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Yazdani, Maryam [ person on image ]

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    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
    Function: PhD Student

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Expertise:
During my PhD, I am interested to investigate how macrofaunal bioturbation and bio-irrigation affect the composition and activities of microbial organisms in marine sediments. I use a combination of field studies, experimental approaches and molecular techniques to bridge the gap which exists increasing the mechanistic understanding of the benthic processes, by linking the experimental approaches (macrofauna-functioning) with molecular work on microbial organisms (bacteria, Archaea) involved in the nitrogen cycle of coastal sediments. This work required a number of microbial techniques to be newly set up and optimized in our lab in a joint research of the Microbiology and Marine Biology groups.

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  • Linking microbial communities and macrofauna functional diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning in shallow coastal sediments, with an emphasis on nitrifiers and denitrifiers., more

Publications (11)  Top | Institute | Publications | Project 
    ( 2 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Braeckman, U.; Foshtomi, M.Y.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Soetaert, K.; Meysman, F.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2012). FLUXMAP: an ecosystem functioning map of the Belgian part of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 15, 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.; Yazdani Foshtomi, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Meysman, F.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). Variable importance of macrofaunal functional biodiversity for biogeochemical cycling in temperate coastal sediments. Ecosystems 17(4): 720-737. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-014-9755-7, more
  • Faraz, G.A.; Taheri, M.; Foshtomi, M.Y.; Jam, A. (2013). Benthic macrofauna on the coast line rocky substrates of the southern Caspian Sea, in: Robbens, J. et al. (Ed.) Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic. Ostend, 20-22 November 2013: Book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 66: pp. 8-9, more
  • Yazdani Foshtomi, M. (2017). Linking microbial communities and macrofauna functional diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning in shallow coastal sediments, with an emphasis on nitrifiers and denitrifiers. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Gent. 234 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Yazdani Foshtomi, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Sabbe, K.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). The link between microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling in marine sediments is modulated by macrofaunal bioturbation. PLoS One 10(6): e0130116. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0130116, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2012). Linking microbial and macrofaunal diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning of the Belgium parts of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 112-113, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2012). Linking microbial and macrofaunal diversity with benthic ecosystem functioning of the Belgium parts of the North Sea. Poster presentation. Ghent University, Marine Biology Research Group: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2013). The effect of macrofaunal functional diversity on density and diversity of nitrifying and denitrifying organisms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 112, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). Direct and indirect effects of macrofaunal functional diversity and bacterial and archaeal community characteristics determine benthic nitrogen cycling in coastal marine sediments, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 132, more
  • Yazdani, M.; Braeckman, U.; Derycke, S.; Sapp, M.; Willems, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Effect of natural populations of the ecosystem engineering polychaete, Lanice conchilega, on abundance and diversity of nitrifying and denitrifying organisms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 150, more

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