The microturbellarian fauna of Cuba, with an emphasis on the diversity and phylogeny of Thalassotyphloplanida. Hasselt University
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the microturbellarian Proseriata, with an emphasis on the fauna of Cuba. Hasselt University
Analysis of the relationship between landscape characteristics and fauna traffic victims Research Institute for Nature and Forest
The biodiversity, biogeography and evolutionary history of the non-cichlid fish fauna from the region of Lakes Kivu, Edward and Albert (Africa) KU Leuven
The African Great Lakes are known to be a hotspot for the diversity of fish, especially for cichlids. The cichlids of this region are well studied examples for adaptive radiations and explosive speciation in vertebrates. The basins of Lakes Kivu and Edward form the centre of origin of the haplochromine cichlid diversity, which includes more than 700 species in the region of Lakes Victoria, Kivu, Edward and Albert. In addition, a recent study ...
Bridging the Linnaean and Wallacean shortfalls: Phylogenetics and evolutionary biogeography of freshwater fish fauna of Western Ghats Hotspot (India) Hasselt University
Compost application and the interaction between compost-and native soil fauna: nematodes as indicator of biological compost maturity and soil food web processes. Ghent University
Experiments will elucidate whether thoroughly characterized composts, differentiated based on their nematode communities, have different effects on soil properties and nematode assemblages. An ecometagenetics approach will distinguish between compost- and native assemblages and reveal if the nematodes in compost directly contribute to the nematode community in the soil vs. that observed effects are due to the overall stimulation of the soil ...
The exceptionally preserved Fezouata Biota from the Lower Ordovician of Morocco: a unique window into the Cambro-Ordovician faunal transition Ghent University
The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event witnessed an exponential increase in the diversity within animal phyla. Exceptional fossil depositis have an important role to play in understanding the Ordovician radiation, but their scarcity has resulted in this event being studied almost exclusively using "shelly" faunas. This project will investigate a rich and geographically widespread Lower Ordovician exceptionally preserved biota from ...