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Dr Van Colen, Carl [ person on image ]

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    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
    Function: Postdoctoral Academic assistant

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Expertise:
Thesaurus terms: Benthic-pelagic coupling; Benthos behavioral responses; Biogeochemical cycling; Climate change; Climate change ecology; Ecosystem biodiversity; Ecosystem functioning; ecosystem stability and resilience; Environmental changes; Environmental monitoring; estuarine systems; Experimental marine biology and ecology; Multiple stressors; Ocean acidification

Dr. Carl Van Colen has a broad interest in the functioning of the seafloor and its inhabitants, their interactions within the community and with the environment. He uses experimental approaches ranging from large-scale field experiments to microcosm experiments to unravel the underpinning mechanisms of community (in) stability and its consequences for ecosystem processes, functioning and service delivery, e.g. biogeochemical cycling. In addition, he studies the influence of current and predicted future environmental changes (ocean warming, acidification, hypoxia, microplastic exposure, salinity and sedimentological change) on the performance of key soft-sediment benthic species during different life stages and at different levels of biological organization. He is a lecturer at BSc and MSc level in Marine Ecology, Ecosystem services and management, Biogeochemical cycling, and Community and ecosystem ecology at UGent. In addition, He is involved in practical classes on Biodiversity and Ecosystem functioning, Aquatic ecology, Aquatic foodwebs and Spatial ecology. I supervises several BSc and MSc theses per academic year and several PhD projects in the field of marine ecology sponsored by national and European funding agencies.


Projects (10)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Dataset 
  • Bio-physical characterization of indicators of sediment stability in mudflats using remote sensing, more
  • Ecological monitoring coastal defense project Oostende (T0-situation), more
  • Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change, more
  • Gebiedsvisie voor het grensoverschrijdende uitgebreide Zwin, inclusief een beheerplan en monitoring voor het uitgebreide Zwin aan Vlaamse zijde, more
  • Identifying relationships between ecosystem attributes (diversity, functioning and services) and human pressures in salt marshes, more
  • Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats, more
  • Modelling benthos-mediated biogeochemical cycling in estuarine environments, more
  • Spatio-temporal variability in benthic-pelagic coupling and the role of macrobenthos, more
  • Successie -en rekolonisatiemechanismen van het macrobenthos in slikken, more
  • Understanding the mechanisms of recovery and resilience in marine soft-bottom assemblages, more

Dataset  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Dataset 
  • DefRek: Defaunation-Recolonisation of a benthic community in the Western Scheldt, more

Publications (74)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Dataset 
    ( 34 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Bert, W.; Manhout, J.; Van Colen, C.; Borgonie, G.; Decraemer, W. (2009). Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution. Belg. J. Zool. 139(1): 3-14, more
  • Peer reviewed article Birchenough, S.N.R.; Degraer, S.; Reiss, H.; Borja, A.; Braeckman, U.; Craeymeersch, J.; De Mesel, I.; Kerckhof, F.; Kröncke, I.; Mieszkowska, N.; Parra, S.; Rabaut, M.; Schröder, A.; Van Colen, C.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Wätjen, K. (2011). Responses of marine benthos to climate change, in: Reid, P.C. et al. (Ed.) ICES status report on climate change in the North Atlantic. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 310: pp. 123-146, more
  • Peer reviewed article Birchenough, S.N.R.; Reiss, H.; Degraer, S.; Mieszkowska, N.; Borja, A.; Buhl-Mortensen, L.; Braeckman, U.; Craeymeersch, J.; De Mesel, I.; Kerckhof, F.; Kröncke, I.; Parra, S.; Rabaut, M.; Schröder, A.; Van Colen, C.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Wätjen, K. (2015). Climate change and marine benthos: a review of existing research and future directions in the North Atlantic. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 6(2): 203-223. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/wcc.330, more
  • Peer reviewed article Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Contrasting macrobenthic activities differentially affect nematode density and diversity in a shallow subtidal marine sediment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 422: 179-191. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08910, more
  • Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Contrasting macrobenthic activities differentially affect nematode density and diversity in a shallow subtidal marine sediment, in: Braeckman, U. Macrobenthos structuring the sea floor: importance of its functional biodiversity for the benthic ecosystem = De structurerende rol van macrobenthos in de zeebodem: belang van de functionele biodiversiteit voor het benthische ecosysteem. pp. 53-75, more
  • Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; Foshtomi, M.Y.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Marchant, H.; Lavik, G.; Meysman, F.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2013). FLUXMAP: importance of sediment type and macrobenthic functional biodiversity for biogeochemical cycling in the Belgian part of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 19, more
  • Peer reviewed article Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; Guilini, K.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). Empirical evidence reveals seasonally dependent reduction in nitrification in coastal sediments subjected to near future ocean acidification. PLoS One 9(10): e108153. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108153, more
  • Colson, L.; Pecceu, E.; Steenkamer, M.; Wittoeck, J.; Van Colen, C.; Hostens, K.; Van Hoey, G. (2016). Ecologische monitoring strand- en vooroever in functie van suppletie activiteiten: Eindrapport. ILVO Mededeling, 219. Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek: Merelbeke. 109 pp., more
  • De Backer, A.; Van Coillie,, F.; Montserrat, F.; Provoost, P.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2010). Bioturbation of Corophium volutator: importance of density and biological activity, in: De Backer, A. The mud shrimp Corophium volutator: a key species in tidal flat sedimentary processes? = De slijkgarnaal Corophium volutator: een sleutelsoort in sedimentprocessen van slikken?. pp. 29-48, more
  • De Backer, A.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2010). The role of biophysical interactions within the Ijzermonding tidal flat sediment dynamics, in: De Backer, A. The mud shrimp Corophium volutator: a key species in tidal flat sedimentary processes? = De slijkgarnaal Corophium volutator: een sleutelsoort in sedimentprocessen van slikken?. pp. 85-112, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Backer, A.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2010). The role of biophysical interactions within the Ijzermonding tidal flat sediment dynamics. Cont. Shelf Res. 30(9): 1166-1179. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2010.03.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Backer, A.; Van Coillie, F.; Montserrat, F.; Provoost, P.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2011). Bioturbation effects of Corophium volutator: Importance of density and behavioural activity. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 91(2): 306-313. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2010.10.031, more
  • Peer reviewed article Decleyre, H.; Heylen, K.; Sabbe, K.; Tytgat, B.; Deforce, D.; Van Nieuwerburgh, F.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). A doubling of microphytobenthos biomass coincides with a tenfold increase in denitrifier and total bacterial abundances in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary. PLoS One 10(5): e0126583. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0126583, more
  • Peer reviewed article Decleyre, H.; Heylen, K.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). Dissimilatory nitrogen reduction in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary: small scale heterogeneity and novel nitrate-to-ammonium reducers. Front. Microbiol. 6(1124): 13 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01124, more
  • Degraer, S.; Brabant, R.; Braeckman, U.; Coates, D.; Courtens, W.; Derweduwen, J.; Di Marcantonio, M.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Jacques, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Norro, A.; Reubens, J.; Stienen, E.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Colen, C.; Vandendriessche, S.; Van den Eynde, D.; Van de walle, M.; Vanermen, N.; Van Hoey, G.; Vigin, L.; Vincx, M.; Wittoeck, J. (2009). Monitoring the impact of offshore windfarms on the marine environment: an obligate multidisciplinary and integrated programme, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: an overview of marine research in Belgium anno 2009. 10th VLIZ Young Scientists' Day. Special edition at the occasion of 10 years VLIZ. VLIZ Special Publication, 43: pp. 49, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dupuy, C.; Van Colen, C.; Agogué, H.; Guizien, K. (2014). Trophic significance of microbial biofilm in tidal flats: the VASIREMI project and international Symposium on Tidal Flats. J. Sea Res. 92: 1. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.07.002, more
  • Edmunds, J.; Hinz, S.; Wilson, J.; Guarini, J.; Van Colen, C.; Guarini, J.-M. (2016). A novel interdisciplinary approach to building system based environmental impact assessments for marine and aquatic environments, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 149, more
  • Peer reviewed article Harris, R.J.; Pilditch, C.A.; Hewitt, J.E.; Lohrer, A.M.; Van Colen, C.; Townsend, M.; Thrush, S.F. (2015). Biotic interactions influence sediment erodibility on wave-exposed sandflats. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 523: 15-30. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11164 , more
  • Heylen, K.; Decleyre, H.; Sabbe, K.; Tytgat, B.; Van Colen, C.; Willems, A. (2015). Microphytobenthos increases denitrifier and total bacterial abundances in intertidal sediments of a temperate estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 73, more
  • Lo, V.; Bouma, T.J.; Van Colen, C.; Airoldi, L. (2016). Quantifying resistance to erosion in salt marshes of the Northern Adriatic Sea, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 79, more
  • Lo, V.; Bouma, T.; Van Colen, C.; Airoldi, L. (2016). Interactive effects of vegetation and grain size on erosion rates in salt marshes of the Northern Adriatic Sea, in: Meire, P. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: ECSA Local Meeting 2016. Estuarine Restoration: from theory to practice and back, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 5-9 July 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 77: pp. 37, more
  • Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 91, more
  • Mestdagh, S.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under benthic and pelagic sediment change. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 20 February 2015. Marine Biology Section, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Mestdagh, S.; Bagaço, L.; Braeckman, U.; Ysebaert, T.Y.; Moens, T.; Van Colen, C. (2016). Sediment deposition affects biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in soft-sediment communities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 74, more
  • Moens, T.; Moodley, L.; Steyaert, M.; Van Colen, C.; Van Oevelen, D.; Boschker, H.T.S.; Herman, P.M.J.; Middelburg, J.J.; Soetaert, K.; Ysebaert, T.; Vincx, M. (2011). The structure and functional roles of tidal flat meiobenthos, in: Heip, C. et al. (Ed.) Aspects of coastal research in contribution to LOICZ in the Netherlands and Flanders (2002-2010). LOICZ Research & Studies, 38: pp. 171-184, more
  • Montserrat, F.; Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.; Herman, P. (2008). Benthic community-mediated sediment dynamics, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Montserrat, F.; Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Herman, P.M.J. (2008). Benthic community-mediated sediment dynamics. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 372: 43-59. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07769, more
  • Montserrat, F.; Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Herman, P.M.J. (2009). Benthic community-mediated sediment dynamics, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 59-92, more
  • Montserrat, F.; Van Colen, C.; Provoost, P.; Milla, B.; Ponti, M.; Van den Meersche, K.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Herman, P.M.J. (2009). Sediment segregation by biodiffusing bivalves, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 145-174, more
  • Peer reviewed article Montserrat, F.; Van Colen, C.; Provoost, P.; Milla, B.; Ponti, M.; Van den Meersche, K.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Herman, P.M.J. (2009). Sediment segregation by biodiffusing bivalves. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 83(4): 379-391. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2009.04.010, more
  • Ong, E.Z.; Moens, T.; Briffa, M.; Van Colen, C. (2015). Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 101-102, more
  • Ong, E.Z.; Moens, T.; Briffa, M.; Van Colen, C. (2016). Living in multi-stressed sediments: behavioral consequences for the functioning and diversity in coastal habitats, in: Brownlie, K. et al. (Ed.) Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, February 1st - 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal: Abstract book. pp. 98, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pratt, D.R.; Lohrer, A.M.; Thrush, S.F.; Hewitt, J.E.; Townsend, M.; Cartner, K.; Pilditch, C.A.; Harris, R.J.; van Colen, C. (2015). Detecting subtle shifts in ecosystem functioning in a dynamic estuarine environment. PLoS One 10(7): e0133914. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0133914 , more
  • Peer reviewed article Queiros, A.M.; Birchenough, S.N.R.; Bremner, J.; Godbold, J.A.; Parker, R.E.; Romero-Ramirez, A.; Reiss, H.; Solan, M.; Somerfield, P.J.; Van Colen, C.; Van Hoey, G.; Widdicombe, S. (2013). A bioturbation classification of European marine infaunal invertebrates. Ecol. Evol. 3(11): 3958-3985. dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.769, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rappé, K.; Fockedey, N.; Van Colen, C.; Cattrijsse, A.; Mees, J.; Vincx, M. (2011). Spatial distribution and general population characteristics of mysid shrimps in the Westerschelde estuary (SW Netherlands). Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 91(2): 187-197. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2010.10.017, more
  • Peer reviewed article Reubens, J.T.; Braeckman, U.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2013). Aggregation at windmill artificial reefs: CPUE of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and pouting (Trisopterus luscus) at different habitats in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Fish. Res. 139: 28-34. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2012.10.011, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thrush, S.F.; Hewitt, J.E.; Parkes, S.; Lohrer, A.M.; Pilditch, C.A.; Woodin, S.A.; Wethey, D.S.; Chiantore, M.; Asnaghi, V.; De Juan, S.; Kraan, C.; Rodil, I.; Savage, C.; Van Colen, C. (2014). Experimenting with ecosystem interaction networks in search of threshold potentials in real-world marine ecosystems. Ecology 95(6): 1451-1457. hdl.handle.net/10.1890/13-1879.1 , more
  • Van Colen, C. (2004). De afdamming van het Zwin als gevolg van de Tricolor olieverontreiniging: effecten op en herstel van het macrobenthos. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Gent. 72 pp., more
  • Van Colen, C. (2005). De afdamming van het Zwin als gevolg van de Tricolor olieverontreiniging: effecten op en herstel van het macrobenthos, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 96-101, more
  • Van Colen, C. (2009). Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Afdeling Mariene Biologie: Gent. ISBN 978-90-902416-6-1. 300 pp., more
  • Van Colen, C. (2009). General introduction, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 9-14, more
  • Van Colen, C. (2009). General discussion: Weaving ecological theory with tidal flat restoration, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 199-209, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2005). Tidal flat macrobenthos resistance to medium-term emersion: the case of the Tricolor oil pollution prevention in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 59, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2005). Tidal flat macrobenthos resistance to medium-term emersion: The case of the Tricolor oil pollution prevention in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium). CM Documents - ICES, CM 2005(S:41). International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen. 1 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2006). Does medium-term emersion cause a mass extinction of tidal flat macrobenthos? The case of the Tricolor oil pollution prevention in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium and The Netherlands). Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 68(1-2): 343-347. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2006.02.013, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2008). Macrobenthic recovery from hypoxia in an estuarine tidal mudflat. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 372: 31-42. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07640, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Montserrat, F.; Middelburg, J.; Herman, P.; Andersson, M.; Rossi, F.; Gribsholt, B.; Ysebaert, T. (2008). Benthic and biogeochemical recovery after and induced hypoxic event: the structuring role of macrofauna succession, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 2, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Middelburg, J.J.; Herman, P.M.; Andersson, M.; Rossi, F.; Gribsholt, B.; Vincx, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Degraer, S. (2009). Restoration of estuarine tidal mudflat sediments after hypoxia, in: ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2009: A Cruise Through Nice Waters, 25-30 January 2009, Nice, France. pp. 272, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2009). Macrobenthic recovery from hypoxia in an estuarine tidal mudflat, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 35-57, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Verbist, K.; Vincx, M.; Steyaert, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Herman, P.M.J.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2009). Tidal flat nematode responses to hypoxia and subsequent macrofauna-mediated alterations of sediment properties. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 381: 189-197. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07914, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Verbist, K.; Vincx, M.; Steyaert, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Herman, P.M.J.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2009). Tidal flat nematode responses to hypoxia and subsequent macrofauna-mediated alterations of sediment properties, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 105-122, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Snoeck, F.; Struyf, K.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2009). Macrobenthic community structure and distribution in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium and the Netherlands), in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 211-226, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Snoeck, F.; Struyf, K.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2009). Macrobenthic community structure and distribution in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium and the Netherlands). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 89(3): 431-438. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315409003257, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Lenoir, J.; De Backer, A.; Vanelslander, B.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2009). Settlement of Macoma balthica larvae in response to benthic diatom films, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 177-197, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Lenoir, J.; De Backer, A.; Vanelslander, B.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2009). Settlement of Macoma balthica larvae in response to benthic diatom films. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156(10): 2161-2171. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-009-1246-6, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2009). Does medium-term emersion cause a mass extinction of tidal flat macrobenthos? The case of the Tricolor oil pollution prevention in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium and The Netherlands), in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 229-239, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Meulepas, G.; De Backer, A.; van der Wal, D.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2009). Benthic community structure, diversity and trait displacement across an estuarine tidal flat hydrodynamic stress gradient, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 17-33, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2009). Benthos-mediated sediment dynamics: implications for growth and production of juvenile recruits, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 93-103, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2009). A long-term study of the macrobenthos recovery following hypoxia-induced mass mortality, in: Van Colen, C. Tidal flat macrobenthos ecology, recolonisation and succession = Ecologie, herkolonisatie en successie van het macrobenthos in slikken. pp. 125-143, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2010). Macrobenthos recruitment success in a tidal flat: feeding trait dependent effects of disturbance history. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 385(1-2): 79-84. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2010.01.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; De Backer, A.; Meulepas, G.; van der Wal, D.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S.; Ysebaert, T.J. (2010). Diversity, trait displacements and shifts in assemblage structure of tidal flat deposit feeders along a gradient of hydrodynamic stress. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 406: 79-89. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08529, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Montserrat, F.; Vincx, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Degraer, S. (2010). Long-term divergent tidal flat benthic community recovery following hypoxia-induced mortality. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 60(2): 178-186. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.09.028, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Debusschere, E.; Braeckman, U.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Vincx, M. (2012). The early life history of the clam Macoma balthica in a high CO2 world. PLoS One 7(9): e44655. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0044655, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Rossi, F.; Montserrat, F.; Andersson, M.G.I.; Gribsholt, B.; Herman, P.M.J.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M.; Ysebaert, T.; Middelburg, J.J,. (2012). Organism-sediment interactions govern post-hypoxia recovery of ecosystem functioning. PLoS One 7(11): e49795. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0049795, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Thrush, S.F.; Vincx, M.; Ysebaert, T. (2013). Conditional responses of benthic communities to interference from an intertidal bivalve. PLoS One 8(6): e65861. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0065861, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Verbelen, D.; Devos, K.; Agten, L.; Van Tomme, J.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2014). Sediment-benthos relationships as a tool to assist in conservation practices in a coastal lagoon subjected to sediment change. Biodivers. Conserv. 23(4): 877-889. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10531-014-0638-1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Underwood, G.J.C.; Serôdio, J.; Paterson, D.M. (2014). Ecology of intertidal microbial biofilms: mechanisms, patterns and future research needs. J. Sea Res. 92: 2-5. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2014.07.003. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.07.003, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Jansson, A.; Saunier, A.; Lacoue-Labarthe, T.; Dorey, N.; Vincx, M. (2015). Population-level variation and the effect of temperature on the early life stages of the bivalve Macoma balthica in acidified waters, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 137, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Colen, C.; Thrush, S.F.; Parkes, S.; Harris, R.; Woodin, S.A.; Wethey, D.S.; Pilditch, C.A.; Hewitt, J.E.; Lohrer, A.M.; Vincx, M. (2015). Bottom-up and top-down mechanisms indirectly mediate interactions between benthic biotic ecosystem components. J. Sea Res. 98: 42-48. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.10.016, more
  • Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2005). The choice between keeping out chronic pollution versus acute mortality due to emersion: the case of the Tricolor oil pollution prevention in the Zwin nature reserve (Belgium), in: Herrier, J.-L. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings 'Dunes and Estuaries 2005': International Conference on nature restoration practices in European coastal habitats, Koksijde, Belgium 19-23 September 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 19: pp. 665-667, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Tomme, J.; Van Colen, C.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2012). Encounter competition partly explains the segregation of the sandy beach amphipods Bathyporeia pilosa and Bathyporeia sarsi. A mesocosm experiment. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 438: 118-124. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2012.09.012, more
  • Vanaverbeke, J.; Beuselinck, B.; Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; De Troch, M.; Moens, T.; Rigeaux, A.; Schram, D.; van Gansbeke, D.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2008). Ecologische Monitoring Kustverdedigingsproject Oostende (t0-situatie, fase 3). Aanvullende studie: Kwantificering en kwalificering van organisch materiaal in mariene sedimenten: hun onderlinge relaties en de relatie tot de korrelgrootteverdeling. Dossiernummer 205.240. MD & K: Oostende. 14 pp., more
  • Vanaverbeke, J.; Braeckman, U.; Van Colen, C.; Guilini, K.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M. (2014). Ocean acidification affects the benthic nitrogen cycle in coastal sediments: evidence from the Belgian Part of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 113, more
  • Peer reviewed article Wong, J.X.W.; Van Colen, C.; Airoldi, L. (2015). Nutrient levels modify saltmarsh responses to increased inundation in different soil types. Mar. Environ. Res. 104: 37–46. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.12.003, more

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