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Mr De Smet, Bart [ person on image ]

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

    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 85 34
    GSM: +32-(0)478-56 96 78
    Fax: +32-(0)9-264 85 98
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Thesaurus terms: Lanice conchilega; Biogenic reefs; Food webs; Intertidal sandy beach; Trophic interactions

Dr. Bart De Smet is a postdoctoral researcher responsible for the macro- and megafaunal sections of an ecological baseline study in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) serving Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) . Bart is trained as a biologist (BSc) and a Marine Scientist (Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation) and he obtained his PhD in Science (Marine Sciences) at Ghent University. His PhD research aimed at improving our understanding of the structural and functional role of reefs constructed by the ecosystem engineer Lanice conchilega in natural soft substrate coastal ecosystems. To this end a combination of community analysis, stable isotope analysis, laboratory experiments and food web modeling was used. Additionally Bart has a great interest in science communication and outreach.


Datasets (2)  Top | Institute | Publications | Datasets 
  • Picture catalogue of morphotypes found in faecal samples of wading birds in the Lanice conchilega reef of the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel (France), more
  • Stable isotope values of primary producers and macrofauna in the presence and absence of Lanice conchilega for the bay of the Mont Saint Michel and Boulogne (France) during spring and autumn, more

Publications (16)  Top | Institute | Publications | Datasets 
    ( 7 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Alves, R.M.S.; Van Colen, C.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; De Smet, B.; Guarini, J.-M.; Rabaut, M.; Bouma, T.J (2017). A case study on the growth of Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) aggregations and their ecosystem engineering impact on sedimentary processes. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 489: 15-23. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.005, more
  • De Smet, B. (2012). Intertidale Lanice conchilega riffen als voedselgronden voor wadvogels in de baai van de Mont Saint-Michel (Frankrijk), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts - VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 24 February 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 55: pp. 117, more
  • De Smet, B. (2015). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages in intertidal areas = Het belang van Lanice conchilega riffen voedselwebinteracties in de intergetijdengebieden. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Gent. 209 pp., more
  • De Smet, B. (2016). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages in intertidal areas, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 152-154, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; Godet, L.; Fournier, J.; Desroy, N.; Jaffré, M.; Vincx, M.; Rabaut, M. (2013). Feeding grounds for waders in the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel (France): the Lanice conchilega reef serves as an oasis in the tidal flats. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(4): 751-761. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-012-2130-3, more
  • De Smet, B.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vincx, M. (2013). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages on intertidal sandy beaches, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 36, more
  • De Smet, B.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vincx, M. (2013). The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs in trophic linkages on intertidal sandy beaches. Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. Ghent University, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2014). New insights in the structuring role of Lanice conchilega reefs in intertidal food webs: a focus on epi- and hyperbenthos, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 40, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; D'Hondt, A.-S.; Verhelst, P.; Fournier, J.; Godet, L.; Desroy, N.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Biogenic reefs affect multiple components of intertidal soft-bottom benthic assemblages: the Lanice conchilega case study. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 152: 44–55. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.002, more
  • De Smet, B.; Braeckman, U.; Rabaut, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Looking at biogenic Lanice conchilega reefs from a different perspective, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 49, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; Fournier, J.; De Troch, M.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2015). Integrating ecosystem engineering and food web ecology: testing the effect of biogenic reefs on the food web of a soft-bottom intertidal area. PLoS One 10(10): e0140857. hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0140857, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; van Oevelen, D.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Soetaert, K. (2016). Lanice conchilega structures carbon flows in soft-bottom intertidal areas. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 552: 47-60. hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11747, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; Braeckman, U.; Soetaert, K.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2016). Predator effects on the feeding and bioirrigation activity of ecosystem-engineered Lanice conchilega reefs. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 475: 31-37. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.11.005, more
  • De Smet, B.; Van Oevelen, D.v.O.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Soetaert, K.S. (2016). Getting trapped: Lanice conchilega structures carbon flows in soft-bottom intertidal areas, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 41, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Smet, B.; Pape, E.; Riehl, T.; Bonifacio, P.; Colson, L.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). The community structure of deep-sea macrofauna associated with polymetallic nodules in the eastern part of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Front. Mar. Sci. 4(103): 1-14. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3389/fmars.2017.00103, more
  • De Smet, B.; Pape, E.; Riehl, T.; Bonifacio, P.; Colson, L.; Vanreusel, A. (2017). The community structure of deep-sea macrofauna in an area of interest for deep-sea mining, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 24, more

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