Rapid and low-cost identification of common sole (Solea solea) in the field using a fast DNA isolation protocol and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) KU Leuven
Green infrastructure can promote plant functional connectivity in a grassland species around fragmented semi-natural grasslands in NW-Europe KU Leuven
Environmental and spatial determinants of parasite communities in invasive and native freshwater fishes KU Leuven Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
Repeated morphological diversification in endemic Antarctic fishes of the genus Trematomus KU Leuven
The current and projected environmental change of the Arctic Ocean contrasts sharply with the limited knowledge of its genetic biodiversity. Polar cod Boreogadus saida (Lepechin, 1774) is an abundant circumpolar marine fish and ecological key species. The central role of polar cod in the Arctic marine food web warrants a better understanding of its population structure and connectivity. In this study, the genetic population structure of 171 ...
A call for standardised snail ecological studies to support schistosomiasis risk assessment and snail control efforts KU Leuven
Freshwater snails act as intermediate hosts (IH) for schistosomiasis, a tropical disease affecting over 200 million people worldwide. Despite their medical importance, an extensive understanding of IH snail ecology remains absent. Especially data on the tolerance limits to different abiotic factors are fragmented and incomplete. Consequently, the construction of accurate species distribution models to identify snail habitats and guide targeted ...
West Greenland ichthyoplankton and how melting glaciers could allow Arctic cod larvae to survive extreme summer temperatures KU Leuven
Uncertainty hampers innovative mixed-fisheries management by the scales at which connectivity dynamics are relevant to management objectives. The spatial scale of sustainable stock management is species-specific and depends on ecology, life history and population connectivity. One valuable approach to understand these spatial scales is to determine to what extent population genetic structure correlates with the oceanographic environment. Here, ...