Ecology of harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea): structural biodiversity in tropical seagrass beds


My PhD research (defence on 30/3/2001) focussed mainly on different spatial levels of biodiversity by analysing alpha-, beta- and gamma-diversity. This research was conducted in three tropical seagrass beds and harpacticoid copepods were used as key-organisms in this research.


epiphytic, meiobenthos, epiphytes, tropical, seagrasses, tropical seagrass beds, community structure, marin, e intertidal zone, ecology, trophic diversity, spatial variation, taxonomy, classification, systematics, nomenclature, alfa diversity, beta diversity, gamma diversity, zoology, botany, systematics and taxonomy, marine and coastal habitats, hierarchic biodiversity, biogeography, macrobenthos, epibenthos, hyperbenthos, nekton, indicator species, hierarchic patterns of biodiversity, Biogeography, Ecology, Systematics and taxonomy, Marine and coastal habitats, The effects of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Functioning, Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Systematics, Inventorying and Classificati, on, Monitoring Biodiversity, Marine Biodiversity, free-living nematods, E-Africa, Kenya, Zanzibar, C-America, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, SE-Asia, Philippines, W Indian, Indo-pacific, Gulf of Mexico, W-Indian, Caribbean, Kenyan coast, Central America, Gazi Bay, Punta Allen, The Philippines, Pujada Bay, Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Thalassia, Halodule, Halophila, Syringodium, seagrasses, free-living nematods, Crustacea Copepoda, Annelida, Mollusca, Echinodermata, Nematoda, Pisces, Metazoa, Arthropoda, Invertebrata


Marine and Coastal {Habitat type}


Name Role Start End
Marine Biology unknown


Reference Role
De Troch, M., Fiers, F. & Vincx, M. (2000). Range extension and microhabitat of Lightiella incisa (Cephalocarida). Journal of Zoology 251(2): 199-204. author
Chatterjee, T. & De Troch, M. (2000). Halacaridae (Acari) from Gazi Bay (Kenya): description and biogeography of three new and two known species. Hydrobiologia 427(1): 177-194. author
Fiers, F. & De Troch, M. (2000). New Tetragonicipitidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Indo-Pacific. Hydrobiologia 434 (1): 97-144. author
De Troch, M., Gurdebeke, S., Fiers, F. & Vincx, M. (2001). Zonation and structuring factors of meiofauna communities in a tropical seagrass bed (Gazi Bay, Kenya). Journal of Sea Research 45(1): 45-61. author

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