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Gender male
Job title Project Manager OBIS, GOOS Biology & Ecosystems, IOC Capacity Development
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE ( IODE)
Wandelaarkaai 7 Oostende 8400
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Wandelaarkaai 7
Nationality Belgium
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Degree MSci
Job type Data Management , Information Management & Library
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Marine Biodiversity focal point UNESCO/IOC
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Biological and taxonomical database; information management; websites
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr. Ward APPELTANS)

Garcia, H.E.; Cosca, C.; Kozyr, A.; Mayorga, E.; Chandler, C.; Thomas, R.W.; O'Brien, K.; Appeltans, W.; Hankin, S.; Newton, J.A.; Gutierrez, A.; Gattuso, J.P.; Hansson, L.; Zweng, M.; Pfeil, B. (2015). Data management strategy to improve global use of ocean acidification data and information. Oceanography 28(2): 226?228. hdl.handle.net/10.5670/oceanog.2015.45
Costello, M.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Appeltans, W. (2015). Conservation of biodiversity through taxonomy, data publication, and collaborative infrastructures. Conserv. Biol. Early view: 6 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/cobi.12496
de Jong, Y.; et al. (2015). PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e5848. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848
Coro, G.; Webb, T.J.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Cattrijsse, A.; Pagano, P. (2015). Classifying degrees of species commonness: North Sea fish as a case study. Ecol. Model. 312: 272-280. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.05.033
Costello, M.J.; Appeltans, W.; Bailly, N.; Berendsohn, W.G.; de Jong, Y.; Edwards, M.; Froese, R.; Huettmann, F.; Los, W.; Mees, J.; Segers, H.; Bisby, F.A. (2014). Strategies for the sustainability of online open-access biodiversity databases. Biol. Conserv. 173: 155-165. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.042
Appeltans, W.; Webb, T.J. (2014). Biodiversity baselines in the deep sea. Deep-Sea Life 4: 45-46
Hobern, D.; Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J. (2014). Advancing online databases and information systems for biodiversityconservation. Biol. Conserv. 173: 65-67. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.04.008
Hanson, L.; Appeltans, W.; Gattuso, J.P. (2014). Promoting international collaboration on ocean acidification data management. Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Workshop; Monaco, 23-24 April 2014. Eos, Trans. (Wash. D.C.) 95(46): 421-422. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/2014EO460006
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Fauchald, K.; Gordon, D.; Hoeksema, B.W.; Poore, G.C.B.; Van Soest, R.W.M.; Stöhr, S.; Walter, T.C.; Vanhoorne, B.; Decock, W.; Appeltans, W. (2013). Global coordination and standardisation in marine biodiversity through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and related databases PLoS One 8(1): e51629 (20 pp.). hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0051629
Appeltans, W.; Costello M.J.; 118 others (2012). The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology, 22(23): 2189-2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036
Vandepitte, L.; Hernandez, F.; Claus, S.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Deneudt, K.; Appeltans, W.; Mees, J. (2011). Analysing the content of the European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS): available data, limitations, prospects and a look at the future Hydrobiologia 667(1): 1-14 + suppl. material (28 pages).
Mass? i Alem?n, S.; Bourgeois, C.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Stoffelen, P.; Heughebaert, A.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2010). The 'Mangrove Reference Database and Herbarium' Plant Ecol. Evol. 143(2): 225-232
Narayanaswamy, B.E.; Ojaveer, H.; Boxshall, G.; Appeltans, W.; Danovaro, R.; Holm, P.; Nickelson, T. (2010). Diversity of European seas: Finding new life. EuroCoML Non-Technical Report. The European Census of Marine Life: Oban. 55 pp.
Vanden Berghe, E.; Claus, S.; Appeltans, W.; Faulwetter, S.; Arvanitidis, C.; Somerfield, P.J.; Aleffi, I.F.; Amouroux, J.M.; Anisimova, N.; Bachelet, G.; Cochrane, S.J.; Costello, M.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dahle, S.; Degraer, S.; Denisenko, S.; Dounas, C.; Duineveld, G.; Emblow, C.; Escaravage, V.; Fabri, M.-C.; Fleischer, D.; Gr?mare, A.; Herrmann, M.; Hummel, H.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.A.; Kingston, P.; Kotwicki, L.; Labrune, C.; Laudien, J.; Nevrova, E.L.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Olsgard, F.; Palerud, R.; Petrov, A.; Rachor, E.; Revkov, N.K.; Rumohr, H.; Sard?, R.; Sistermans, W.C.H.; Speybroeck, J.; Janas, U.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Whomersley, P.; Willems, W.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Zenetos, A.; Zettler, M.L.; Heip, C.H.R. (2009). MacroBen integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves: a tool for large-scale analysis across Europe Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 225-238
Heip, C.H.R.; Hummel, H.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Appeltans, W.; Arvanitidis, C.; Aspden, R.; Austen, M.; Boero, F.; Bouma, T.J.; Boxshall, G.; Buchholz, F.; Delaney, A.E.; Deprez, T.; Emblow, C.; Feral, J.-P.; Gasol, J.M.; Gooday, A.J.; Harder, J.; Ianora, A.; Kraberg, A.C.; MacKenzie, B.R.; Ojaveer, H.; Paterson, D.; Rumohr, H.; Schiedek, D.; Sokolowski, A.; Somerfield, P.J.; Sousa Pinto, I.; Vincx, M.; Weslawski, J.M.; Nash, R. (2009). Marine Biodiversity Ecosystem Functioning. MarBEF EU Network of Excellence: Dublin. 100 pp
Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W.; Costello, M.J.; Pissierssens, P. (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings Ocean Biodiversity Informatics: International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management, Hamburg, Germany 29 November to 1 December, 2004. VLIZ Special Publication, 37. BSH/UNESCO/IOC/VLIZ: Paris. VI, 192 pp.
Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel, Belgium. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164, photographs, 1 cd-rom pp.
Appeltans, W.; Claus, S.; Cuvelier, D.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2005). Europe counts marine life, in: Mees, J.; Seys, J. (Ed.) (2005). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 19.
Massin, C.; Appeltans, W.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2005). Leptosynapta minuta (Becher, 1906) (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea), a new record for Belgian marine waters. Belg. J. Zool. 135(1): 83-86.
Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W.; Kerr, A.M. (2005). Phylogeny of Labidodemas and the Holothuriidae (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) as inferred from morphology. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 144(1): 103-120.
Appeltans, W.; Haspeslagh, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2005). Publish wisely or perish? An open archive for MarBEF. MarBEF Newsletter 3: 13.
Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2004). How many species are there in the North Sea?, in: Mees, J.; Seys, J. (Ed.) (2004). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 32.
Vanden Berghe, E.; Appeltans, W. (2004). The European Register of Marine Species revived, in: Mees, J.; Seys, J. (Ed.) (2004). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 77.
Appeltans, W.; Hannouti, A.; Van Damme, S.; Soetaert, K.; Vanthomme, R.; Tackx, M. (2003). Zooplankton in the Schelde estuary (Belgium/The Netherlands). The distribution of Eurytemora affinis: effect of oxygen?. J. Plankton Res. 25(11): 1441-1445.

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Created: 2006-05-24 Last Updated: 2016-08-04 by Ward APPELTANS