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18/12/2020 - 15:00

Nutrient enrichment in grasslands provides extra plant growth, and the animals that eat these plants cannot keep up in most places. This increase in biomass not only reduces biodiversity in the landscape but also increases the risk of natural fires. This is shown by research from the Nutrient Network, a worldwide research network of which Prof Dr Harry Olde Venterink and Dr Judith Sitters of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are members. The results were published last month in the leading journal Nature Communications.

05/09/2018 - 17:00

Kodikara Arachchilage Sunanda Kodikara obtained on September 5 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis: Physiology of the death of mangrove propagules, seedlings and saplings with particular emphasis on photosynthesis, transpiration, water transport and free radical accumulation.
Promotor: Prof. dr. Nico Koedam

04/09/2018 - 17:00

Mesfin Gebrehiwot DAMTEW obtained on September 4 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis: Biomonitoring in Tropical Freshwater Lakes: Plankton dynamics, interactions and ecological determinants.
Promotor: Prof. Ludwig Triest

31/08/2018 - 16:00

Addisie Yalew GEREMEW obtained on August 31 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis: Clonal and genotypic diversity, structure and connectivity of Cyperus papyrus populations: isotropic and anisotropic drivers.
Promotor: Prof. Ludwig Triest

31/05/2018 - 15:00

Filip Huyghe obtained on May 31 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Evolutionary and Ecological connectivity of the skunk clown fish in the Indian Ocean and its importance for the design of Marine Protected Areas
Promotor: Prof. dr. Marc Kochzius

09/10/2017 - 13:00

On October 9 2017 Stijn Van Onsem obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Ponds in the human landscape - Biomonitoring, drivers and reproductive ecology of macrophytes in a peri-urban setting
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Triest

04/10/2017 - 16:00

On October 4 2017 Aymere Awoke Assayie obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Development of monitoring tools for short and long-term changes of ecological water quality of Ethiopian rivers
promotors: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Triest, Prof. Dr. Peter Goethals and Dr. Abebe Beyene

04/09/2017 - 17:00

On September 4th 2017 Dennis De Ryck obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Propagules and patterns: the population genetic structure of mangroves in the Western Indian Ocean as a result of dispersal and its constraints
Joint PhD with Université Libre de Bruxelles
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Triest, Prof. Dr. Nico Koedam & Prof. Dr. Farid Dahdouh-Guebas

28/08/2017 - 09:30

On August 28 2017 Cyrus Rumisha obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Genetic diversity and connectivity in the East African mangrove crustaceans Scylla serrata and Penaeus monodon in relation to trace metal pollution: implications for fisheries management.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Marc Kochzius

27/06/2017 - 17:00

On June 27th 2017 Magdalene Namondo Ngeve obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Genetic connectivity of mangroves along the Cameroonian coastline
promotor: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Triest & Prof. Dr. Nico Koedam

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