Francis Strobbe

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Dr Francis Strobbe

Professional Title: Researcher
Other: Marine Data Manager

Primary domain: Biodiversity

Organization name: Belgian Marine Data Centre

Organization type: Government/Public Services

City / Country: Brussel - Belgium

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Francis Strobbe is marine data manager at the Belgian Marine Data Centre and involved in the project 4 decades of Belgian marine monitoring (, which is integrated within the BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks) research programme of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Francis has a background on biodiversity and ecology in aquatic habitats. For his PhD, he looked at the ecological speciation driven by predation in the North American damselfly genus Enallagma. He studied the selective environments and the genetic architecture of key species related to two independent habitat shifts. He worked on the creation of the Belgian Species List (, which is the online taxonomic backbone of species occurring in Belgium, hosted by RBINS. He also developed the Belgian Bioarchaeological Inventory node, an online instrument to find archaeozoological information of Belgium.