Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Campus Etterbeek, Building F, 7th floor
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

KULeuven, Ch. Deberiotstr 32, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tom is a Post doctoral fellow with the FWO with host institutions VUB and KULeuven. His VUB supervisor is Prof. Bram Vanschoenwinkel . Tom works, among other topics, on risk spreading strategies in animals often using organisms from temporary ponds as model systems. Recently he has been involved in a number papers that try to model potential effects of climate change on the demography of organisms in variable environments. In 2018 he received an extension of his FWO fellowship which ensures his continued funding until 2021. 


Pinceel, T., Buschke, F.T., Weckx, M., Brendonck, L. & B. Vanschoenwinkel (2018) Climate change jeopardizes the persistence of freshwater zooplankton by reducing both habitat suitability and demographic resilience. BMC Ecology 18 (1), 2 Q1

Pinceel, T., Vanschoenwinkel, B., Hawinkel, W., Tuytens, K. & Brendonck, L. (2017). Aridity promotes bet hedging via delayed hatching: a case study with two temporary pond crustaceans along a latitudinal gradient. Oecologia 184: 161-170 (SCI: 2.902) Q1

Pinceel, T., Vanschoenwinkel, B., Brendonck, L. & Buschke, F.T. (2016) Modelling the sensitivity of life history traits to climate change in  a temporary pool crustacean. Scientific Reports, 6: (SCI: 5.228) Q1

Pinceel, T., Brendonck, L. & Vanschoenwinkel, B. (2016) Propagule size and shape may promote local wind dispersal in freshwater zooplankton – a wind tunnel experiment. Limnology & Oceanography 62: 122-131 (SCI: 3.794) Q1