United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Jeroen Ingels

Research Faculty
Florida State University
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory
Research Interests
As a community ecologist, I have a wide interest in benthic biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food web ecology of marine ecosystems, with a special focus on the smallest of metazoan organisms - the meiofauna. We conduct research to create a better understanding of the roles of meiofauna in sediments and on hard substrates and advance our knowledge of their biology and ecology. Meiofauna organisms are abundant in all marine ecosystems and play a pivotal role in key processes and functions, but despite their ecological importance, they are often overlooked and many aspects of their biology and ecology are still unknown. Our research projects aim at understanding what drives general benthic and meiofauna diversity and community patterns, and how these may affect marine sediment functions related to important processes such as biogeochemical cycling and food-web flows. Our research is often framed in studies that assess anthropogenic and climate-change impacts.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Other Antarctic Research Location(s)
Southern Ocean
Research Keywords
benthos, biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem function
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group