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Berger, U.; Rivera-Monroy, V.H.; Doyle, T.W.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Duke, N.C.; Fontalvo-Herazo, M.L.; Hildenbrandt, H.; Koedam, N.; Mehlig, U.; Piou, C.; Twilley, R.R. (2008) Advances and limitations of individual-based models to analyze and predict dynamics of mangrove forests: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 260-274, details

Bosire, J.O.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Walton, M.; Crona, B.; Lewis, R.R.; Field, C.D.; Kairo, J.G.; Koedam, N. (2008) Functionality of restored mangroves: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 251-259, details

Cannicci, S.; Burrows, D.; Fratini, S.; Smith III, T.J.; Offenberg, J.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2008) Faunal impact on vegetation structure and ecosystem function in mangrove forests: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 186-200, details

Cliquet, A.; Bogaert, D.; Rabaut, M. (2008) Implementation of Natura 2000 in the marine environment: a Belgian case study, in: LITTORAL 2008. A Changing Coast: Challenge for the Environmental Policies. Proceedings. 9th International Conference, November 25-28, 2008, Venice, Italy. pp. 1-9, details

Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2008) Long-term retrospection on mangrove development using transdisciplinary approaches: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 80-92, details

De Wolf, H.; Backeljau, T.; Van Dongen, S.; Verhagen, R. (1998) Large-scale patterns of shell variation in Littorina striata, a planktonic developing periwinkle from Macaronesia (Mollusca: Prosobranchia). Mar. Biol. 131(2): 309-317, details

Kristensen, E.; Bouillon, S.; Dittmar, T.; Marchand, C. (2008) Organic carbon dynamics in mangrove ecosystems: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 201-219, details

Nagelkerken, I.A.; Blaber, S.J.M.; Bouillon, S.; Green, P.; Haywood, M.; Kirton, L.G.; Meynecke, J.-O.; Pawlik, J.; Penrose, H.M.; Sasekumar, A.; Somerfield, P.J. (2008) The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 155-185, details

Rabaut, M.; Cliquet, A.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2008) Ecological restoration in the Belgian part of the North Sea, in: Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER), Ghent (Belgium) 8-12 September 2008. pp. 1-4, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2006) Intertidal Lanice conchilega bioherms: Long lasting structures built up by short living species: how do they manage? in: IV Sandy Beaches Symposium, Vigo (Spain), 9-13 Ocotber 2006. pp. 1, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2007) A strategy to generate ready-to-use ecological information to manage marine soft-bottom areas, in: European Symposium on MPAs as a tool for fisheries management & ecosystem conservation. Emerging science and interdisciplinary approaches, Murcia, Spain 25th-28th September 2007: abstracts. pp. 1, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2007) The use of ecosystem engineers to underpin ecosystem management: the Lanice conchilega case, in: European Symposium on MPAs as a tool for fisheries management & ecosystem conservation. Emerging science and interdisciplinary approaches, Murcia, Spain 25th-28th September 2007: abstracts. pp. 1, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2008) Trawling reefs: impacts of habitat modifications on flatfishes, in: 7th International Flatfish Symposium: The impact of environmental changes on flatfish productivity, Sesimbra (Portuga1) 2nd - 7th November 2008. pp. 1, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2008) Beam trawling, benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning in temperate soft bottom habitats, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1, details

Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2009) Fisheries and marine conservation: how to proceed in a knowledge-poor environment? On the need of interaction between ecological research and marine management, in: McManus, N.F.; Bellinghouse, D.S. (Ed.) (2009). Fisheries: management, economics and perspectives. pp. 485-495, details

Stienen, E.; Ratcliffe, N.; Seys, J.; Tack, J.; Mees, J.; Dobbelaere, I. (Ed.) (2009) Seabird Group 10th International Conference, Brugge, Belgium 27-30 March, 2009: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 42, Communications of the Research Institute for Nature and Forest, INBO.M.2009.1. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Brussels, Belgium. viii, 68 pp., details

Verween, A.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2009) Seasonal variation in gametogenesis and spawning of Mytilopsis leucophaeata, an invasive bivalve in Europe. J. Moll. Stud. (2009): 1-4, details

Walters, B.B.; Rönnbäck, P.; Kovacs, J.M.; Crona, B.; Hussain, S.A.; Badola, R.; Primavera, J.H.; Barbier, E.B.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2008) Ethnobiology, socio-economics and management of mangrove forests: a review. Aquat. Bot. Spec. Issue 89(2): 220-236, details


VLIZ Special Publication 42

Stienen, E.; Ratcliffe, N.; Seys, J.; Tack, J.; Mees, J.; Dobbelaere, I. (Ed.) (2009) Seabird Group 10th International Conference, Brugge, Belgium 27-30 March, 2009: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 42, Communications of the Research Institute for Nature and Forest, INBO.M.2009.1. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Brussels, Belgium. viii, 68 pp.

  • Stienen, E. (2009) Preface, details
  • Albores-Barajas, Y.V.; Soldatini, C.; Massa, B. (2009) Breeding ecology of the Mediterranean subspecies of storm petrel Hydrobates pelagicus melitensis, details
  • Orea, A.; Phillips, R.; Shore, R.; McGill, R.; Macdonald, R.; Bearhop, S. (2009) Diet, individual specialisation and breeding of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi): an investigation using stable isotopes, details
  • Anker-Nilssen, T.; Aarvak, T. (2009) Effects of white-tailed eagles on the reproductive performance of black-legged kittiwakes; indications from a 26-year study in north Norway, details
  • Arcos, J.M.; Bécares, J.; Rodríguez, B.; Viada, C.; Ruiz, A. (2009) Seabird conservation through site-based protection at sea: the first marine IBA inventory in Spain, details
  • Ashbrook, K.; Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S.; Hamer, K. (2009) The neighbours from hell: adult-chick aggression in common guillemots, details
  • Baccetti, N.; Capizzi, D.; Sposimo, P. (2009) Evolution of field techniques in ten years of rat management to protect Italian shearwater colonies, details
  • Barlow, E.; Daunt, F.; Reid, J.; Cavers, S.; Wanless, S. (2009) The function of dispersal as a response to climate change in a long-lived seabird, details
  • Barlow, E.; Daunt, F.; Cavers, S.; Wanless, S. (2009) Telomere length in common terns in relation to age, reproduction and survival, details
  • Bicknell, A.; Bilton, D.T.; Reid, J.; Votier, S. (2009) Assessing dispersal and meta-populations in leach’s stormpetrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) using forensic techniques, details
  • Bonnaud, E.; Bourgeois, K.; Vidal, É.; Legrand, J.; Le Corre, M. (2009) How can the yelkouan shearwater survive feral cat predation? A meta-population structure as a solution? details
  • Bourgeois, K.; Vorenger, J.; Vidal, É.; Faulquier, L.; Legrand, J. (2009) Diet and contamination of an endemic shearwater confined to the enclosed Mediterranean basin, details
  • Braarup Cuykens, A.; Mosbech, A. (2009) Diet of thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) during spring migration along the coast of western Greenland, details
  • Braasch, A.; Hoppen, H.-O.; Becker, P.H. (2009) Last laid, first served: an experimental approach to disentangle the effects of hatching asynchrony and testosterone in common tern chicks, details
  • Cadiou, B.; Barbraud, C.; Deniau, A.; Fortin, M.; Nisser, J.; Quénot, F.; Robert, C.; Siorat, F.; Yésou, P. (2009) Two consecutive years of breeding failure for European shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis in Brittany, France, details
  • Cadiou, B.; Jacob, Y.; Quemmerais-Amice, G. (2009) Intensive conservation actions for roseate terns Sterna dougalli in Brittany, France, details
  • Chivers, L.; Harrod, C.; Colhoun, K.; Kunc, H.P. (2009) Factors contributing to the decline in populations and reproductive success of seabirds on Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, details
  • Daunt, F.; Afanasyev, V.; Adam, A.; Croxall, J.P.; Wanless, S. (2009) From cradle to early grave: juvenile mortality in European shags is related to poor foraging skills, details
  • Dewar, M.; Arnould, J.; Smith, S. (2009) Profiling the gastrointestinal microflora of little penguins (Eudyptula minor), details
  • Egevang, C.; Stenhouse, I.J.; Phillips, R. (2009) Mapping Arctic tern migration from Greenland to Antarctica and back, details
  • Everaert, J.; Stienen, E. (2009) Impact of wind turbines on terns in Zeebrugge, Belgium, details
  • Fijn, R.; Krijgsveld, K.L.; Heunks, C.; Poot, M.; Dirksen, S. (2009) Nocturnal and diurnal flight intensity and altitude of seabirds and migrants in and around an offshore windfarm in the Dutch North Sea, details
  • Fort, J.; Krijgsveld, K.L.; Grémillet, D. (2009) Thermodynamic modelling predicts energetic bottleneck for seabirds wintering in the northwest Atlantic, details
  • Frederiksen, M.; Johansen, K.L.; Boertmann, D.; Wisz, M.; Mosbech, A. (2009) Spatial distribution of seabirds in spring in the marginal ice zone off west Greenland, details
  • Gardarsson, A.; Gudmundsson, G.A.; Lilliendahl, K.; Vigfusdotti, F. (2009) Status of cliff-breeding seabirds in Iceland in 2005-2008, details
  • Grecian, W.J.; Witt, M.J.; Bearhop, S.; Godley, B.J.; Votier, S.C. (2009) Using species-specific foraging ranges can determine how intrinsic and extrinsic factors shape colony dynamics, details
  • Green, R.; Harrison, N.; Smith, C.; Jones, T. (2009) The relationship between dietary specialisation and productivity in great skuas, Stecorarius skua, on Handa Island, details
  • Grémillet, D.; Pichegru, L.; Kuntz, G.; Woakes, A.G.; Wilkinson, S.; Crawford, R.J.M.; Ryan, P. (2009) A junk-food hypothesis for seabirds feeding on fishery waste, details
  • Guse, N.; Garthe, S.; Bolduc, F.; Rail, J.-F.; Montevecchi, W.A. (2009) Distribution of seabirds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, details
  • Hansen, E.S. (2009) Sandeel availability and Atlantic puffin recruitment, mortality, and harvest in the Westman Islands, details
  • Hansen, E.S.; Garđarsson, A. (2009) The Atlantic puffin population size of the Westman Islands, Iceland, details
  • Hansen, E.S.; Hansen, B.R.; Hilmarsson, J.Ó. (2009) The leach's storm-petrel population size of the Westman Islands, Iceland, details
  • Heunks, C.; Leopold, M.; Poot, M.; Lilipaly, S.J.; Beuker, D. (2009) Trend, current status and ecology of common scoters Melanitta nigra in the Voordelta, The Netherlands, details
  • Horn, M.H.; Hendricks, J.; Flisik, T. (2009) Pipefish rise in the west: recent dramatic increase in the diet of the elegant tern (Thalasseus elegans) nesting in Southern California, details
  • Georgios, K.; Xirouchakis, S.; Grivas, K.; Dimalexis, T.; Fraguedakis-Tsolis, S.; Giokas, S.; Sfenthourakis, S. (2009) Preliminary results of monitoring the breeding performance of the cory’s shearwater on Strofades Islands (Ionian Sea, Western Greece), details
  • Kotzerka, J.; Garthe, S.; Hatch, S.A. (2009) Night and day - contrasting foraging strategies of blacklegged kittiwakes between pre-breeding and breeding stage, details
  • Krijgsveld, K.; Fijn, R.; van Horsen, P.; de Fouw, J.; Heunks, C. (2009) Flight paths of seabirds and migrating birds in and around an offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, details
  • Le Bohec, C.; Gauthier-Clerc, M.; Durant, J.M.; Beaune, D.; Stenseth, N.C.; Pradel, R.; Grémillet, D.; Béchet, A.; Chatelain, N.; Le Maho, Y. (2009) How climate changes affect juvenile survival and recruitment in the King penguin, details
  • Bente, L.; Becker, P.H. (2009) Improvement of chick provisioning with parental experience in a seabird, details
  • Ludwig, S.; Becker, P.H. (2009) Within-season divorce in common terns – induced by predator disturbance? details
  • Ludynia, K.; Jones, R.; James, J.; Peard, K.; Roux, J.-P.; Underhill, L.G. (2009) Close vicinity of foraging areas and breeding sites may explain positive population trends of endangered bank cormorants at Mercury Island, Namibia, details
  • Ludynia, K.; Roux, J.-P.; Jones, R. (2009) Pelagic goby, the main prey for seabirds in the northern Benguela: what we learn about fish and their role in the ecosystem from seabird diet, details
  • Markones, N.; Garthe, S.; Hüppop, O.; Adler, S. (2009) Modelling seabird distribution patterns in the south-eastern North Sea using hydrographic data, details
  • Markones, N.; Hüppop, O.; Garthe, S. (2009) Working hard, gaining less – the breeding season 2008 of kittiwakes at Helgoland, south-eastern North Sea, details
  • McMahon, C.R.; Hindell, M.A. (2009) Royal penguin phenology: changes in the timing of egg-laying of a Sub-Antarctic predator in response to a changing marine environment, details
  • Medeiros, R.; Bolton, M.; Symondson, W.O.C.; Ramos, J.A.; Thomas, R.J. (2009) Small birds in a large ocean: how to study the diets of different storm petrels? details
  • Mitchell, I.; Burfield, I.; Parsons, M. (2009) Assessing the state of seabird communities in the NE Atlantic, details
  • Monticelli, D.; Ramos, J.A.; Doucet, J.-L. (2009) Use of ringing data to unravel demographic strategies in tropical vs. temperate roseate terns, details
  • Paiva, V.H.; Geraldes, P.; Ramirez, I.; Meirinho, A.; Garthe, S.; Ramos, J.A. (2009) Foraging along a marine productivity gradient: the plasticity of a pelagic seabird species, the cory’s shearwater, details
  • Paiva, V.H.; Geraldes, P.; Ramirez, I.; Garthe, S.; Ramos, J.A. (2009) How cory’s shearwaters area restricted search changes across a marine productivity gradient, details
  • Paiva, V.H.; Guilford, T.; Meade, J.; Geraldes, P.; Ramos, J.A.; Garthe, S. (2009) Flight dynamics of a pelagic seabird foraging in a coastal environment: the cory’s shearwater case, details
  • Perrins, C. (2009) The history of the Seabird Group, details
  • Pettex, E.; Lorentsen, S.-H.; Barrett, R.T.; Grémillet, D. (2009) Are Norwegian gannet populations constrained by their foraging environment? details
  • Poot, M.; Heunks, C.; Verdaat, H.; Prinsen, H.; Wolf, P.; Leopold, M.; Boudewijn, T.J. (2009) The shallow coastal zone in the SW-Netherlands as a concentration area for red-throated divers Gavia stellata - variation in occurrence in relation to wind and tide, details
  • Ratcliffe, N.; Newton, S.; Merne, O.; Morisson, P.; Cadwallende, T.; Frederiksen, M. (2009) Population ecology of roseate terns Sterna dougallii in NW Europe, details
  • Riechert, J.; Chastel, O.; Becker, P.H. (2009) Do prolactin and corticosterone plasma levels of breeding common terns influence their hatching success? details
  • Ross-Smith, V.; Ferns, P. (2009) Parental quality, reproductive performance and chick begging behaviour in lesser black-backed gulls, details
  • Sabarros, P.S.; Bertrand, S.; Grémillet, D.; Pichegru, L.; Durant, J.M.; Stenseth, N.C.; Coetzee, J.; Twatwa, N.M.; Machu, E. (2009) Optimized foraging strategy for South African Cape gannets (Morus capensis), details
  • Stienen, E.; Courtens, W.; Van de Walle, M. (2009) Why sandwich terns Sterna sandvicensis work hard in The Netherlands and live leisurely in Belgium, details
  • Thaxter, C.; Wanless, S.; Harris, M.P.; Daunt, F.; Benvenuti, S.; Watanuki, Y.; Grémillet, D.; Greenstreet, S.; Hamer, K. (2009) Flexibility of foraging behaviour in two pursuit-diving seabirds: the importance of prey transport constraints, details
  • van Franeker, J.A.; Save the North Sea Fulmar Study Group (2009) Marine litter monitoring by seabirds, details
  • van Horssen, P.W.; Poot, M. (2009) Large-scale mapping of seabird densities on the North Sea, details
  • Vigfúsdóttir, F.; Kolbeinsson, Y.; Hansen, E.S.; Jonasson, J.P. (2009) Large-scale oceanic forces controlling the Atlantic puffin in S.-Iceland, details
  • Votier, S.; Bearhop, S.; Witt, M.J.; Inger, R.; Thompson, D.; Newton, J. (2009) Resource acquisition in a top marine predator: assessing the impact of fishery discards on foraging strategies of northern gannets (Morus bassanus), details
  • Wakefield, E.; Phillips, R.; Matthiopoulos, J.; Arata, J.; Gales, R.; Huin, N.; Robertson, J.; Waugh, S.; Weimerskirch, H. (2009) Breeding distribution of the black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys – global observation and prediction of the use of space by a wide-ranging, generalist marine predator, details
  • Watson, M.J. (2009) Exploring the real cost of parasites: a meta-analysis of experimental studies, details
  • Watson, M.J. (2009) Measuring the sometimes subtle effects of parasites and colonial seabirds, details



Gulland, J.A. (Ed.) (1971) The fish resources of the ocean. Fishing News (Books): Surrey, UK. 255 pp., details

McManus, N.F.; Bellinghouse, D.S. (Ed.) (2009) Fisheries: management, economics and perspectives. Nova Science Publishers: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 978-1-60692-303-0. 529 pp., details



Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 96(3) 2009

  • Aguzzi, J. et al.. Influence of diel behaviour in the morphology of decapod natantia, details
  • Neilson, M.E.; Stepien, C.A. Evolution and phylogeography of the tubenose goby genus Proterorhinus (Gobiidae: Teleostei): evidence for new cryptic species, details

Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 155(3) 2009

  • Schnabel, K.E. A review of the New Zealand Chirostylidae (Anomura: Galatheoidea) with description of six new species from the Kermadec Islands, details



Nature (Lond.) 458(7238) 2009

  • Dalton, R. Sonar mapping ventures into uncharted waters, details [News]
  • Anon. Grazing limits effects of ocean fertilization, details [News]



Science (Wash.) 323(5922) 2009

  • Kerr, R.A. Arctic summer sea ice could vanish soon but not suddenly, details [News of the week]
  • Makris, N.C. et al.. Critical population density triggers rapid formation of vast oceanic fish shoals, details [Reports]



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Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2007) Foraging humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Marsdiep area (Wadden Sea), May 2007 and a review of sightings and strandings in the southern North Sea, 2003-2007. Lutra 50: 31-42, details

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Cnudde, C. (2007) Mariene coprofagie: belang van fecale pellets voor de voedselopname van Paramphiascella fulvofasciata (Copepoda, Harpacticoida). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit van de Wetenschappen. Vakgroep Biologie: Gent, Belgium. 108 pp., details

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