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Prof. Dr Mees, Jan
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Jan Mees (°1964) is the general director of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend since its establishment in 1999. He is trained as a marine biologist (MSc Zoology, MSc Environmental Sanitation, PhD Biology) at Ghent University, where he is part-time professor and has been teaching courses on data analysis, statistics, coastal ecosystems and fisheries. An experienced marine ecologist and taxonomist - contributing a.o. to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) that is hosted at his institute - he is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, most in international journals with peer review. Jan Mees represents his institute and the Flemish government in several European and global oceanography and marine biodiversity networks, e.g. IOC/UNESCO, MARS and EurOcean. He was Chair of the European Marine Board from 2014 to 2019 and is currently Co-chair of the Editorial Board of the Global Ocean Science Report 2020. Jan has served on the WoRMS Steering Committee since 2013 and was Vice-chair in 2013-2016.

Taxonomic terms: Leptostraca [WoRMS]; Lophogastrida [WoRMS]; Mysida [WoRMS]; Pygocephalomorpha † [WoRMS]; Stygiomysida [WoRMS]
 

Institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
  • Function: General Director
    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)59-34 21 30
    GSM: +32-(0)476-86 96 23
    E-mail:
  • Universiteit Gent (UGent), more
  • Function: Professor
Jan Mees

Projects (16)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Belgian Register of Marine & Coastal Species, more
  • Effects of dredgings and harbour expansion on the environment, more
  • Endocrine disruption in the Scheldt Estuary: distribution, exposure and effects, more
  • Evaluation and update of the OMES database, concerning the data of the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary, more
  • Indicators of sustainable development for the Scheldt estuary, more
  • Integrated Risk Assessment and Monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone, more
  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more
  • Onderzoek naar de gevolgen van het Sigmaplan, baggeractiviteiten en havenuitbreiding in de Zeeschelde op het milieu, more
  • Organisation of symposium Dunes and Estuaries, more
  • Research on the environmental effects of the SIGMA plan: Effects of dredgings and harbour expansion on the environment, more
  • Spatial and Temporal assessment of high Resolution Depth profiles Using novel Sampling Technologies - phase II, more
  • Study on the lateral input of the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary, more
  • The development and realisation of the first phase of the ScheldeMonitor information system in the framework of "Research and Monitoring long-term planning Scheldt estuary" (LTV O&M), more
  • The development and realisation of the second phase of the ScheldeMonitor information system in the framework of "Research and Monitoring long-term planning Scheldt estuary" (LTV O&M), more
  • The development and realisation of the third phase of the ScheldeMonitor information system in the framework of "Research and Monitoring long-term planning Scheldt estuary" (LTV O&M), more
  • Voordelta*4: hyperbenthosonderzoek Voordelta, more

Datasets (4)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Checklist for aquatic alien species in the Belgian part of the North Sea and adjacent estuaries, more
  • Ecological hyperbenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: historical data (1988-2001), more
  • Listing of long-term data series Schelde estuary: inventory of research and monitoring, more
  • Mysid shrimp populations in the Scheldt estuary, more

Publications (87)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (16) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (5) [show]
Books (5) [show]
Book chapters (16) [show]
Thesis [show]
Abstracts (20) [show]
Reports (15) [show]
Other publications (4) [show]
Thesis supervised as (co-)promotor (5) [show]

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