nematode complex Litoditis marina at different levels of intraspecific competition and resource diversity
  • Supplementary information accompanying the paper "Nematodes facilitate bacterial-mediated biogeochemical processes in marine sediments: a meta-transcriptomics approach"
  • Taxis-to-food, fitness, and interspecific interactions data of 4 cryptic lineages of the nematode Litoditis marina on different resource diversity
  • Temporarily acoustic receiver network in the Belwind wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea

Publications (336)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (154) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (4) [show]
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Book chapters (46) [show]
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Abstracts (86) [show]
Reports (5) [show]
Other publications (13) [show]
Thesis (co-)promotor (26) [show]

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