Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Quentin Jossart is working on the diversity and phylogeography of Antarctic sea stars in the context of the RECTO project. He worked previously at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and at the British Antarctic Survey (England) to investigate the reproductive mode and species integrity of a Southern Ocean brittle star. During his PhD (Univ. Bourgogne-France & ULB-Belgium), he compared the population genetic structures of a host-parasite pair (sea urchin-crab) in the Caribbean Sea. 


Jossart Q, De Ridder C, Lessios HA, Bauwens M, Motreuil S, Rigaud T, Wattier RA, David B (2017) Highly contrasted population genetic structures in a host-parasite pair in the Caribbean Sea. Ecology and Evolution 7(22): 9267-9280. .

Moreau C, Saucède T, Jossart Q, Agüera A, Brayard A, Danis B (2017) Reproductive strategy as a piece of the biogeographic puzzle: a case study using Antarctic sea stars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea). Journal of Biogeography 44: 848-860.

De Bruyn C, David B, Motreuil S, Caulier G, Jossart Q, Rigaud T, De Ridder C (2016) Should I stay or should I go? Causes and dynamics of host desertion by a parasitic crab living on echinoids. Marine Ecology P Series 546: 163-171.

Jossart Q, Moreau C, Agüera A, De Broyer C, Danis B (2015) The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): a ten-year appraisal. ZooKeys 524:137-145.

Jossart Q, Wattier RA, Kastally C, Aron S, David B, De Ridder C, Rigaud T (2014) Genetic evidence confirms polygamous mating system in a crustacean parasite with multiple hosts. PLoS ONE: e90680.