Bruno Danis


About me

I am a Full Professor, and Head at the Marine Biology Lab, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) . 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 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. More recently, I led the  TANGO1 expedition to the same region. I have recently taken the co-direction of a research station in Belaza, Madagascar, with U. Toliara, U. Mons and U. Liège.

My research focuses on biodiversity/biogeography, ecotoxicology, numerical ecology and biodiversity informatics, and I thrive to channel these efforts for conservation purposes, with a special attention devoted to Open Science.


Academic duties

Full Professor (ULB)

Coordinator, MA-BIOR (ULB) “Biodiversity and Conservation” module


  1. Biodiversity and Biogeography
  2. Numerical ecology
  3. Ecotoxicology
  4. Biodiversity informatics


  1. “Biodiversité et Conservation” (ULB, BIOLF310)
  2. “Bioéthique et droit de la conservation” (ULB, BIOLF448)
  3. “Module Biodiversité et Conservation” (ULB, BIOLF449)
    1. Stage d’écologie marine
    2. Biogéographie et écologie spatiale


  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS): President of the Scientific Council
  • EU-PolarNET 2, Polar Expert Group “Polar Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity”: Chair
  • Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI): Steering Committee Member
  • Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM): Steering Committee Member
  • Antarctic Environments Portal ( Steering Committee Member
  • Steering Committee Member
  • SCAR Biology Symposium 2017: co-Chair of Local Organizing Committee


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Biogeographic data published in GBIF

Taxonomic data published in WoRMS/RAMS


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