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Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry (VUB-ANCH)
boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
+32 2 629 32 75
+32 2 629 32 74
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Trace metal biogeochemistry in riverine, estuarine and marine systems
. Ultra-clean sampling, storage and analyses techniques.
. Determination of trace metals in organisms, plants, sediments, air, water.
. Spatial and seasonal variations in the transport of trace metals.
. Biogeochemical cycles of trace elements
. Marine barium biogeochemistry
. Trace, minor and major elements in non-organic biogenic substrates as tracers of environmental changes (shells of bivalves and calcareous sponges)

Carbon and nitrogen cycling in oceanic and coastal systems
· Production, transport and fate of organic matter and associated elements in marine systems. New production and regenerated production. Tracers of export production.
· Carbon and nitrogen flow in tropical coastal mangrove ecosystems (Kenya, India, Sri Lanka) and in temperate estuaries (e.g. Scheldt river).
· Stable C and N isotope tracers (d13C en d15N ) as a tool to understand trophic relationships in deep-sea hydrothermal communities; coastal, estuarine and riverine ecosystems.
· Biogeochemical cycle of carbon in coastal waters, estuaries and rivers

Modeling of biogeochemical processes in the aquatic environment
· Modeling the biological nitrogen transformation processes in oceanic environments
· Modeling the biogeochemical behaviour of pollutants (trace metals, nutrients, microorganics) in rivers, estuaries and coastal seas.
· Modeling of suspended barite formation and distribution in the Southern Ocean and its relation with the export production.
· Modeling of toxic heavy metal distribution in waterways connecting the city of Brussels with the river Scheldt

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

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Collating centre
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
16 September 2020 11:13:50 AM