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Vyverman Wim
Professor, Dr

Wim Vyverman has extensive experience in research on the biodiversity, ecology and paleolimnology of high-latitude and high-altitude lacustrine systems (=lake systems) and is heading the Laboratory of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology.

Activities

  • Research programme:
    • SPSD II : Antarctica V
    • SD : Antarctica VI
  • Research group: Universiteit Gent (UG) - Protistology and Aquatic Ecology
  • Research projects:
    • LAQUAN - Late quaternary climate history of coastal Antarctic environments: a multi-proxy approach
    • HOLANT - Holocene climate variability and ecosystem change in coastal East and Maritime Antarctica
  • Related activities:
    • participation at PolePosition contest: Dutch

List of publications

Peer reviewed papers

Hodgson, D.A., P.E. Noon, W. Vyverman, C.L. Bryant, D.B. Gore, P. Appleby, M. Gilmour, E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe, V.J. Jones, J.C. Ellis-Evans & P.B. Wood (2001) Were the Larsemann Hills Ice-Free Through the Last Glacial Maximum? Antarctic Science, 13: 440-454.

Hodgson, D.A., W. Vyverman & K. Sabbe (2001) Limnology and Biology of Saline Lakes in the Rauer Islands, Eastern Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 13: 255-270.

Hodgson, D.A., W. Vyverman, E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe, P.R. Leavitt, A. Taton, A.H. Squier & B.J. Keely (2004) Environmental Factors Influencing the Pigment Composition of in Situ Benthic Microbial Communities in East Antarctic Lakes. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 37: 247-263.

Hodgson, D.A., E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe, A.H. Squier, B.J. Keely, M.J. Leng, K.M. Saunders & W. Vyverman (2005) Late Quaternary Climate-Driven Environmental Change in the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica, Multi-Proxy Evidence From a Lake Sediment Core. Quaternary Research, 64: 83-99.

Sabbe, K., D.A. Hodgson, E. Verleyen, A. Taton, A. Wilmotte, K. Vanhoutte & W. Vyverman (2004) Salinity, Depth and the Structure and Composition of Microbial Mats in Continental Antarctic Lakes. Freshwater Biology, 49: 296-319.

Sabbe, K., E. Verleyen, D.A. Hodgson, K. Vanhoutte & W. Vyverman (2003) Benthic Diatom Flora of Freshwater and Saline Lakes in the Larsemann Hills and Rauer Islands, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 15: 227-248.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, P.R. Leavitt, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2004) Quantifying Habitat-Specific Diatom Production: a Critical Assessment Using Morphological and Biogeochemical Markers in Antarctic Marine and Lake Sediments. Limnology and Oceanography, 49: 1528-1539.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, G.A. Milne, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2005) Relative Sea-Level History From the Lambert Glacier Region, East Antarctica, and Its Relation to Deglaciation and Holocene Glacier Readvance. Quaternary Research, 63: 45-52.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe, K. Vanhoutte & W. Vyverman (2004) Coastal Oceanographic Conditions in the Prydz Bay Region (East Antarctica) During the Holocene Recorded in an Isolation Basin. Holocene, 14: 246-257.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2005) Late Holocene Changes in Ultraviolet Radiation Penetration Recorded in an East Antarctic Lake. Journal of Paleolimnology, 34: 191-202.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2004) Late Quaternary Deglaciation and Climate History of the Larsemann Hills (East Antarctica). Journal of Quaternary Science, 19: 361-375.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, W. Vyverman, D. Roberts, A. Mcminn, K. Vanhoutte & K. Sabbe (2003) Modelling Diatom Responses to Climate Induced Fluctuations in the Moisture Balance in Continental Antarctic Lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 30: 195-215.

Posters

Verleyen, E., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2001). Late quaternary climate history of Heart Lake en Pup Lagoon, Larsemann Hills (East-Antarctica). XXVIII INTERNATIONAL SOCIETAS INTERNATIONALIS LIMNOLOGIAE (SIL), Melbourne, Australië, 4-11/02/2001.

Vyverman, W., E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2001). LAQUAN: Late Quaternary Climate History of coastal Antarctic environments: a multi-proxy approach. BIJEENKOMST WERKGROEP "ECOLOGIE VAN DE POOLGEBIEDEN" VAN DE NEDERLANDS VLAAMSE ECOLOGIE VERENIGING (NecoV), Antwerpen, België, 1/06/2001.

Verleyen, E., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe, D. Roberts, A. McMinn & D.A. Hodgson (2001) A diatom, stomatocyst and pigment calibration dataset for lakes and ponds of the Larsemann Hills, East-Antarctica. SCAR VIII BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26-30/08/2001.

Hodgson, D.A., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe, E. Verleyen, P.R. Leavitt P.O. Montiel (2001) MICROMAT: 10,000 years of changing biodiversity and biogeography in Antarctic coastal environments. SCAR VIII BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26-30/08/2001.

Verleyen, E., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2002) Late Quaternary climate history of Heart Lake and Pup Lagoon, Larsemann Hills (East Antarctica ). VLIZ JONGERENCONTACTDAG, Brugge, België, 13/03/2002.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe, M.J. Bentley & W. Vyverman (2003) Coastal Antarctic lake sediments: archives of Late Quaternary variations in moisture balance, UV radiation, sea-ice extent, ice shelf dynamics and continental ice thickness. VLIZ JONGERENCONTACTDAG, Brugge, België, 28/02/2003.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2003) Diatom biodiversity in Continental Antarctic lakes: a comparison of Holocene (MIS 1) and Eemian (MIS 5e) environments. AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE, Antwerp, België, 11-13/08/2003.

Verleyen, E., D.A Hodgson, P.R. Leavitt, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2004) Quantifying habitat-specific diatom production: a critical assessment using morphological and biochemical markers in coastal Antarctic lake sediments. VLIZ JONGERENCONTACTDAG, Brugge, België, 05/03/2004.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2005) Coastal Antarctic lakes – sedimentary archives of historical variability in ultraviolet radiation. NECOV WINTERSYMPOSIUM, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, 26-27/01/2005.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2005) The reconstruction of Holocene sea-ice extent and habitat-specific diatom production using morphological and biochemical markers. GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE – POLAR MARINE SCIENCE, VENTURA (USA), 13-18/03/2005.

Taton, A., C. Schmoker, B. Elmandil, S. Grubisic, P. Balthasart, K. Sabbe, W. Vyverman, A. Wilmotte (2003) Molecular diversity of Cyanobacteria in microbial mats from coastal lakes in Eastern Antarctica. THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOLOGICAL GENETICS, Leuven, België, 5-7/02/2003.

Schmoker, C., A. Taton, P. Balthasart, K. Waleron, E. Verleyen, S. Cousin, W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe, D.A. Hodgson & A. Wilmotte (2005) Exploration of cyanobacterial diversity in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. JOINT EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING, Liège, België, 4-8/07/2005.

Oral presentations

Sabbe, K., S. Cousin, D.A. Hodgson, A. Vierstraete, J. Vanfleteren, K. Van der Gucht, M. Gillis & W. Vyverman (2001) Cultivable vs non-cultivable diversity of photosynthetic eukaryotes of Antarctic microbial mats. XXVIII INTERNATIONAL SOCIETAS INTERNATIONALIS LIMNOLOGIAE (SIL), Melbourne, Australië, 4-11/02/2001.

Verleyen, E., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2001) Diatomeeën als indicatoren voor Laat-Kwartaire milieuveranderingen in de Larsemann Hills (Oost-Antarctica). BIJEENKOMST NVKD (NEDERLANDS VLAAMSE DIATOMISTEN VERENIGING), Mont-Rigi, België, 6-7/04/2001.

Wilmotte, A., R. De Wit, P. Dyer, O. Genilloud, E. Göttlich, D.A. Hodgson, S. De Hoog, B. Jones, J. Laybourn-Parry, F. Merinelli, E. Stackebrandt, J. Swings & W. Vyverman (2001) MICROMAT: Study and use of the biodiversity of microbial mats in Antarctic lakes. ISME 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 08/2001.

Sabbe, K., S. Cousin, K. Van der Gucht, M. Gillis, D.A. Hodgson, A. Vierstraete, J. Vanfleteren & W. Vyverman (2001) Diversity of eukaryotic micro-organisms in lacustrine antarctic microbial mats: a molecular-phylogenetic approach. 7th INTERNATIONAL PHYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 18-25/08/2001.

Vyverman, W., E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2001) MICROMAT: Colonisation, succession and extinction in Antarctic Coastal lake sediments. SCAR VIII BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26-30/08/2001.

Sabbe, K., S. Cousin, K. Van der Gucht, M. Gillis, P. Dyer, J. Laybourn-Parry, D.A. Hodgson, A. Vierstraete, J. Vanfleteren & W. Vyverman (2001) MICROMAT: phenotypic and genotypic diversity of eukaryotic photosynthetic mirco-organisms in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. SCAR VIII BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26-30/08/2001.

Hodgson, D.A., W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe, E. Verleyen, B.J. Keely, A. Squier, P.R. Leavitt & P.O. Montiel (2001) Past ultraviolet radiation environments in Antarctic lakes. SCAR VIII BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26-30/08/2001.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2002) Late Quaternary climate history of coastal Antarctic environments: a multi-proxy approach. LARSEMANN HILLS WORKSHOP, BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY, Cambridge, UK, 06/09/2002.

Verleyen, E., K. Sabbe, K. Muylaert, D.A. Hodgson & W. Vyverman (2002) multivariate tools for data mining and modeling in (paleo)-ecological research - reconstructing paleo-environments in East Antarctic lakes using diatoms. NECOV ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS APPLICATIONS IN WATER MANAGEMENT, Ghent University, België, 6-7/11/2002.

Vyverman, W., E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe & D.A. Hodgson (2002) Environmental control of cyanobacteria-associated diatom communities in Antarctic lakes. 17th INTERNATIONAL DIATOM SYMPOSIUM, Canada, 25-31/08/2002.

Verleyen, E., D.A. Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2003) Coastal Antarctic lake sediments: archives of Late Quaternary variations in the moisture balance and UV radiation. 9th INTERNATIONAL PALEOLIMNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Espoo, Finland, 24-28/08/2003.

Verleyen, E., D.A Hodgson, K. Sabbe & W. Vyverman (2005) Coastal Antarctic lakes: archives of past fluctuations in the moisture balance and ultraviolet radiation. FUNDP LIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR, Namen, België, 17/05/2005.

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Contact

Vyverman Wim
Ghent University
Department of Biology
Krijgslaan 281 S8 - 9000 Gent
Wim.Vyverman@UGent.be
Phone: +32 9 264 85 01 - Fax 09 264 85 99

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