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Twee eeuwen mariene biologie in België
Decleir, W.; Podoor, N.; Vanpaemel, G. (1990). Twee eeuwen mariene biologie in België, in: de Knecht-van Eekelen, A. et al. (Ed.) Met zicht op zee: Zeewetenschappelijk onderzoek in de Lage Landen na 1800. Tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis der geneeskunde, natuurwetenschappen, wiskunde en techniek, 13(1): pp. 66-82
In: de Knecht-van Eekelen, A.; Vanpaemel, G. (Ed.) (1990). Met zicht op zee: Zeewetenschappelijk onderzoek in de Lage Landen na 1800. Rodopi: Amsterdam. ISBN 90-5183-190-0. 125 pp., more

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Keywords
    Aquatic sciences > Marine sciences > Earth sciences > Oceanography
    Biology
    Belgium [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Decleir, W., more
  • Podoor, N., more
  • Vanpaemel, G.

Abstract
    In Belgium, with its rather small and monotonous coastal line and without much sea commerce going on, only a very slight interest in marine science existed before 1800. During the nineteenth century, however, marine biology became one of the main topics for research among Belgian scientists. This was largely due to the efforts of the Louvain professor Pierre Joseph Van Beneden (1809-1894) and his son Edouard (1846-1910), professor in Liège. Around 1900, their leading role was taken over by Gustave Gilson (1859-1944), who largely succeeded in shaping Belgian oceanography around a well-defined research programme focusing on the Mer Flamande. Apart from Gilson, some other researchers such as Désiré Damas (1877-1959) and Paul Pelseneer (1863-1945) contributed to the study of marine science in Belgium.

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