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Mr Willems, Tomas [ person on image ]

Institutes (3)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Project 
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw- , visserij en voedingsonderzoek; Kenniseenheid: Dier; Aquatisch Milieu en Kwaliteit, more
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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Afdeling Mariene Biologie; Erasmus Mundus MSC in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+), more
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  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw- , visserij en voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), more

Previous institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Project 
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more

  • Function: PhD student

  • Onderzoeksdomein Visserij, more


Expertise:
Tomas Willems is an early-career scientists working on the ecological impact of fisheries. For his PhD, he studies the environmental effects of tropical shrimp trawling in Suriname, including research on benthic communities, benthic foodwebs and bycatch.

Project  Top | Institutes | Publications | Project 
  • An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname, more

Publications (19)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Project 
    ( 4 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Brouns, G.; De Wulf, A.; Willems, T.; Brondeel, M. (2002). Digital terrain modelling using triangulated irregular networks (poster), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 30, more
  • Degraer, S.; Brabant, R.; Coates, D.; Courtens, W.; Derweduwen, J.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Houziaux, J.-S.; Kerckhof, F.; Norro, A.; Onkelinx, T.; Rumes, B.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vandendriessche, S.; Van de Walle, M.; Vanermen, N.; Van Roy, W.; Verschelde, P.; Vigin, L.; Vincx, M.; Willems, T. (2012). Executive summary, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) Offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Heading for an understanding of environmental impacts. pp. 1-8, more
  • Derweduwen, J.; Vandendriessche, S.; Willems, T.; Hostens, K. (2012). The diet of demersal and semi-pelagic fish in the Thorntonbank wind farm: tracing changes using stomach analyses data, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) Offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Heading for an understanding of environmental impacts. pp. 73-84, more
  • Torrez, P.; Willems, T.; Vincx, M. (2015). Recruitment of the seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 132, more
  • Vandendriessche, S.; Riebbels, G.; Depestele, J.; Vanelslander, B.; Willems, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Kinds, A. (2016). Interview training for fisheries scientists: Truth or dare?, in: Seys, J. et al. (Ed.) CommOCEAN2016 - 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference. 6-7 December 2016. Bruges, Belgium: Book of Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 78: pp. 28, more
  • Willems, T. (2010). Feeding ecology of shorebirds: habitat preference and tidal constraints. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Afdeling Mariene Biologie: Gent. 37 pp., more
  • Willems, T. (2012). Voedselecologie van kustvogels: habitatvoorkeur en beperkingen door het getij, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 137-139, more
  • Willems, T. (2016). An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname = Een ecosysteembenadering in visserijbeheer: de Atlantische seabobgarnaal (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) in Suriname. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Ghent. ISBN 978-9-4619740-1-3. 310 pp., more
  • Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2012). An ecosystem approach to fisheries: the seabob shrimp in Surinam, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 110, more
  • Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2012). An ecosystem approach to fisheries: the seabob shrimp in Surinam. Poster presentation. Ghent University, Biology Department, Marine Biology Section/ILVO: Oostende. 1 poster pp., more
  • Willems, T.; Depestele, J.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K. (2013). By-catch of rays in the trawl fishery for Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in Suriname: how effective are TEDs and BRDs? ILVO-Mededeling, 139. Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO): Oostende. 19 pp., more
  • Willems, T.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2013). By-catch in a tropical shrimp fishery: how effective are TEDs and BRDs in excluding elasmobranchs? Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. ILVO/Marine Biology Section, Ghent University: Oostende, Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M. (2014). Epibenthic communities in the coastal waters of Suriname, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 130, more
  • Peer reviewed article Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; You, K.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of the epibenthic community in the coastal waters of Suriname. Cont. Shelf Res. 108: 25-40. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.08.006, more
  • Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.H.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2015). Distribution patterns of the demersal fish fauna on the inner continental shelf of Suriname. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2: 177-188. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.10.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Willems, T.; De Backer, A.; Kerkhove, T.; Dakriet, N.N.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Hostens, K. (2016). Trophic ecology of Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri: Intertidal benthic microalgae support the subtidal food web off Suriname. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 182(Part A): 146-157. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.09.015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Willems, T.; Depestele, J.; De Backer, A.; Hostens, K. (2016). Ray bycatch in a tropical shrimp fishery: Do Bycatch Reduction Devices and Turtle Excluder Devices effectively exclude rays? Fish. Res. 175: 35-42. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.11.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Willems, T.; Couckuyt, L. (2008). Macrowiergemeenschappen op pontoons in de Mercatorjachthaven van Oostende. De Strandvlo 28(3): 82-118, more
  • Willems, T.; Hostens, K. (2013). By-catch in a tropical shrimp fishery: how effective are TEDs and BRDs in excluding elasmobranchs?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 110, more

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