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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Jeroen Ingels is a marine ecologist specialized in benthic biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food-web ecology, with particular focus on the biology/ecology of meiofauna and nematodes.

As a postdoctoral fellow, Jeroen is engaged in different research projects investigating what drives benthic diversity and how this affects marine sediment functions with links to important processes such as biogeochemical cycling and food-web flows and interactions. He is also involved in assessments of anthropogenic and climate-change impacts on benthic ecosystems. At PML, Jeroen is using meiofauna as model organisms to achieve multidisciplinary integration, combining traditional biodiversity research with experimental approaches, modelling techniques, socio-economic research, and science-policy communication.

He obtained his PhD degree in deep-sea ecology in 2009 at Ghent University, following MSc degrees in Marine and Lacustrine Sciences (2003-2004, high distinction) and Biology and Zoology (1998-2003, high distinction)


  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • 2013–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Marie Curie, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • 2010–2012
    Postdoctoral researcher, Gent University


  • 2009 
    Gent University, PhD Marine Ecology
  • 2004 
    Gent University, MSc Adv Studies Marine and Lacustrine Sciences
  • 2003 
    Gent University, MSc Biology - Zoology
  • 2001 
    Gent University, BSc Biology