Steven Degraer

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Key Publications
R. Brabant, Laurent, Y. , Lafontaine, R. - M. , Vandendriessche, B. , and Degraer, S. , First offshore observation of parti-coloured bat Vespertilio murinus in the Belgian part of the North Sea, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 146, pp. 62-65, 2016.
J. Haelters, Brabant, R. , Degraer, S. , Devolder, M. , Norro, A. , Van den Eynde, D. , and Lauwaert, B. , Aanvraag van NEMO LINK Ltd voor een machtiging voor een geofysisch en geotechnisch zeebodemonderzoek: Milieueffectenbeoordeling (MEB) en advies van het Bestuur. RBINS, 2016.
J. Haelters, Kerckhof, F. , Jauniaux, T. , Potin, M. , Rumes, B. , and Degraer, S. , Zeezoogdieren in België in 2014 [Marine mammals in Belgium in 2014]. 2016.
F. Thomsen, Gill, A. , Kosecka, M. , Andersson, M. , Andre, M. , Degraer, S. , Folegot, T. , Gabriel, J. , Judd, A. , Neumann, T. , Norro, A. , Risch, D. , Sigray, P. , Wood, D. , and Wilson, B. , MaRVEN- Environmental Impacts of Noise, Vibrations and Electromagnetic Emission from Marine Renewable Energy. European Union}, publication\_type = {type, 2016.

2016

R. Brabant, Laurent, Y. , Lafontaine, R. - M. , Vandendriessche, B. , and Degraer, S. , First offshore observation of parti-coloured bat Vespertilio murinus in the Belgian part of the North Sea, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 146, pp. 62-65, 2016.
J. Haelters, Kerckhof, F. , Jauniaux, T. , Potin, M. , Rumes, B. , and Degraer, S. , Zeezoogdieren in België in 2014 [Marine mammals in Belgium in 2014]. 2016.
F. Thomsen, Gill, A. , Kosecka, M. , Andersson, M. , Andre, M. , Degraer, S. , Folegot, T. , Gabriel, J. , Judd, A. , Neumann, T. , Norro, A. , Risch, D. , Sigray, P. , Wood, D. , and Wilson, B. , MaRVEN- Environmental Impacts of Noise, Vibrations and Electromagnetic Emission from Marine Renewable Energy. European Union}, publication\_type = {type, 2016.
J. Haelters, Kerckhof, F. , Jauniaux, T. , Potin, M. , Rumes, B. , and Degraer, S. , Zeezoogdieren in Belg{\"ı}e in 2014 [Marine mammals in Belgium in 2014]. 2016.
F. Thomsen, Gill, A. , Kosecka, M. , Andersson, M. , Andre, M. , Degraer, S. , Folegot, T. , Gabriel, J. , Judd, A. , Neumann, T. , Norro, A. , Risch, D. , Sigray, P. , Wood, D. , and Wilson, B. , MaRVEN- Environmental Impacts of Noise, Vibrations and Electromagnetic Emission from Marine Renewable Energy. European Union, 2016.
J. Haelters, Brabant, R. , Degraer, S. , Devolder, M. , Norro, A. , Van den Eynde, D. , and Lauwaert, B. , Aanvraag van NEMO LINK Ltd voor een machtiging voor een geofysisch en geotechnisch zeebodemonderzoek: Milieueffectenbeoordeling (MEB) en advies van het Bestuur. RBINS, 2016.

2015

H. Reiss, Birchenough, S. N. R. , Borja, A. , Buhl-Mortensen, L. , Craeymeersch, J. , Dannheim, J. , Darr, A. , Galparsoro, I. , Gogina, M. , Neumann, H. , Populus, J. , Rengstorf, A. M. , Valle, M. , Van Hoey, G. , Zettler, M. L. , and Degraer, S. , Benthos distribution modelling and its relevance for marine ecosystem management, ICES Journal of Marine Science Advance Access, vol. 72, pp. 297 - 315, 2015.
H. Reiss, Birchenough, S. N. R. , Borja, A. , Buhl-Mortensen, L. , Craeymeersch, J. , Dannheim, J. , Darr, A. , Galparsoro, I. , Gogina, M. , Neumann, H. , Populus, J. , Rengstorf, A. M. , Valle, M. , Van Hoey, G. , Zettler, M. L. , and Degraer, S. , Benthos distribution modelling and its relevance for marine ecosystem management, ICES Journal of Marine Science Advance Access, vol. June 19, 2015.
S. N. R. Birchenough, Reiss, H. , Degraer, S. , Mieszkowska, N. , Borja, A. , Buhl-Mortensen, L. , Braeckman, U. , Craeymeersch, J. , De Mesel, I. , Kerckhof, F. , Kröncke, I. , Parra, S. , Rabaut, M. , Schröder, A. , Van Colen, C. , Van Hoey, G. , Vincx, M. , and Wätjen, K. , Climate change and marine benthos: a review of existing research and future directions in the North Atlantic, WIREs Clim Change, 2015.
P. Roose, Degraer, S. , Legrand, S. , Luyten, P. , Naudts, L. , Parmentier, K. , Ruddick, K. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Van der Zande, D. , and Van Lancker, V. , Expertise van OD Natuur. Presentatie voor Vlaamse Baaien project. Brussel, 13/02/2015.. 2015.

2014

S. Degraer, Brabant, R. , and Rumes, B. , Offshore wind in the Belgian part of the North Sea : Understanding environmental Offshore 2014. Conference Proceedings. EIMR Offshore 2014 (EIMR2014-091)., 2014.
V. Stelzenmüller, Fernandez, T. Vega, Cronin, K. , Röckmann, C. , Pantazi, M. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Stamford, T. , Hostens, K. , Pecceu, E. , Degraer, S. , Buhl-Mortensen, L. , Carlström, J. , Galparsoro, I. , Johnson, K. , Piwowarczyk, J. , Vassilopoulou, V. , Jak, R. , Pace, M. Louise, and van Hoof, L. , Assessing uncertainty associated with the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas, Marine Policy, vol. 51, pp. 151-162, 2014.
J. T. Reubens, Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , The ecology of benthopelagic fishes at offshore wind farms: a synthesis of 4 years of research., Hydrobiologia, vol. 727, pp. 121-136, 2014.
S. Vanden Eede, Van Tomme, J. , De Busschere, C. , Vandegehuchte, M. L. , Sabbe, K. , Stienen, E. , Degraer, S. , Vincx, M. , and Bonte, D. , Assessing the impact of beach nourishment on the intertidal food web through the development of a mechnistic-envelope model., Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 51, pp. 1304-1313, 2014.
H. Pirlet, Rumes, B. , Degraer, S. , and Lauwaert, B. , Offshore windmolens in de Belgische Noordzee, Ruimte, 2014.
U. Braeckman, Rabaut, M. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , Protecting the Commons: the use of Subtidal Ecosystem Engineers in Marine Management, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 2014.
R. Brabant, Degraer, S. , and Rumes, B. , Windmolenparken in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee, Ecologische effecten onder de loep., Natuur.focus, vol. 13, pp. 4-10, 2014.
J. Depestele, Courtens, W. , Degraer, S. , Haelters, J. , Hostens, K. , Leopold, M. , Pinn, E. , Merckx, B. , Polet, H. , Rabaut, M. , Reiss, H. , Stienen, E. , Vandendriessche, S. , Volckaert, F. A. M. , and Vincx, M. , Sensitivity assessment as a tool for spatial and temporal gear-based fisheries management, Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 102, pp. 149-160, 2014.
C. Van Colen, Verbelen, D. , Devos, K. , Agten, L. , Van Tomme, J. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Sediment-benthos relationships as a tool to assist in conservation practices in a coastal lagoon subjected to sediment change., Biodivers Conserv., vol. 23, pp. 877-889, 2014.
J. Van Tomme, Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , Role of predation on sandy beaches: predation pressure and prey selectivity estimated by laboratory experiments, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 451, pp. 115-121, 2014.
E. Debusschere, De Coensel, B. , Bajek, A. , Botteldooren, D. , Hostens, K. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Vandendriessche, S. , Van Ginderdeuren, K. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , In Situ Mortality Experiments with Juvenile Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in Relation to Impulsive Sound Levels Caused by Pile Driving of Windmill Foundations., PLOS ONE, vol. 9, 2014.
S. Vanden Eede, Laporta, L. , Deneudt, K. , Stienen, E. , Derous, S. , Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , Marine biological valuation of the shallow Belgian coastal zone: A space-use conflict example within the context of marine spatial planning., Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 96, pp. 61-72, 2014.
J. T. Reubens, De Rijcke, M. , Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , Diel variation in feeding and movement patterns of juvenile Atlantic cod at offshore wind farms., Journal of Sea Research, vol. 85, pp. 214-221, 2014.
B. Rumes, Di Marcantonio, M. , Brabant, R. , De Mesel, I. , Degraer, S. , Haelters, J. , Kerckhof, F. , Norro, A. , Schallier, R. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Vigin, L. , and Lauwaert, B. , Milieueffectenbeoordeling van het Belgian Offshore Grid, onderzoek van de aanvraag van nv Elia Asset. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee, 185 pp.. KBIN, 2014.

2013

J. T. Reubens, Braeckman, U. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Van Colen, C. , Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , Aggregation at windmill artificial reefs: CPUE of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and pouting (Trisopterus luscus) at different habitats in the Belgian part of the North Sea., Fisheries Research, vol. 139, pp. 28-34, 2013.
N. Vanermen, Brabant, R. , Stienen, E. , Courtens, W. , Onkelinx, T. , Van de Walle, M. , Verstraete, H. , Vigin, L. , and Degraer, S. , Bird monitoring at the Belgian offshore wind farms: results after five years of impact assessment. RBINS, 2013.
S. Degraer, Baeye, M. , Botteldooren, D. , Brabant, R. , Coates, D. , Courtens, W. , Debusschere, E. , Dekoninck, L. , De Maersschalk, V. , De Mesel, I. , Deschutter, Y. , Derweduwen, J. , Di Marcantonio, M. , Dulière, V. , Fettweis, M. , Francken, F. , Haelters, J. , Haerens, P. , Hostens, K. , Houthaeve, R. , Houziaux, J. S. , Kerckhof, F. , Mathys, M. , Norro, A. , Onkelinx, T. , Reubens, J. , Rumes, B. , Sas, M. , Stienen, E. , Vanaverbeke, E. , Vandendriessche, S. , S Eede, V. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Van de Walle, M. , Vanermen, N. , Van Hoey, G. , Vanhulle, A. , Van Lancker, V. , Van Renterghem, T. , Verstraete, H. , Vigin, L. , and Vincx, M. , Executive summary, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes. pp. 9-13. RBINS, 2013.
A. Norro, Botteldooren, D. , Dekoninck, L. , Haelters, J. , Rumes, B. , Van Renterghem, T. , and Degraer, S. , Qualifying and quantifying offshore wind farm-generated noise. RBINS, 2013.
K. Hostens, Courtens, W. , Craeymeersch, J. , Goudswaard, P. C. , Houziaux, J. S. , Merckx, B. , Van Hoey, G. , Kerckhof, F. , Perdon, K. J. , Stienen, E. W. M. , Van Lancker, V. , Vigin, L. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Invasive American razor clam Ensis directus in Belgian waters: a true opportunity for shell-fisheries?. RBINS, 2013.
J. Haelters, Debusschere, E. , Botteldooren, D. , Dulière, V. , Hostens, K. , Norro, A. , Vandendriessche, S. , Vigin, L. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , The effects of pile driving on marine mammals and fish in Belgian waters.. RBINS, 2013.
S. Degraer, De Mesel, I. , Baeye, M. , Botteldooren, D. , Brabant, R. , Coates, D. , Courtens, W. , Debusschere, E. , Dekoninck, L. , De Maersschalk, V. , Deschutter, Y. , Derweduwen, J. , Di Marcantonio, M. , Dulière, V. , Fettweis, M. , Francken, F. , Haelters, J. , Haerens, P. , Hostens, K. , Houthaeve, R. , Houziaux, J. S. , Kerckhof, F. , Mathys, M. , Norro, A. , Onkelinx, T. , Reubens, J. , Rumes, B. , Sas, M. , Stienen, E. W. M. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Vandendriessche, S. , S Eede, V. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Van de Walle, M. , Vanermen, N. , Van Hoey, G. , Vanhulle, A. , Van Lancker, V. , Van Renterghem, T. , Verstraete, H. , Vigin, L. , and Vincx, M. , Optimising the future Belgian offshore wind farm monitoring programme. RBINS} note = {in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes. pp. 193-197, 2013.
I. De Mesel, Kerckhof, F. , Rumes, B. , Norro, A. , Houziaux, J. S. , and Degraer, S. , Fouling community on the foundations of wind turbines and the surrounding scour protection. RBINS, 2013.
S. Degraer, De Mesel, I. , Baeye, M. , Botteldooren, D. , Brabant, R. , Coates, D. , Courtens, W. , Debusschere, E. , Dekoninck, L. , De Maersschalk, V. , Deschutter, Y. , Derweduwen, J. , Di Marcantonio, M. , Dulière, V. , Fettweis, M. , Francken, F. , Haelters, J. , Haerens, P. , Hostens, K. , Houthaeve, R. , Houziaux, J. S. , Kerckhof, F. , Mathys, M. , Norro, A. , Onkelinx, T. , Reubens, J. , Rumes, B. , Sas, M. , Stienen, E. W. M. , Vanaverbeke, J. , Vandendriessche, S. , S Eede, V. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Van de Walle, M. , Vanermen, N. , Van Hoey, G. , Vanhulle, A. , Van Lancker, V. , Van Renterghem, T. , Verstraete, H. , Vigin, L. , and Vincx, M. , Optimising the future Belgian offshore wind farm monitoring programme. RBINS, 2013.

2012

J. Haelters, Van Roy, W. , Vigin, L. , and Degraer, S. , The effect of pile driving on harbour porpoises in Belgian waters. KBIN, 2012.
J. Haelters, Vigin, L. , and Degraer, S. , The effect of pile driving on harbour porpoises in Belgian waters.. Offshore wind and Ecology Congress (OWEZ), 2012.
J. Haelters, Vigin, L. , and Degraer, S. , Quantifying harbour porpoise disturbance by offshore wind farm pilling activities., ICES Annual Science Conference, vol. CM2012 O:12/2829, 2012.
J. Tom Reubens, Delbare, D. , Degraer, S. , and Vincx, M. , The effect of insertion of a dummy acoustic transmitter on the survival of pouting, Trisopterus luscus L., Belg. J. Zool, vol. 142 (2), pp. 130–132, 2012.
J. Haelters, Kerckhof, F. , Jauniaux, T. , and Degraer, S. , The Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) as a Predator of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)?, Aquatic Mammals, vol. 38(4)n, 343-353, 2012.
S. Degraer, Brabant, R. , and Rumes, B. , Environmental monitoring of offshore renewable energy installations : A plea for timely knowledge sharing., ICES Annual Science Conference, 2012.
J. Depestele, Courtens, W. , Degraer, S. , Haelters, J. , Hostens, K. , Houziaux, J. - S. , Merckx, B. , Polet, H. , Rabaut, M. , Stienen, E. W. M. , Vandendriessche, S. , Verfaillie, E. , and Vincx, M. , An integrated impact assessment of trammel net and beam trawl fisheries - WAKO II. Final Report. Science for Sustainable Development.. RBINS, 2012.
J. - S. Houziaux, Merckx, B. , Kerckhof, F. , Van Lancker, V. , Courtens, W. , Stienen, E. , Rabaut, M. , Perdon, J. , Goudswaard, P. C. , Van Hoey, G. , Vigin, L. , Hostens, K. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Ecosystem sensitivity to invasive species (EnSIS), Project SD/NS/09a, 100p., 61 fig.. IRScNB, 2012.
B. Rumes, Di Marcantonio, M. , Brabant, R. , Dulière, V. , Degraer, S. , Haelters, J. , Kerckhof, F. , Legrand, S. , Norro, A. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Vigin, L. , and Lauwaert, B. , Milieueffectenbeoordeling van het NORTHER offshore windmolenpark ten zuidoosten van de Thorntonbank.. KBIN, 2012.
B. Rumes, Di Marcantonio, M. , Brabant, R. , Degraer, S. , Haelters, J. , Kerckhof, F. , Norro, A. , Van Den Eynde, D. , Vigin, L. , and Lauwaert, B. , Milieueffectenbeoordeling van het RENTEL offshore windmolenpark ten noordwesten van de Thorntonbank en ten zuidoosten van de Lodewijkbank.. KBIN, 2012.

2011

J. Haelters, Kerckhof, F. , Jacques, T. , and Degraer, S. , The harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena in the Belgian part of the North Sea: trends in abundance and distribution, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 141 (2), pp. 75–84, 2011.

2009

S. Degraer, Hostens, K. , Haelters, J. , Moens, T. , Van Hoey, G. , and Vanaverbeke, J. , Studie betreffende de identificatie van een potentieel Habitatrichtlijngebied "Vlakte van de Raan". Voorbereid voor projectnummer DG5/LV/14/027.. KBIN, 2009.

2007

A. Verween, Hendrickx, F. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Larval presence prediction through logistic regression: an early warning system against Mytilopsis leucophaeata biofouling, Biofouling, vol. 23, pp. 25-35, 2007.

2005

S. Vandendriessche, Messiaen, M. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Juvenile Hippocampus guttulatus from a neuston tow at the French-Belgian border, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 135 (1), pp. 101–102, 2005.
C. Massin, Appeltans, W. , Van Hoey, G. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Leptosynapta minuta (Becher, 1906)(Echinodermata, Holothuroidea), a new record for Belgian marine waters, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 135 (1), pp. 83–86, 2005.

2004

K. Aerts, Vanagt, T. , Degraer, S. , Guartatanga, S. , Wittoeck, J. , Fockedey, N. , Cornejo-Rodriguez, M. Pilar, Calderón, J. , and Vincx, M. , Macrofaunal community structure and zonation of an Ecuadorian sandy beach (bay of Valdivia), Belg. J. Zool, vol. 134 (1), pp. 17–24, 2004.
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