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Dr Merckx, Bea

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


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  • An integrated impact assessment of trammel net and beam trawl fisheries, more
  • Global patterns in biodiversity in marine sediments. Modelling of nematode communities, more
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more

Publications (40)  Top | Publications | Projects 
    ( 8 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Degraer, S.; Braeckman, U.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Jacques, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Merckx, B.; Rabaut, M.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Van Hoey, G.; Van Lancker, V.; Vincx, M. (2009). Studie betreffende het opstellen van een lijst met potentiële Habitatrichtlijngebieden in het Belgische deel van de Noordzee. Eindrapport. Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu: Brussel. 93 pp., more
  • Depestele, J.; Courtens, W.; Degraer, S.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Houziaux, J.-S.; Merckx, B.; Polet, H.; Rabaut, M.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Vandendriessche, S.; Verfaillie, E.; Vincx, M. (2012). An integrated impact assessment of trammel net and beam trawl fisheries WAKO II. Final Report. Belgian Science Policy Office: Brussels. 233 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Depestele, J.; Courtens, W.; Degraer, S.; Haelters, J.; Hostens, K.; Leopold, M.; Pinn, E.; Merckx, B.; Polet, H.; Rabaut, M.; Reiss, H.; Stienen, E.; Vandendriessche, S.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Vincx, M. (2014). Sensitivity assessment as a tool for spatial and temporal gear-based fisheries management. Ocean Coast. Manag. 102(Part A): 149–160. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.09.024, more
  • Deprez, T.; Merckx, B.; Vincx, M. (2005). Online identification of Mysida through NeMys, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 31, more
  • Deprez, T.; Steyaert, M.; Speybroeck, J.; Raes, M.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Merckx, B.; Vincx, M. (2006). NeMysKey: a concept for documented, polytomous digital identification keys, in: Deprez, T. Taxonomy and biogeography of the Mysida (Peracarida, Crustacea): a global approach through the biological information system NeMys = Taxonomie en biogeografie van de Mysida (Peracarida, Crustacea): een globale aanpak via het biologisch informatiesysteem NeMys. pp. 111-133, more
  • Deprez, T.; Merckx, B. (2006). A review of the genus Siriella, in: Deprez, T. Taxonomy and biogeography of the Mysida (Peracarida, Crustacea): a global approach through the biological information system NeMys = Taxonomie en biogeografie van de Mysida (Peracarida, Crustacea): een globale aanpak via het biologisch informatiesysteem NeMys. pp. 351-488, more
  • Peer reviewed article Escaravage, V.; Herman, P.M.J.; Merckx, B.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Amouroux, J.M.; Degraer, S.; Grémare, A.; Heip, C.H.R.; Hummel, H.; Karakassis, I.; Labrune, C.; Willems, W. (2009). Distribution patterns of macrofaunal species diversity in subtidal soft sediments: biodiversity-productivity relationships from the MacroBen database. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 253-264. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08008, more
  • Gheerardyn, H.; Bezerra, T.N.; Cnudde, C.; Deprez, T.; Derycke, S.; De Troch, M.; Ingels, J.; Merckx, B.; Moens, T.; Pape, E.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M. (Ed.) (2010). Fourteenth International Meiofauna Conference, Aula Academica, Ghent, 11-16 July 2010. Book of Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 44. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. xxii, 237 pp., more
  • Hostens, K.; Courtens, W.; Craeymeersch, J.; Goudswaard, P.C.; Houziaux, J.-S.; Merckx, B.; Van Hoey, G.; Kerckhof, F.; Perdon, K.J.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Van Lancker, V.; Vigin, L.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2013). Invasive American razor clam Ensis directus in Belgian waters: a true opportunity for shell-fisheries?, 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. 43, more
  • Houziaux, J.-S.; Kerckhof, F.; Merckx, B.; Vincx, M.; Courtens, W.; Stienen, E.; Van Lancker, V.; Craeymeersch, J.; Van Hoey, G.; Hostens, K.; Degraer, S. (2010). Invasion of the southern bight of the North Sea by Ensis directus: ecological consequences and fishery perspectives. ILVO/INBO/Mariene Biologie. Universiteit Gent/MUMM/Wageningen UR. IMARES: Belgium. 1 poster pp., more
  • Houziaux, J.-S.; Kerckhof, F.; Merckx, B.; Vincx, M.; Courtens, W.; Stienen, E.; Van Lancker, V.; Craeymeersch, J.; Van Hoey, G.; Hostens, K.; Degraer, S. (2010). Invasion of the southern bight of the North Sea by Ensis directus: ecological consequences and fishery perspectives. C.M. - Int. Counc. Explor. Sea 2010(K:22): 10, more
  • Houziaux, J.-S.; Craeymeersch, J.; Merckx, B.; Kerckhof, F.; Van Lancker, V.; Courtens, W.; Stienen, E.; Perdon, K.J.; Goudswaard, P.C.; Van Hoey, G.; Virgin, L.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2012). 'EnSIS' - Ecosystem Sensitivity to Invasive Species. Final Report. Belgian Science Policy Office: Brussels. 105 pp., more
  • Merckx, B. (2005). Het genus Siriella: orde scheppen in chaos. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Gent. II, 258 pp., more
  • Merckx, B. (2006). Het genus Siriella - orde scheppen in de chaos, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 31 March 2006: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 30: pp. 82-84, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. PhD Thesis. Ghent University: Gent. ISBN 978-90-77713-87-7. 309 pp., more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). General introduction, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 1-24, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Application to macrobenthic species, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 123-144, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). General discussion, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 145-167, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Technical description of artificial neural networks, geostatistics and maximum entropy modelling, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 205-226, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Subsets in the UGent database & sampling techniques of the Manuela and UGent data, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 227-235, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Nematode habitat suitability models, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 237-265, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Maxent models of chapter 6, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 267-271, more
  • Merckx, B. (2011). Matlab and R-Code, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 273-307, more
  • Merckx, B.; Goethals, P.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2007). Predicting nematode biodiversity using artificial neural networks, in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [19], more
  • Peer reviewed article Merckx, B.; Goethals, P.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2009). Predictability of marine nematode biodiversity. Ecol. Model. 220(11): 1449-1458. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.03.016, more
  • Peer reviewed article Merckx, B.; Van Meirvenne, M.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2010). Mapping nematode diversity in the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 406: 135-145, more
  • Merckx, B.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2010). When is a habitat suitability model a reliable model? Randomization techniques in habitat suitability modeling, in: ISEI7 - Seventh International Conference on Ecological Informatics: Unravelling complexity and supporting sustainability, 13-16 December 2010, Gent, Belgium. Book of abstracts. pp. 104-105, more
  • Peer reviewed article Merckx, B.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Null models reveal preferential sampling, spatial autocorrelation and overfitting in habitat suitability modelling. Ecol. Model. 222(3): 588-597. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.11.016, more
  • Merckx, B.; Steyaert, M.; Ferrero, T.; McEvoy, A.; Gheskiere, T.; Schratzberger, M.; Lambshead, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Revealing species assembly rules in nematode communities, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 25-43, more
  • Merckx, B.; Goethals, P.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Predictability of marine nematode biodiversity, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 45-64, more
  • Merckx, B.; Van Meirvenne, M.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Mapping nematode diversity in the Southern Bight of the North Sea, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 65-82, more
  • Merckx, B.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Null models reveal preferential sampling, spatial autocorrelation and overfitting in habitat suitability modelling, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 83-102, more
  • Merckx, B.; Steyaert, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2011). Habitat suitability modelling of common species, in: Merckx, B. Habitat suitability and community modelling of marine benthos = Modeleren van habitatgeschiktheid en gemeenschapsstructuren van marien benthos. pp. 103-121, more
  • Steyaert, M.; Bezerra, T.N.; Braeckman, U.; Fonseca, G.; Hoste, E.; Ingels, J.; Merckx, B.; Raes, M.; Steenhuyse, L.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Gaever, S.; Vincx, M.; Deprez, T. (2007). NeMys: an online nematode identification and taxonomical tool, in: Thirteenth International Meiofauna Conference (THIRIMCO) July 29 - August 3, 2007, Recife, Brazil: Abstract book. pp. [16], more
  • Vanagt, T.; Merckx, B.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2007). Surfing on sandy beaches: an efficient strategy to flourish in a highly dynamic environment?, in: Vanagt, T. De rol van swash in de ecologie van macrofauna op Ecuadoriaanse zandstranden, met speciale aandacht voor de surfende gastropode Olivella semistriata = The role of swash in the ecology of Ecuadorian sandy beach macrofauna, with special reference to the surfing gastropod Olivella semistriata. pp. 151-183, more
  • Vanaverbeke, J.; Braeckman, U.; Claus, S.; Courtens, W.; De Hauwere, N.; Degraer, S.; Deneudt, K.; Goffin, A.; Mees, J.; Merckx, B.; Provoost, P.; Rabaut, M.; Soetaert, K.; Stienen, E.; Vincx, M. (2009). Long-term data from the Belgian Continental Shelf in the framework of science-based management of the coastal North Sea: Report of the WestBanks integrative workshop, October 2008. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. 23 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanaverbeke, J.; Merckx, B.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2011). Sediment-related distribution patterns of nematodes and macrofauna: Two sides of the benthic coin? Mar. Environ. Res. 71(1): 31-40. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2010.09.006, more
  • Vanreusel, A.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Raes, M.; Bezerra, T.; Van Gaever, S.; Ingels, J.; Merckx, B.; Gambi, C.; Danovaro, R.; Fonseca, G.; Radziejewska, T.; Muthumbi, A.; Lampadariou, N.; Milyutina, M.; Milyutin, D.; Portnova, D.; Esteves, A.; da Silva, M.C.; Venekey, V.; Genevois, V.; Netto, S.; Tchesunov, A.; Gad, G.; Ferrero, T.; Baban, I.; Galstova, V.; Zeppilli, D.; Pape, E.; Santos, G. (2008). Large scale patterns in the diversity and community structure of deep-sea nematodes, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanreusel, A.; Fonseca, G.; Danovaro, R.; da Silva, M.C.; Esteves, A.M.; Ferrero, T.; Gad, G.; Galtsova, V.; Gambi, M.C.; da Fonsêca-Genevois, V.; Ingels, J.; Ingole, B.; Lampadariou, N.; Merckx, B.; Miljutin, D.; Miljutina, M.A.; Muthumbi, A.; Netto, S.A.; Portnova, D.; Radziejewska, T.; Raes, M.; Tchesunov, A.V.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Gaever, S.; Venekey, V.; Bezerra, T.N.; Flint, H.C.; Copley, J.; Pape, E.; Zeppilli, D.; Martinez Arbizu, P.; Galeron, J. (2010). The contribution of deep-sea macrohabitat heterogeneity to global nematode diversity, in: The roles of habitat heterogeneity in generating and maintaining biodiversity on continental margin: a contribution to the Census of Marine Life. pp. 6-20, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanreusel, A.; Fonseca, G.; Danovaro, R.; da Silva, M.C.; Esteves, A.M.; Ferrero, T.; Gad, G.; Galtsova, V.; Gambi, M.C.; da Fonsêca-Genevois, V.; Ingels, J.; Ingole, B.; Lampadariou, N.; Merckx, B.; Miljutin, D.; Miljutina, M.A.; Muthumbi, A.; Netto, S.A.; Portnova, D.; Radziejewska, T.; Raes, M.; Tchesunov, A.V.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Gaever, S.; Venekey, V.; Bezerra, T.N.; Flint, H.C.; Copley, J.; Pape, E.; Zeppilli, D.; Martinez Arbizu, P.; Galeron, J. (2010). The contribution of deep-sea macrohabitat heterogeneity to global nematode diversity. Mar. Ecol. (Berl.) 31(1): 6-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2009.00352.x, more

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