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Afdeling Limnologie (UGent)

Parent institute: Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie (UGent), more

Thesaurus terms (6) : Climatic changes; Freshwater ecology; Limnology; Palaeoclimatology; Zoobenthos; Zooplankton
Geographical terms (3) : Africa, East [Marine Regions]; Africa, West [Marine Regions]; Belgium [Marine Regions]
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent

Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 52 53
Fax: +32-(0)9-264 53 43
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Type: Scientific

Persons (12)  Top | Publications | Projects 

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The research group Limnology at Ghent University studies freshwater ecosystems of temperate and tropical regions with emphasis on the taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, and ecology of lake zooplankton and zoobenthos; and on the long-term dynamics of aquatic communities and ecosystems under the influence of natural climate variability and human impact. Its research focus comprises both fundamental aspects of biological diversity, community ecology, and ecosystem dynamics as well as more applied topics in the context of global climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem conservation. The research group Limnology organises short and long programmes of post-graduate education on issues of biodiversity conservation and global change.

Publications (24)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Gitau, P.N.; Duvail, S.; Verschuren, D. (2023). Evaluating the combined impacts of hydrological change, coastal dynamics and human activity on mangrove cover and health in the Tana River delta, Kenya. Regional Studies in Marine Science 61: 102898., more
  • Peer reviewed article Maitituerdi, A.; Van Daele, M.; Verschuren, D.; De Batist, M.; Waldmann, N. (2022). Depositional history of Lake Chala (Mt. Kilimanjaro, equatorial East Africa) from high-resolution seismic stratigraphy. J. Afr. Earth Sci. 189: 104499., more
  • Peer reviewed article Hammoud, C.; Kougioumoutzis, K.; Rijsdijk, K.F.; Simaiakis, S.M.; Norder, S.J.; Foufopoulos, J.; Georgopoulou, E.; van Loon, E. (2021). Past connections with the mainland structure patterns of insular species richness in a continental-shelf archipelago (Aegean Sea, Greece). Ecol. Evol. 11(10): 5441-5458., more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Bocxlaer, B.; Ortiz-Sepulveda, C.M.; Gurdebeke, P.R.; Vekemans, X. (2020). Adaptive divergence in shell morphology in an ongoing gastropod radiation from Lake Malawi. BMC Evol. Biol. 20(1): 5., more
  • Peer reviewed article van Bree, L.G.J.; Peterse, F.; Baxter, A.J.; De Crop, W.; van Grinsven, S.; Villanueva, L.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S (2020). Seasonal variability and sources of in situ brGDGT production in a permanently stratified African crater lake. Biogeosciences 17(21): 5443-5463., more
  • Peer reviewed article Fischer, H.; Meissner, K.J.; Mix, A.C.; Abram, N.J.; Austermann, J.; Brovkin, V.; Capron, E.; Colombaroli, D.; Daniau, A.-L.; Dyez, K.A.; Felis, T.; Finkelstein, S.A.; Jaccard, S.L.; McClymont, E.L.; Rovere, A.; Sutter, J.; Wolff, E.W.; Affolter, S.; Bakker, P.; Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A.; Barbante, C.; Caley, T.; Carlson, A.E.; Churakova, O.; Cortese, G.; Cumming, B.F.; Davis, B.A.S.; de Vernal, A.; Emile-Geay, J.; Fritz, S.C.; Gierz, P.; Gottschalk, J.; Holloway, M.D.; Joos, F.; Kucera, M.; Loutre, M.-F.; Lunt, D.J.; Marcisz, K.; Marlon, J.R.; Martinez, P.; Masson-Delmotte, V.; Nehrbass-Ahles, C.; Otto-Bliesner, B.L.; Raible, C.C.; Risebrobakken, B.; Sanchez Goñi, M.F.; Arrigo, J.S.; Sarnthein, M.; Sjolte, J.; Stocker, T.F.; Velasquez Alvárez, P.A.; Tinner, W.; Valdes, P.J.; Vogel, H.; Wanner, H.; Yan, Q.; Yu, Z.; Ziegler, M.; Zhou, L. (2018). Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond. Nature Geoscience 11(7): 474-485., more
  • Peer reviewed article van Bree, L.G.J.; Peterse, F.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Middelburg, J.J.; Negash, A.M.D.; De Crop, W.; Cocquyt, C.; Wieringa, J.J.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2018). Seasonal variability in the abundance and stable carbon-isotopic composition of lipid biomarkers in suspended particulate matter from a stratified equatorial lake (Lake Chala, Kenya/Tanzania): Implications for the sedimentary record. Quat. Sci. Rev. 192: 208-224., more
  • Peer reviewed article Loomis, S.E.; Russell, J.M.; Verschuren, D.; Morrill, C.; De Cort, G.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Olago, D.; Eggermont, H.; Street-Perrott, F.A.; Kelly, M.A. (2017). The tropical lapse rate steepened during the Last Glacial Maximum. Science Advances 3(1): e1600815., more
  • Peer reviewed article Buckles, L.K.; Verschuren, D.; Weijers, J.W.H.; Cocquyt, C.; Blaauw, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Interannual and (multi-)decadal variability in the sedimentary BIT index of Lake Challa, East Africa, over the past 2200 years: assessment of the precipitation proxy. Clim. Past 12: 1243-1262., more
  • Peer reviewed article Dumont, H.J.; Pijanowska, J (2015). Albert Liévin (1810-1881), pioneer of branchiopod research. Crustaceana 88(2): 243-245., more
  • Peer reviewed article Buckles, L.K.; Weijers, J.W.H.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Sources of core and intact branched tetraether membrane lipids in the lacustrine environment: Anatomy of Lake Challa and its catchment, equatorial East Africa. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 140: 106-126., more
  • Peer reviewed article Villanueva, L.; Besseling, M.; Rodrigo-Gamiz, M.; Rampen, S.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Potential biological sources of long chain alkyl diols in a lacustrine system. Org. Geochem. 68: 27-30., more
  • Peer reviewed article Buckles, L.K.; Villanueva, L.; Weijers, J.W.H.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Linking isoprenoidal GDGT membrane lipid distributions with gene abundances of ammonia-oxidizing Thaumarchaeota and uncultured crenarchaeotal groups in the water column of a tropical lake (Lake Challa, East Africa). Environ. Microbiol. 15(9): 2445-2462., more
  • Peer reviewed article Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Ossebaar, J.; Schouten, S.; Verschuren, D. (2012). Distribution of tetraether lipids in the 25-ka sedimentary record of Lake Challa: extracting reliable TEX86 and MBT/CBT palaeotemperatures from an equatorial African lake. Quat. Sci. Rev. 50: 43-54., more
  • Peer reviewed article Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Verschuren, D.; Ossebaar, J.; Blokker, J.; van Houten, R.; Plessen, B.; Schouten, S. (2011). A 25,000-year record of climate-induced changes in lowland vegetation of eastern equatorial Africa revealed by the stable carbon-isotopic composition of fossil plant leaf waxes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 302(1-2): 236-246., more
  • Peer reviewed article Tierney, J.; Russell, J.M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Huang, Y.S.; Verschuren, D. (2011). Late Quaternary behavior of the East African monsoon and the importance of the Congo Air Boundary. Quat. Sci. Rev. 30(7-8): 798-807., more
  • Peer reviewed article van Geel, B.; Gelorini, V.; Lyaruu, A.; Aptroot, A.; Rucina, S.; Marchant, R.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Verschuren, D. (2011). Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 164(3-4): 174-190., more
  • Peer reviewed article Wolff, C.; Haug, G.H.; Timmermann, A.; Brauer, A.; Sigman, D.M.; Cane, M.A.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2011). Reduced interannual rainfall variability in East Africa during the last ice age. Science (Wash.) 333(6043): 743-747., more
  • Peer reviewed article Moernaut, J. ; Verschuren, D.; Charlet, F.; Kristen, I.; Fagot, M.; De Batist, M. (2010). The seismic-stratigraphic record of lake-level fluctuations in Lake Challa: Hydrological stability and change in equatorial East Africa over the last 140 kyr. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 290(1-2): 214-223., more
  • Peer reviewed article Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Moernaut, J.; Kristen, I.; Blaauw, M.; Fagot, M.; Haug, G.H.; CHALLACEA project members (2009). Half-precessional dynamics of monsoon rainfall near the East African Equator. Nature (Lond.) 462(7273): 637-641., more
  • Peer reviewed article Wolff, C.; Haug, G.; Plessen, B.; Verschuren, D.; CHALLACEA Participants (2008). Lake Challa (Kenya/Tanzania) sediments as archive of climate and environmental variability in equatorial East Africa. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 10(EGU2008-A-09889), more
  • Peer reviewed article Verschuren, D. (2006). CHALLACEA: High-resolution, multi-proxy climate reconstruction for equatorial East Africa (21 ka BP to present) from laminated lake sediments near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 8(10112), more
  • Peer reviewed article Charlet, F.; Verschuren, D.; De Batist, M. ; Bessems, I. ; Olago, D.; Muzuka, A. (2005). Two glacial-interglacial cycles of lake-level change in equatorial East Africa documented by high-resolution seismic sequence stratigraphy from Lake Challa (Kenya). Geophys. Res. Abstr. 7: 06662, more
  • Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Moernaut, J.; Kristen, I.; Fagot, M.; Blaauw, M.; Haug, G. H. ; CHALLACEA project members (2008). Half-precessional climate forcing of Indian Ocean monsoon dynamics on the East African equator. Eos, Trans. (Wash. D.C.) 89(53): PP41B-1450, more

Projects (6)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • BEST: Biological evaluation of eleven sandy beaches along the Flemish Coast, more
  • Lake management zooplankton, more
  • OMES 1 Main: Research on the environmental effects of the SIGMA plan, more
  • OMES 1: Study on microplankton and the microbial "loop" of the Sea Scheldt, more
  • Taxonomisch, fylogenetisch, populatiegenetisch en fylogeografisch onderzoek met behulp van DNA sequentie- en fragmentanalyse., more
  • Vergelijkend morfologisch- en moleculair-taxonomisch onderzoek van Bacillariophyta, Nematoda, Crustacea en Rotifera, more

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