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Details of Ms Leen Vandepitte   


Gender female
Job title Senior scientist
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee ( VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7 Oostende 8400
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee Wandelaarkaai 7
Nationality Belgium
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Degree master
Job type Data Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities

Data manager of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS; www.marinespecies.org) and the European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS; www.eurobis.org).

Working languages English, Dutch
Skills/Expertise marine biological data management
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Ms Leen VANDEPITTE)

Nozères, C.; Vandepitte, L.; Appeltans, W.; Kennedy, M. (2012). Best practice guidelines in the development and maintenance of regional marine species checklists. version 1.0, released on August 2012. Global Biodiversity Information Facility: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-92020-46-8. 27 pp. www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=4712
Wasmund, N.; Tuimala, J.; Suikkanen, S.; Vandepitte, L.; Kraberg, A. (2011). Long-term trends in phytoplankton composition in the western and central Baltic Sea J. Mar. Syst. 87: 145-159
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 Online First
Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B.; Kraberg, A.C.; Anisimova, N.; Antoniadou, C.; Araújo, R.; Bartsch, I.; Beker, B.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; Bertocci, I.; Cochrane, S.J.; Cooper, K.M.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Christou, E.; Crisp, D.J.; Dahle, S.; De Boissier, M.; de Kluijver, M.; Denisenko, S.; De Vito, D.; Duineveld, G.; Escaravage, V.; Fleischer, D.; Fraschetti, S.; Giangrande, A.; Heip, C.H.R.; Hummel, H.; Janas, U.; Karez, R.; Kedra, M.; Kingston, P.; Kuhlenkamp, R.; Libes, M.; Martens, P.; Mees, J.; Mieszkowska, N.; Mudrak, S.; Munda, I.; Orfanidis, S.; Orlando-Bonaca, M.; Palerud, R.; Rachor, E.; Reichert, K.; Rumohr, H.; Schiedek, D.; Schubert, P.; Sistermans, W.C.H.; Pinto, I.S.; Southward, A.J.; Terlizzi, A.; Tsiaga, E.; van Beusekom, J.E.E.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Warzocha, J.; Wasmund, N.; Weslawski, J.M.; Widdicombe, C.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Zettler, M.L. (2010). Data integration for European marine biodiversity research: creating a database on benthos and plankton to study large-scale patterns and long-term changes Hydrobiologia 644: 1-13
Veit-Köhler, G.; De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Bezerra, T.N.; Bonne, W.; De Smet, G.; Folkers, C.; George, K.H.; Guotong, C.; Herman, R.; Huys, R.; Lampadariou, N.; Laudien, J.; Arbizu, P.M.; Rose, A.; Schratzberger, M.; Seifried, S.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M.; Vriser, B.; Vandepitte, L. (2010). Large-scale diversity and biogeography of benthic copepods in European waters Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 157: 1819-1835
Schratzberger, M.; Lampadariou, N.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2009). The impact of seabed disturbance on nematode communities: linking field and laboratory observations Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156: 709-724
Soetaert, K.; Lampadariou, N.; Muthumbi, A.; Steyaert, M.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2009). Factors affecting nematode biomass, length and width from the shelf to the deep sea Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 392: 123-132
Vandepitte, L.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Hernandez, F.; Bezerra, T.N.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2009). The MANUELA database: an integrated database on meiobenthos from European marine waters Meiofauna Marina 17: 35-60
De Troch, M.; Vandepitte, L.; Suàrez-Morales, E.; Vincx, M. (2005). A field colonization experiment with meiofauna and seagrass mimics: effect of time, distance and leaf surface area Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 148(1): 73-86

Group(s): IODE , IODE SG-OBIS , OBIS Capacity Development Task Team , SG-OBIS-ENV-DATA , OBIS-ENV-DATA consortium , OBIS Executive Committee , OBIS Data Content Enhancement Task Team , OBIS Taxonomy Task Team
Created: 2006-09-21 Last Updated: 2016-11-23 by Leen VANDEPITTE