Bruno Danis

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About me

I am an Associate Professor of the Marine Biology Lab at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since October 2012. I received my PhD from the ULB in 2004, and then joined the ANDEEP3 expedition to the Southern Ocean onboard the RV Polarstern, before taking the lead of two projects aiming at offering free and open access on Antarctic biodiversity for science, conservation and management purposes (SCAR-MarBIN and ANTABIF). I recently led a pioneering expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula (Belgica121) to test the concept of using a low-environmental impact platform to carry out marine biodiversity census in  the Southern Ocean.

My research presently focuses on Polar biodiversity/biogeography, stress eco-physiology and biodiversity informatics. I sit on a number of international scientific and conservation program steering committees, such as the SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics, Biodiversity.aq or the Antarctic Environments Portal initiative.

Projects

Positions

Associate Professor (ULB)

Jury Secretary MA-BIOR (ULB)

Expertise

  1. Polar biodiversity and biogeography
  2. Biodiversity Informatics
  3. Stress ecology
  4. Ecotoxicology

Teaching

  1. Ecologie et Biodiversité (ULB, BIOLF310)
  2. Biogéographie (ULB, BIOLF531)
  3. Stage de terrain: biologie marine (ULB: BIOLF416)
  4. Diversité Pélagique (IHSM, Formation spécialisée en écotourisme et biomanagement)

Committees

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS): member of the Scientific Council
  • Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI): Chief Officer
  • Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM): SC Member
  • Antarctic Environments Portal (environments.aq): SC Member
  • Biodiversity.aq: SC Member
  • SCAR Biology Symposium 2017: co-Chair of LOC

Publications

Michel, L. N., Danis, B., Dubois, P., Eleaume, M., Fournier, J., Gallut, C., … Lepoint, G. (2019). Increased sea ice cover alters food web structure in East Antarctica. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8062. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44605-5
Moreau, C., Danis, B., Jossart, Q., Eléaume, M., Sands, C., Achaz, G., … Saucède, T. (2019). Is reproductive strategy a key factor in understanding the evolutionary history of Southern Ocean Asteroidea (Echinodermata)? Ecology and Evolution, 9(15), 8465–8478. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5280
Guillaumot, C., Artois, J., Saucède, T., Demoustier, L., Moreau, C., Eléaume, M., … Danis, B. (2019). Broad-scale species distribution models applied to data-poor areas. Progress in Oceanography, 175, 198–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.04.007
Fabri-Ruiz, S., Danis, B., David, B., & Saucède, T. (2019). Can we generate robust species distribution models at the scale of the Southern Ocean? Diversity and Distributions, 25(1), 21–37. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12835
Moreau, C., Mah, C., Agüera, A., Améziane, N., Barnes, D., Crokaert, G., … Danis, B. (2018). Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database. ZooKeys, 747, 141–156. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.747.22751
Guillaumot, C., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Martin, A., Eléaume, M., Danis, B., Féral, J.-P., & Saucède, T. (2018). Benthic species of the Kerguelen Plateau show contrasting distribution shifts in response to environmental changes. Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6210–6225. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4091
Fabri-Ruiz, S., Saucède, T., Danis, B., & David, B. (2017). Southern Ocean Echinoids database – An updated version of Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and cold temperate echinoid database. ZooKeys, 697, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.697.14746
Agüera, A., Ahn, I.-Y., Guillaumot, C., & Danis, B. (2017). A Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model to describe Laternula elliptica (King, 1832) seasonal feeding and metabolism. PLOS ONE, 12(8), e0183848. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183848
Moreau, C., Saucède, T., Jossart, Q., Agüera, A., Brayard, A., & Danis, B. (2017). Reproductive strategy as a piece of the biogeographic puzzle: a case study using Antarctic sea stars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea). Journal of Biogeography, 44(4), 848–860. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12965
Moreau, C., Aguera, A., Jossart, Q., & Danis, B. (2015). Southern Ocean Asteroidea: a proposed update for the Register of Antarctic Marine Species. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3, e7062. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e7062
Agüera, A., Collard, M., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., & Danis, B. (2015). Parameter Estimations of Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) Model over the Life History of a Key Antarctic Species: The Antarctic Sea Star Odontaster validus Koehler, 1906. PLOS ONE, 10(10), e0140078. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140078
Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Aguera, A., De Broyer, C., & Danis, B. (2015). The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): a ten-year appraisal. ZooKeys, 524, 137–145. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.524.6091
Brandt, A., Ballerini, T., Danis, B., & Pfannkuche, O. (2014). Challenges of deep-sea biodiversity assessments in the Southern Ocean, 25(3), 9.
Danis, B., Van de Putte, A., Renaudier, S., & Griffiths, H. (2013). Connecting Biodiversity Data During the IPY: The Path Towards e-Polar Science. In C. Verde & G. di Prisco (Eds.), Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2 (pp. 21–32). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27349-0_2
Danis, B., Jangoux, M., & Wilmes, J. (2012). Antarctic Starfish (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) from the ANDEEP3 expedition. ZooKeys, 185, 73–78. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.185.3078
Gutt, J., Zurell, D., Bracegridle, T., Cheung, W., Clark, M., Convey, P., … Grimm, V. (2012). Correlative and dynamic species distribution modelling for ecological predictions in the Antarctic: a cross-disciplinary concept. Polar Research, 31(1), 11091. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v31i0.11091
Parsons, M. A., Godøy, Ø., LeDrew, E., de Bruin, T. F., Danis, B., Tomlinson, S., & Carlson, D. (2011). A conceptual framework for managing very diverse data for complex, interdisciplinary science. Journal of Information Science, 37(6), 555–569. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551511412705
De Broyer, C., & Danis, B. (2011). How many species in the Southern Ocean? Towards a dynamic inventory of the Antarctic marine species. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(1–2), 5–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.007
Griffiths, H. J., Danis, B., & Clarke, A. (2011). Quantifying Antarctic marine biodiversity: The SCAR-MarBIN data portal. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(1–2), 18–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.008
Joly-Turquin, G., Dubois, P., Coteur, G., Danis, B., Leyzour, S., Le Menach, K., … Guillou, M. (2009). Effects of the Erika Oil Spill on the Common Starfish Asterias rubens, Evaluated by Field and Laboratory Studies. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 56(2), 209–220. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-008-9176-8
Danis, B., & Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). Bridging Disciplines to Address Complex Questions: The Need for Data Publication. Environmental Bioindicators, 3(2), 136–138. https://doi.org/10.1080/15555270802266094
Linse, K., Brandt, A., Bohn, J. M., Danis, B., De Broyer, C., Ebbe, B., … Thomson, M. R. A. (2007). Macro- and megabenthic assemblages in the bathyal and abyssal Weddell Sea (Southern Ocean). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 54(16–17), 1848–1863. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.07.011
Gillan, D. C., & Danis, B. (2007). The archaebacterial communities in Antarctic bathypelagic sediments. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 54(16–17), 1682–1690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.07.002
Brandt, A., Gooday, A. J., Brandão, S. N., Brix, S., Brökeland, W., Cedhagen, T., … Vanreusel, A. (2007). First insights into the biodiversity and biogeography of the Southern Ocean deep sea. Nature, 447(7142), 307–311. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05827
Danis, B., Cattini, C., Teyssié, J.-L., Villeneuve, J.-P., Fowler, S. W., & Warnau, M. (2006). Coplanar and non-coplanar congener-specificity of PCB bioaccumulation and immunotoxicity in sea stars. Aquatic Toxicology, 79(2), 105–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2006.05.004
Danis, B., Goriely, S., Dubois, P., Fowler, S. W., Flamand, V., & Warnau, M. (2004). Contrasting effects of coplanar versus non-coplanar PCB congeners on immunomodulation and CYP1A levels (determined using an adapted ELISA method) in the common sea star Asterias rubens L. Aquatic Toxicology, 69(4), 371–383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2004.06.008
Danis, B. (2004). Thesis submitted inJûlfilment of the degree of: Doctor in Sciences, 314.
Danis, B., VanReusel, A., de Putte, A. V., Garcia, A. A., Roukaerts, A., Bourg, B. L., … Giglio, S. D. (n.d.). Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean (p. 77).
Saucède, T., Guillaumot, C., Michel, L. N., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Bazin, A., Cabessut, M., … Féral, J.-P. (n.d.). Modelling species response to climate change in sub-Antarctic islands: echinoids as a case study for the Kerguelen Plateau, 22.
Danis, B., Cotret, O., Teyssie, J.-L., Bustamante, P., Fowler, S. W., & Warnau, M. (n.d.). C 14 radiolabelling: a sensitive tool for studying PCB bioaccumulation in echinoderms, 5.

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