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Prof. Dr Vanreusel, Ann


Prof, Dr. Ann Vanreusel is head of the research group Marine Biology of Ghent University (Belgium) . Since her phD (1984-1989) and post doc research (from 1990) , she became an expert in benthos research with a focus on meiofauna (nematodes) . Ann Vanreusel, since 2000 part of the academic staff (professor) , has focused her most recent research on the ecology of extreme marine environments including abyssal ecosystems including poly-metallic nodule areas, submarine canyons, cold water corals, cold seeps, polar deep-sea and Antarctic coastal systems.

Thesaurus terms: Benthos; Climate change; Deep sea; Environmental impact; polar ecology
Taxonomic term: Nematoda [WoRMS]

Institutes (4)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), more
  • Function: Professor / Head of Research Group
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 85 21
    Fax: +32-(0)9-264 85 98
  • Oceans & Lakes : Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
  • Function: Lecturer
    Direct contact at institute:
  • Nemys eds.
  • Function: Chief taxonomic editor
  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Chief taxonomic editor
Ann Vanreusel

Projects (38)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A comparative study of the meio-epifauna associated with tropical and cold water coral reefs
  • A study of the free-living, marine nematodes from tropical and cold water coral structures
  • Atlantic coral ecosystem study
  • Belgian Polar Research Cluster
  • BIOdiversity and ecosystem FUNctioning in contrasting southern European deep-sea environments: from viruses to megafauna
  • Biodiversity of 3 representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos
  • Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos - Coping with Change
  • Biogeography and Biodiversity of the Sea - BBSea - Integration of ecological and evolutional patterns and processes
  • Combined effects of multiple organic stressors from jellyfish blooms and aquaculture operations on seafloor ecosystems
  • Deep-sea & Extreme Environments, Patterns of Species and Ecosystem Time Series
  • Diversity and biogeogrpahy of deep-sea nematodes in the ClarionClipperton Fracture Zone: a molecular approach
  • Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean
  • Effecten van glaciale erosie op meiobenthische gemeenschappen van polaire kustregio's
  • European Marine Biological Resource Centre
  • Fatty acids at the basis of marine food webs: a baseline for sustainable use of marine food resources
  • Genetic Biodiversity
  • Genetische diversiteit in sponzen geassocieerd met koud-water koraalecosystemen
  • Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea
  • Impact of climate induced glacial melting on marone coastal systems in the Western Antarctic Peninsula region
  • Impact of mangrove exploitation on the benthic ecosystem and the assessment of ecological quality objectives
  • Kelp export: fuel for adjacent communities in changing arctic ecosystems?
  • Long-term of changes in benthic community in the Belgium Part of the North Sea.
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects
  • Meiofauna van gereduceerde koude bronnen "cold seeps" : wat is hun functie, adaptatie en oorsprong?
  • OA-CL-016 BE-POLES: Belgische Polaire onderzoekscluster
  • Ocean Acidification: a Meiofaunal Perspective and Coping with
  • Resilience and recovery of meiofaunal communities in different anthropologically induced disturbance scenarios
  • Spatio-temporal variability in benthic-pelagic coupling and the role of macrobenthos
  • Taxonomisch, fylogenetisch, populatiegenetisch en fylogeografisch onderzoek met behulp van DNA sequentie- en fragmentanalyse.
  • Taxonomy of free-living marine nematods (Invertebrata)
  • The meiofauna paradox unravelled: relative importance of environmental and dispersal related processes in structuring nematode communities in the Southern Ocean
  • The role of feeding strategies in shaping the structure and biodiversity of diatom and copepod communities
  • The role of feeding strategies in shaping the structure and biodiversity of diatom and copepod communities
  • The temporal variation in the meiobenthos along a bathymetrical gradient (‘Hausgarten’, Arctica): impact of climate oscillations
  • Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas
  • Understanding causes and consequences of increased levels of biodiversity. A case study based on nematodes from different bathyal habitats under contrasting productivity regimes
  • Vergelijkend morfologisch- en moleculair-taxonomisch onderzoek van Bacillariophyta, Nematoda, Crustacea en Rotifera

Datasets (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • RAMS: De Broyer, C.; Clarke, A.; Koubbi, P.; Pakhomov, E.; Scott, F.; Vanden Berghe, E. and Danis, B. (Eds.) (2024). Register of Antarctic Marine Species. Accessed at on yyyy-mm-dd, more
  • Nemys: Nemys eds. (2024). Nemys: World Database of Nematodes. Accessed at on yyyy-mm-dd, more

Publications (482)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (240) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (11) [show]
Books (2) [show]
Book chapters (31) [show]
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Abstracts (100) [show]
Reports (13) [show]
Other publications (20) [show]
Thesis (co-)promotor (64) [show]

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