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Onderzoeksgroep Terrestrische Ecologie (UGent-TEREC)
www.ecology.ugent.be/terec

English name: Terrestrial Ecology Research Group
Parent institute: Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie (UGent), more

Thesaurus terms (8) : Bioindicators; Dunes; Ecology; Ecosystem functioning; Entomology; Grazing; Nature conservation; Population dynamics
Geographical term : Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Harbour [Marine Regions]
Address:
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
Belgium
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Type: Scientific

Persons (4)  Top | Publications 

Persons formerly associated with this organization (3)

Abstract:
The Terrestrial Ecology unit (TEREC) studies patterns and processes underlying the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. The unit therefore runs competitive research programs on population and community dynamics, biotic interactions and life-history strategies in a wide suite of plants and animals. Research activities comprise field observations, field- and lab experiments and computer simulations, and results are interpreted both within a fundamental (evolutionary-ecological) and applied (conservation-oriented) framework. To reach scientific excellence and sustain technological innovation, our researchers are active in various national and international research networks, such as SPEEDY, MAD, EVENET and CONGENOMICS.

The marine research mainly focuses on coastal research projects. The coastal region of Flanders comprises unique ecosystems that are typically highly dynamic by nature (beaches, salt marshes, dunes) and under severe anthropogenic pressure or use (harbours). The unit studies to which degree these dynamics alter the functioning of the (terrestrial) coastal ecosystems by focusing on vegetation dynamics, the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of threatened arthropods, plant-arthropod interactions, and gull life histories.

Publications (21)  Top | Persons 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lopez-Antia, A.; Kavelaars, M.M.; Müller, W.; Bervoets, L.; Eens, M. (2021). Understanding PFAAs exposure in a generalist seabird species breeding in the vicinity of a fluorochemical plant: influence of maternal transfer and diet. Environ. Pollut. 271: 116355. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116355, more
  • Peer reviewed article Stienen, E.W.M.; Desmet, P.; Aelterman, B.; Courtens, W.; Feys, S.; Vanermen, N.; Verstraete, H.; Van de walle, M.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F.; Houthoofdt, R.; Vanhoorne, B.; Bouten, W.; Buijs, R.-J.; Kavelaars, M.; Müller, W.; Herman, D.; Matheve, H.; Sotillo, A.; Lens, L. (2016). GPS tracking data of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding at the southern North Sea coast. ZooKeys 555(555): 115-124. https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.555.6173, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Moorleghem, C.; de la Peña, E. (2016). Aphid herbivory as a potential driver of primary succession in coastal dunes. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 10(2): 89-100. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11829-016-9421-4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kölzsch, A.; Alzate, A.; Bartumeus, F.; de Jager, M.; Weerman, E.; Hengeveld, G.M.; Naguib, M.; Nolet, B.A.; Van de Koppel, J. (2015). Experimental evidence for inherent Lévy search behaviour in foraging animals. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 282(1807): 20150424. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0424, more
  • Peer reviewed article de la Peña, E.; Vandomme, V.; Frago, E (2014). Facultative endosymbionts of aphid populations from coastal dunes of the North Sea. Belg. J. Zool. 144(1): 41-50, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandegehuchte, M.L.; de la Peña, E.; Bonte, D. (2011). Contrasting covariation of above- and belowground invertebrate species across plant genotypes. J. Anim. Ecol. 80(1): 148-158. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01766.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Erfanzadeh, R.; Hendrickx, F.; Maelfait, J.-P.; Hoffmann, M. (2010). The effect of successional stage and salinity on the vertical distribution of seeds in salt marsh soils. Flora (Jena) 205(7): 442-448. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2009.12.010, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rodríguez-Echeverría, S.; de la Peña, E.; Moens, M.; Freitas, H.; van der Putten, W.H. (2009). Can root-feeders alter the composition of AMF communities? Experimental evidence from the dune grass Ammophila arenaria. Basic appl. ecol. (Print) 10(2): 131-140. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2008.01.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article de la Peña, E.; Vandegehuchte, M.; Bonte, D.; Moens, M. (2008). Analysis of the specificity of three root-feeders towards grasses in coastal dunes. Plant Soil 310(1-2): 113-120. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-008-9636-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article de la Peña, E.; Karssen, G.; Moens, M. (2007). Distribution and diversity of root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) associated with Ammophila arenaria in coastal dunes of Western Europe. Nematology (Leiden) 9(6): 881-901. https://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156854107782331289, more
  • Peer reviewed article Derycke, S.; Hendrickx, F.; Backeljau, T.; D’Hondt, S.; Camphijn, L.; Vincx, M.; Moens, T. (2007). Effects of sublethal abiotic stressors on population growth and genetic diversity of Pellioditis marina (Nematoda) from the Westerschelde estuary. Aquat. Toxicol. 82(2): 110-119. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2007.02.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Speelmans, M.; Vanthuyne, D.R.J.; Lock, K.; Hendrickx, F.; Du Laing, G.; Tack, F.M.G.; Janssen, C.R. (2007). Influence of flooding, salinity and inundation time on the bioavailability of metals in wetlands. Sci. Total Environ. 380(1-3): 144-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.07.041, more
  • Peer reviewed article Verween, A.; Hendrickx, F.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2007). Larval presence prediction through logistic regression: an early warning system against Mytilopsis leucophaeata biofouling. Biofouling (Print) 23(1): 25-35. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927010601092952, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hendrickx, F.; Maelfait, J.P.; Bogaert, N.; Tojal, C.; Du Laing, G.; Tack, F.G.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2004). The importance of biological factors affecting trace metal concentration as revealed from accumulation patterns in co-occurring terrestrial invertebrates. Environ. Pollut. 127(3): 335-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2003.09.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bonte, D.; Lens, L.; Maelfait, J.-P.; Hoffmann, M.; Kuijken, E. (2003). Patch quality and connectivity influence spatial dynamics in a dune wolfspider. Oecologia 135(2): 227-233. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-003-1195-6, more
  • Vermote, E.; Van Moorleghem, C.; de la Peña, E. (2014). Performance comparison of local and non-local genotypes of Ammophila arenaria in the Flemish coast and evaluation of the effects on a specialist herbivore. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 7 March 2014. Ghent University, Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Department of Biology: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Derycke, S.; Hendrickx, F.; Backeljau, T.; D’Hondt, S.; Camphijn, L.; Vincx, M.; Moens, T. (2007). Effects of sublethal abiotic stressors on population growth and genetic diversity of Pellioditis marina (Nematoda) from the Westerschelde estuary, in: Derycke, S. Patronen en processen in de genetische structuur van twee mariene nemarodentaxa Rhabditis (Pellioditis) marina and Halomonhystera disjuncta): een moleculaire, morfologische en experimentele benadering = Patterns and processes in the genetic structure of two marine nematode taxa (Rhabditis (Pellioditis) marina and Halomonhystera disjuncta): a molecular, morphology and experimental approach. pp. 158-177, more
  • Verween, A.; Hendrickx, F.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2007). Larval presence prediction through logistic regression: an early warning system against Mytilopsis leucophaeata biofouling, in: Verween, A. Biologische kennis als een instrument voor een ecologische verantwoorde biofouling beheersing: een case study van de invasieve mossel Mytilopsis leucophaeata in Europa = Biological knowledge as a tool for an ecologically sound biofouling control: a case study of the invasive bivalve Mytilopsis leucophaeata in Europe. pp. 111-131, more
  • Speybroeck, J.; Bonte, D.; Dasseville, R.; Gheskiere, T.; Grootaert, P.; Lionard, M.; Maelfait, J.-P.; Sabbe, K.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Van den Broeck, K.; Van de walle, M.; Van Landuyt, W.; Vercruysse, E.; Vyverman, W.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2005). Biologische evaluatie van elf strandzones langs de Vlaamse kust - B.E.S.T.: Eindrapport. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud/KBIN/Universiteit Gent: Gent. 181, tab., fig., maps pp., more
  • Bonte, D.; Lens, L.; Maelfait, J.-P.; Hoffmann, M.; Kuijken, E. (2004). Patch quality and connectivity influence spatial dynamics in a dune wolfspider, in: Bonte, D. Verspreiding van spinnen in grijze kustduinen: ruimtelijke patronen en evolutionair-ecologisch belang van dispersie = Distribution of spiders in coastal grey dunes: spatial patterns and evolutionary-ecological importance of dispersal. pp. 137-153, more
  • Speybroeck, J.; Bonte, D.; Courtens, W.; Gheskiere, T.; Grootaert, P.; Maelfait, J.-P.; Mathys, M.; Provoost, S.; Sabbe, K.; Stienen, E.; Van Lancker, V.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2004). Studie over de impact van zandsuppleties op het ecosysteem: eindrapport. Afdeling Waterwegen Kust/Instituut voor Natuurbehoud/KBIN/Universiteit Gent: Belgium. 201 pp., more

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