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Keynote Lecture 2

Experimental Elucidation of Meiofaunal Trophic Interactions: From Radioactive Tracer Techniques to Next Generation Sequencing

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Associate Professor Tom Moens
Biology Department at Ghent University
Flanders, Belgium

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Tom Moens is a professor in benthic ecology at the Biology Department at Ghent University. His main areas of research interest involve the study of marine benthic food webs, with emphasis on the positions, interactions and roles of nematodes; biodiversity – ecosystem functioning relationships; and population genetics, microevolution and cryptic diversity in marine nematodes. His main focus is on intertidal systems in temperate areas, but with excursions into polar and tropical regions and into both shallow and deep-sea systems. He has been involved in a variety of nationally and internationally funded projects. He has (co)authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He has acted as a reviewer for >40 international journals, and is an associate editor of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. and its ‘twin’ journal, Marine Biodiversity Records.