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List of former Master Thesis

Cohort 2017

Charlotte Van Driessche: Fine-scale habitat suitability for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Zavora Bay, Mozambique.

Samantha Stott: Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Hawksbill nests in the South of Mahé, Seychelles: The potential of unmanned aerial vehicles

Natassia Bacco Mannina: An investigation into natural mortality of seabirds at a protected colony in Ireland 

Uthesh Umapathy: Reproductive cycle of the common limpet (Patella vulgata) and rough limpet (Patella ulyssiponensis) in southern Portugal

Ma. Angeline Lacson: A multimetric approach to evaluate offshore mussel aquaculture effects on receiving benthic communities: Are natural factors masking the induced impacts?

Katelin Morrison: Recovery of a deep-sea Arctic sponge ground following physical disturbance

Ali Murat Elagoz: Identification of transcripts encoding enzymes putatively involved in the synthesis of anti-inflammatory compounds in the Diatom Cylindrotheca Closterium

Ilja Voorsmit: Short Term Attraction of Fish to Newly Restored Coral Reef Areas around Cerf Island, Seychelles.

Aisling Brenan: Microplastics in the North Sea: enhancing our ecological understanding through the development of rigorous sampling methods

Lucinda Green: Assessment of elasmobranch bycatch in the Pacific Sierra gillnet fishery on the South East Gulf of California, Mexico

Nils Kreuter: The ability to visually discriminate quantities in juvenile Grey Bamboo Sharks (Chiloscyllium Griseum)

Paule-Emilie Ruy: An investigation of three intertidal snail species: their spatial distribution, parasite prevalence, and the impact of those parasites.

Jenevieve Hara: Quantification of Microplastic Ingestion by the Decapod Crustacean Nephrops norvegicus from Irish Waters

Ignacio Polo Vaquero: Pelagic Chondrichthyans Historical Assessment in Madeira, Compared to Portuguese and Global Bycatch: Estimation of Population Trends

Nelle Meyers: The Cost of a Meal: Foraging Ecology of Female Australian Fur Seals

Ines Fournon Berodia: Molecular characterisation of the opsin4 gene in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus

Christina Egger: A Molecular Phylogeny of Caecidae micro snails and the evolution of a tubular shell 

Louise Sabadel: Assessing the Effect of Sunlight Exposure and Depth on Coral Growth in a Restoration Programme

Justin Defever: The effect of biotic and abiotic factors on the hatching success of the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) on Mahé Island, Seychelles

Marina Ortega Calvo: Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Spatio-temporal distribution in Skjálfandi Bay (Iceland) using whale watching platforms  (2009-2018)

Thomas Cansse: Factors influencing capture success and prey profitability in Australasian gannets (Morus serrator)

Mallory Bovey: Are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of Southeastern Mindanao, Philippines, contributing to the successful management of local reef fisheries?

Marko Terzin: Exploring how symbionts of the model reef sponge Ircinia ramosa respond to the combined effects of ocean warming and ocean acidification using metatranscriptomics

Anisa Rilla Lubis: Detection of Sulfur- and Selenium- Containing Antioxidant Compounds Coming From Bigeye Tuna Intestine Using HPLC-ICP-MS

Luzia Solothurnmann: Fine-scale Foraging Ecology of a Vulnerable Seabird: the Desertas Petrel (Pterodroma deserta)

Herath Mudiyanselage Udari Ayeshya: Phenotypic Plasticity of the brown seaweed, Dictyota dichotoma in response to climate change

Alejandra Elisa Hernández Magaña: Prokaryotic diversity and activity in contrasting productivity regimes in late Summer in the Kergueln Region (Southern Ocean).

Vé De Koninck: Interspecies comparison of lysosomal responses of mussel exposed to water accommodated fraction (WAF) of oil and dispersed oil in European Coastal areas

Dominic Duncan Mensah: Differential growth and aspects of the health of Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827) fed commercial trout and tilapia feeds in open flow and recirculatory aquaculture system.

Morgane Amelot: Abundance and trends of killer whales (Orcinus orca) interacting with fisheries in the southern Indian Ocean

Francine Beaujot: Investigating the biotic and abiotic properties of Bathymodiolus azoricus mussel habitats at the Rainbow hydrothermal vent field (mid-Atlantic ridge)

Morgane Pommier: Exploring Habitat use of bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary Special Area of Conservation (SAC) using combined visual and acoustic monitoring

Liam Wyns: In vitro experiments on spawning induction of Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) and substrate preference during aulophore settlement

Gabriela Cristina Mitsuhashi: Effect of okadaic acid (DSP) and its influence on host microbe interactions in a gnotobiotic artemia system.

Robyn Joanne Murdoch: Two-spotted goby, Gobiusculus flavescens, behavioural and physiological responses to changes in temperature and food availability.

Alexandra Hanusch: Spying on Elasmobranchs: Diversity and abundance using BRUVS in Zavora Bay, Mozambique.

Rita Meireles de Castro: Mitigating Small-Scale Fisheries Bycatch Assessment of existing approaches for marine mammal and sea turtle conservation.

Li Yuanshuo: Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the Palmophyllales: a group of multi-cellular deep-sea green algae.  

Justina Givens: Marine Bacterial Responses under UV Filter & Solar Radiation Exposure.

Ane Laborda: Assessing productivity regime shifts in Flemish Cap main stocks

Raquel Ruiz-Díaz: Hindcasting for forecasting. Evaluating the impact of Global Change in Fisheries.

Mar Santos: Effect of heatwaves and acidification on Mediterranean reefs: the response of benthic invertebrates associated to the coralline algae Ellisolandia elongata.

María Dolores Castro Cadenas: Assessing the present health and future prospects of the marine social-ecological system in Moorea, French Polynesia.

João Fernandes: Spying the Seafloor!

Hayley Campbell: Spatial, size and sex-related variation in the size-related variation in the diet of boarfish (Capros aper).

Sara Newton: Effects of Salt Induced Flocculation on Biogeochemical Transformation of Nutrients in Estuarine Environments.

Nadine Ofiera: Hidden Figures – Assessing Local Ecological Knowledge in a developing country as a tool for marine conservation planning: A case study in Zavora, Mozambique.

Zara Guifarro: Temperature Induced Changes In Fatty Acid Dynamics Of Tropical And Temperate Harpacticoid Copepods.

Loup Paitard: Age and growth of Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the Indian Ocean. 

Camille Kowalski: Evaluation of the impact of artisanal fisheries on sea turtles on São Tomé Island, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

Virginie Sonnet: Morphological diversity of marine phytoplankton: Identification of traits, morphological succession and periodicities from imagery

María Teresa Rodríguez: The effect of food quality and ocean acidification on the fatty acid composition and gene expression of the harpacticoid copepod Platychelipus littoralis (Brady, 1880)

Zoë Morange: The Impact of Sea Ambient Noise on whistles of Short-Beaked Common Dolphins, Delphinus delphis, in the Eastern Aegean Sea   

Lea Happel: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of the Microbiota of the Antarctic Sponge Mycale (Oxymycale) acerata

Lukas Marx: Marine macrophytes as carbon sinks: Comparison between two endemic plants ad the invasive alga Halimeda incrassata    

Carmen Bâlon: Mercury kinetics in Arctic seals during lactation and fasting: consequences for transfer to offspring 

Sara Knobelspiess: Toxic and biochemical responses of the estuarine bivalve species Scrobicularia plana to microplastic exposure

Ratna Eka Putri: Characterization of The Bacterial Community Associated with Corrosion in Ship Ballast Tanks using 16s rRNA Metabarcoding

Patricia Martin Cabrera: Trophic Ecology of shallow-water black corals from the southwestern coast of Madagascar. 

Svenja Neumann: Ingested plastics in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis): a pathway for polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and chlorinated paraffin (CP) exposure?

Jan Phillipp Geissel: Blood Distribution and Energy Metabolism of the Brain of Polar cod (Boreogadus saida) Under Ocean Acidification.

Marie Brigeot: Assessing the carrying capacity of divers on Monad Shoal.

Leonardo Bertini: The spatio-temporal extent of anthropogenically-induced changes and recoveries of ecosystem drivers in the mesopelagic North Atlantic

Sara De Clerck: Effects of noise on the acoustic behaviour of killer whales, Orcinus orca, in Iceland.

Sofia Albrecht: Habitat use of minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in Skjálfandi Bay.

Luigi Colin: Investigating the Population Structure of Hard Corals Across the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean

Nikola Piesinger: Determining the impact of pile-driving activity on the spatio-temporal distribution of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea

Nikola Pichler: Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a "pristine" estuary of the Amazon Coast (Oyapock Estuary, Brazil).

Gizem Poffyn: Mapping fishing grounds and predatory fish hotspots of Zavora bay, Mozambique - Towards the establishment of a Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA)

Diana Santos: Linking a community's perception of the state of their coral reefs to its present condition. 

Karolina Czechowska: Is anyone down there? Testing methodologies to map and study black coral habitats off Canary Islands, Spain

Thiviya Nair: Sensitivity Analysis of Population Genetic Metrics: A Case Study on White Gorgonians (Eunicella singularis) in the Gulf of Lions

Md. Royhanur Islam: What are the boundary conditions to implement nature-inspired coastal defence solutions? A Coastbusters blueprint comparison between Europe and Bay of Bengal.

Catherine Mitchell: Determining how fishing impacts change with depth on coral reefs

Andrea Fariñas: Response of cetaceans to changes in their prey availability and environmental conditions

Thomas Riedinger: Development of methods using behaviour to investigate welfare during capture in purse seines

Loïc Van Audenhaege: High-Resolution Vertical Habitat Mapping of a Deep-Sea Cliff offshore Western Greenland

Cheuk Ho Wu: Fine scale, spatial overlap between the seagrass, Zostera noltei and macroalgae, as determined from a low-cost airborne platform with linked water quality data

Elena Basilio Puig: Adult male sperm whale depredation and individual movements interacting with fisheries in the Southern Indian Ocean

Claudia Meneses: Global patterns of Seaweed Species diversity

Rochelle Yong: Tolerance of Microalgae species Prymnesium parvum to Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and Glycerol

Nora von Xylander: Short-term study comparing the Coral Growth and Health between Ocean-Based and Land-Based raised Acropora Corals

Margot Minju Arnould-Pétré: Construction of a population model of a sea urchin endemic to the Kerguelen Plateau, Abatus cordatus, to study the responses to environmental changes.