Lise Goetghebuer

Lise Goetghebuer site PhD student (funding: F.R.S.-FNRS)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques CP-221

Boulevard du Triomphe

B-1050 Bruxelles


Phone: +32 (0)26505715

Fax: +32 (0)26505993


My research project aims at: (i) determining what biological factors drive the response of lotic microbial communities to massive organic pollution; (ii) developing predictive tools of their ability to tolerate, resist, exploit and/or go back to original status (resilience) in river system under anthropogenic pressure.


Supervisor: Isabelle George            Co-supervisor:  Pierre Servais

Thesis title

“Development of predictive tools of the dynamics and biodegradation potential of aquatic microbial communities in anthropized watersheds”


Goetghebuer, L., Bonal, M., Faust, K., Servais, P., George, I. 2019. The dynamic of a river model bacterial community in two different media reveals a divergent succession and an enhanced growth of most strains compared to monocultures. Microbial Ecology.

Goetghebuer, L., Servais, P. & George, I. 2017. Carbon utilization profiles of river bacterial strains facing sole carbon sources suggest metabolic interactions. FEMS Microbiology Letters.  364(10), fnx098.