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Inbook Reference Reconstructing the execution and burial of 41 brigands in Mechelen during the Flemish Peasants’ War in 1798
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Article Reference Interpreting lime burials. A discussion in light of lime burials at St. Rombout’s cemetery in Mechelen, Belgium (10th- 18th centuries)
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Article Reference Comparing maternal genetic variation across two millennia reveals the demographic history of an ancient human population in southwest Turkey
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Inproceedings Reference St. Rombout’s cemetery in Mechelen, Belgium (10th–18th century AD): A typical urban churchyard?
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2018
Article Reference Past life and death in a Flemish town. An archaeo-anthropological study of burials from the medieval and post-medieval St. Rombout’s cemetery in Mechelen, Belgium (10th-18th centuries CE)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2018
Article Reference Unraveling the motives behind multiple burial in St. Rombout's cemetery in Mechelen, Belgium, tenth-eighteenth centuries A.D.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019
Article Reference Non-adult fracture patterns in Late and Post-medieval Flanders, a Comparison of a Churchyard and a Church Assemblage
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019
Article Reference A new species of Derobrachus Audinet-Serville, 1832 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae) from a cloud forest in Honduras
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Incollection Reference Phylum Annelida. Class Clitellata: Subclass Oligochaeta.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019
Article Reference 4DEMON: Integrating 40 Years of Data on PCB and Metal Contamination in Marine Sediments of the Belgian Part of the North Sea
The assessment of historical data is important to understand long-term changes in the marine environment. Whereas time series analyses based on monitoring data typically span one or two decades, this work aimed to integrate 40 years of monitoring and research data on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS). Multiple challenges were encountered: sampling locations changed over time, different analytical methods were applied, different grain size fractions were analyzed, appropriate co-factors were not always analyzed, and measurement uncertainties were not always indicated. These issues hampered the use of readily available, highly standardized trend modeling approaches like those proposed by regional sea conventions such as OSPAR, named after the Oslo and Paris conventions.Therefore, we applied alternative approaches, allowing us to include most older historical data that have been obtained during the nineteen seventies and eighties. Our approach included reproducible and quality controlled procedures from data collection up to data assessment. It included spatial clustering, data normalization and parametric linear mixed effect modeling. A Ward hierarchical clustering was applied on recently obtained contaminant data, as the basis for a spatial division of the BPNS into five distinct areas with different contamination profiles. To minimize the risk of normalization errors for the metal data analyses, four normalization approaches were applied and mutually compared: granulometric and nickel (Ni) normalization, next to two hybrid normalization methods combining aluminum (Al) and iron (Fe) normalization. The long-term models revealed decreasing trends for most metals, except zinc (Zn) for which three out of four models showed increasing concentrations in all five zones of the BPNS. Offshore sediments contained the lowest normalized mercury (Hg) and cadmium (Cd) concentrations but high arsenic (As) concentrations. Trend analysis revealed a strong decrease in PCB concentrations in the nineteen eighties and nineties, followed by a slight increase over the last decade. The extended timeframe for contaminant assessment, as applied in this study, is of added value for scientists and policy makers, as the approach allows to detect trends and effects of anthropogenic activities within the marine environment within a broad perspective.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021