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

Academic duties

Associate Professor (ULB)

Jury Secretary MA-BIOR (ULB)

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

Expertise

  1. Polar Biodiversity and Biogeography
  2. Numerical ecology
  3. Ecotoxicology

Teaching

  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

Committees

  • 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 (environments.aq): Steering Committee Member
  • Biodiversity.aq: Steering Committee Member
  • SCAR Biology Symposium 2017: co-Chair of Local Organizing Committee

Publications

Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a detailed biodiversity census. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e70590. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e70590
Guillaumot, C., Martin, A., Eleaume, M., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). SDMPlay: Species Distribution Modelling Playground. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=SDMPlay
Katz, L., Sirjacobs, D., Gobert, S., Lejeune, P., & Danis, B. (2021). Distribution of macroalgae in the area of Calvi (Corsica). Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, 12. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e68249
Katz, L., Sirjacobs, D., Gobert, S., Lejeune, P., & Danis, B. (2021). Distribution of macroalgae in the area of Calvi (Corsica). Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e68249. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e68249
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census [Preprint]. Biodiversity Data Journal. https://doi.org/10.3897/arphapreprints.e70609
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Species distribution modelling of the Southern Ocean benthos: a review on methods, cautions and solutions. Antarctic Science, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102021000183
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Species distribution modelling of the Southern Ocean benthos: a review on methods, cautions and solutions. Antarctic Science, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102021000183
Fabri-Ruiz, S., Guillaumot, C., Agüera, A., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Using correlative and mechanistic niche models to assess the sensitivity of the Antarctic echinoid Sterechinus neumayeri to climate change. Polar Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-021-02886-5
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Houston, R., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census. https://www.gbif.org/fr/dataset/b635be2e-76ea-4600-8f83-549601653c0a/project
López‐Farrán, Z., Guillaumot, C., Vargas‐Chacoff, L., Paschke, K., Dulière, V., Danis, B., Poulin, E., Saucède, T., Waters, J., & Gérard, K. (2021). Is the southern crab Halicarcinus planatus (Fabricius, 1775) the next invader of Antarctica? Global Change Biology, gcb.15674. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15674
López‐Farrán, Z., Guillaumot, C., Vargas‐Chacoff, L., Paschke, K., Dulière, V., Danis, B., Poulin, E., Saucède, T., Waters, J., & Gérard, K. (2021). Is the southern crab Halicarcinus planatus (Fabricius, 1775) the next invader of Antarctica? Global Change Biology, gcb.15674. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15674
Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Hellemans, B., Jossart, Q., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Verheye, M., Danis, B., Kochzius, M., Leliaert, F., Moreau, C., Patel, T., Van de Putte, A. P., Vanreusel, A., Volckaert, F. A. M., & Schoen, I. (2021). Facilitating population genomics of non-model organisms through optimized experimental design for reduced representation sequencing [Preprint]. Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.30.437642
Danis, B. (2021). Fauna and flora inventories (terrestrial and limnetic) from the South of Belgium. https://www.gbif.org/dataset/b848583a-a47b-4d09-a58b-46d3236b3d10
Katz, L., Sirjacobs, D., & Danis, B. (2021). Distribution of Macroalgae in the area of Calvi (Corsica, Mediterranean Sea). https://www.gbif.org/dataset/e82beebb-d3ce-4236-a46f-aec303d1cc86#description
Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Hellemans, B., Jossart, Q., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Verheye, M., Danis, B., Kochzius, M., Leliaert, F., Moreau, C., Patel, T., Van de Putte, A. P., Vanreusel, A., Volckaert, F. A. M., & Schön, I. (2021). Facilitating population genomics of non-model organisms through optimized experimental design for reduced representation sequencing. BMC Genomics, 22(1), 625. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07917-3
Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Hellemans, B., Jossart, Q., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Verheye, M., Danis, B., Kochzius, M., Leliaert, F., Moreau, C., Patel, T., Van de Putte, A. P., Vanreusel, A., Volckaert, F. A. M., & Schön, I. (2021). Facilitating population genomics of non-model organisms through optimized experimental design for reduced representation sequencing. BMC Genomics, 22(1), 625. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07917-3
Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Hellemans, B., Jossart, Q., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Verheye, M., Danis, B., Kochzius, M., Leliaert, F., Moreau, C., Patel, T., Van de Putte, A. P., Vanreusel, A., Volckaert, F. A. M., & Schön, I. (2021). Facilitating population genomics of non-model organisms through optimized experimental design for reduced representation sequencing. BMC Genomics, 22(1), 625. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07917-3
Arnould-Pétré, M., Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., Féral, J.-P., & Saucède, T. (2021). Individual-based model of population dynamics in a sea urchin of the Kerguelen Plateau (Southern Ocean), Abatus cordatus, under changing environmental conditions. Ecological Modelling, 440, 109352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109352
Moreau, C., Le Bourg, B., Balazy, P., Danis, B., Eleaume, M., Jossart, Q., Kuklinski, P., Lepoint, G., Saucède, T., Van de Putte, A., Gan, Y., & Michel, L. (2021). Stable isotope ratios of C, N and S in Southern Ocean sea stars (1985-2017). https://www.gbif.org/dataset/ff3984d7-84bd-4f3a-b843-666faa4c1696#description
Pyl, M., Danis, B., Oberhaensli, F., Taylor, A., Swarzenski, P., & Metian, M. (2021). An effective method to assess the sorption dynamics of PCB radiotracers onto plastic and sediment microparticles. MethodsX, 8, 101395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2021.101395
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Modelling the response of Antarctic marine species to environmental changes. Methods, applications and limitations. [Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Bourgogne Franche Comté]. https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-03299384
Paul Costesec, E., Danis, B., & Parravicini, V. (2021). Biogeography and anthropogenic pressures influence coral reef food webs. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement.
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Selecting environmental descriptors is critical for modelling the distribution of Antarctic benthic species. Polar Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02714-2
Hindell, M. A., Reisinger, R. R., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Hückstädt, L. A., Trathan, P. N., Bornemann, H., Charrassin, J.-B., Chown, S. L., Costa, D. P., Danis, B., Lea, M.-A., Thompson, D., Torres, L. G., Van de Putte, A. P., Alderman, R., Andrews-Goff, V., Arthur, B., Ballard, G., Bengtson, J., … Raymond, B. (2020). Tracking of marine predators to protect Southern Ocean ecosystems. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2126-y
Ropert-Coudert, Y., Van de Putte, A. P., Reisinger, R. R., Bornemann, H., Charrassin, J.-B., Costa, D. P., Danis, B., Hückstädt, L. A., Jonsen, I. D., Lea, M.-A., Thompson, D., Torres, L. G., Trathan, P. N., Wotherspoon, S., Ainley, D. G., Alderman, R., Andrews-Goff, V., Arthur, B., Ballard, G., … Hindell, M. A. (2020). The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. Scientific Data, 7(1), 94. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0406-x
Fabri‐Ruiz, S., Danis, B., Navarro, N., Koubbi, P., Laffont, R., & Saucède, T. (2020). Benthic ecoregionalization based on echinoid fauna of the Southern Ocean supports current proposals of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas under IPCC scenarios of climate change. Global Change Biology, gcb.14988. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14988
Ropert-Coudert, Y., Van de Putte, A. P., Reisinger, R. R., Bornemann, H., Charrassin, J.-B., Costa, D. P., Danis, B., Hückstädt, L. A., Jonsen, I. D., Lea, M.-A., Thompson, D., Torres, L. G., Trathan, P. N., Wotherspoon, S., Ainley, D. G., Alderman, R., Andrews-Goff, V., Arthur, B., Ballard, G., … Hindell, M. A. (2020). The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. Scientific Data, 7(1), 94. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0406-x
Moreau, C., Jossart, Q., Danis, B., Eléaume, M., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Downey, R., & Saucède, T. (2020). The high diversity of Southern Ocean sea stars (Asteroidea) reveals original evolutionary pathways. Progress in Oceanography, 102472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102472
Guillaumot, C., Moreau, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Extrapolation in species distribution modelling. Application to Southern Ocean marine species. Progress in Oceanography, 188, 102438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102438
Guillaumot, C., Saucède, T., Morley, S. A., Augustine, S., Danis, B., & Kooijman, S. (2020). Can DEB models infer metabolic differences between intertidal and subtidal morphotypes of the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna (Strebel, 1908)? Ecological Modelling, 430, 109088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109088
Fabri-Ruiz, S., Navarro, N., Laffont, R., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Diversity of Antarctic Echinoids and Ecoregions of the Southern Ocean. 47(6), 16.
Jossart, Q., Kochzius, M., Danis, B., Saucède, T., & Moreau, C. V. E. (2020). Diversity of the Pterasteridae (Asteroidea) in the Southern Ocean: a molecular and morphological approach. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa097
Danis, B. (2020). Editorial: Antarctic Biology: Scale Matters. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 4.
Convey, P., Linse, K., Griffiths, H. J., Danis, B., Van de Putte, A. P., & Murray, A. E. (Eds.). (2020). Antarctic Biology: Scale Matters. Frontiers Media SA. https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88963-778-2
Danis, B., & Coupremanne, M. (2019). Echinoderms occurence in a strongly contaminated Bay (Portman, Spain), using ROV and Scuba-diving surveys. https://www.gbif.org/dataset/ec8064cf-81c1-4e99-9c62-b36ac0d0f1a0#description
Danis, B. (2019). Fauna inventories from the intertidal zone in Wimereux, France. https://www.gbif.org/dataset/d114f791-b86a-4f26-9356-17b0645f41b3
Michel, L. N., Danis, B., Dubois, P., Eleaume, M., Fournier, J., Gallut, C., Jane, P., & 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., Agüera, A., & 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., Agüera, A., & 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
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F. M., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2019). Report of the Belgica 121 expedition to the West Antarctic Peninsula. http://belgica120.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/B121-Cruise-report.pdf
Moreau, C., Mah, C., Agüera, A., Améziane, N., Barnes, D., Crokaert, G., Eléaume, M., Griffiths, H., Guillaumot, C., Hemery, L. G., Jażdżewska, A., Jossart, Q., Laptikhovsky, V., Linse, K., Neill, K., Sands, C., Saucède, T., Schiaparelli, S., Siciński, J., … Danis, B. (2018). Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database. ZooKeys, 747, 141–156. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.747.22751
Lanctôt, C. M., Al-Sid-Cheikh, M., Catarino, A. I., Cresswell, T., Danis, B., Karapanagioti, H. K., Mincer, T., Oberhänsli, F., Swarzenski, P., Tolosa, I., & Metian, M. (2018). Application of nuclear techniques to environmental plastics research. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192, 368–375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.07.019
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
Lefebvre, M. (2016). Phylogéographie des Astéries de l’Océan Austral : cas d’étude chez l’espèce Bathybiaster loripes [Mémoire de Master].
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

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