Gaëlle Speeckaert

 Gaëlle Speeckaert

PhD student (ULB/ULg cotutelle; funding: FRIA-FNRS)


Université Libre de Bruxelles

Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques CP-221

Boulevard du Triomphe

B-1050 Bruxelles


Phone: +32 (0)26505988

Fax: +32 (0)26505993


Research Interests

Study and modelling DMS(P) cycle in the Southern North Sea by combining: (i) laboratory-controlled experimentation with monospecific
phytoplankton cultures; (ii) field measurements and (iii) mechanistic modelling (MIRO-DMS model) in order to assess biotic (phytoplankton
diversity) and abiotic (temperature, light, salinity, nutrients, wind speed) controls of DMS(P) production and its emission to the atmosphere.

Supervisor: Gypens Nathalie       Co-supervisors: Alberto Borges (ULg)


Speeckaert, G., Borges, A.V., Champenois, W., Royer, C., Gypens, N. 2018. Annual cycle of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) related to phytoplankton succession in the Southern North Sea. Science of the Total Environment, 622-623: 362-372

Gypens N., A.V. Borges, G. Speeckaert, C. Lancelot (2014). The dimethylsulfide cycle in the eutrophied Southern North Sea: A model study integrating phytoplankton and bacterial processes. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85862. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085862