Frank Van de Meutter
  • Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88 bus 73

    1000 Brussel



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Research expertise

My research deals primarily with the functioning of estuarine ecosystems, with focus on the ecology of macrobenthic and hyperbenthic organisms and their role in the estuarine foodweb. All research is to some extent applied in nature and aims to better understand river management effects on biota and ecosystems as a whole (both monitoring and experimental research), and the benefits of the estuarine community to humans (ecosystem services). Research methods are accomodated to the research questions and include stable isotope research, standardized monitoring schemes, experimental field research with exclosures, laboratory experiments in climate rooms, etc... Additional research interests are entomology, mainly Diptera (focus on Syrphidae) and water bird ecology. 

Teaching expertise

I teach Conservation biology at the KU Leuven.

External positions

guest teaching professor, KU Leuven

21-Sep-2008 → …

Thematic List 2020

  • Water
  • Protected nature


  • aquatic management
  • management monitoring
  • biodiversity policy
  • Water Framework Directive
  • Natura 2000

Taxonomic List

  • bristle worms (Polychaeta)
  • insects (Insecta)
  • earthworms (Oligochaeta)
  • hoverflies (Syrphidae)

Disciplinecode List

  • Community ecology


  • experimental design
  • identification
  • fieldwork (observations and sampling)

Geographic List

  • Belgium

Thematic List

  • Management
  • Species and biotopes


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