Prof. Dr.

Luc De Meester

Department
Domain/Position
Phone
+49 (0)30 64181 602
Room
204

Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin

Profile
Expertise
  • Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation, with emphasis on biodiversity studies, the ecology and functioning of shallow lakes and pond ecosystems [1-5] and global change biology (cyanobacteria blooms [6], climate warming [7-8], urbanisation [9-10]
  • Metacommunity ecology using zooplankton [11-12] and bacteria [13-14] as model systems, or performing integrated analyses across multiple organism groups [15-16]
  • Evolutionary ecology and Stress ecology, including the study of local genetic adaptation to natural and anthropogenic stressors using spatial surveys (urbanisation [17-19]), experimental evolution (climate change [20-22]; agrochemicals [23-25]) and resurrection ecology (predation [26-28]; parasites [29]; climate change [22]), and including multi-trait and combined-stressor analyses (e.g. pollution, food stress, predators and parasites [23, 30-31])
  • Ecological genomics, focusing on identifying the signature of selection along environmental gradients in nature and analysing the genomic-mechanistic underpinning of local adaptation, using the water flea Daphnia as a model system [32-34]
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics, with focus on evolving metacommunities [35]. I contributed to the rapidly growing field of eco-evolutionary dynamics amongst others through my studies on rapid evolutionary change [e.g. 26], through the development of the concept of evolution-mediated priority effects (monopolisation hypothesis [36-40], empirical research on eco-evolutionary interactions (climate change [41], cyanobacteria blooms [42], zooplankton communities [43], contributing to the development of eco-evo partitioning metrics [44] and to the idea that evolution can impact regime shifts and tipping points [45]

 

Professorship

for Freshwater Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Biology

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Current positions (since 2020)

  • Director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
  • Professor of Freshwater Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU Leuven, Belgium (20%)

Higher education and previous positions

  • 2015-2019 Member Research Council KU Leuven (Board Member Research Council 2015-2017), Belgium
  • 2010-2015 Division Head Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2005-2010 Department Head Biology at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • since 2003 Full Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2000-2003 Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 1995-2000 Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 1994 Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institut für Limnologie, Plön, Germany
  • 1991-1995 Postdoctoral researcher with the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at University of Gent, Belgium
  • 1991 PhD in Biology at University of Gent, Belgium (Greatest distinction)
  • 1986 Master in Biology at University of Gent, Belgium (Greatest distinction)
  • 1984 Bachelor in Biology at University of Gent, Belgium (Greatest distinction)

Fellowships and awards

  • 2012-2014 Laureate of a Francqui Foundation Research Professor fellowship
  • 2003 Laureate of the Academy 2003, Class Natural Sciences, Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgium
  • 1994-1995 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Max Planck Society; postdoctoral stay at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology in Plön
  • 1991-1995 Postdoctoral Research fellowship Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • 1986-1991 PhD scholarship by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

  • 1995-2020 >24 postdocs from Europe and beyond were part of my research team (18 for > 1 year)
  • 1995-2020 Promoter or copromoter of >35 successfully completed PhDs

Selected commissions of trust

  • since 2012 Editorial board member of Ecology Letters, started October 2012
  • since 2019 Board member of One Earth
  • 2007-2013 Board member Proceedings of the Royal Society – Biological Series
  • 2006-2012 Associate editor of Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2005-2008 Member of editorial board of Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • 2011-2017 Member of the ERC Starting Grants panel LS8 (2011-2017), deputy chair panel 2015, 2017
  • 2006-2013 Member of panel BIO3 of National Science Fund FWO-Flanders, president panel in 2012-2013
  • 2015-2019 Member of the KU Leuven Research Council (Board member 2015-2017)
  • 2013-2019 Member of the steering committee of the interdisciplinary think-tank “Metaforum”, KU Leuven

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| 1 Declerck et al. 2005 Ecology | 2 Declerck et al. 2006 Biological Conservation | 3 Declerck et al. 2007 Ecology | 4 Scheffer et al. 2006 Oikos | 5 Van de Meutter et al. 2006 J. Applied Ecology) | 6 Kosten et al. 2012 Global Change Biology | 7 Urban et al. 2016 Science | 8 Scheffers et al. 2016 Science | 9 Merckx et al. 2018 Nature | 10 Piano et al. 2019 Global Change Biology | 11 Cottenie et al. 2003 Ecology | 12 Cottenie & De Meester 2004 Ecology | 13 Van der Gucht et al. 2007 PNAS | 14 Souffreau et al. 2018 Environmental Microbiology | 15 Verreydt et al. 2012 Ecology Letters | 16 De Bie et al. 2012 Ecology Letters | 17 Brans et al. 2017 Global Change Biology | 18 Brans et al. 2018 Functional Ecology | 19 Brans et al. 2018 Proc Roy Soc B | 20 Van Doorslaer et al. 2009 Evolution | 21 Van Doorslaer et al. 2009 Global Change Biology | 22 Geerts et al. 2015 Nature Climate Change | 23 Jansen et al. 2011 Evolution | 24 Jansen et al. 2011 Functional Ecology | 25 Jansen et al. 2015 Evolutionary Applications | 26 Cousyn et al. 2001 PNAS | 27 Pauwels et al. 2007 American Naturalist | 28 Stoks et al. 2016 Ecology Letters | 29 Decaestecker et al. 2007 Nature | 30 Coors & De Meester 2008 J. Applied Ecology | 31 Pauwels et al. 2010 Functional Ecology | 32 Orsini et al. 2011 BMC Genomics | 33 Orsini et al. 2012 Molecular Ecology | 34 Routtu et al. 2014 BMC Genomics | 35 Urban et al. 2008 Trends Ecol Evol. | 36 De Meester et al. 2002 Acta Oecologica | 37 Urban & De Meester 2009 Proc Roy Soc B | 38 De Meester et al. 2016 Trends Ecol. Evol. | 39 Vanoverbeke et al. 2016 Ecography | 40 Leibold et al. 2019 PNAS | 41 De Meester et al. 2011 Integrative & Comparative Biology | 42 Lemaire et al. 2011 Evolutionary Applications | 43 Pantel et al. 2015 Ecology Letters | 44 Govaert et al. 2016 Ecology Letters | 45 Dakos et al. 2019, Nature Ecology and Evolution |

Publications

325+ publications in international peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Nature Climate Change, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nature Communications, Nature Microbiology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Ecology Letters, American Naturalist, Evolution, Ecology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Biological Series, Molecular Ecology, Global Change Biology, Evolutionary Applications, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Conservation Biology, Oecologia, Oikos, Limnology and Oceanography, Freshwater Biology etc.

For a full list see https://lirias.kuleuven.be/cv?u=U0008482

 

Selected publications

Decaestecker, E., S. Gaba, J.A.M. Raeymaekers, R. Stoks, L. Van Kerckhoven, D. Ebert & L. De Meester, 2007. Host-parasite ‘Red Queen’ dynamics archived in pond sediment. Nature 450: 870-873.

Van der Gucht, K., K. Cottenie, K. Muylaert, N. Vloemans,  S. Cousin, S. Declerck, E. Jeppesen, J.-M. Conde-Porcuna, K. Schwenk, G. Zwart, H. Degans, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2007. The power of species sorting: local factors drive bacterial community composition over a wide range of spatial scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 20404-20409.

De Bie, T., L. De Meester, L. Brendonck, K. Martens, B. Goddeeris, D. Ercken, H. Hampel, L. Denys, L. Vanhecke, K. Van der Gucht, J. Van Wichelen, W. Vyverman & S. Declerck, 2012. Body size and dispersal mode as key traits determining metacommunity structure of aquatic organisms. Ecology Letters 15: 740-747.

Geerts, A.N., J. Vanoverbeke, B. Vanschoenwinkel, W. Van Doorslaer, H. Feuchtmayr, D. Atkinson, B. Moss, T.A. Davidson, C.D. Sayer & L. De Meester, 2015. Rapid evolution of thermal tolerance in the water flea Daphnia. Nature Climate Change doi:10.1038/nclimate2628.

Pantel, J.H., C. Duvivier & L. De Meester, 2015. Rapid local adaptation mediates zooplankton community assembly in experimental mesocosms. Ecology Letters 18: 992-1000 doi: 10.1111/ele.12480

De Meester, L., J. Vanoverbeke, L. Kilsdonk & M.C. Urban, 2016. Evolving perspectives on monopolization and priority effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 136-146.

Stoks, R., L. Govaert, K. Pauwels, B. Jansen & L. De Meester, 2016. Resurrecting complexity: the interplay of plasticity and rapid evolution in the multiple trait response to strong changes in predation pressure in the waterflea Daphnia magna. Ecology Letters 19: 180-190.

Govaert, L., J. Pantel & L. De Meester, 2016. Eco-evolutionary partitioning metrics: assessing the importance of ecological and evolutionary contributions to population and community change. Ecology Letters 19: 839-853.

Scheffers, B.R., L. De Meester, T.C.L. Bridge, A.A. Hoffmann, J.M. Pandolfi, R.T. Corlett, S.H.M. Butchart, P. Pearce-Kelly, K.M. Kovacs, D. Dudgeon, M. Pacifici, C. Rondinini, W.B. Foden, T.G. Martin, C. Mora, D. Bickford, J.E.M. Watson, 2016. The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people. Science 354: 719 + DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7671.

Urban, M., G. Bocedi, A.P. Hendry, J.-B. Mihoub, G. Pe'er, A. Singer, J.R. Bridle, L.G. Crozier, L. De Meester, W. Godsoe, A. Gonzalez, J.J. Hellmann, R.D. Holt, A. Huth, K. Johst, C.B. Krug, P.W. Leadley, S.C.F. Palmer, J.H. Pantel, A. Schmitz, P.A. Zollner & J.M.J. Travis, 2016. Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change. Science 353, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8466.

Merckx, T., C. Souffreau, A. Kaiser, L.F. Baardsen, T. Backeljau, D. Bonte, K.I. Brans, M. Cours, M. Dahirel, N. Debortoli, K. De Wolf, J.M.T. Engelen, D. Fontaneto, A.T. Gianuca, L. Govaert, F. Hendrickx, J. Higuti, L. Lens, K. Martens, H. Matheve, E. Matthysen, E. Piano, R. Sablon, I. Schön, K. Van Doninck, L. De Meester & H. Van Dyck, 2018. Body size shifts in aquatic and terrestrial urban communities. Nature 558: 113+; doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0140-0

Dakos, V., B. Matthews, A. Hendry, J. Levine, N. Loeuille, J. Norberg, P. Nosil, M. Scheffer & L. De Meester. 2019. Ecosystem tipping points in an evolving world. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 355-362.

Leibold, M.A., M.C. Urban, L. De Meester, C.A. Klausmeier & J. Vanoverbeke, 2019. Regional neutrality evolves through local adaptive niche evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 116: 2612-2617.

Schaffner, L.R., L. Govaert, L. De Meester, S.P. Ellner, E. Fairchild, B.E. Miner, L.G. Rudstam, P. Spaak & N.G. Hairston Jr, 2019. Consumer-resource dynamics is an eco-evolutionary process in a natural plankton community. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 1351-1358.

 

Full publication list

1988-1992

De Meester, L. & H.J. Dumont, 1988. The genetics of phototaxis in Daphnia magna: Existence of three phenotypes for vertical migration among parthenogenetic females. Hydrobiologia 162: 47-55.

De Meester, L., 1989. An estimation of the heritability of phototaxis in Daphnia magna Straus. Oecologia 78: 142-144.

De Meester, L. & H.J. Dumont, 1989. Phototaxis in Daphnia: Interaction of hunger and genotype. Limnology & Oceanography 34: 1322-1325.

De Meester, L. & H.J. Dumont, 1990. Laboratory observations on the vertical distribution of a tropic al pelagic flatworm (Mesostoma sp.) in relation to satiation. Hydrobiologia 198: 103-106.

Maelfait, J.-P., R. De Keer & L. De Meester, 1990. Genetical background of the polymorphism of Oedothorax gibbosus (Blackwall) (Linyphiidae, Araneae). Revue d’Arachnologie 9: 29-34.

Van Uytvanck, J. & L. De Meester, 1990. Phototaxis in Daphnia magna: The influence of temperature and acidity on the phototactic behaviour of Daphnia genotypes. Journal of Plankton Research 12: 1089-1097.

De Meester, L., 1991. An analysis of the phototactic behaviour of Daphnia magna clones and their sexual descendants. Hydrobiologia 225: 217-227.

De Meester, L., 1992. The phototactic behaviour of male and female Daphnia magna. Animal Behaviour 43: 696-698.

 

1993-1997

De Meester, L., 1993. The vertical distribution of Daphnia magna genotypes selected for different phototactic behaviour: Outdoor experiments. Archiv für Hydrobiologie (Beihefte Ergebnisse der  Limnologie) 39: 137-155.

De Meester, L., 1993. Genotype, fish-mediated chemicals and phototaxis in Daphnia. Ecology 74: 1467-1474

De Meester, L., 1993. Inbreeding and outbreeding depression in Daphnia. Oecologia 93: 80-84.

De Meester, L. & N. Beenaerts, 1993. Heritable variation in carotenoid content in Daphnia magna. Limnology & Oceanography 38: 1193-1200.

De Meester, L. & H. De Jager, 1993. Hatching of Daphnia sexual eggs: 1. Intraspecific differences in the hatching responses of D. magna eggs. Freshwater Biology 30: 219-226.

De Meester, L. & H. De Jager, 1993. Hatching of Daphnia sexual eggs: 2. The effect of age and a second stimulus. Freshwater Biology 30: 227-233.

De Meester, L., S. Maas, K. Dierckens & H.J. Dumont, 1993. Habitat selection and patchiness in Scapholeberis: Horizontal distribution and migration of S. mucronata in a small pond. Journal of Plankton Research 15: 1129-1139.

De Meester, L., 1994. Life histories and habitat selection in Daphnia: Divergent life histories of D. magna clones differing in phototactic behaviour. Oecologia 97: 333-341.

De Meester, L., J. Vandenberghe, K. Desender & H.J. Dumont, 1994. Genotype-dependent daytime vertical distribution of Daphnia magna in a shallow pond. Belgian Journal of Zoology 124: 3-9.

Segers, H. & L. De Meester, 1994. The rotifera of Papua New Guinea, with the description of a new Scaridium EHRENBERG, 1830. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 131: 111-125.

Brendonck, L., L. De Meester & H.J. Dumont, 1995. Evidence for sex-related differences in phototactic behaviour of Streptocephalus proboscideus (Crustacea: Anostraca). Hydrobiologia 298: 87-91.

De Meester, L., 1995. Life history characteristics of Daphnia magna clones differing in phototactic behaviour. Hydrobiologia 307: 167-175.

De Meester, L., L.J. Weider & R. Tollrian, 1995. Alternative antipredator defences and genetic polymorphism in a pelagic predator-prey system. Nature 378: 483-485.

Mitchell, S., L. De Meester, G. Carvalho & L.J. Weider, 1995. No evidence for kin-preferential swarming in Daphnia. Journal of Animal Ecology 64: 777-779.

De Meester, L., 1996. Evolutionary potential and local genetic differentiation in a phenotypically plastic trait of a cyclical parthenogen, Daphnia magna. Evolution 50: 1293-1298.

De Meester, L., 1996. Local genetic differentiation and adaptation in freshwater zooplankton populations: patterns and processes. Ecoscience 3: 385-399.

Smirnov, N.M. & L. De Meester, 1996. A contribution to the cladoceran fauna of Papua New Guinea. Hydrobiologia 317: 65-68.

Declerck, S., L. De Meester, N. Podoor & J. M. Conde-Porcuna, 1997. The relevance of size efficiency to biomanipulation theory: a field test under hypertrophic conditions. Hydrobiologia 360: 265-275.

De Meester, L., 1997. Neutral markers, ecologically relevant traits, and the structure of genetic variation in Daphnia. Aquatic Ecology 31: 79-87.

De Meester, L. & C. Cousyn, 1997. The change in phototactic behaviour of a Daphnia magna clone in the presence of fish kairomones: the effect of exposure time. Hydrobiologia 360: 169-175.

De Meester, L. & W. Vyverman, 1997. Diurnal residence of the larger stages of the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa in the anoxic monimolimnion of a tropical meromictic lake in New Guinea. Journal of Plankton Research 19: 425-434.

Vanoverbeke, J. & L. De Meester, 1997. Among-populational genetic differentiation in a cyclical parthenogen and its relation to geographic distance and clonal diversity. Hydrobiologia 360: 135-142.

 

1998-2002

Boersma, M., P. Spaak & L. De Meester, 1998. Predator-mediated plasticity in morphology, life-history and behavior of Daphnia: the uncoupling of responses. The American Naturalist 152: 237-248.

Cousyn, C. & L. De Meester, 1998. The vertical profile of resting egg banks in natural populations of the pond-dwelling cladoceran Daphnia magna. Archiv für Hydrobiologie (Beihefte Ergebnisse der Limnologie) 52: 127-139.

De Meester, L., C. Cousyn & J. Vanoverbeke, 1998. Chemical interactions, maternal effects and the hatching of Daphnia diapausing eggs. Archiv für Hydrobiologie (Beihefte Ergebnisse der Limnologie) 52: 263-272.

Desender, K., T. Backeljau, K. Delahaye & L. De Meester, 1998. Age and size of European saltmarshes and its population genetic consequences for ground beetles. Oecologia 114: 503-513.

Michels, E. & L. De Meester, 1998. The influence of food quality on the phototactic behaviour of Daphnia magna Straus. Hydrobiologia 379: 199-206.

Segers, H., N.L. Ferrufino & L. De Meester, 1998. Diversity and zoogeography of Rotifera (Monogononta) in a flood plain lake of the Ichilo river, Bolivia, with notes on little-known species. Internationale Revue Hydrobiologie 83: 439-448.

Boersma, M., L. De Meester & P. Spaak, 1999. Environmental stress and local adaptation in Daphnia magna. Limnology & Oceanography 44: 393-402.

De Meester, L. & L.J. Weider, 1999. Depth selection behavior, fish kairomones, and the life-histories of Daphnia hyalina x galeata hybrid clones. Limnology & Oceanography 44: 1248-1258.

De Meester, L. & J. Vanoverbeke, 1999. Uncoupling of male and sexual egg production leads to reduced inbreeding in the cyclical parthenogen, Daphnia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Series 266: 2471-2477.

Michels, E., M. Leynen, C. Cousyn, L. De Meester & F. Ollevier, 1999. Phototactic behavior of Daphnia as a tool in the continuous monitoring of water quality: experiments with a positively phototactic Daphnia magna clone. Water Research 33: 401-408.

Brendonck, L., L. De Meester & B.J. Riddoch, 2000. Regional structuring of genetic variation in short-lived rock pool populations of Branchipodopsis wolfi (Crustacea: Anostraca). Oecologia 123: 506-515.

Declerck, S., L. De Meester, P. De Smedt, W. Rommens, W. Vyverman, V. Geenens, J. Van Wichelen, H. Degans & K. Decleer, 2000. Clear water and charophytes in a hypertrophic pond. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung der Limnologie 27: 541.

Michels, E., S. Semsari, C. Bin & L. De Meester, 2000. Effect of sublethal doses of cadmium on the phototactic behavior of Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 47: 261-265.

Naihong, X., E. Audenaert, J. Vanoverbeke, L. Brendonck, P. Sorgeloos & L. De Meester, 2000. Low among-populational genetic differentiation in Chinese bisexual Artemia populations. Heredity 84: 238-243.

Declerck, S., C. Cousyn & L. De Meester, 2001. Evidence for local adaptation in neighbouring Daphnia populations: a laboratory transplant experiment. Freshwater Biology 46: 187-198.

Cottenie, K., N. Nuytten, E. Michels & L. De Meester, 2001. Zooplankton community structure and environmental conditions in a set of interconnected ponds. Hydrobiologia 442: 339-350.

Cousyn, C., L. De Meester, J.K. Colbourne, L. Brendonck, D. Verschuren & F. Volckaert, 2001. Rapid local adaptation of zooplankton behavior to changes in predation pressure in absence of neutral genetic changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98: 6256-6260.

Jeppesen, E., P. Leavitt, L. De Meester & J.P. Jensen, 2001. Functional ecology and palaeolimnology: using cladoceran remains to reconstruct anthropogenic impact. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 191-198. 

Kieu, D.N., E. Michels & L. De Meester, 2001. Phototactic behaviour of Daphnia and the continuous monitoring of water quality: interference of fish kairomones and food quality. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20: 1098-1103.

Michels, E., K. Cottenie, L. Neys, K. De Gelas, P. Coppin & L. De Meester, 2001. Modelling the effective geographic distance between zooplankton populations in a set of interconnected ponds : a validation with genetic data. Molecular Ecology 10: 1929-1938.

Michels, E., K. Cottenie, L. Neys & L. De Meester, 2001. Zooplankton on the move: first results on the quantification of dispersal of zooplankton in a set of interconnected ponds. Hydrobiologia 442: 117-126.

Van der Gucht, K., K. Sabbe, L. De Meester, N. Vloemans, G. Zwart, M. Gillis & W. Vyverman, 2001. Contrasting bacterioplankton community composition and seasonal dynamics in two neighbouring hypertrophic freshwater lakes. Environmental Microbiology 3: 680-690.

Brendonck, L., E. Michels, L. De Meester & B. Riddoch, 2002. Temporary pools are not “enemy-free”. Hydrobiologia 486: 147-159.

Decaestecker, E., L. De Meester & D. Ebert, 2002. In deep trouble: habitat selection constrained by multiple enemies in zooplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 99: 5481-5485.

Declerck, S., G. Louette, T. De Bie & L. De Meester, 2002. Patterns of diet overlap between populations of non-indigenous and native fish species in shallow ponds. Journal of Fish Biology 61: 1182-1197.

Degans, H. & L. De Meester, 2002. Top-down control of natural phyto- and bacterioplankton prey communities by Daphnia magna and by the natural zooplankton community of the hypertrophic Lake Blankaart. Hydrobiologia: 479: 39-49.

Degans, H., E. Zöllner, K. Van der Gucht, L. De Meester & K. Jürgens, 2002. Rapid Daphnia-mediated changes in microbial community structure: an experimental study. FEMS – Microbial Ecology 42: 137-149.

De Meester, L., A. Gómez, B. Okamura & K. Schwenk, 2002. The Monopolization Hypothesis and the dispersal-gene flow paradox in aquatic organisms. Acta Oecologica 23: 121-135.

Muylaert, K., K. Van der Gucht, N. Vloemans, L. De Meester, M. Gillis & W. Vyverman, 2002. Relationship between bacterial community composition and bottom-up versus top-down variables in four eutrophic shallow lakes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68: 4740-4750.

 

2003

Brendonck, L. and L. De Meester. 2003. Egg banks in freshwater zooplankton: Evolutionary and ecological archives in the sediment. Hydrobiologia 491: 65-84.

Cottenie, K. & L. De Meester, 2003. Comment to Oksanen (2001): reconciling Oksanen (2001) and Hurlbert (1984). Oikos 100: 394-396.

Cottenie, K. and L. De Meester. 2003. Connectivity and cladoceran species richness in a metacommunity of shallow lakes. Freshwater Biology 48: 823-832.

Cottenie, K., E. Michels, N. Nuytten and L. De Meester. 2003. Zooplankton metacommunity structure: regional versus local processes in highly interconnected ponds. Ecology 84: 991-1000.

Decaestecker E., A. Vergote, D. Ebert and L. De Meester. 2003. Evidence for strong host clone – parasite species interactions in the Daphnia – microparasite system. Evolution 57: 784-792.

Declerck, S. and L. De Meester. 2003. Impact of fish predation on coexisting Daphnia taxa: a partial test of the temporal hybrid superiority hypothesis. Hydrobiologia 500: 83-94.

Declerck, S., V. Geenens, N. Podoor, J.M. Conde-Porcuna and L. De Meester, 2003. Intraspecific density dependence in the dynamics of zooplankton under hypertrophic conditions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60: 919-928.

Forro, L., L. De Meester, K. Cottenie & H.J. Dumont, 2003. An update on the inland cladoceran and copepod fauna of Belgium, with a note on the importance of temporary waters. Belgian Journal of Zoology 133: 31-36.

Michels, E., E. Audenaert, R. Ortells and L. De Meester, 2003. Population genetic structure of three pond-inhabiting Daphnia species on a regional scale (Flanders, Belgium). Freshwater Biology.

Muylaert, K., S. Declerck, V. Geenens, J. Van Wichelen, H. Degans, J. Vandekerkhove, K. Van der Gucht, N. Vloemans, W. Rommens, D. Rejas, R. Urrutia, K. Sabbe, M. Gillis, K. Decleer, L. De Meester and W. Vyverman. 2003. Zooplankton, phytoplankton and the microbial food web in two turbid and two clearwater shallow lakes in Belgium. Aquatic Ecology 37: 137-150.

 

2004

Cottenie, K. and L. De Meester, 2004. Metacommunity structure: synergy of biotic interactions as selective agents and dispersal as fuel. Ecology 85: 114-119.

Decaestecker, E., C. Lefever, L. De Meester and D. Ebert., 2004. Haunted by the past: evidence for dormant stage banks of microparasites and epibionts of Daphnia. Limnology & Oceanography 49: 1355-1364.

Louette, G. and L. De Meester, 2004. Rapid colonization of a newly created habitat by cladocerans and the initial build-up of a Daphnia-dominated community. Hydrobiologia: 245-249.

Mergeay, J., D. Verschuren, L. Van Kerckhoven & L. De Meester, 2004. Two hundred years of a diverse Daphnia community in Lake Naivasha (Kenya): effects of natural and human-induced environmental changes. Freshwater Biology 49: 998 - 1013.

Michels, E. and L. De Meester, 2004. Inter-clonal variation in phototactic behaviour and key life-history traits in a metapopulation of the cyclical parthenogen Daphnia ambigua: the effect of fish kairomones. Hydrobiologia 522: 221-233.

Vandekerkhove, J., J.M. Vanhove, S. Declerck, E. Jeppesen, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2004. Use of ephippial morphology to assess anomopod richness: potentials and pitfalls. Journal of Limnology 63: 75-84.

Vandekerkhove, J., B. Niessen, S. Declerck, E. Jeppesen, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2004. Hatching rate and hatching success with and without isolation of zooplankton resting eggs. Hydrobiologia 526: 235-241.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2004. Behavioral linkage of pelagic prey and littoral predators: microhabitat selection by Daphnia induced by damselfly larvae. Oikos 107: 265-272.

 

2005

Decaestecker, E., S. Declerck, L. De Meester & D. Ebert, 2005. Ecological implications of parasites in natural Daphnia magna populations. Oecologia 144: 382-390.

Declerck, S., J. Vandekerkhove, L. Johansson, K. Muylaert, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, K. Van der Gucht, C. Perez-Martinez, T. Lauridsen, K. Schwenk, G. Zwart, W. Rommens, J. Lopez-Ramos, E. Jeppesen, W. Vyverman, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2005. Multi-group biodiversity in shallow lakes along gradients of phosphorus and water plant cover. Ecology 86: 1905-1915.

De Gelas, K. & L. De Meester, 2005. Phylogeography of Daphnia magna in Europe. Molecular Ecology 14: 754-763.

De Meester, L. & S. Declerck, 2004. 2005. Invited Target Review: The study of biodiversity in freshwater habitats: societal relevance and suggestions for priorities in science policy. Hydrobiologia 542: 1-9.

De Meester, L., S. Declerck, R. Stoks, G. Louette, F. Van de Meutter, T.  De Bie, E. Michels & L. Brendonck, 2005. Ponds and pools as model systems in conservation biology, ecology and evolutionary biology. Aquatic Conservation 15: 715-725

Louette, G. & L. De Meester, 2005. High dispersal capacity in aquatic organisms: species richness in cladoceran communities colonizing newly created habitats. Ecology 86: 353-359.

Mergeay, J., D. Verschuren & L. De Meester, 2005. Daphnia species diversity in Kenya, and a key to the identification of their ephippia.. Hydrobiologia 542: 261-274.     

Mergeay, J., D. Verschuren & L. De Meester, 2005. Cryptic invasion and dispersal of an American Daphnia in East Africa. Limnol. Oceanogr. 50: 1278-1283. 

Pauwels, K., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2005. Coping with predator stress: interclonal differences in induction of heat shock proteins in the water flea Daphnia magna. J. Evol. Biol. 18: 867-872.

Rejas, D., S. Declerck, J. Auwerkerken, P. Tak & L. De Meester, 2005. Plankton dynamics in a tropical floodplain lake: fish, nutrients, and the relative importance of bottom-up and top-down control. Freshwater Biology 50: 52-69.

Rejas, D., K. Muylaert & L. De Meester, 2005. Nutrient limitation of bacteria and sources of nutrients supporting nutrient-limited bacterial growth in an Amazonian floodplain lake. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 39: 57-67.

Rejas, D., K. Muylaert & L. De Meester, 2005. Phytoplankton-bacterioplankton interactions in a neotropical floodplain lake (Laguna Bufeos, Bolivia). Hydrobiologia 543: 91-99.

Vandekerkhove, J., S. Declerck, L. Brendonck, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, E. Jeppesen, L.S. Johansson & L. De Meester, 2005. Uncovering hidden species: hatching diapausing eggs for the analysis of cladoceran species richness. Limnol. Oceanorgr. Methods 3: 399-407.

Vandekerkhove, J., S. Declerck, L. Brendonck, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, E. Jeppesen & L. De Meester, 2005. Hatching of cladoceran resting eggs: temperature and photoperiod. Freshwater Biology 50: 96-104.

Vandekerkhove, J., S. Declerck, E. Jeppesen, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2005. Dormant propagule banks integrate spatio-temporal heterogeneity in cladoceran communities. Oecologia 142: 109-116.

Vandekerkhove, J., G. Louette, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2005. Development of cladoceran egg banks in new and isolated pools. Archiv Hydrobiol. 162: 339-347.

Van de Meutter, F., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2005. Water turbidity affects predator-prey interactions in a fish-damselfly system. Oecologia 144: 327-336.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2005. The effect of turbidity state and microhabitat on macroinvertebrate assemblages: a pilot study of six shallow lakes. Hydrobiologia 542: 379-390.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2005. Spatial avoidance of littoral and pelagic invertebrate predators by Daphnia. Oecologia 142: 489-499.

Van der Gucht, K., T. Vandekerckhove, N. Vloemans, S. Cousin, K. Muylaert, K. Sabbe, M. Gillis, S. Declerck, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2005. Characterization of bacterial communities in four freshwater lakes differing in nutrient load and food web structure FEMS Microbial Ecology 53: 205-220.

 

2006

Aguilera, X., G. Crespo, S. Declerck & L. De Meester, 2006.  Diel vertical migration of zooplankton in tropical, high mountain lakes (Andes, Bolivia). Polish J. Ecol. 54: 453-464.

Aguilera, X., S. Declerck, L. De Meester, M. Maldonado & F. Ollevier, 2006.  Tropical high Andes lakes: A limnological survey and an assessment of exotic rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Limnologica 36: 258-268.

Declerck, S., T. De Bie, D. Ercken, H. Hampel, S. Schrijvers, J. Van Wichelen, V. Gillard, R. Mandiki, B. Losson, D. Bauwens, S. Keijers, W. Vyverman, B. Goddeeris, L. De Meester, L. Brendonck & K. Martens, 2006.  Ecological characteristic's of small farmland ponds: Associations with   land use practices at multiple spatial scales. Biol. Conserv. 131: 523-532.

De Meester, L., J. Vanoverbeke, J., R. Ortells & P. Spaak, 2006. Genetic structure of cyclic parthenogenetic zooplankton populations – a conceptual framework. Archiv Hydrobiol. 167: 217-244.

Hulsmans, A., S. Bracke, K. Moreau, L. De Meester & L. Brendonck, 2006. Dormant egg bank characteristics and hatching pattern of the Phallocryptus spinosa (Anostraca) population in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana). Hydrobiologia 571: 123-132.

Louette, G., M. Vander Elst & L. De Meester, 2006. Establishment success in young cladoceran communities: An experimental test. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51: 1021-1030.

Mergeay, J., S. Declerck, D. Verschuren & L. De Meester, 2006. Daphnia community analysis in shallow Kenyan lakes and ponds using dormant eggs in surface sediments. Freshwat. Biol. 51: 399-411.

Mergeay, J., D. Verschuren & L. De Meester, 2006. Invasion of an asexual American water flea clone throughout Africa and rapid displacement of a native sibling species. Proc. Roy Soc. Series B. 273: 2839-2844.

Muylaert, K., S. Declerck, J. Van Wichelen, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2006. An evaluation of the role of daphnids in controlling phytoplankton biomass in clear water versus turbid shallow lakes. Limnologica 36: 69-78.

Scheffer, M., G.J. van Geest, K. Zimmer, E. Jeppesen, M. Sondergaard, M.G. Butler, M.A. Hanson, S. Declerck & L. De Meester, 2006. Small habitat size and isolation can promote species richness: second-order effects on biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds. Oikos 112: 227-231.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2006. Lotic dispersal of lentic macroinvertebrates. Ecography 29: 223-230.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2006. Rapid response of macroinvertebrates to drainage management of shallow connected lakes. J. Appl. Ecol. 43: 51-60.

 

2007

Aguilera, X., J. Mergeay, A. Wollebrants, S. Declerck & L. De Meester, 2007. Asexuality and polyploidy in Daphnia from the tropical Andes. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 2079-2088.

Decaestecker, E., S. Gaba, J.A.M. Raeymaekers, R. Stoks, L. Van Kerckhoven, D. Ebert & L. De Meester, 2007. Host-parasite ‘Red Queen’ dynamics archived in pond sediment. Nature 450: 870-873.

Declerck, S., M. Vanderstukken, A. Pals, K. Muylaert & L. De Meester, 2007. Plankton biodiversity along a gradient of productivity and its mediation by macrophytes. Ecology 88: 2199-2210.

De Meester, L., G. Louette, C. Duvivier, C. Van Damme & E. Michels, 2007. Genetic composition of resident populations influences establishment success of immigrant species. Oecologia 153: 431-440.

Hulsmans, A., K. Moreau, L. De Meester, B.J. Riddoch & L. Brendonck, 2007. Direct and indirect measures of dispersal in the fairy shrimp Branchipodopsis wolfi indicate a small-scale isolation-by-distance pattern. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 676-684.

Louette, G., T. De Bie, J. Vandekerkhove, S. Declerck & L. De Meester, 2007. A regional analysis of the cladoceran zooplankton fauna of Flanders (Belgium) – Inferring changes over the past 70 years. Belg. J. Zool. 137: 117-123. 

Louette, G. & L. De Meester, 2007. Predation and priority effects in experimental zooplankton communities. Oikos 116: 419-426.

Louette, G., J. Vanoverbeke, R. Ortells & L. De Meester, 2007. The founding mothers: the genetic structure of newly established Daphnia populations. Oikos 116: 728-741.

Mergeay, J., J. Vanoverbeke, D. Verschuren, and L. De Meester, 2007. Extinction, recolonisation and dispersal through time in a planktonic crustacean. Ecology 88: 3032-3043.

Michels, H., S.L. Amsinck, E. Jeppesen & L. De Meester, 2007. Interclonal variation in diel horizontal migration behaviour in the water flea Daphnia magna – searching for a signal of adaptive evolution. Hydrobiologia 594: 117-129.

Pauwels, K., R. Stoks, E. Decaestecker & L. De Meester, 2007. Evolution of heat shock protein expression in a natural population of Daphnia magna. Am. Nat. 170: 800-805.

Pauwels, K., R. Stoks, A. Verbiest & L. De Meester, 2007. Biochemical adaptation for dormancy in subitaneous and dormant eggs of Daphnia magna. ydrobHydrobiologia 594: 91-96.

Van De Meutter, F., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2007. Metacommunity structure of pond macro invertebrates: Effects of dispersal mode and generation time. Ecology 88: 1687-1695.

Van der Gucht, K., K. Cottenie, K. Muylaert, N. Vloemans,  S. Cousin, S. Declerck, E. Jeppesen, J.-M. Conde-Porcuna, K. Schwenk, G. Zwart, H. Degans, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2007. The power of species sorting: local factors drive bacterial community composition over a wide range of spatial scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 20404-20409.

Van Doorslaer, W., R. Stoks, E. Jeppesen & L. De Meester, 2007. Adaptive microevolutionary responses to simulated global warming in Simocephalus vetulus: a mesocosm study. Global Change Biology 13: 878-886.

Vanoverbeke, J., K. De Gelas & L. De Meester, 2007. Habitat size and the genetic structure of a cyclical parthenogen, Daphnia magna. Heredity 98: 419-426.

Van Wichelen, J., S. Declerck, K. Muylaert, I. Hoste, V. Geenens, J. Vandekerkhove, E. Michels, N. De Pauw, M. Hoffmann, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2007. The importance of drawdown and sediment removal for the restoration of the eutrophied shallow Lake Kraenepoel (Belgium). Hydrobiologia 584: 291-303.

 

2008

Coors, A., E. Decaestecker, M. Jansen & L. De Meester, 2008. Pesticide exposure strongly enhances parasite virulence in an invertebrate host model. Oikos 117: 1840-1846.

Coors, A. & L. De Meester, 2008. Synergistic, antagonistic and additive effects of multiple stressors: predation threat, parasitism and pesticide exposure in Daphnia magna. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1820-1828.

De Bie, T., S. Declerck, K. Martens, L. De Meester & L. Brendonck, 2008. A comparative analysis of cladoceran communities from different water body types: patterns in community composition and diversity. Hydrobiologia 597: 19-27.

Dejenie, T., T. Asmelash, L. De Meester, A. Mulugeta, A. Gebrekidan, S. Risch, A. Pals, K. Van der Gucht, W. Vyverman, J. Nyssen, J. Deckers & S. Declerck, 2008. Limnological and ecological characteristics of tropical highland reservoirs in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Hydrobiologia 610: 193-209.

Hairston, N.G. & L. De Meester, 2008. Daphnia paleogenetics and environmental change: deconstructing the evolution of plasticity. International Review of Hydrobiology 93: 578-592.

Holsbeek, G., J. Mergeay, H. Hotz, J. Plötner, F.A.M. Volckaert & L. De Meester, 2008. A cryptic invasion within an invasion and widespread introgression in the European water frog complex: the toll of uncontrolled commercial trade and weak international legislation. Molecular Ecology 17: 5023-5035.

Louette, G., L. De Meester & S. Declerck, 2008. Assembly of zooplankton communities in newly created ponds. Freshwat. Biol. 53: 2309-2320.

Mergeay, J., X. Aguilera, S. Declerck, A. Petrusek, T. Huyse & L. De Meester, 2008. The genetic legacy of polyploidy Bolivian Daphnia: the tropical Andes as a source for the North and South American D. pulicaria complex. Molecular Ecology 17: 1789-1800.

Urban, M., M.A. Leibold, P. Amarasekare,  L. De Meester,  R. Gomulkiewicz, M.E. Hochberg, C.A. Klausmeier,  N. Loeuille, C. de Mazancourt,  J. Norberg, J.H. Pantel, S.Y. Strauss, M. Vellend & M.J. Wade, 2008. The evolutionary ecology of metacommunities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 311-317.

Van de Meutter, F., K. Cottenie & L. De Meester, 2008. Exploring differences in macroinvertebrate communities from emergent, floating leaved and submersed vegetation in shallow ponds. Fundamental and Applied Limnology (Archiv für Hydrobiologie) 173: 47-57.

Van de Meutter, F., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2008. Size-selective dispersal of Daphnia resting eggs by backswimmers (Notonecta maculata). Biology Letters 4: 494-496.

Vanormelingen, P., K. Cottenie, E. Michels, K. Muylaert, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2008. The relative importance of dispersal and local processes in structuring phytoplankton communities in a set of highly interconnected ponds. Freshwater Biology 53: 2170-2183.

 

2009

Abrusán, G., N. Grundmann, L. De Meester & W. Makalowski, 2009. TEclass – a tool for automated classification of unknown eukaryotic transposable elements. Bioinformatics 25: 1329-1330.

Coors, A., J. Vanoverbeke, T. De Bie & L. De Meester, 2009. Land use, genetic diversity and toxicant tolerance in natural populations of Daphnia magna. Aquatic Toxicology 95: 71-79.

Dejenie, T., T. Asmelash, S. Rousseaux, T. Gebregiorgis, A. Gebrekidan, M. Gebrehiwot, J. Nyssen, J. Deckers, K. Van der Gucht, W. Vyverman, L. De Meester & S. Declerck, 2009. Impact of the fish Garra on the ecology of reservoirs and the occurrence of Microcystis blooms in semi-arid tropical highlands: an experimental assessment using enclosures. Freshwater Biology 54: 1605-1615.

Holsbeek, G., G.E. Maes, L. De Meester & F.A.M. Volckaert, 2009. Conservation of the introgressed European water frog complex using molecular tools. Molecular Ecology 18: 1071-1087.

Louette, G., S. Declerck, J. Vandekerkhove. & L. De Meester, 2009. Evaluation of restoration measures in a shallow lake through the comparison of present day zooplankton communities with historical samples. Restoration Ecology 17: 629-640.

Ortells, R., J. Van Houdt, S. Geldof, L. De Meester & J. Mergeay, 2009. Development and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite markers for Daphnia atkinsoni (Crustacea: Ctenodaphnia). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 326-329.

Pauwels, K., R. Stoks & L.De Meester, 2009. Enhanced anti-predator defence in the presence of food stress in the water flea Daphnia magna. Functional Ecology 24: 322-329.

Slos, S., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2009. Behavioural activity levels and expression of stress proteins under predation risk in two damselfly species. Ecological Entomology 34: 297-303.

Slos, S., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2009. Food-level and sex shape predator-induced physiological stress: Immune defence and antioxidant defence.  Oecologia 161: 461-467.

Strobbe, F., M.A. McPeek, M. De Block, L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2009. Survival selection on escape performance and its underlying phenotypic traits: a case of many-to-one mapping. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1172-1182

Thielsch, A., N. Brede, A. Petrusek, L. De Meester & K. Schwenk, 2009. Contribution of cyclic parthenogenesis and colonization history to population structure in Daphnia. Molecular Ecology 18: 1616-1628.

Urban, M. & L. De Meester, 2009. Community monopolization: local adaptation enhances priority effects in an evolving metacommunity. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 276: 4129-4138.

Van Doorslaer, W., R. Stoks, C. Duvivier, A. Bednarska & L. De Meester, 2009. Population dynamics determine genetic adaptation to temperature in Daphnia. Evolution 63: 1867-1878.

Van Doorslaer, W., J. Vanoverbeke, C. Duvivier, S. Rousseaux, M. Jansen, B. Jansen, H. Feuchtmayr, D. Atkinson, B. Moss, R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2009. Local adaptation to higher temperatures reduces immigration success of genotypes from a warmer region in the water flea Daphnia. Global Change Biology 15: 3046-3055.

van Gremberghe, I., P. Vanormelingen, K. Van der Gucht, A. Mancheva, S. D’hondt, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2009. Influence of Daphnia infochemicals on functional traits of Microcystis strains (Cyanobacteria). Hydrobiologia 635: 147-155.

van Gremberghe, I., P. Vanormelingen, K. Van der Gucht, C. Souffreau, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2009. Priority effects in experimental populations of the cyanobacterium Microcystis. Environmental Microbiology 11: 2564-2573.

van Gremberghe, I., P. Vanormelingen, B. Vanelslander, K. Van der Gucht, S. Dhondt, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2009. Genotype dependent interactions among ecologically different Microcystis strains mediated by Daphnia grazing. Oikos 118: 1647-1658.

Vanormelingen, P., Vyverman, W., De Bock, D., Van der Gucht, K. & L. De Meester, 2009. Local genetic adaptation to grazing pressure of the green alga Desmodesmus armatus in a strongly connected pond system. Limnology & Oceanography 54: 503-511.

Vanoverbeke, J. & L. De Meester, 2009. Within season short-term hatching delays suggest risk-spreading behaviour in populations of the freshwater cladoceran, Daphnia. Ecoscience 16: 441-451.

 

2010

Holsbeek, G., J. Mergeay, F. Volckaert & L. De Meester, 2010. Genetic detection of multiple exotic water frog species in Belgium illustrates the need for monitoring and immediate action. Biological Invasions 12: 1459-1463.

Jansen, M., R. Stoks, A. Coors & L. De Meester. No evidence for a cost of selection by carbaryl exposure in terms of vulnerability to fish predation in Daphnia magna. Hydrobiologia 643: 123-128.

Jansen, M., R. Stoks, E. Decaestecker, A. Coors, F. Van de Meutter & L. De Meester, 2010. Local exposure shapes spatial patterns in infectivity and community structure of Daphnia parasites. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1023-1033.

Jeppesen, E., M. Meerhoff, K. Holmgren, I. González-Bergonzoni, F. Teixeira-de Mello, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, M. Søndergaard, T.L. Lauridsen, R. Bjerring, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, N. Mazzeo, C. Iglesias, M. Reizenstein, H.J. Malmquist, D. Balayla & X. Lazzaro, 2010. Impacts of climate warming on lake fish community structure and dynamics, and potential ecosystem effects. Hydrobiologia 646: 73-90.

Jocque, M., R. Field, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2010. Climatic control of dispersal–ecological specialization trade-offs: a metacommunity process at the heart of the latitudinal diversity gradient? Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 244-252.

Muylaert, K., C. Pérez-Martinez, P. Sanchez-Castillo, T.L Lauridsen, M. Vanderstukken, S.A.J. Declerck, K. Van der Gucht, J.-M. Conde-Porcuna, E. Jeppesen, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2010. Influence of nutrients, submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Hydrobiologia 653: 79-90.

Pauwels, K., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2010. Rapid evolution of phenoloxidase expression, a component of innate immune function, in a natural population of Daphnia magna. Limnology & Oceanography 55: 1408-1413.

Routtu, J., B. Jansen, I. Colson, L. De Meester & D. Ebert, 2010. The first-generation Daphnia magna linkage map.  BMC Genomics 11, 508.

Vanderstukken, M., S.A.J. Declerck, A. Pals, L. De Meester & K. Muylaert, 2010. The influence of plant-associated filter feeders on phytoplankton biomass: a mesocosm study. Hydrobiologia 646: 199-208.

Van Doorslaer, W., R. Stoks, I. Swillen, H. Feuchtmayr, D. Atkinson, B. Moss & L. De Meester, 2010. Experimental thermal microevolution in community-embedded Daphnia populations. Climate Research 43: 81-89.

Vanoverbeke, J. & L. De Meester, 2010. Clonal erosion and genetic drift in cyclical parthenogens – the interplay between neutral and selective processes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 997-1012.

Vanysacker, L. , S.A.J. Declerck, B. Hellemans, L. De Meester, I. Vankelecom & P. Declerck, 2010. Bacterial community analysis of activated sludge: an evaluation of four commonly used DNA extraction methods. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 88: 299-307.

 

2011

Coors, A. & L. De Meester, 2011. Fitness and virulence of a bacterial endoparasite in an environmentally stressed crustacean host. Parasitology 138: 122-131.

De Meester, L., E. Stoks, W. Van Doorslaer, A. Geerts & L. Orsini, 2011. Thermal genetic adaptation in the water flea Daphnia magna and its impact – an experimental evolution approach. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: 703-718

Jansen, B., S. Geldof, L. De Meester & L. Orsini, 2011. Permanent Genetic Resources Notes. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the waterflea Daphnia magna. Cited in ISI as Agostini et al., … L. De Meester, …(>20 authors), 2011. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 418-421.

Jansen, M., A. Coors, R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2011. Evolutionary ecotoxicology of pesticide resistance: a case study in Daphnia. Ecotoxicology 20: 543-551.

Jansen, M., L. De Meester, A. Cielen, C.C. Buser & R. Stoks, 2011. The interplay of past and current stress exposure on the water flea Daphnia. Functional Ecology 25: 974-982.

Jansen, M., R. Stoks, A. Coors, W. van Doorslaer and L. De Meester, 2011. Collateral damage: rapid exposure-induced evolution of pesticide resistance leads to increased susceptibility to parasites. Evolution 65: 2681-2691.

Mergeay, J., L. De Meester, H. Eggermont & D. Verschuren, 2011. Priority effects and species sorting in a long paleo-ecological record of repeated community assembly through time. Ecology 92: 2267-2275.

Moss, B., S. Kosten, M. Meerhoff, R.W. Battarbee, E. Jeppesen, N. Mazzeo, K. Havens, G. Lacerot, Z. Liu, L. De Meester, H. Paerl & M. Scheffer, 2011. Allied attack: climate change and eutrophication. Inland Waters (new journal of SIL) 1: 101-105.

Orsini, L., E. Decaestecker, L. De Meester, M.E. Pfrender & J.K. Colbourne, 2011. Genomics in the ecological arena (Meeting report). Biology Letters 7: 2-3.

Orsini, L., M. Jansen, E. Souche, S. Geldof and L. De Meester, 2011. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism discovery from expressed gene tags in the waterflea Daphnia magna. BMC Genomics  12:309.

Pauwels, K., L. De Meester, E. Decaestecker and R. Stoks, 2011. Phenoloxidase but not lytic activity reflect resistance against Pasteuria ramosa in Daphnia magna. Biology Letters 7: 156-159.

van Gremberghe, I., F. Leliaert, J. Mergeay, K. Van der Gucht, P. Vanormelingen, A.-E. Debeer, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2011. Lack of phylogeographic structure in the freshwater cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa suggests global dispersal. PLoS ONE 2011, 6, e19561.

van Gremberghe, I., K. Van der Gucht, P. Vanormelingen, T. Asmelash, T. Dejenie, S. D’hond, S. Declerck, L. De Meester and W. Vyverman, 2011. Genetic diversity of Microcystis blooms (Cyanobacteria) in recently constructed reservoirs in Tigray (Northern Ethiopia) assessed by rDNA IT. Aquatic Ecology.45: 289-306.

 

2012

Buser, C.C., M. Jansen, K. Pauwels, L. De Meester & P. Spaak, 2012. Combined exposure to parasites and pesticides causes increased mortality in the water flea Daphnia. Aquatic Ecology 46: 261-268. DOI 10.1007/s10452-012-9397-9

Christiaens, J.F., S.E. Van Mulders, J. Duitama, C.A. Brown, M.G. Ghequire, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, K. Voordeckers & K. Verstrepen, 2012. Functional divergence of gene duplicates through ectopic recombination. EMBO Reports 13: 1145-1151.

De Bie, T., L. De Meester, L. Brendonck, K. Martens, B. Goddeeris, D. Ercken, H. Hampel, L. Denys, L. Vanhecke, K. Van der Gucht, J. Van Wichelen, W. Vyverman & S. Declerrck, 2012. Body size and dispersal mode as key traits determining metacommunity structure of aquatic organisms. Ecology Letters 15: 740-747.

Dejenie, T., S. Declerck, T. Asmelash, S. Risch, J. Mergeay, T. De Bie & L. De Meester, 2012.  Cladoceran community composition in tropical semi-arid highland reservoirs in Tigray (Northern Ethiopia): a metacommunity perspective applied to young artificial reservoirs. Limnologica 42: 137-143.

Jacquemyn, H., L. De Meester, E. Jongejans & O. Honnay, 2012. Evolutionary changes in plant reproductive traits following habitat fragmentation and their consequences for population fitness. Journal of Ecology 100: 76-87.

Kosten, S., V.L.M. Huszar, E. Bécares, L.S. Costa, E. van Donk, L.-A. Hansson, E. Jeppesen, C. Kruk, G. Lacerot, N. Mazzeo, L. De Meester, B. Moss, M. Lürling, T. Nõges, S. Romo & M. Scheffer, 2012. Warmer climates boost cyanobacterial dominance in shallow lakes. Global Change Biology 18: 118-126.

Lemaire, V., S. Brusciotti, I. van Grembergh, W. Vyverman, J. Vanoverbeke & L. De Meester, 2012.. Genotype x genotype interactions between the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis and its grazer, the waterflea Daphnia. Evolutionary Applications 5: 168-182.

Mereta, S., P. Boets, A. Bayih, A.Malu, Z. Ephrem, A. Sisay, H. Endale, M. Yitbarek, A. Jemal, L. De Meester & P. Goethals, 2012. Analysis of environmental factors determining the abundance and diversity of macroinvertebrate taxa in natural wetlands of Southwest Ethiopia. Ecological Bioinformatics 7: 52-61.

Miner, B.E., L. De Meester, M.E. Pfrender, W. Lampert & N.G. Hairston Jr. 2012. From genes to ecosystems: Daphnia as an emerging genomic model. Proc. Roy. Soc B. 279: 1873-1882. Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2676

Orsini, L., K. Spanier & L. De Meester, 2012. Genomic signature of natural and anthropogenic stress in wild populations of the waterflea Daphnia magna: validation in space, time and experimental evolution. Molecular Ecology 21: 2160-2175. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05429.x

Padial, A.A., S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, C.C. Bonecker, F.A. Lansac-Tôha, L.C. Rodrigues, A. Takeda, S. Train, L.F.M. Velho and L.M. Bini. Evidence against the use of surrogates for biomonitoring of Neotropical floodplains. Freshwater Biology 57: 2411-2423.

Piasecka, A., C. Souffreau, K. Vandepitte, L. Vanysacker, R.M. Bilad, T. De Bie, B. Hellemans, L. De Meester, X. Yan, P. Declerck & I. Vankelecom. 2012. Analysis of the microbial community structure in a membrane bioreactor during initial stages of filtration. Biofouling 28: 225-238.

Urban, M., L. De Meester, M. Vellend, R. Stoks & J. Vanoverbeke, 2012. A crucial step toward realism: Responses to climate change from an evolving metacommunity perspective. Evolutionary Applications 5: 154-167.

Verreydt, D., L. De Meester, E. Decaestecker, M.-J. Villena, K. Van Der Gucht, P. Vanormelingen, W. Vyverman, S.A.J. Declerck. 2012. Direct and indirect dispersal-mediated community responses to environmental gradients across trophic levels of the aquatic food web. Ecology Letters 15: 218-226.

 

2013

De Block, M., K. Pauwels, M. Van den Broeck, L. De Meester & R. Stoks. 2012. Local genetic adaptation generates latitude-specific effects of warming on predator-prey interactions. Global Change Biology 19: 689-696.

De Coninck, D. I. M., K. A. C. De Schamphelaere, M. Jansen, L. De Meester & C. R. Janssen. 2013. Interactive effects of a bacterial parasite and the insecticide carbaryl to life-history and physiology of two Daphnia magna clones differing in carbaryl sensitivity. Aquatic Toxicology 130-131:149-159. 

Gebrekidan, A., H. Nicolaï, L. Vincken, M. Teferi, T. Asmelash, T. Dejenie, S. Zerabruk, S. Gebrehiwet, H. Bauer, S. Deckers, P. Luis, L. De Meester, B. Van der Bruggen, 2013. Filtration over cactus pear leaves material efficiently removes pesticides from water: a cheap and natural method for small-scale water purification in semi-arid regions. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water 41: 235-243.

Geraylou, Z., C. Souffreau, E. Rurangwa, L. De Meester, C. Courtin, J. Delcour, J. Buyse & F. Ollevier. Effects of dietary arabinoxylan-oligosaccharides (AXOS) and endogenous probiotics on the growth performance, non-specific immunity and gut microbiota of juvenile Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii). Fsh & Shellfish Immunity.

Jansen, M., L. Vergauwen, T. Vandenbrouck, D. Knapen, N. Dom, K.I. Spanier, A. Cielen & L. De Meester, 2013. Gene expression profiling of three different stressors in the water flea Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology 22: 900-914.

Lemmens, P., J. Mergeay, T. De Bie, J. Van Wichelen, L. De Meester & Steven A.J. Declerck, 2013. How to maximally support local and regional biodiversity in applied conservation? Insights from pond management. PLoS One 8, e72538.

Mereta, S.T., P. Boets, L. De Meester & P.M.L. Goethals, 2013. Development of a multimetric index based on benthic macroinvertebrates for the assessment of natural wetlands in Southwest Ethiopia. Ecological Indicators 29: 510-521.

Mereta, T.S., D. Yewhalaw, P. Boets, A. Ahmed, L. Duchateau, N. Speybroeck, O.S.Vanwambeke, W. Legesse, L. De Meester & LMP Goethals, 2014. Physico-chemical and biological characterization of anopheline mosquito larval habitats (Diptera: Culicidae): implications for malaria control. Parasites & Vectors 6: 320.

Messiaen, M., C.R. Janssen, L. De Meester, K.A.C. De Schamphelaere, 2013. The initial tolerance to sub-lethal Cd exposure is the same among ten naïve pond populations of Daphnia magna, but their micro-evolutionary potential to develop resistance is very different. Aquatic Toxicology 144-145: 322-331.

Navis, S., A. Waterkeyn, T. Voet, L. De Meester & L. Brendonck, 2013. Pesticide exposure impacts not only hatching of dormant eggs, but also hatchling survival and performance in the water flea Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology 22: 803-822.

Orsini, L., K. Schwenk, L. De Meester, J.K. Colbourne, M.E. Pfrender & L.J. Weider, 2013. The evolutionary time machine: forecasting how populations can adapt to changing environments using dormant propagules. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 274-282.

Orsini, L., J. Mergeay, J. Vanoverbeke and L. De Meester, 2013. The role of selection in driving landscape genomic structure of the waterflea Daphnia magna. Molecular Ecology 22: 583-601.

Orsini, L., J. Vanoverbeke,  I. Swillen, J. Mergeay & L. De Meester, 2013. Drivers of population genetic differentiation in the wild: isolation by dispersal limitation, isolation by adaptation and isolation by colonization. Molecular Ecology 22: 5983-5999.

Teferi, M., S.A.J. Declerck, T. De Bie, A. Gebrekidan, T. Asmelash, T. Dejenie, H. Bauer, S. Deckers, J. Snoeks & L. De Meester, 2013. Ecology of the riverine Garra species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) in reservoirs of the semi-arid highlands of northern Ethiopia: temporal dynamics of feeding activity. Inland Waters 3: 331-340.

Van Wichelen, J., S.L.S. Johansson, P. Vanormelingen, S.A.J. Declerck, T.L. Lauridsen, L. De Meester, E. Jeppesen & W. Vyverman, 2013. Planktonic ciliate community structure in shallow lakes of lowland Western Europe. European Journal of Protistology 49: 538-551.

Waterkeyn, A., N. Van Pottelbergh, J. Vanoverbeke, B. Vanschoenwinkel, L. De Meester & L. Brendonck, 2012. Constitutive but no Triops-induced differences in bet-hedging strategies for hatching in Daphnia. Hydrobiologia 715: 29-35.

 

2014

Christiaens, J.F., L.M. Franco, T.L. Cools, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, B.A. Hassan, E. Yaksi & K.J. Verstrepen, 2014. The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors. Cell Reports 9: 1-8.

De Meester, L. & J. Pantel, 2014. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in freshwater systems. Journal of Limnology 73: 193-200.

Geerts, A.N., L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2014. Heat tolerance and its evolutionary potential along a latitudinal gradient in Daphnia magna. Evolutionary Ecology Research 16: 517-528.

Geeta, R., L.G. Lohmann, S. Magallon, D. Faith, A. Hendry, K. Crandall, L. De Meester, C.O. Webb, A-H. Prieur-Richard, M. Mimura, E. Conti, J. Cracraft, F. Forest,C. Jaramillo, M. Donoghue & T. Yahara, 2014. Biodiversity only makes sense in the light of evolution Clipboard. DOI 10.1007/s12038-014-9427-y

Landuyt, D., P. Lemmens, R. D’hondt, S. Broekx, I. Liekens, T. De Bie, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester & P.L.M. Goethals, 2014. An ecosystem service approach to support integrated pond management: A case study using Bayesian belief networks highlighting opportunities and risks. Journal of Environmental Management 145: 79-87.

Mandiki, S., V. Gillardin, K. Martens, D. Ercken, E. De Roeck, T. De Bie, S. Declerck, L. De Meester, C. Brasseur, E. Van der Heiden, M. Schippo & P. Kestemont, 2014. Effect of land use on pollution status and risk of fish endocrine disruption in small farmland ponds. Hydrobiologia 723: 103-120.

Matthews, B., L. De Meester, C.G. Jones, B.W. Ibelings, T.J. Bouma, V. Nuutinen, J. van der Koppel & J. Odling-Smee, 2014. Under niche construction: an operational bridge between ecology, evolution, and ecosystem science. Ecological Monographs 84: 245-263.

Nédli1, J., L. De Meester, Á. Major, K. Schwenk, I. Szivák1 & L. Forró, 2014. Salinity and depth as structuring factors of cryptic divergence in Moina brachiata (Crustacea: Cladocera). Fundamental and Applied Limnology 184: 69-85.

Ortells, R., J. Vanoverbeke, G. Louette & L. De Meester, 2014. Colonization of Daphnia magna in a newly created pond: founder effects and secondary immigrants. Hydrobiologia 723: 167-179.

Padial, A.A., F. Ceschin, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, C.C. Bonecker, F.A. Lansac-Tôha, L. Rodrigues, L.C. Rodrigues, S. Train, L.F.M. Velho & L.M. Bini, 2014. Dispersal Ability Determines the Role of Environmental, Spatial and Temporal Drivers of Metacommunity Structure. PLoS One 2014, 9, e111227

Pauwels, K., L. De Meester, H. Michels, E. Jeppesen & E. Decaestecker, 2014. An evolutionary perspective on the resistance of Daphnia to the epizoic rotifer Brachionus rubens. Freshwater Biology 59: 1247-1256

Raeymaekers, J., N. Konijnendijk, M. Larmuseau, B. Hellemans, L. De Meester & F. Volckaert, 2014. A gene with major phenotypic effects as a target for selection vs. homogenizing gene flow. Molecular Ecology 23: 162-181.

Routtu, J., M.D. Hall, B. Albere, C. Beisel, R. Dan Bergeron, A. Chaturvedi, J.H. Choi, J. Colbourne, L. De Meester, M. Pullins, E. Solorzano, K. Thomas, M. Pfrender & D. Ebert. 2014. A SNP-based second-generation genetic map of Daphnia magna and its application to QTL analysis of predator-mediated population divergence. BMC Genomics 15:1033; doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1033

Souffreau, C., B. Pecceu, C. Denis, K. Rummens & L. De Meester, 2014. An experimental analysis of species sorting and mass effects in freshwater bacterioplankton. Freshwater Biology 59: 2081-2095.

Stoks, R., A.N. Geerts & L. De Meester, 2014. Evolutionary and plastic responses of freshwater invertebrates to climate change: realized patterns and future potential. Evolutionary Applications 7, 42–55.

Teferi, M., S. A. J. Declerck,  T. De Bie, P. Lemmens, A. Gebrekidan, T. Asmelash, T. Dejenie, K. Gebrehiwot, H. Bauer, J.A. Deckers, J. Snoeks & L. De Meester, 2014. Strong effects of drying on water clarity and cyanobacterial blooms in cool tropical reservoirs. Freshwat Biol.  59: 870-884.

Ventura, M., A. Petrusek, A. Miró, E. Hamrova, D. Buñay, L. De Meester & J. Mergeay, 2014. Local and regional founder effects in lake zooplankton persist after thousands of years despite high dispersal potential. Molecular Ecology 23:1014-1027

 

2015

Asselman, J., D.I.M. De Coninck, M.B. Vandegehuchte, M. Jansen, E.Decaestecker, L. De Meester, J. Vanden Bussche, L. Vanhaecke, C.R. Janssen, K.A.C. De Schamphelaere, 2015. Global cytosine methylation in Daphnia magna depends on genotype, environment and their interaction. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry DOI: 10.1002/etc.2887

Bloemen, M., C. Denis, M. Peeters, L. De Meester, A. Gils, N. Geukens & T. Verbiest, 2015. Antibody-modified iron oxide nanoparticles for efficient magnetic isolation and flow cytometric determination of L. pneumophila. Design of iron oxide nanoparticles for efficient magnetic separation of aquatic pathogens. Microchimica Acta  182: 1439-1446. DOI 10.1007/s00604-015-1466-z

Buschke, F.T., L. De Meester, L. Brendonck & B. Vanschoenwinkel, B., 2015. Partitioning the variation in African vertebrate distributions into environmental and spatial components - exploring the link between ecology and biogeography. Ecography, 38, 450-461.

Decaestecker, E., D. Verreydt, L. De Meester & Steven Declerck, 2015. Parasite and nutrient enrichment effects on Daphnia interspecific competition. Ecology 96: 1421-1430.

Geerts, A.N., J. Vanoverbeke, B. Vanschoenwinkel, W. Van Doorslaer, H. Feuchtmayr, D. Atkinson, B. Moss, T.A. Davidson, C.D. Sayer & L. De Meester, 2015. Rapid evolution of thermal tolerance in the water flea Daphnia. Nature Climate Change 5: 666-668; doi:10.1038/nclimate2628 (corrigendum: Nature Climate Change 5: 956)

Hochmuth, J., L. De Meester, C. Pereira, C. Janssen & K. De Schamphelaere, 2015. Rapid adaptation of a Daphnia magna population to metal stress is associated with heterozygote excess Environmental Science & Technology 49: 9298-9307.

Jansen, M., A. Coors, J. Vanoverbeke, M. Schepens, P. De Voogt, K.A.C. De Schamphelaere & L. De Meester, 2015. Experimental evolution reveals high insecticide tolerance in Daphnia inhabiting farmland ponds. Evolutionary Applications 8: 442-453.

Lauridsen, T.L., E. Jeppesen, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, J.M. Conde-Porcuna, W. Rommens & S. Brucet, 2015. The importance of environmental variables for submerged macrophyte community assemblage and coverage in shallow lakes: differences between northern and southern Europe. Hydrobiologia 744:49-61. 

Lemmens, P., J. Mergeay, T. Vanhove, L. De Meester & S.A.J. Declerck, 2014. Suppression of invasive topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva by native pike Esox lucius in ponds. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25: 41-48. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2479

Lemmens, P., J. Mergeay, J. Van Wichelen, L. De Meester & S. Declerck, 2015. The impact of conservation management on the community composition of multiple organism groups in eutrophic interconnected man-made ponds. PLoS One 10: e0139371.

Lima-Mendez, G., K. Faust, N. Henry, J. Decelle, S. Colin, F. Carcillo, S. Chaffron, J.C. Ignacio-Espinosa, S. Roux, F. Vincent, L. Bittner, Y. Darzi, J. Wang, S. Audic, L. Berline, G. Bontempi, A.M. Cabello, L. Coppola, F.M. Cornejo-Castillo, F. d'Ovidio, L. De Meester, I. Ferrera, M.-J. Garet-Delmas, L. Guidi, E. Lara, S. Pesant, M. Royo-Llonch, G. Salazar, P. Sánchez, M. Sebastian, C. Souffreau, C. Dimier, M. Pichera, S. Searson, S. Kandels-Lewis, Tara Oceans coordinators, G. Gorsky, F. Not, H. Ogata, S. Speich, L. Stemmann, J. Weissenbach, P. Wincker, S.G. Acinas, S. Sunagawa, P. Bork, M.B. Sullivan, E. Karsenti, C. Bowler, C. de Vargas and J. Raes, 2015. Determinants of community structure in the global plankton interactome. Science 348 e1262073.

Navis, S., A. Waterkeyn, A. Putman, L. De Meester, G. Vanermen & L. Brendonck, 2015. Timing matters: sensitivity of Daphnia magna dormant eggs to fenoxycarb exposure depends on embryonic developmental stage. Aquatic Toxicology 159: 176-183.

Pantel, J.H., C. Duvivier & L. De Meester, 2015. Rapid local adaptation mediates zooplankton community assembly in experimental mesocosms. Ecology Letters 18: 992-1000 doi: 10.1111/ele.12480

Putman, A., D. Martin-Creuzburg, B. Panis & L. De Meester, 2015. A comparative analysis of the fatty acid composition of sexual and asexual eggs of Daphnia magna and its plasticity as a function of food quality. J. Plankton Res. 37: 752-763.

Shafer, A.B.A, J.B.W. Wolf, P.C. Alves, L. Bergström, M.W. Bruford, I. Brännström, G. Colling, L. Dalén, L. De Meester, R. Ekblom, K.D. Fawcett, S. Fior, M. Hajibabaei, J.A. Hill, A.R. Hoezel, J. Hoglund, E.L. Jensen, J. Krause, T.N. Kristensen, M. Krützen, J.K. McKay, A.J. Norman, R. Ogden, E.M. Österling, N.J. Ouborg, J. Piccolo, D. Popovic, C.R. Primmer, F.A. Reed, M. Roumet, J. Salmona, T. Schenekar, M.K. Schwartz, G. Segelbacher, H. Senn, J. Thaulow, M. Valtonen, A. Veale, P. Vergeer,  N. Vijay, C. Vilà, M. Weissensteiner, L. Wennerström, C.W. Wheat, P. Zieliński, 2014. Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 78-87. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.11.009.

Souffreau, C., K. Van der Gucht, I. van Gremberghe, S. Kosten, G. Lacerot, L. Meirelles Lobão, V.L. de Moraes Huszar, F. Roland, E. Jeppesen, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2015. Environmental rather than spatial factors structure bacterioplankton communities in shallow lakes along a >6,000 km latitudinal gradient in South America. Environmental Microbiology 17: 2336-2351.

Stepanyan, K., T. Wenseleers, E.A. Duéñez-Guzmán, F. Muratori, B. Van den Bergh, N. Verstraeten, L. De Meester, K.J. Verstrepen, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels, 2015. Fitness trade-offs explain low levels of persister cells in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Molecular Ecology 24: 1572-1583.

Swillen, I., J. Vanoverbeke & L. De Meester, 2015. Evolution of carbaryl resistance in the water flea Daphnia: complex interactions between inbreeding, stress and selection. Hydrobiologia 743: 199-209.

Swillen, I, J. Vanoverbeke & L. De Meester 2015. Inbreeding and adaptive plasticity: an experimental analysis on predator-induced responses in the water-flea Daphnia. Ecology and Evolution 5: 2712-2721. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.1545

Thielsch, A., N. Glass, B. Streit, L. De Meester, R. Ortells, & K. Schwenk, 2015. Fitness differences and persistent founder effects determine the clonal composition during population build-up in Daphnia. Oikos 124: 620-628. DOI: 10.1111/oik.01575.

Vanormelingen, P., K. M. Evans, D. G. Mann, S. Lance, A-E. Debeer, S. D’Hondt, T. Verstraete, L. De Meester & W. Vyverman, 2015. Genotypic diversity and differentiation among populations of two benthic freshwater diatoms as revealed by microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 24: 4433-4448.

 

2016

Czypionka, T., G. Reeves, M. Vanhamel & L. De Meester, 2016. Assessing hatching rates and the timing of hatching from plankton resting stages – an accurate and cost effective high throughput approach. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10125

De Meester, L., J. Vanoverbeke, L. Kilsdonk & M.C. Urban, 2016. Evolving perspectives on monopolization and priority effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 136-146.

Gianuca, A., J.H. Pantel & L. De Meester, 2016. Disentangling the effect of body size and phylogenetic distances on zooplankton top-down control of algae. Proc. Roy. Soc Biological Sciences 283: 20160487.

Gianuca, A.T, S.A.J. Declerck, M.W. Cadotte, C. Souffreau, T. De Bie & L. De Meester, 2016 Integrating trait and phylogenetic distances to assess scale-dependent community assembly processes. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02263

Gómez, P., S. Paterson, L. De Meester, L. Xuan, L. Lenzi, M.D. Sharma, K. McElroy, A. Buckling, 2016. Local adaptation of a bacterium is as important as its presence in structuring a natural microbial community. Nature Communications 7: 12453.

Govaert, L., J. Pantel & L. De Meester, 2016. Eco-evolutionary partitioning metrics: assessing the importance of ecological and evolutionary contributions to population and community change. Ecology Letters 19: 839-853.

Haileselasie, T.H., J. Mergeay, L.J.Weider, E. Jeppesen & L. De Meester. 2016. Colonization history and clonal richness of asexual Daphnia in periglacial habitats of contrasting age in West Greenland. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1108-1117.

Haileselasie, T.H., J. Mergeay, L.J .Weider, R. Sommaruga, T.A. Davidson, M. Meerhoff,  H. Arndt, K. Jürgens, E. Jeppesen & L. De Meester. 2016. Environment not dispersal limitation drives clonal composition of arctic Daphnia in a recently deglaciated area. Molecular Ecology 25: 5830-5842. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13843

Lewandowska, A.., A. Biermann, E.T. Borer, M.A. Cebrian-Piqueras, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, E. van Donk, L. Gamfeldt, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, W.S. Harpole1,K.P. Kirkman, C.A. Klausmeier, M. Kleyer, J.M.H. Knops, P. Lemmens, E.M. Lind, E.Litchman, J. Mantilla-Contreras, K. Martens, S. Meier, V. Minden, J.L. Moore, H.O. Venterink, E.W. Seabloom, U. Sommer, M. Striebel, A. Trenkamp, J. Trinogga, J. Urabe, W. Vyverman, D.B. Van de Waal, C.E. Widdicombe & H. Hillebrand. The influence of balanced and imbalanced resource supply on biodiversity-functioning relationship across ecosystems. Phil. Trans. Roy Soc. 371: 20150283.  

Lemmens, P., L. De Meester & S.A.J. Declerck, 2015. Can underwater refuges protect fish against cormorant predation? Evidence from a large scale multiple pond experiment. Fisheries Management and Ecology 23: 89-98.

Muñoz, J., A. Chaturvedi, L. De Meester, L.J. Weider, 2016. Characterization of genome-wide SNPs for the water flea Daphnia pulicaria generated by genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). Scientific Reports 6: 28569.

Oexle, S., M. Jansen, K. Pauwels, R. Sommaruga, L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2016. Rapid evolution of antioxidant defense against UV radiation in a natural population of Daphnia magna. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1328-1337: DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12873

Orsini, L., D. Gilbert, R. Podicheti, M. Jansen, J. Brown, O.S. Solari, K. Spanier, J.K. Colbourne, D. Rush, E. Decaestecker, J. Asselman, K. De Schamphelaere, D. Ebert, C. Haag, J. Kvist, C. Laforsch, A. Petrusek, A. Beckerman, T. Little, A. Chaturvedi, M. Pfrender, L. De Meester & M. Frilander, 2016. Daphnia magna transcriptome by RNA-Seq across 12 environmental stressors. Scientific Data 3: 160030. DOI 10.1038/sdata.

Scheffers, B.R., L. De Meester, T.C.L. Bridge, A.A. Hoffmann, J.M. Pandolfi, R.T. Corlett, S.H.M. Butchart, P. Pearce-Kelly, K.M. Kovacs, D. Dudgeon, M. Pacifici, C. Rondinini, W.B. Foden, T.G. Martin, C. Mora, D. Bickford, J.E.M. Watson, 2016. The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people. Science 354: 719 + DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7671

Shafer, A.B.A, J.B.W. Wolf, P.C. Alves, L. Bergström, M.W. Bruford, I. Brännström, G. Colling, L. Dalén, L. De Meester, R. Ekblom, S. Fior, M. Hajibabaei, A.R. Hoezel, J. Hoglund, E.L. Jensen, M. Krützen, A.J. Norman, E.M. Österling, N.J. Ouborg, J. Piccolo, C.R. Primmer, F.A. Reed, M. Roumet, J. Salmona, M.K. Schwartz, G. Segelbacher, J. Thaulow, M. Valtonen, M. Weissensteiner, P. Vergeer, C.W. Wheat, C. Vilà, P. Zieliński, 2016. Reply to Garner et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 83-84.

Stoks, R., L. Govaert, K. Pauwels, B. Jansen & L. De Meester, 2016. Resurrecting complexity: the interplay of plasticity and rapid evolution in the multiple trait response to strong changes in predation pressure in the waterflea Daphnia magna. Ecology Letters 19: 180-190.

Torrez, V., T. Ceulemans, J. Mergeay, L. De Meester & O. Honnay, 2016. Effects of adding an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculum and of distance to donor sites on plant species recolonization following topsoil removal. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 7-19 DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12193

Urban, M., G. Bocedi, A.P. Hendry, J.-B. Mihoub, G. Pe'er, A. Singer, J.R. Bridle, L.G. Crozier, L. De Meester, W. Godsoe, A. Gonzalez, J.J. Hellmann, R.D. Holt, A. Huth, K. Johst, C.B. Krug, P.W. Leadley, S.C.F. Palmer, J.H. Pantel, A. Schmitz, P.A. Zollner & J.M.J. Travis, 2016. Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change. Science 353, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8466

Van den Bergh, B., J.E. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, E. Windels, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K. J. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels1, 2016. Frequency of antibiotic application drives rapid evolutionary adaptation of E. coli persistence. Nature Microbiology 1: 16020.

Vanoverbeke, J., M. Urban & L. De Meester, 2016. Community assembly is a race between immigration and adaptation: eco-evolutionary interactions across spatial scales. Ecography 38: 858-870. DOI 10.1111/ecog.01394

Zhang, C. M. Jansen, L. De Meester & R.Stoks, 2016. Energy storage and fecundity explain deviations from ecological stoichiometry predictions under warming and size-selective predation. J. Animal Ecol. 85: 1431-1441. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12531

 

2017

Brans, K., L. Govaert, J. Engelen, A.T. Gianuca, C. Souffreau & L. De Meester, 2016. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in urbanised landscapes: Evolution, species sorting and the change in zooplankton body size along urbanisation gradients. Phil. Trans. Roy Soc. 372, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0030

Brans, K., M. Jansen, J. Vanoverbeke, N. Tüzün, R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2017. The heat is on: genetic adaptation to urbanization mediated by thermal tolerance and body size. Global Change Biology 23: 5218-5227.

Gianuca, A.T., S. Declerck, P. Lemmens & L. De Meester, 2017. Effects of dispersal and environmental heterogeneity on the replacement and nestedness components of β-diversity. Ecology 98: 525-533.

Jansen, M., A. Geerts, A. Rago, K. Spanier, C. Denis, L. De Meester & L. Orsini, 2017. Thermal tolerance in the keystone species Daphnia magna – a candidate gene and an outlier analysis approach. Molecular Ecology 26: 2291-2305

Lemmens, P., F.E. Teffera, M. Wynantsa, L. Govaert, J. Deckers, H. Bauer, F. Woldeyes, L. Brendonck, S. Bouillon & L. De Meester, 2017. Intra- and interspecific niche variation as reconstructed from stable isotopes in two ecologically different Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes. Functional Ecology 31: 1482-1492.

Lemmens, P., Mergeay, J., Ercken, D., De Bie, T., Van Wichelen, J., Declerck, S.A.J. & De Meester, L., 2017. Database on local environmental conditions and biodiversity in fish ponds in Midden-Limburg, Belgium. Freshwater Metadata Journal 27: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2017.27

Lemmens, P., A. De Wever, H. Hampel, T. De Bie, D. Ercken, J. Van Wichelen, L. Denys, B. Goddeeris, S.N.M. Mandiki, L. Vanhecke, K. Van der Gucht, D. Bauwens, S. Denayer, R. Durinck, R. Dasseville, M. Lionard, F. van De Meutter, G. Louette, A. Hulsmans, K. De Gelas, I. Schön, H. Vrijders, A. Maes, B. Losson, S. Lasri, P. Kestemont, W. Vyverman, P. Vanormelingen, L. Brendonck, L. De Meester, S.A.J. Declerck & K. Martens, 2017. Database of the MANSCAPE project (Management tools for water bodies in agricultural landscapes) Freshwater Metadata Journal 26: 1-11.

Macke, E., M. Callens, L. De Meester and E. Decaestecker, 2017. Genotype-dependent gut microbiota drives zooplankton tolerance to toxic cyanobacteria. Nature Communications 8 art nr 1608.

Orsini, L., H. Marshall, M.C. Cambronero, A. Chaturvedi, K.W. Thomas, M.E. Pfrender, K.I. Spanier & L. De Meester, 2017. Temporal genetic stability in natural populations of the waterflea Daphnia magna in response to strong selection pressure. Molecular Ecology 25: 6024-6038. DOI 10.1111/mec.13907

Piano, E, K. De Wolf, F. Bona, D. Bonte, D.E. Bowler, M. Isaia, L. Lens, T. Merckx, D. Mertens, M. Van Kerckvoorde, L. De Meester & F. Hendrickx, 2017. Urbanization drives community shifts towards thermophilic and dispersive species at local and landscape scales. Global Change Biology 23: 2554-2564. 10.1111/gcb.13606

Raeymaekers, J., A. Chaturvedi, P. Hablützel, I. Verdonck, B. Hellemans, G. Maes, L. De Meester & F. Volckaert, 2017. Adaptive and non-adaptive divergence in a common landscape. Nature Communications 8 art nr 10.1038.

Spanier, K.I., M. Jansen, E. Decaestecker, D. Becker, J.K. Colbourne, L. Orsini, L. De Meester & S. Aerts, 2017. Conserved transcription factors steer growth-related genomic programs in Daphnia. Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 1821-1842.

Teffera, F.E., P. Lemmens, A. Deriemaecker, L. Brendonck, S. Dondeyne, J. Deckers, H. Bauer, F.W. Gamo & L. De Meester, 2016. A call to action: Strong long-term limnological changes in the two largest Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Abaya and Chamo. Inland Waters 7-129-137.

 

2018

Brans, K. *, J. Engelen*, C. Souffreau & L. De Meester, 2018. Urban hot-tubs: Local urbanization has profound effects on average and extreme temperatures in ponds  Landscape and Urban planning 176: 22-29.

Brans, K. & L. De Meester, 2018. City life on fast lanes: urbanization induces an evolutionary shift towards a faster life style in the water flea Daphnia. Functional Ecology 32: 2225-2240.

Brans, K., R. Stoks & L. De Meester, 2018. Urbanization drives genetic differentiation in physiology and structures pace-of-life syndromes in the water flea Daphnia magna. Proc Roy Soc London – Biological Sciences 285 Article umber: 20180169

Cambronero, M.C., H. Marshall, L. De Meester, T.A. Davidson, A.P. Beckerman & L. Orsini, 2018. Predictability of the impact of multiple stressors on the keystone species Daphnia. Scientific Reports 8: 17572

De Meester, L., R. Stoks & K.I. Brans, 2017. Genetic adaptation as a biological buffer against climate change: potential and limitations. Integrative Zoology 13: 372-391

Gianuca, A.T, J. Engelen, K.I. Brans, F. Toshiro T. Hanashiro, M. Vanhamel, E.M. van den Berg, C. Souffreau & L. De Meester, 2018. Taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic metacommunity ecology of cladoceran zooplankton along urbanization gradients. Ecography 41: 183-194. DOI 10.1111/ecog.02926

Goitom, E., L.J. Kilsdonk, K. Brans, M. Jansen, P. Lemmens & L. De Meester, 2018. Rapid evolution leads to differential population dynamics and top-down control in resurrected Daphnia populations. Evolutionary Applications 11: 96-111.

Haileselasie, T.H., J. Mergeay, J. Vanoverbeke, L. Orsini & L. De Meester, 2017. Founder effects determine the genetic structure of the water flea Daphnia in Ethiopian reservoirs. Limnol. Oceanogr. 63: 915-926.

Lemmens, P., S. Declerck, K. Tuytens, M. Vanderstukken & L. De Meester, 2017. Bottom-up effects on biomass versus top-down effects on identity: a multiple lake fish community manipulation experiment. Ecosystems 21: 166-177.

Lemmens, P., De Wever, A., Vandekerkhove, J., Muylaert, K., Van der Gucht, K., Zwart, G., Rommens, W., Van Wichelen, J., Geenens, V., Vyverman, W., Brendonck, L., Martens, K., Declerck, S.A.J. & De Meester, L., 2018. Database on environmental conditions and biodiversity in shallow lakes in Belgium and the Netherlands. Freshwater Metadata Journal 29: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.29

Merckx, T., C. Souffreau, A. Kaiser, L.F. Baardsen, T. Backeljau, D. Bonte, K.I. Brans, M. Cours, M. Dahirel, N. Debortoli, K. De Wolf, J.M.T. Engelen, D. Fontaneto, A.T. Gianuca, L. Govaert, F. Hendrickx, J. Higuti, L. Lens, K. Martens, H. Matheve, E. Matthysen, E. Piano, R. Sablon, I. Schön, K. Van Doninck, L. De Meester & H. Van Dyck, 2018. Body size shifts in aquatic and terrestrial urban communities. Nature 558: 113+; doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0140-0

Navis, S., A. Waterkeyn, L. De Meester & L. Brendonck, 2018. Acute and chronic effects of exposure to the juvenile hormone analog fenoxycarb during sexual reproduction in Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology 27: 627-634.

Orsini, L., J.B. Brown, O.S. Solari, D. Li, S. He, R. Podicheti, M.H. Stoiber, K.I. Spanier, D. Gilbert & M. Jansen, D.B. Rusch, M.E. Pfrender, J.K. Colbourne, M.J. Frilander, J. Kvist, E. Decaestecker, K.A.C. Deschamphelaere & L. De Meester, 2018. Early transcriptional response pathways in Daphnia magna are coordinated in networks of crustacean-specific genes. Molecular Ecology 27: 886-897.

Peter, H., E. Jeppesen, L. De Meester & R. Sommaruga, 2018. Bacterioplankton community structure during early lake ontogeny resulting from the retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet. ISME Journal 12: 544-555.

Rummens, K., L. De Meester & C. Souffreau, 2018. Inoculation history affects community composition in experimental freshwater bacterioplankton communities. Environmental Microbiology 20: 1120-1133. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14053

Souffreau, C., P. Busschaert, C. Denis, J. Van Wichelen, B. Lievens, W. Vyverman & L. De Meester, 2018. A comparative hierarchical analysis of bacterioplankton and biofilm metacommunity structure in an interconnected pond system. Environmental Microbiolog 20: 1271-1282. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14073

Van Belleghem, S.M., C. Vangestel, K. De Wolf, Z. De Corte, M. Möst, P. Rastas, L. De Meester & F. Hendrickx. 2018. Evolution at two time frames: polymorphisms from an ancient singular divergence event fuel contemporary parallel evolution. PLoS Genetics 14: e1007796.

Verbeek, L., M. Vanhamel, E. van den Berg, F.T.T. Hanashiro, A.T. Gianuca, M. Striebel, P. Lemmens, S.A.J. Declerck, H. Hillebrand & L. De Meester, 2018. Compositional and functional consequences of environmental change in Belgian farmland ponds. Freshwater Biology 63: 581-596.

Zhang, C., M. Jansen, L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2018. Thermal evolution offsets the elevated toxicity of a contaminant under warming: a resurrection study in Daphnia magna. Evolutionary Applications 11: 1425-1436.

Zhang, C., M. Jansen, E. Smolders, L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2018. Stoichiometric responses to nano ZnO under warming are modified by thermal evolution in Daphnia magna. Aquatic Toxicology 202= 90-96.

 

2019

Czypionka, T., P. Fields, J. Routtu, E. van den Berg, D. Ebert & L. De Meester, 2018. The genetic architecture underlying diapause termination in a planktonic crustacean. Mol. Ecol. 28: 998-1008.

Dakos, V., B. Matthews, A. Hendry, J. Levine, N. Loeuille, J. Norberg, P. Nosil, M. Scheffer & L. De Meester. 2019. Ecosystem tipping points in an evolving world. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 355-362.

De Meester, L., K.I. Brans, L. Govaert, C. Souffreau, S. Mukherjee, H. Vanvelk, K. Korzeniowski, L. Kilsdonk, E. Decaestecker, R. Stoks & M.C. Urban, 2019. Analyzing eco-evolutionary dynamics - the challenging complexity of the real world. Functional Ecology 33: 43-59.

Ger, K.A., S. Naus-Wiezer, L. De Meester & M. Lürling, 2019. Zooplankton grazing selectivity regulates herbivory and dominance of toxic phytoplankton over multiple prey generations. Limnology Oceanography 64: 1214-1227. 

Leibold, M.A., M.C. Urban, L. De Meester, C.A. Klausmeier & J. Vanoverbeke, 2019. Regional neutrality evolves through local adaptive niche evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 116: 2612-2617.

Schaffner, L.R., L. Govaert, L. De Meester, S.P. Ellner, E. Fairchild, B.E. Miner, L.G. Rudstam, P. Spaak & N.G. Hairston Jr, 2019. Consumer-resource dynamics is an eco-evolutionary process in a natural plankton community. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 1351-1358.

Teffera, F.E., P. Lemmens, A. Deriemaecker, J. Deckers, H. Bauer, F.W. Gamo, L. Brendonck & L. De Meester, 2019. Why are Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo so different? A limnological comparison of two neighboring major Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes. Hydrobiologia 829: 113-124.

Zhang, C., M. Jansen, L. De Meester & R. Stoks, 2019. Rapid evolution in response to warming does not affect the toxicity of a pollutant: insights from experimental evolution in heated mesocosms. Evolutionary Applications 12772. Article DOI: 10.1111/eva.12772

 

In press

Piano, E., C. Souffreau, T. Merckx, L.F. Baardsen, T. Backeljau, D. Bonte, K.I. Brans, M. Cours, M. Dahirel, N.Debortoli, E. Decaestecker, K. De Wolf, J.M.T. Engelen, D. Fontaneto, A.T. Gianuca, L. Govaert, F.T. Hanashiro, J. Higuti, L. Lens, K. Martens, H. Matheve, E. Matthysen, E. Pinseel, R. Sablon, I. Schön, R. Stoks, K. Van Doninck, H. Van Dyck, P. Vanormelingen, J. Van Wichelen, W. Vyverman, L. De Meester+ & F. Hendrickx+, 2019. Urbanization drives cross-taxon declines in abundance and diversity at multiple spatial scales. Global Change Biology.

Plenaries, presentations, working groups

Selected plenaries

  • Plenary on the Japanese meeting of Evolutionary Biology, Sapporo, August 2019
  • Plenary on the SIL (International Society on Limnology) meeting in Nanjing (China), August 2018
  • Plenary talk on the 2014 Shallow Lakes Conference in Antalya, October 2014
  • Plenary talk on the 2012 Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NERN) in Lunteren, February 2012
  • Plenary talk on 2011 meeting of the German organization for Ecology, Oldenburg, September 2011
  • Plenary talk at SIL 2007, 30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, Montreal, August 2007
  • Plenary talk at 5th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS), Palermo, July 2007

Selected invited presentations

  • Invited talk “Florida Genetics Meeting”, November 2019
  • Invited talk “Eco-evo dynamics” symposium at sfécologie meeting Rennes, October 2018
  • Invited talk “Adaptive radiations” AGA symposium, Hawaii, July 2018
  • Invited talk Evolution and Biodiversity symposium, Redpath Museum, Montreal, November 2017
  • Invited talk at DYNATRAIT meeting, Hannover, October 2017
  • Invited talk at 9th Internat Symp Integrative Zoology, Xining (China), August 2017
  • Invited talk “100 year anniversary of Haeckel”, Leipzig, March 2016
  • Invited talk on the plenary symposium on microgeographic adaptation at the AmNat 2014 meeting in Asilomar (US)
  • Invited lecture on symposium on “eco-evolutionary dynamics” of the Evolution joint meeting (CSEE-SSE-ASN-SSB), Ottawa, July 2012
  • Invited lecture GRIL 2010 symposium (annual meeting of the Canadian Interuniversity Research Group on Limnology and Aquatic Ecology), March 2010
  • Invited lecture Resurrection Ecology Symposium, Herzberg (CH), September 2009
  • Invited talk PhD workshop “Biodiversity and Ecosystem functioning under global change: theory and experiment”, Fribourg (CH), September 2016
  • Invited talk PhD workshop on “Ecology and Evolution”, Greifswald, March 2016
  • Invited talk PRODIVERSA workshop Goteborg, Sweden, August 2014
  • Invited talk on Workshop on “Climate Change” at Cary Institute November 2012
  • Invited lecturer EAWAG Summer School on “Eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic systems”, July 2009, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland .
  • Invited talk on ESF CONGEN and THERMADAPT workshop “Evolutionary and physiological adaptation to climate induced environmental changes”, Bialowieza Poland, June 2009
  • Invited lecturer on University of Uppsala PhD school on “Microbial diversity in time and space – a metacommunity approach to microbial ecology”, Uppsala, Sweden, April 2009
  • Invited lecturer on ESF EURODIVERSITY PhD course on “Metacommunity dynamics and biodiversity”, Uppsala, Sweden, May 2008

Selected working groups

  • RCN working group meeting on “Urban eco-evolutionary dynamics”, Seattle, November 2019
  • sTURN working group, iDiv, Leipzig, November 2017 and November 2018
  • sDiv working group “Metacommunity v2.0”, iDiv, Leipzig, 2017
  • Working group “Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Rapid Evolution in Ecological Systems with Tipping Points”, Kastanienbaum, October 2016
  • sDiv working group on RangeShifter (2013-2014 and 2017, Leipzig)
  • Member of NCEAS working group on "Evolving metacommunities", 2006-2008; four discussion meetings in Santa Barbara, California (USA)

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